Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 28, 1915, Altoona, Pennsylvania REGULAR EDITION THE MIRROR'S CIRCULATION YESTERDAY WAS AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIRCULA- TION DURING APRIL, ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1915. TWENTY-FOUR COLUMNS. Impressive and Patriotic Pro- grams Rendered at High and Central Grammar Buildings to Honor Fallen Soldiers. GRAND ARMY MEMBERS TAKE PART IN EXERCISES All Students In City Hear Pa- triotic Urge Students to Remember Bloody Conflict. The public school children ot' the- city paid a fitting tribute to tlic honored dead of the Grand Army pusts wht-n patriotic iiml impressive exercises wwc carried uut lit the. mriuiis buildings to- day, the hist scliool session het'ore Jle- morial duy. At the High school the excrciKL'K Jastcil for nearly two almost three hours were consumed in rrmlorinjr the jirograin at the Con- tra] Grammar. At the High school a surprise was in for the sixty veterans of tlie Civil war from 1'osts K anil 46S. Short- ly after the veterans were seated on the platform, the girls of the art de- partment of. the school marched to the stage, and pinned red and white cur- nations UH (he coats of HIP old soldiers, who were surprised as well as de- lighted. The of Oic "Star Spangled Banner" opened the program. After tlic reading of the scripture lesson, the school filing "Columbia, the Gem of tlio Ocean.'' The. Boys' Glee club sang "liattlc Cry of Freedom'' anil "Tenting Tonight.'' Harry Sawtcllc sang "Tim Deathless Army" and .1. Kdgnr Probyn "Wlifiu Johnny Comes Home.'' the school.joining in the song. Veterans -Render Program. Following the .school program, th.; I chairman of Uio G. A...K, representation. J. 0. Hicks, look charge of the cxei- cises. Mr. was the first speaker and told of maiiy interesting incidents of tin: Civil .n.iid. he con- cluded Comrade JlcCiilluujli relaterl incidents of the war, telling of being shot in the left arm, and lying in a. hospital far. .eight, mouths, during, which time lie hail a piece of bone re- moved from liis iirm. In concluding Jlr. McCulloiigh praised Altoona for it? High school ami praised the High school Btndents for their patriotism. One of the features of the exercises was the nest >mvmber of the program. Hon. J. Flicks snug the verses of "Marching Through Georgia" and entire 0. A. U. representation joined in the chorus. This number of the program-took the entire audience, which filled the auditorium, by storm. Com- raile H. V. Carle? next sang a soup. "The Chaplain" nm! when encored lie recited "A German's Version of Sher- man's Hide." Comrade IJrashcars fol- .lowed with a few remarks, us did Com- rade. Franks. Soldiers Are Grateful. .Mr. .Hicks closed the veterans' part of the' exercises by thanking the school for their delightful program, and urged the students to remember Memorial <lar ant! to think of the many thousands of' unknown soldiers that lie in the eighty-one government cemeteries throughout the United Slates, who fell during the. bloody conflict between the North and South. The school closed Hie exercises by singing America, and, acting on the sug- gestion of Governor Brumbaugh, the en- tire' school stood with bowed hcaiK 'while the veterans filed out of the au- ditorium. After leaving the High school, the 0 A. E. veterans marched to the Central Grammar school where they took part in the. exercises. Mr. Hicks made several interesting remarks, as did (Continued on page 13t "TOO MUCH TAR" IS UNFINISHED MOVIE J'lTTHBUKUH, J'a.. May "Too much tar" was the. fitle sug- gested today for tlio iiiilinishcd "movie" staged on the hillside at Grant boulevard and Finland street in which tin; heroine; was scorched, singed and panic-stricken, the lirc- nian heroes lost their heads and their parts too and the poor, simple: comedian would have been seen sav- ing the wliolc bunch had the opera- tor not forgot to turn the crank. The film was especially arranged for to show the high efficiency of city "firemen who will direct stu- dents ip the new municipal school for firemen. Captain Alvin Foster and Captain .lames Kanu were to rescue Irene Templar, movie actress, from a burning; rookery that-the eity bought. Too much tar was spread over the sun-bcaton shack, however.. Once Hie match was tonclied Irene was really and truly trapped. While she screamed in real fear at a second story window Foster and Ksinc essayed the rescue. They were beaten by the quick spreading flame? and Jack the funny guy, captured the honors. Kane is in a hospital, badly burned; Foster, ditto; Irene is having singed, tresses trimmed and taking bromides and Daly is patched up with court plaster and soaked in liniments. II FW IN U. 0, rUfiLKLuoo 111 E ITALIANS AND AUSTRIANS FACE; FIRST GREA T BA TTLE IMMINENT Until Germany States Her Po- sition Administration Cannot Act Unless American Lives Are Endangered. 