Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 20, 1918, Page 4, Image 4

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Major Murdock Shows That
They Disposed of 103,000
Cases in 47 Days
The eight district appeal boards
of Pqpnsylvania acted upon 103,-
051 claims of registrants of Sep
tember 12 between October 1 and
November IC, when ail classifica
tions were discontinued by orders of
the ProvoFt Marshal General, ac
cording to figures announced here
to-dav by Major W. G. Murdock.
chief draft officer. Of this num
ber. 26.409 were denied.
These figures show the extent of
the work of the appeal boards. Of
81,626 industrial claims, 20.073 were
denied: of 17,919 agricultural
claims. 4.041 were refused, while
of 3,506 appeals, 2,295 were de
Philadelphia acted upon 13.447
claims. 11.953 of them Industrial and
89 agricultural: Allentown. 11.965,
of which 9.496 were industrial;
Lancaster. 13.953. of which 9,713
were industrial and 4.113 agricul
tural; Scranton, 11,602. 9,947 being
Industrial; Harrisbufg, 13,555, of
which 7.768 were industrial and
6.631 agricultural: Pittsburgh, 17,-
685, of which 16,171 were indus
trial; Erie. 11.385, of which 5.774
were industrial, and Greensburg,
9,589, 7.504 being industrial. Of the
3,506 appeals. 1.405 were in Phila
delphia, 926 being refused.
The appeal boards are now pre
paring their records for permanent
British Admiralty Has
Repaired 10,000 Ships
London. New 20. The depart
ment of ship repairs of the British
admiralty, which began operations
in June, 1017, up to October of the
present year had repaired and re
turned to service, aside from ves
sels of allies and neutrals, more than
10.000 ships.
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and bring roses to the eheeks of pale,
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James Frar.eis Sullivan, formerly physi
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N. Y. and Westchester County Hosoital.
"I prescribe it regularly in'cases of de
pleted energy, anaemia and lack of
strength and endurance. There is nothing
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Issues Proclamation Rejoicing
at the Close of the Great
est War in History
Governor Brumbaugh's Thanks
giving Day proclaimutlon, issued at
the State Capitol today, is filled with
a spirit of rejoicing that the war is
ended and calls upon the people of
Pennsylvania to prepare for the
homecoming of the soldiers and to
observe Thanksgiving day with un
usual solemnity.
The proclamation is as follows:
The blessings of Almighty God
fill and overflow the measure of
our joy. The Harpies will prey
upon civilization no more. Once
again we may sit under opr own
vine and fig tree at peace and
unafraid. The fateful fallacies
of might have again been re
vealed. Right is enthroned
among nations. The higher, holl
er laws of love and justice are
re-established The flags of bat
tle are furled.
"The Epoch ends.
The World Is still"
For this and many other bless
ings vouchsafed us we have,
more than ever before in the
life of our Country and Com
monwealth. occasion for pro
found Thanksgiving. While we
have won an honorable victory
let it never be forgotten that only
those nations are blessed whose
God is the Lord. Unless we be
come a chastened and increas
ingly devout people our victory
on the battle front will prove
our ultimate defeat. We have
been inordinately wasteful and
careless. We have never learned
the vital lessons of thrift and
conservation. We have wasted
enough to feed and clothe all
our own unfortunate and to give
generously to all suffering and (
dependent ppeople throughout
the world. Let us take thought
of all our national faults and
before God solemnly confess our
wrongs and pledge ourselves to
be a more sane, a more devout,
a more unselfish, a more conse- |
crated people than we have ever
been before.
We are offering our form of
government and the blessings
it has given us to the oppressed
Hair On Face
Ordinary hair growth, oa face,
B(H*k and arm, KHin become coarse
and brUtly when merely remeved
from the onrfxee of the skin. The
only ecmmon-seaoe way to remove
objectionable hair la to attack It
under the skin. DeMlrsele, the
original sanitary liquid, daea thla
by absorption.
Only genuine DeHlraele has a
money.back g-nnrantce In eaek
package. At toilet counters In
BOe. fl and *2 aires, or by mail
from us In plain wrapper oa re
ceipt of price.
ppcr book with testimonial# of
* highest ntjtbnritle*. ex
plains what causes lialr, why It
lneivases and how DeMiraele de
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I peoples of many lands. Let us
sec to It that the democracy wo
! offer Is clean and wholesome
throughout. Let us give to thftiu
ouly the best" our refinements
of life and character can form
ulate. Let us remove from our
government every ill, from our
people every- wrong that we may
offer only the ideally splendid
to others.
