Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 14, 1918, Home Edition, Image 1

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Wage-Earner Thinks It Out
rage Steps Are Not Taken to
Compel Those Who Hold
Back to Aid Nation in War
Banks Are to Be Asked For
Names of Subscribers So
That Those Who Do Not
Buy May Be Known
The one outstanding feature of to
day at Liberty Loan headquarters
was the extraordinarily large num
ber of reports of "bond slackers."
and the increasing large number of
complaints from bond owners who
declare that while they do not object
to "doubling the third" they think it
absolutely ridiculous 'they "double
the third" while thousands of ilarris
burg men and women have not
bought bonds at all.
lteports of these "bond slackers"
ranged all the way from families
very well to do. to individuals not
well to do. but able to afford at least
one $5O bond.
Mne man reported to headquarters
to-day is a high-salaried tradesman
whose wife owns a valuable property
within two minutes of Third and
Market streets.
This man was asked why he didn't
buy a bond.
"When we invest our money." he
said, "we want something stand
And then he added:
"If I were keeping photographs
of all the presidents of the United
States 1 would never include that of
this man Wilson, who got us into a
war we had no business in."
Attention of Liberty Loan head
quarters was called to a Green
street family in which there are six
wage and salary earners. Not one
of the six bought a bond.
Wage-Lamer Complains
A wage-earner to-day went to
iberty Loan headquarters and de
livered himself of the following:
"I think it is an outrage that
something is not done to make all
the people of Harrisburg hold up
their end of this war. I earn about
$3O a week. I have a total of $7OO
worth of bonds in all the loans, not
all of them paid for yet. 1 think 1
am holding up my end. But when 1
hear of prominent people who are
buying $2,500 worth of bonds, and
men making tine salaries who aren't
buying any bonds, and farmers who
haven't bought a bond in all four is
sues, but charge t>3 cents a dozen
for eggs, then I get boiling mad.
"I want to know what your execu
tive committee is doing. I want to
know if there isn't some way you
can make these false alarm Ajneri
cans come through?"
If there was one complaint of that
sort at Liberty Loan headquarters
to-day, there were a hundred.
Secretary Clycfe Myton has a lons
list of "bond slackers." their street
numbers and occupations, furnished
him by amateur sleuths who are de
termined that the city will get over
the top on the Fourth Loan.
AH the various teams and commit
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THE Harris burg Hallways
Company executive . commlt
,ee thi.- morning voted to
borrow 525.U00 nitli which to buy
Liberty Bonds. This is in addi
tion to the company's original
"The company has no money
with which to buy bonds.*' said
President Frank B. Musser, after
the meeting, "aiul it has never
before borrowed money for in
vestment purposes. The executive
committee met in special session
this morning and it was the con
census of opinion that the com
pany ought to do what the tkw
ernment is asking individuals to
do—to mortgage its future earn
ings ami pay for the bonds out of
Chairman Patterson, of the Lib
erty Ixian committee, said he
hoped other corporations would
see the wisdom of following the
railways company. The 1 tanks arc
ready to finance corporations as
well as individuals in the purchase
of bonds and he thought it an
excellent plan to pay for bonds
out of future earnings, just as
hundreds of individual Investors
are doing.
For Harrlhiirg nnd vicinity: Fair
to-night nnd Tueda> : not much
change in temperature; light
frokt to-night.
For Hantern Pennsylvania: Fair
to-night and Tuedny; cooler to
night In northeast portion: front
in north nnd went portion*.
The Susquehanna river and all li*
branches will continue to fnll
General Condition.
A disturbance now pawning oIT the
A'orth Atlantic coaat haw rauned
loeal abnwerw along the Atlantic
eoawt from .\orth Carolina to
w F.niclnnd.
Temperature: S a. at., no.
Hirer Sinter: 4.3 feet above low
water mark.
Yesterday's W rather
Highest temperature, 74.
lament temperature. 34.
Mean temperature, 4.
Aoruul temperature, 35.
The Peacemaker
Those Who Desire May Get
Ample Funds to Pur
chase More Bonds
Every bank in the three counties !
of the Harrisburg Liberty Loan Pis- '
trict has made arrangements whereby
they lend Liberty Bond purchasers
money for the purchase of bonds at
4 1 . per cent, interest, with the bonds j
thus purchased held by the banks as
It is the most generous plan yet
offered for the purchase of Liberty I
Bonds and one calculated to remove j
the last obstacle In the way of the'
man who desires to purchase bonds I
in quantities exceeding the amount |
of cash he has on hand.