5 TEUTON LAWYERS WORK ON REPLY TO U. S. NOTE Children of King of Greece Pray His Life May Be Saved. Cemeteries Crowded All Day With Persons Seeking to Beautify Burial Plots Before National Holiday. No Further Developments In the Nebraskan Case Until a Complete Report Is Received from Ambassador Page. "CRUISER IS AGROUND. North Carolina Hits Mud In Outer Har- bor of Alexandria, ny United Press. WASHINGTON, D. C., May tain .1. W. Oman of tire American cruiser North Carolina reported to the navy de- partment .fru.n Alexandria, I'.gypt, to- day, that his ship was ashore in tlie ontor hnrhor tho.ro. The c.nhle was dated Thnrfday night. It said: "Ship aground in outer Imrhor. Unable to move ship today. Dredge working to- night. Ship not damaged. Des Aloines arrived -today." TODAYVODDEST STORY. XIINXKAPOMS, Minn., .May 'Miss Reda .lohnson is todny the two weeks with pay renewed Dr. Dutton appeared before, tlio health Ixwivd, nlleniug thut the givl clerk die- tntcil to him, dictated to all other clerks, and defied Or. Ontton to fire her bo.fa.MRi' the civil service regula- tions. These were invest ijjaled and it was found that rules pfnnHtin.'r tlie discharge of employe (lit! not include clause, pennittinjr an employe to lie dincharpod lie or aim just want- ed to run things. So the elork is given an intloterniinnti1 vacation with full pnv 'Vhih' urn I Probably never before huve the ceme- teries in the. city and immediate vicin- ity been so crowded with lot owners, en- gaged in beautifying their family plots, as today; hundreds of people thronging tin; various jivouiiUs ivll day au effort to get them' n'f shape for Memor- ial day. In previous years work in the cemeter- ies has been scattered over a longer period, but this due first to- the culd weather- and- .tlieii to tlio heavy rains, -people liavc litm but littlo chance to do any real -work. on -the. plots where their luve.il ones -tiro buried, .While yesterday was a. pretty duy ami witnessed tin; first real start of the work, 'the ground -was very damp and most people failed to' accomplish any- until today. Today, liowevcr, from tlio time the rmnetnries fit 8 o'clock, flocked there with lawn-mowers, sickles, shears, etc., spend- ing the entire day cutting grass, pulling weeds, fixing up flower beds and in gen- eral placing their plots in attractive shape for the coming natio'nal holiday on Monday. Committees fvoiu Circle Xy, Itf, la- dies of Hit! G. A. K., under the dirccton of Mrs. Mary Kerns, the president, today decorated the graves of deceased mem- bers of the circle- The committees that did the. work were: l-'uirview ci-mctcry, Mesdamed Mary (Hunt, Isabel Cole. Annie. Smith, Miss Oak Mar- Martha Young, Mrs. Manning; and St. J'ohnX Mp.srlainps garet Harkness, Lucy Shnltz, Palmer, Stevens; Hose Tlill, Mesdam-es Mary KieriiSj Lizzie llerr, Annie Widemaivn. All the deceased sisters out of town were remembered by some lady who Hvcs near the cemetery. The ladies will hold open house all day on Memorial day at their rooms, in the Lee building, and will also serve lunch to I'ost 408 and all visiting comrades. The deceased members in the different cemeteries are: Fair view, Susan .Hostler, K. LiiigenfeJter, Jennie yager, Murgiiret Dcflibangh, Kate Agiiew, Elizabeth Brumbaugh. Annie Milton, H. Collins, Mary Taylor. Harriet ClarKe; Oak Ridge. .Jennie MiJler, Martha Klinn, Nancy Bell. Hanah Wolslogle, TUartha Moore, Adie Foose, Anne Buck, Margaret Wolf- kill, Annie Harkness; Rose. Hill; Alfer- etta Kell-ey, M. J. Rainmaker, Margaret Langdon. Mary Ulery. .Tnniata Lightner; St. John's, Mary 'Dowling and Annie Martin MeYeytown, Margaret Rxisn Carlisle, Black; Williamsbnrjj. Carles and Mary Irwin; llolli- daysburg, Barbara Ban-. FRENCH LINERJN TROUBLE. Runs Aground on French Coast and Is Badly Passengers Safe. By United Press. Fmncc, May 28. The liner of the French General Trnnd-Attaiitiu Company is nalio'ro ncur .Saint Xnznirp. -10 west of horp. She is reported to bo, Imdly damaged. HPV ptissengers liavn bofii rcsp.uotl. La Clminpafpie ia our of the fleet of passenger curriers owned by the Krpnrh company, including La. Toiirnino, wlitcli recently was afire i" mid-Atlantic. Shn irt a steel, four-masted