Soon our boys will come
marching home in honor and In
victory. How glad will be our
welcome! With bands and ban
ners, with tears and cheers, we
shall welcome them home. Let
us not forget the heroic sons
of Pennsylvania who will rfot
come marching home. They
have given the full measure of
devotion to our country and to
civilization. Let us not forget the
superb sacrifice of the women
of this Commonwealth who with
fine spirit of service gave their
parting blessing, who would
gladly give them heartiest wel
come. They now sit in silent
sorrow by lonely hearth stones.
Surely for' our brave boys, for
. their wives and mothers we
shall accept the issues of this
war In solemn Joy and in deep
humility. Let our peopple hum
ble themselves before God and
be glad to do His will.
When the Christ of the world
was born the angels sang "Glory
to God in the highest. Peace
on Earth; Good Will to men."
In the same reverent and holy
spirit 1 hereby designate and
and call upon our people on
that day to lay aside all accus- ,
tomed duties and quietly gather
with one accord in our places
of worship to give thanks that
He has given 1 us a year of chast
ening and a day of peace. Let
us be glad also that with the
ending of the *ar has come an
end to the frightful malady that
has wrought unprecedented
loss of life In this Common
wealth. Let us on that day
manifest the true quality of our
faith in God. Let us count our
blessings. Let us consider our
ways. Let us resolve to walk
steadily and humbly in His
steps. Let us thank Him for the
coming of our Lord and for the
principles of love and peace he
Jias set fo men. Let us so plan
and so live that we may mani
fest to all rhe sacrefl security |>f
individuals and of nations when
they do righteously and sin not.
Belgians Tell of Little
Nation's Part in War
Speaking under the auspices of the
American Huguenot Committee in the
financial interest of the Protestant
churches in France, the Rev. Hanrt
Arnet. doctor of social sciences of the
Brussels University, and his wife.
Madame Arnet. made a strong appeal
before an assemblage in the Execu
tive Mansion last night. Madame
Arnet's address was particudarly
strong. She set forth the despair of
the Belgian people and graphically
toid of the brutality of the Uedman
Dr. and Madame Rrnet were intro
duced by Governor Brumbaugh, who
explained -the nature of their mission.
Bishop Darlington, who is chaplain
of the Huguenot Society of America,
received contributions at the close of
the meeting. Madame Arnet. whose
address made a pathetic impression,
said that she was in New York City
at the time the signing of the armis
tice was made known, and in the
celebration she could not help but
think of the women of Belgium.
Dr. Arnet made clear the conditions
of the people of Belgium. Ignorance
is widespread and the salvation of
the nation lids in Christian education.
Use McNeß s Pain Exterminator—Ad
658,724 BRITISH
Casualty List Shows 3,049,-
991 Were Killed, Wound
ed or Missing
Condon, Nov. 20.—British casual
ties during the war. Including all
theaters of activities, totaled 3.049,-
991, it was announced in the House
of Commons to-day by James lan
MacPherson, Parliamentary Secre
tary for the War Office. Of this
number, the officers killed, wounded
or missing aggregated 142.634 and
the men 2.907.357. The total losses
in the fighting on the Franco-Belgian
front were 2,719,652. The total of
British losses in killed on all fronts
during the war was 658.724.
The total British wounded in the
war was more than i.000,000, the
Parliamentary Secretary's figures
showing the aggregate to be 2.032.-
122. The losses In missing, includ
ing prisoners, totaled 259,145.
Of the wounded. 92.644 were of
ficers and 1.939.4.7S were men.
Of the misshig including prisoners.
12,094 were officers and 347,051 were
The figures given include troops
from India and the dominions.
In Egypt the total losses were
57.853. Those killed or who died of
wounds were 15,892 —1,098 officers
and 14,794 men. The wounded
totaled 38.073 —2,311 officers and
35.782 men. The missing and pris
oners totaled 3.SSS —183 officers and
3,705 men.
The total casualties in France were
2.719,642. Of this total. 32,769 of
ficers were killed and died of wounds
or other causes and 526.843 men.
The wounded totaled 1.833,345 —53,-
142 officers and 1,750,203 men. The
[missipg, including prisoners, totaled
326,695 —10,846 officers and 315,849
I men.