The interest on bonds thus pur- j
chased pays the interest on the loan I
from the bank. In other words, the I
bond buyer who patriotically mort- j
gages his future for the purchase of j
bonds is allowed to clip the coupons j
from his bond while the banks are j
holding them as collateral to pay j
the interest on his debt. As he pays ;
the debts from his income, the num
ber of bonds he clips becomes smal
ler. and tjye interest paid to the bank
Donald McCormick. District - Lib
erty Loan Chairman, said this morn
ing every bank in the district is
lending money at the rate of 4 ! per
cent, which is the interest paid on i
the bonds. The period for which the ;
money is lent is 90 days, but the loans
can be extended at the same rate of
interest at the end of the 90 days if
necessary. .
This announcement is said to be
the most important one made by the
banks since the loan opened and ■
opens the way for every wage-earner
in the district to mortgage a per- 1
centage of his 'future earnings in I
order to do his duty in the Fourth I
Liberty Loan.
Double Electrocution
Exacts Penalty For Two j
Dauphin County Murderers '
Bollefonte, Pa.. Oct. 14.—A dou-J 1
ble electrocution took place at the !
Western Penitentiary' at Kockview j'
early to-day, when Andrew Carey'
and Charles Kvler, Dauphin county",;'
both colored, were sent to the elec-,'
trie rffftir for murders committed,'
less than a year ago.
Andrew Carey was convicted on a
charge of murdering James Arthur
Watts, about 11 o'clock on the
morning of February 25, this year. I
in the latter's home in Adams street.
Steelton. Carey after the shooting i
escaped, but was captured near !
t'harles Kyler, colored, was found
guilty of murder in the first degree
on a charge of stabbing Walter t
'lifton Shaffer early on the morning [
of January 26. The murder occur- j
red just as Shaffer was walking out' <
of an uptown saloon
Home Folks Can Make No
Sacrifice Equal to That
of Bovs in France
ffk Wr^m
Mrs. Sullivan is the mother of
Sylvester P. Sullivan, one of the
first Harrisburg boys killed in
France She lives at 526 North
street and is a Liberty Bond owner.
Mrs. Elizabeth K. Sullivan, moth
er of Sylvester P. Sullivan, one of
the first Harrisburg boys to die in
France, to-day Issued the following
"To the People of Harrisburg:
"My boy gave his !l£e for Amer
ica. Thousands of other American
boys have done the same. Millions
more are ready to go to France to
drive the linn back. They are go
ing to make it sure that he will nev
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Berlin Denies Story
of Intended Abdication;
Kaiser to Hold On
Berne, Switzerland. Oct. 14.—The
Wolff News Agency of Berlin to-day,
issued an ofliclul denial of the re
port -which had becoe current in!
Germany that Emperor William in-)
tended to abdicate.
Drastic Action May Be Taken
to Keep Funerals
Thirteen deaths and 260 more 1
' cases of influenza have been report- !
;ed until noon to-day to the city :
j health bureau offices. According to 1
' Dr. J. M. J. Kaunick, city health j
I officer, the disease is spreading rap- 1
' idly throughout the city. The toll
|of deaths to-day from pneumonia !
I equals that of Saturday and yesterday
I together. Six died on Saturday and I
: seven yesterday. •
Because of the steady increase in 1
the number of cases physicians of
| the city are considering a plan to
■ establish zones so that all of the j
; victims can be treated. At present
I some of the doctors have more than |
j sixty calls a day listed at their of- i
flee, taking them to all parts of the |
I city. Jt has been suggested that j
!by establishing zones the visits to ;
] homes of victims of the disease J
: could be made more quickly, thus
giving treatment to everyone in the j
i shortest possible time.
79 Dentils in Week
Last week there were seventy- •
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Ixindon. Oct. 14.—While certain
developments are taking place, the |
I Central News Agency says it learns,
jit can be said that the British gov-!
j ernment will resolutely oppose the I
franting of any armistice to Ger
i many unless absolute guarantees, 1
, both military and naval, are forth- j
' coming.
j No temporary armistice, nor any!
i armistice at all, unless accompanied
[by Gerany's unconditional surren
j der, is the dominent note in most
I of the comment on the peace situa
tion in this morning's newspapers.