steamer nf tona, ia 41W feet in longtb aud TiUfi feet at her beam. Her port of registry is Havre. Lloyd's gives Captain Guina- iiiiiii as her coininiinder. La Cliainpnpne was last mentioned 'n steamship reports when she snilml from May 7. She was principally jjaped in trade between Kveiu'h and. Sontl) and Amerieun ports. BY JOHN EDWIN NEVIN, Staff Correspondent. C., .May Though German 'submarines apparently were still active in the von TirpiU blockade of Kngland officials here admit- ted today that there was nothing the United States could do about it. They said thu president protested, in- deed, on broad grounds of humanity, against the torpedoing of merchantmen without warning, but that until Germany states hor position, the administration cannot act, unless an American ship is attacked or American lives are emt. .Inasmuch as it was expected Germany would be very insistent on the proposi- tion that the United Status has no juris- diction over ships under foreign Hags if there arc no Americans on them, 'officials would not discuss the point. Lawyers Work on Reply. Kepwts that Germany had five of ltd ablest international lawyers working on its reply und that their first action would be to on tlic facts .in each case, complained of-by the president, were ryml. with interest, but no declaration, of at- titude was .obtainable either from, tlie White House or state department. Persons close to the president said, however, that he would permit-no quib- insists that lives must be-respected everywhere. If Ger- many agrees to this, it was said she will be permitted, to-debate any other issue, but there would.bc.no temporizing over the question of Americans' safety, whether under the stars and stripes or the flag of a belligerent. .Secretary Bryan said there would be no further developments in tlic Xebrtisk- an case until u complete report is re- ceived from Ambassador and his assistants, in .London. H it proves that a torpcd'o struck thu ship, it was admit- ted tlic situation would be very serious, but if tlie point cannot be, determined and Gerinuiiy denies responsibility it waa said the. matter would bo dropped, ay the United States will not take it for granted without evidence, as does thu Hritisb admiralty, that the explosion Probe Nebraskan Affair. -May direct orders from Washington, thu naval at- tadn' of the American embassy at Lou- don today began a rigid inquiry info the reported torpedoing' of the American steamer Xebraskan' liy a (German sub- marine. Captain J. S.'Green and officers of tlic ebraskan were quiw.ed at a secret ses- sion while preparations were being made to put the steamer in dry-dock for a careful examination of her hull. What statement her master made to the Amer- ican attache is not known, but to news- men Captain Green frankly ad- mitted he could not swear positively that the .Nebraska n was torpedoed, or that she hit a mine. lie said: The best 1 can suy is that some- thing struck us ut about Tues- day night while were were about 40 miles west of Southclill'e. It is my belief, however, that we, wtsre hit by a torpedo. The chief engineer siiid he thought he saw something resembling the wake of a torpedo on the starboard side just, before the explosion. Tic is not certain about it. I was in the.cabin when the shock came, the third officer being on tlic bridge. First there WAS a violent shock and then, after a brief inter- val, a terrific explosion. Tlio bout- swain, who was asleep in one of the forecastle, cabins was injured about Uvrtd aud logs nud two quarter- masters were slightly injured. A great hole, at least twenty feet square, was torn in thu starboard bow below the, water Hue. The fore- castle was wrecked and several steel girders flung overboard. Whatever struck us certainly caused a terrific explosion. The ship began to fill so rapidly that I thought she was going tn sink at. once. She hail settled about twelve feet the irhen f or- dered the, rrew to the boats after sending out wireless culU for assist- ance. We cruised about for an hour but saw n" submarine. WEATHER FORECAST. WASHINGTON, C'., May Western to- nipht and .Saturday; probably showers Knstcrn cloudy to- night, warmer north portion; .Saturday probably local showers. POSTPONE AUXO CLASSIC. By United Press. IXDlAXAl'OLItf, Intl., May 2S.