Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 19, 1918, Image 1

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XXXVTT No. 233 12 FACES fhe'post a'AsSure' 33 * HARRISBURG, FA., SAIL RDA\ EVENING, OCLOBER 19, 1918. ON, NEWSPAPKK " K3S olN two c cents HOME EDITION
King Albert's Men
Making Big Gains I
in Great Drive
Whole Coast Now in
Hands of Allies;
Huns Trapped
By Associated Press
With the Allied Forces in
Belgium, Oct. 19. —The towns,
of Cliereng, Hasmv, Vred and!
Cattelct have been captured by!
the Allied forces.
The entire Britilh and Belgian:
front still was moving forward j
this morning. The Belgians were!
gaining steadily and the British J
in the north advancing in the 1
face of considerable opposition,!
occupied the Herseaux-Mous-j
cron railway to the east and
north of the .French liberated j
towns of Turcoing.and Roubaix. I
London, Oct. 19.—Allied j
forces have captured the whole I
of the Belgian coast, according)
to information received by the!
livening News. The Allied line!
now extends from a position 011!
the Dutch coast to the cast of
Bruges and to the south of Cour
trai. -
British troops have entered thej
Belgian town of Eecloo. accord-j
ing to a dispatch from Sluis to |
the Telegraaf. Six thousand!
Germans have been shut in
against the Dutch frontier.
With the Allied Forces in
Flanders, Oct. 19. French
cavalry were reported to-night
to have reached the outskirts of
Ghent. There is 110 official con
The infantry is pushing fast
after the mounted forces.
The reports indicate a con
tinuation of the rapid Allied ad- j
vatice in the Belgian coast sec
Foe Still Retiring
German forces in Belgium still !
are retiring eastward toward a new
defense line while the British, |
l-'rench and Americans southeast of j
I'ambrai are driving a wedge into;
the German defenses north of the j
Ghent, thirty-one miles northwest I
of Brussels, the Belgian capital, is j
reported to hy.ve been reached by |
French cavalry. Reports received in
Holland are that the Germans have
begun to remove their troops from I
Brussels, evidence that the new de- !
fense line may be east of that city.
All along the front in Belgium
from the coast to east of Courtrai
the allied troops are pushing for
ward but somewhat more slowly
than earlier in the week, except
along the coast. German units are
reported to lie holding out in the
port of Zeebrugge with Bel
gian troops on the canal running
south from Zeebrugge to Bruges, it
appears that these troops will lie cut 1
iff and either forced to surrender'or |
tee to Holland.
East of Lille and Douai the Brit
sh are moving eastward toward |
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For Haiilxliorjj 11 nil vicinity! Fnlr, j
. contiuucil cool to-night, with
licnvy frost; So ml ay fair.
For Eastern Pennsylvania: Fair,
continued cool to-night, with
heavy frost; Sunday fair;
warmer In north portion; light,
northeast winds.
1(1 ver
The *u<|iiehnnnii river iintl nil lu
triliutnrles wll continue to fall
General ( auditions
The nntiejcloiir, which was era- j
tral over Ontario, Friday morn- i
Ing, has overspread nearly all
the eastern half of the Failed
states, with Its crest over the '
I pper Sunqurhnnnn V alley, at- I
tended liy a fall of 2to 18 dr- !
green In temprrature east of the
Great l.akea and the Ohio river. |
Temperature: 8 a. m., :l. \
1(1 ver Btagci -I feet above lbw
water mark.
The President's Reply
By Associated Press
Tin- text of the note hamlctl to the Swedish minister follows:
••Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your
note of the seventh instant, in which yon transmit a communication
of the Imperial and Koynl (internment of Austria-Hungary to the
President. I am now instructed by the President to request you
to he good enough through your government to convey to the Impe
rial and Royal Government the following' reply:
••Tlie Persidcnt decms*it his duty to say to the Austro-Hungarian
Government that lie cannot entertain the present suggestions of that
government because of certain events of utmost importance, which,
occurring since the delivery of his address of the eighth of January
last, have necessarily altered the attitude and responsibility of the*
Government of the United States. Among the fourteen terms of
peace which the President formulated at that time, occurred the
•••A—The people of Austro-Hungary, whose place among the
nations we wish to see safeguarded and assured, should be accorded
the freest opportunity of autonomous development.'