Council of National Defense Warns Against Pacifists Who
Will Be Satisfied With Patched Up Treaty
With the Barbarian Kaiser
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Spencer C. Gilbert, of the execu- cf the local council. The telegram :
tive committee of the State Council Hows,
_ -..-.Art „„ r i v ' "Desperate anxiety to substitute j
of National Defense. recel\ed earl. tl . m j Btice j or a uie<t victory is the j
this afternoon a telegram from j -.spiration of the two German notes.
George Wharton Pepper, of Phila- Ihe President, as interpreted by
. . ~ . , lf tha p-nnavi tecretary McAdoo. may be counted I
delphia. chairman o t 1 |)ou B t ern |y j 0 oppose the German
vanla Council of National Defense, -..in nd to commend to our Allies j'
identical with others sent every aim- nothing but the unconditional sur- j 1
liar council in the United Htates. . „ ,
aueut which he asked the approval j [Continued on I'll*© JO.J li
, By .Associated Press
IWIUS. Oct. ll.—still another victory had been added to the
long trail of glory blazed by the allied armies. The l.aon plateau at
last has been won, crowning the Cuinbrai-Sc. (jucnliii and Cham
pagne offensives.
The result Is nothing less than the ruin of the entire defensive
systems built up by tile German general stall' since UIH, for the
i-omcrstone of it was tlu* I-non plateau.
It was on the I -non plateau that the German line was pivoted.
It was to turn it that the offensives of Ityir* and 1511 it were carried
out. It was against it that the campaign of 11117 was premature 1 ;,
broken. It was from it that the sixth great drive of the Gcrmuiis
towards Paris was started. Its fall is the prologue to the total lib
eration of France.
V ,
Allies Not Being Fooled by Desperate
Effort of Kaiser to Save His Skin;
German Army Mast Give Up Arms
Washington. Oct. 14.—Germany's]
j reply to President Wilson reached
i the Swiss legation in official form
by cable this morning. .It was in
German tevt. a translation of which
was identical with that received by
wireless Sunday. Instead of taking
the note directly to the White House
as he did Prince Maximilian's peace
| plea, Frederick Oederlin, Swiss
] charge, communicated with the
j State Department,
i In the meantime. President Wil
! son had called Secretaries Lansing
land Ilaker to the White House for
!a conference. The President and
Mr. Lansing had been cohsidering
the German communication since
Saturday night when the unofficial
j text reached them, and Secretary
Baker, just back from France, was
prepared to give first-hand informa
tion about the situation at the bat
tlefront, which has brought about the
German eagerness for peace.
To Give Quick Answer
Colonel E. M. House, who accom
panied the President last night on
his return from the New York Lib
erty Loan trip, joined in the confer
The only official Intimation that
has conie regarding the probable
course of the President is that he is
sure to act quickly and positively.
Everywhere in "Washington, how
ever. the confident belief prevailed
that whatever might be the form of
that action, it would not contem-
Statesmen and Newspapers
Join in Demanding That
No Armistice Be Granted
BORAH, in a special article on
the German peace proposal,
published by the New York Times,
! says:
j "Fifty years ago, about, France
' lay bleeding and dismembered at
1 the feet of this [Hohcnzollern]
| dynasty. The same cruel and fright
j ful methods had characterized that
j war. I quote a single paragraph
from an article written at the time
' by a citizen of a neutral country:
" 'Every city has been practically
sacketl, ransacked on system; its
; civilians plundered, Its civil officials
I terrorized, imprisoned, outraged or
[ killed. The civil population has
'■ been, contrary to the usage of mod- (
1 em warfare, forced to serve the in
vading armies, brutally put to death. I
! reduced to wholesale starvation and ;
i desolation. Vast tracts of the rich
est and most industrious districts j
|of Europe have been deliberately;
stripped and plunged Into famine,
solely in order that the invaders
might make war cheaply. Irregular
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j plate a cessation of hostilities nor
negotiations for peace with the tier
man government, except upon con- |
j ilitios amounting to unconditional '
j surrender.
| It is assumed that since Saturday i
! night at least informal exchanges '
; have taken place between Washing- !
•ton and the capitals of the co-bellig- j
jerents. Informed of the views of the
j allied Premiers, the President may i
j determine before the day is over 1
whether his reply to the German re- ,
; quest that he propose an armistice
| and peace negotiations shall be a i
j refusal to make any such proposal I
j at the instance of the present Ger- j
, man government, or a renewed j
{statement of the conditions under!