-Tin- Speedway .V10-nule race today post- poned until Monday. This announcement was made today by the Speedway man- agement, which gave as the reason that Hie. grounds are in had condition and the weather threatening. It a fad that roads loadinp here ure in had condi- (ion and <he usual fmiiisf ntfondfliice lias not arrived. The (rack is in lino con- dition. Cadeby's Crew Saved, j I'KNXANCK, Knj-.. May i Hritish steamer Caileliy. bound funn j Djiorttt. to CaidilV with a carjjo of pit- wood, was torpedoed and sunk oil' the I coast nf Cornwall hy a Germ tut sub- I marine. The crew of Is. four pn.ssni- and a. stowaway were landed a( New Lynn, near here, by a fisl nil! boat today, 1 Argyllshire Asks Help. LIVERPOOL. Mny 28.-. The steamer ArgylUliin' attaeUed ami jdamnped by a (ieinnni Mtbinaiiiu1 (oday. j Her U'Jrelcss "S. wi-n1 lerriv- jed here nml vessels have put out to her SEAPORT TOWN OF GRADO IS QUICKLY OCCUPIED i i Fierce Fighting Has Occurred In Defiles of the Carnic Alps. Italian Aviators Drop Bombs on Helena 1 Puts Palaces at Disposal of i the Red Cross. By United Press. ROME, May first great bat- tie of the Austro-Italian war is not many houis sway. Italian forces of in- vasion in the Trentino and along the Isonzo river are pressing forwa.nl to within a few miles of where large Aus- trian armies lie entrenched. In both dii- tricts the clash of arms is imminent. Tin' war of lite this fact Unlay in ;ui ollicml statement. General 1'mlnrna ri'pnrted the Italian army that vapLun'ii t'uniiouri and Cervignano ia pn-ssing in upun and Trieste, when- laru'i Austrian are known awaiting hattle. The Austrian sea- j port town of (iradu, lying hut eighteen j milprf from has 'been occupied I liy Iliilian tmups. I In tlif Ti'fiitino. a artillery bat- is Jt signals the of tlif first engagement between largi1 liddies uf Italian ami Austrian tumps iii the Tyrolean Alps. The iiitis cini tin ut1 to press forward in the river valley ami in tin- region of Uke URulu. Fierce Fighting tn the Along the Carnic Alps fierce lighting, has occurred ui SL'vt-ral mountain defiles; Uelwuvu small btidk'S uf opposing forces. Tin1 number of Austrian prisoners is re- ported to be growing hourly tlie Aus-' trians c'ontinue to I'all back upon their entrenchments. ItalifiN n via tors 1m ve been active all (lie front. They Jiavp executed during recommit ering mo vein cuts in treachenms air currents high above the Alps. .Several airman have dropped bombs near Trieste- itself. The occupation ut the Austrian town of d'nufo, on the Adriatic. aceoui- jilished without serious resistance. A tunall bm.lv uf tmuus. dotaeUed, from the forces that occupied Cervignano, was ni'iit wuthwtinl over the railroad leading to tin- lagoon that nearly surrounds the seaport in the rear. Arriving at tin- railway station they made their way overland to the town itself, a picturesque village, oc; ciipied largely by Tin; mayor of d'rado fed a parade of Italian residents who cheered the ar- rival of the Italian troops. A small Austrian garrison laid down their arms. Outposts In Constant Clash, Another force that marched eastward from Cervignano and crossed, a branch of tin; Iponsio, was reported today to be. near Konchi. tlin-e miles northeast of Monfaldoni-. ami about twenty-four from Trieste. To the north tha Italians who occupied the Austrian custom post of Cur in are in constant clash with tile outpo.-its of the Aus- tria ns (lor Italian aviators Hew over Monfudone and dropped several bombs on the rail- way between Xabresina and Trieste. General Curdona reported considerable damage WHS done by bombardment and that coinnmnieatiou between Trieste- ami Austrian forces near Monfaldom' may have been interrupted. Quoen Helena today put the royal palaces at the Quirhml, Milan and Mantua at the disposal of the Italian Red Benedict, it was an- nounced, has the Villa Caste! (Jaiidolfo. A number nf are reported to have enlisted in the armv. BRIDE ISjTTRICKEN. Mrs. Homer Hicks Undergoes Serious Operation Six Days After Marriage. A bi-iilc "i fniir days. Mrs. .May Himly uitV Homer Hicks, a liiiM-man iit lirf station, was taken siM-inu.-lv ill Mninlay. '.'.'as removed to tlic Altiii'iKi tliat clay anil was iiptTvifeil U'eilm'silay. Mr. ami married ill on 'I'lmi-Mlay of last week, luit hud liavrly their liiineyiiiiHui "lien Mrs. was taken 311. l'a-1 lOMilition lii'i-oininj: so sfrioun ilial -ihe uas luonylit to tlio hospital iMi Moiuluy uml ati operation! was ile- I'iili-il Mrs. Hitks stood the oper- ation, which was of a serious nature, very well, and her condition this after- iioo'n is so much improved that her com- plete' recovery is expecU'd. MIRROR'S WEATHER REPOHT. May ii7. n p. elenr. temp, 70' ahv, Mflv -7. p. rloiiily. temp, nViv, May -S, 11 n. temp, .Ml' any. May 2S, 12 temp. 74'