"Since that sentence was written and uttered to the Congress
of the United States, the Government of the United States lias rec
ognized that a state of belligerency exists between the Czeeho-Slovaks
and the German and the Austro-Hungarian empires, and that the
Czeelio-S'ovak National Council Is a tie facto belligerent government
clothed with properi authority to direct the military ami political
alfars of the Czeeho-Slovaks. It has also recognized in the fullest
manner the justice of the nationalistic aspirations of the Jugo-Slavs
for freedom.
••The President is therefore, 110 longer at liberty to accept the
mere •autonomy' of these peoples as a basis of peace, but Is obliged
to Insist that tlicy ami not he shall be the judges of what action 011
the part of the Austro-Hungarian government will satisfy their
aspirations and their conception of their rights and destiny as
members of the family of nations.
••Accept, sir. the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
I President Answers Note of
German Ally; Points to 10th
Peace Enunciation
t Washington; Oct. 19. President
■ Wilson has rejected the Austro-Hun
garian government's offer to con
, I elude an armistice and negotiate
j peace on principles enunciated by
I him and has given notice that more
1 1 autonomy for Austria's subject na
■ { tionalities is no longer acceptable,
that they must have liberty.
I The reply was made by Secretary
Lansing yesterday through the Swe
j dish minister In Washington. It
! calls attention to the tenth condition
of peace enunciated by President
Wilson on January 8, which says the
people of Austria-Hungary should be
accorded the freest opportunity of
autonomous development.
America Recognizes Belligerents
The note calls attention to the rec
ognition by the United States of the
Czeeho-Slovaks national council as
] a defacto belligerent government
and states that this country also has
I recognized the justice of the na
j tionalistic aspirations of the Jugo
j Slavs for freedom.
In announcing his reply. Secretary
[Lansing also.made public the offi
cial text of the Austro-Hungarian
| note. It follows:
"Legation of Sweden, Washington,
i D. C., Oct. 7. 1918.
I "Excellency: By order of my gov
j ernment I have the honor conflden-
I tiallv to transmit herewith to you
j the following communication of the
' Imperial and Royal Government of
j Austria-Hungary to the President of
I the United States of America:
Claims Defensive War
j " 'The Austro-Hungarian monar
chy. which has waged war always
and solely as a defensive war and re
peatedly given documentary evidence
of its readiness to stop the shedding
of blood and to arrive at a just and
honorable peace, hereby addresses
itself to His Lordship, the President
of the United States of America, anil
offers to conclude with him and his
Allies an armistice on every front on
I land, at sea and in the air. and to
I enter immediately upon negotiations
j rbr a peace for which the fourteen
i points in the message of President
j Wilson to Congress of January 8.
; 1918, and the four points contained
1 in President Wilson's address of Feb
; ruary 12, 1918, should serve as a
l foundation and in which the view
-1 points declared by President Wilson
|in his address of September 27,
| 1918, also will be taken into account.'
"Be pleased to accept, etc.
j (Signed) "W. A. F. EKENGREN.
| "His Ecellency, Mr. Robert Lansing.
"Secretary of State of the United
States. .
Willis A. Lindsey Dies
After a Short Illness
' Willis A. Lindsey. aged 40, of
! Carlisle, a compositor employed by
j the Harrisburg Telegraph, (lied at 1
| o'clock this afternoon in the Car
! lisle Hospital, from uraemlc poison
ing. Mr. Lindsey has been in the ern
i ploy of the Telegraph for about* a
j year, working in the "ad alley" and
making friends of all his fellow
! workmen, among whom he was ree-
I agnized as an expert compositor, lie
is survived by his wife and two
j daughters, Helen and Until. No fu
neral urrangements have been made
March Advised of Hun Retire
ment From Entire Belgian
Coast to Dutch Boundary
By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 19.—More than
two million American soldiers now
• jhave gone overseas, General March
itold the members of the Senate Mil
! itary Committee to-day at their War
! Department conference.
! While the conference was in pro
jgress, General March was notified
the Germans had evacuated the en
tire Belgian coast up to the Holland
j boundary and that it is now in pos
session of the Allies.
Retreat Wider and Faster
| The German retirement from the
j Belgian coast district, General
1 March added, is increasing in
breadth and speed. The movement
(to the rear, on the whole, he added,
lis extremely rapid, as illustrated by
jthe fact that the territory evacuated
in four days totals more than 800
I square miles.
| To the south in France, the gen
eral said, renewed attacks by Anglo-
American forces south of Douai
have carried the allied line to the
hastily-constructed German defense
system which follows in a general
way the Sensee canal and marshes.