I which peace must he restored.
May Toll Congress
It was suggested that the Presi- |
j dent might ask for a joint session
|of the House and Senate to com
! munlcate his decision and the rea-
I sons for it to Congress, the country
j and the world.
i Secretary Daniels joined the
j White House conference. The Presi
dent and his advisers were together
for iy>arly two hours, then the cab- I
; inet officers and Colonel House j
| walked over to the State. War and
j Xavy building, leaving the President i
alone in his study where nearly all j
:of bis notes and utterances "have ;
I been drafted.
1 Lodge Asks Body to Oppose
Further Talk Except of
Absolute Surrender
By Associated Press
I Washington, Oct. 14.—Discussion
of Germany's peace reply in the Sen- 1
iate was opened to-day by Senator
jNew, of Indiana, Republican, who;
j declared that nothing short of un
conditional surrender of the Ger-
| many army will.meet the demands
jOf the American people.
| Senator Thomas, of Colorado,
; Democrat, introduced a resolution
stipulating that no peace pact be en
tered Into by the United States with
Germany without a specific recogni- i
[ tlon of the rights of self-government
ifor the Slavonic and Polish peoples. I
| Republican Deader Dodge to-day j
| introduced a resolution to declare it'
.the sense of the Senate that no fur-1
ther communication be had with the
j German government on the subject
|of an armistice and that no commu- j
ntcatton be had with that govern-I
;ment except on the question of un- 1
[conditional surrender,
j Senator" Dodge made no comment
ion the resolution at the time of its
Wilson Not to Weaken
Senator Ashurst, of Arizona, after '
conferring with President Wilson i
to-day said: The President will take
no action that will weaken in the !
smallest degree the success of the ;
American and the allied armies in i
|the field.
. "On the contrary," Senator As- j
: hurst added, "what he will do will
: rather strengthen the military situ
| This was the first statement by
anybody who has talek with the
The Senator said * the country
should not be worried: that of course
the President knew the views of
Clemenccau and Dloyd-George and
was prepared to take the proper:
step in accord with the Allies, I j
Allied Army Wins Ground
In Launching Surprise
Attack In Flanders
By Associated Press
Oct. 14.—British, Belgian and French forces attacked at
dawn to-day on a wide front in Flanders. The Allied
troops are driving in the general direction of Ghent and
Courtrai. The blow in Flanders by Marshal Foch was a
master stroke. If the Allied progress is continued, the
Germans throughout a wide stretch of territory, taking in
the most important part of the Belgian coast, including
possibly the important German submarine bases, as well
as the forces in the entire Lille salient, will either have
• to get out or face a second Sedan.
GERMAN forces have abandoned Laon and the whole St:
Gobain region. Ihe French, after reoccupying Laon, have
pressed on until their line now runs from the Oise river
above La Fere to the eastern end of Chemin des Dames.
Ihe French war office statement reads—
"Pursuing tlie enemy, our troops resumed the advance this
(Sunday) morning over eut-up roads, which the enemy evacu
ated in hot haste, leaving quantities ol - material, shells, barbed
wire and railroads intact. At 10.15 o'clock our advancing guards
reached the ljion-I.a l'Vrc railroad, where fiicy were met by a vio
lent machine gun tire coming from Hcsn.v-et-l.olsy and l.a Mon
tague, which were occupied by enemy roar guards.
At 11 o clock all the St. Hohaiu forest was clear of Hermans
and the French flag was floating on the l.aon cathedral. Our
soldiers tound over U. 500 civilians, who welcomed them with joy.
"Continuing tlieir advance, our troops debouched front die
I-non forest at Satuoussy which was taken. Marclmis also uas
Caught by Allied Advance
When the Germans began to fall back out of the bag into
which they wore being slowly caught by the rapid advance of
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Washington.—A favorable report was ordered by the J*
, Senate-Judiciary Committee on the bill authoriz- 1 ;
mines. Afi
New York.—A jury trying.'Morris Rothenberg, indict- £
t * -x >.y] murder c? Harry Cohen, alias |
Harry ?hc Yott," on the eve of Cohen's promised die- A
closures regarding underworld gambling conditions, ac- jf
•quitted Rothenberg to-day on a motion by the District I
AtUn tey. ?
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