No attempt to cross this barrier lias
| yet been reported.
Allow Huns Xo Rest
I The Hindenburg defense system
now is entirely behind the allied ad
vance and Marshal Foch is continu
ing his pressure without giving the
| enemy the slightest opportunity for
1 a rest.
i General March did not attempt to
j analyze the military situation on the
I western front as a whole or to point
1 out objectives of the various attacks.
jHe called attention to the fact that
the German retirement starting last
[week on a sixty-mile sector between
| the Oise and the A/Vgonne, hud
:spread during the week until it af
! feted ail except fifteen miles of the
.250 miles front from the coast to
jthe Meuse.
Yankees Fight Way Forward
While this retirement was in pro
gress. he said, the American army
j northwest of Verdun was fighting its
way forward against stiff resistance.
The 291h division (New Jersey. Dol
jaware, Maryland and District of Co
llumbia troops.) was identified as one
[of those operating east of the Itjeuse.
Every Aviator Gels Safely Back to American Lines; Battle
Planes Slioot Down Twelve Bodies Who Gel in
Way of the Expedition
By .-tssocialcii Cress
Willi tlic American Army North
west of Verdun. Oct. 19.—A1l the
aviators who took part in the a II-
Ameriean bombing expedition behind
the German lines northwest of Ver
dun yesterday nave been accounted
for. One of the 140 airplunes tak
ing part in the raid had been re
ported missing, but it returned dur
ing the night.
.Latest reports froiu the different
Either Way It Must be "Unconditional Surrender"
' " . -VM
British Patrols Have Pene
trated to the Holland
By Associated Press
Amsterdam, Oct. 19.—The evacu
ation of Brussels by the Germans al
ready has been begun, according to
M. Hein'ricli, an Activist Belgian
The deputy is quoted thus by the
correspondent of the Nieuws van
den Dags at Rosendaal, on the
Dutch frontier, who says the deputy
himself has arrived at Brussels. The
evacuation reports, it is declared,
refer to the German troops and not
to the civilian population of the
Washington. Oct. 19.—British pa
trols participating in the Allied ad
vance in Belgium are reported to
have reached the Holland frontier
opposite Bruges, General March was
informed in to-day's early dis
squadrons show that the scout planes
in protecting the bombers brought
i down twelve enemy machines. Ob
servers report that excellent results
were obtained at the various points
bombed by the expeditions. While
the bombing squadrons attacked the.
towns and villages, two squadrons
of pursuit planes, flying at low alti
tudes, attacked enemy troops along I
the roadways with small bombs and
machine-gun flie.
By Associated Press
Amsterdam. Oct. 19.—Before
Baron Burian, the Austro-Hun
garian foreign minister, delivered
his speech to the Hungarian dele
gation on October 15, Couijt
Michael Karolyi, the leader of the
Hungarian independent party, ac
cused the Austro-Hungarian min
istry and the delegation of "being
the sole cause of the monarchy's
collapse and the pitiable plight in
which Hungary finds herself," ac
cording to the Berlin Zeitung an.
Premier Wekerle, in reply,' de
"We have done so much to
bring about peace we have finally
made ourselves a laughing stock."
Descendant of Famous 'Fight
ing Parson' Buried in
Family Plot
Lineal descendant .of "Fighting
Parson" Elder, famed in the French
and Indian War, at Paxtpn cemetery
yesterday the body of David R. Elder,
84, was laid to rest with solemn ser
vice. Mr. Elder died in Pittsburgh,
although his home was in Williams
port. and his surviving twin brother,
John Elder still lives at Derry and
Twenty-fourth streets.
The brothers were born April 27.
1834, at Ellerslie, the ancient home
of the "Fighting Parson" on the
Derry pike, and there they have many
times celebrated their birthdays in a
great company of relatives who
heard again the Immortal narrative of
the old Paxton Presbyterian Church
and how the "Fighting Parson" de
fended it from the Indians.
The parents of the late David Elder
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WHhln<on, D. C., Oct. 19.—Restric
tions on the use of sugar will be even
n-.ore rigid during November and De
cember than at present. The Food
Administration announced last night
that sugar allotments for household
use will be held strictly to two pounds
u person each month, and that the
supply for manufacturers of soft
drinks, ice cream and confections will
be reduced sharply.
Crest of Influenza Epidemic
Has Been Passed by
That the epidemic of influenza
pneumonia is stationary now with
no increase or decrease in cases is
the belief of Health Officer J. M. J.
Rauniek. The death tool still reaches
a high figure he said. At the local
Bureau of Vital Statistics 25 deaths
were reported since yesterday aft
ernoon at 4 o'clock, five from pneu
monia and 20 developing from in
The total number of deaths in the
city from a'.! causes from Monday
morning until noon to-day reached
146, of which the majority were
caused by the epidemic. Tfie death
I toll from all causes for the last two
| weeks was 225.
At the Emergency hospital, Fifth
! and Seneca streets, there are 107
| patients under treatment. Only two
deaths from the disease have been
I reported at Ihe hospital. This morn
i ing the ambulance arrived at the
! building to bring Paul Porter, 4 2
i Balm street, there for treatment.
He was dead before the automobile
reached the hospital.
Dr. Rauniek said to-day that the
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Belgians Sink Ships
Carrying German Officers
By Associated Press
luindon. Oct. 19. —Refugees ar
riving in Holland from Belgium re
port that a number ot ships on iii'e
Eecioo canal, carrying German offi
cers and war material, were shot to
pieces and sunk with all on ooard by
Belgiun troops on Friday afternoon,
says a dispatch from Amsterdam to
the Exchange Tejegraph,
The Gerniun troops, according to
the refugees, ifrc retreating towurds
Ghent and Antwerp.
Week to Start Fair;
Wet and Cooler at End
Washington. Oct. 19.—North and
Middle Atlantic States: Fair, with
I rising temperature Monday and Tues
day,: local ruins Wednesday and
Thursday, cooler at end of week.
District Ready to Flash Under the
Closing Wire With Full Amount
Uncle Sam Has Called For
llarrisburg at 1.30 o'clock this af
ternoon was within $175,000 of the,
Liberty Loan goal.
Dauphin county was within a simi
lar distance of its Liberty Loan allot
The executive committee in charge
of the campaign was greatly disap
pointed at noon when an examina
tion of reports up to that time show
ed that the city's quota had not been
reached, but from the nature of
reports being received it is a cer
tainty that the city will come
through with colors tiying.
Subscriptions to-day are pouring
into the various receiving sources.
"I have great hopes that Dauphin
county will do as the city of Harris
burg seems to be doing," said Chair
man Jennings at noon. All of those
towns which are behind their appot
ments are working like beavers to
day; and I think they will be more
than successful."
Figures showing the condition at
noon are:
llnrrishiirg quota .. $0,183,010
Bonds sold 5,958,010
To be sold 8175,000
The county figures arc:
Quota Cor Dauphin
county out side of
city 82,597,000
Bonds sold 2,100,550
To be sold 8190,150
Chairman Donald McCormiek feels
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Sj; (- D, Mount Feasant. . , ... II
W h the British Forces in France—During thd last j;JmS
fifteen dajr, of their occupation of Lile the' Germans took i J
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away into capitivity 15,000 of the inhabitants of the'city. lyi
. ; _i ■
Paul N. Klatter nnd Ellen I'. Merrymon, Metllmn Uobcrl tier
roil, Buffalo. mtl Mloo I*. Rmfrj, C orfu. N. V.i Milton R. C itrvell
nnri Vcrnn Hlllcr, llnrrUlnirtfi I riim lH Mioirprr anil erun M, A
Ifootcr, >\ ironlscn. j*
that Perry and Juniata counties will
have made a good showing before
Not Closed Yet
The bond sales are not over, bj'
any means. Subscriptions will be
received in the city until October 2t,
when llnal reports must be made to
Philadelpliiau and Washington. The
drive, however, stops to-night; and
after to-day patriots must go to the
banks to buy bonds.
stiller Buys $ 1,000
Harry Miller of the Central Ho
eti, 311 Market street, last night
gave Peter Magaro and Andrew Red
mond his subscription for $1,00(1
in bonds.
"I am sorry folks have disunder
stood my stand in this matter," said
Mr. Miller. "I am as patriotic as
any man in Harrisburg. 1 have bonds
in all four issues of the Liberty Lou i.
It is not true that I am worth about
$60,000, nor do I own any part c f
the property at 311 Market stre< .
which belongs to tlie Detweiler es
tate." Mr. Magaro who took Millet's
subscription, sold the entire slo,Oi o
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Mrs. Mercy Patterson, 1715 Apricot
street, who voluntered for service in
the influenza epidemic and was sent,
to Williamstown on duty, is very seri
ously ill. Her husband and daughter
'are also ill with the disease.