The total British losses In the Me
sopotamian campaigns were 97,579,
i according to Mr. MucPhei-son's fig
ures. Of tlfese. the fatalities were
31.109. 1,340 officers and 29,769 men.
The wounded totaled 51.115 —2.429
officers and 48,686 men. The missing
and prisoners totaled 15,355, 566
•officers and 14,789 men.
In Italy the British losses totaled
6.735. Of these, S6 officers and 941
men were killed; 334 officers and
4,612 men were wounded. Of the
765 missing, 38 were officers and 727
In the East African campaign the
total casualties were 17,825. Of
this total, 9,104 were killed or died —-
380 officers and 8,724 men. A total
of 7,754 were wounded —478 officers
and 7,276 men. The missing and
prisoners totaled 967 —38 officers and
929' men.
In other theaters, the total casual
ties werje 3.297. Of this number. 133
officers and 690 men were killed;
142 officers and 1.373 men were
wounded and 51 officers and 908
men were missing or prisoners.
In addition to the grand total of
deaths, there were 19,000 deaths
from various causes among troops
not forming any part of the expedi
tionary force.
The Dardanelles expedition cost
the British 119.729 casualties. Of
this number, 1.755 officers were
killed or died and 31,737 others.
The wounded were 3,010 officers and
75.598 others. The missing, includ
ing prisoners, were 258 officers and
7,4 31 others.
On fhe Salonikl front the losses
were 27.318. Of these, the killed
\yere 285 officers and 7,330 others:
the wounded. 818 officers and 16,058
others: the missing. 114 officers and
2.71." others.
Conference Adopts Schaeffer
Suggestion to Gather Data
Through Schools
Plans for the Immediate care and
placing of from forty thousand to
fifty thousand children who have be
come either orphans or half orphans
since the recent epidemic of Influ
enza invaded the state will be outlin
ed or a committee which will make
. a careful survey of "the entire state
in order to ascertain the exact num
ber of destitute children and the
ways and means that can best be
adopted for their care in the various
counties throughout the Common-
I wealth."
It was decided at the conference
I yesterday to conduct this Investi
gation by means of a special ques
tionnaire which will be sent to every
school teacher in the ten thousand
one-room schools throughout the
1 rural districts of the state. The
teachers will be asked to report at
! once all children In each district who
have been made orphans or half
| orphans by the recent epidemic and
ito report also the ex'act financial
! state of the family and whether or
not the county authorites are In a
position to arrange for the care of
those who are destitute.
In the larger communities and
• and cities the committee will be
aided by the machinery of such
] organizations as the Division of Civi
lian Relief of the American JRed
Cross, the State Council of
tional Defense and the Pennsylvania
i Society for the Prevention of Tuber-'
| culosis. Representatives of these
' organizations attended the confer-
I ence, explained the workings of thp
organizations and pledged their sup
port to the important work of car
ing for these orplyins.
Dr. B. Franklin Royer as Chair
man of the conference was authoriz
ed to appoint the committee which
will be composed of representa
tives of the state-wldo organizations
that are best equipped to carry on
this work. Dr. Royer stated that he
would announce the appointment of
members within the next day or So.
In his address to the conference
! Dr. Royer laid special stress upon
I the necessity for prompt and im
mediate action in relieving and car
ing for those children who have re
cently become dependent upon
others than their parents.
"The distressing epidemic of influ
enza, said Dr. Royer, has left in its
wake a tremendous toll in the way
of orphan children. In Schuylkill
county alone it has-been estimated
that more than three thousand chil
dren are now orphans; the data is
n<>t yet at hand permitting us to
say how many of these children are
without father and mother. For
several weeks strong appeals have
been coming to the Department of
Health asking that something be
done to arrange for the care of these
children. In order to determine ap
proximately the size of the problem
with which Pennsylvania has to deal
at this time it 6eemed advisable o
have representatives of state-wide
agencies convene here at Harrisburg
so that each might outline in the
presence of the other agency repre
sentatives the work that that parti
cular association is pprepared to un
dertake. We do know that if the
estimates for Schuylkill county ob
tain throughout the greater por
tion of Pennsylvania that there will
be more than fifty thousand orphans
left in the wake of the influenza
"It would appear after conference
with executive officers of the State
Board of Charities and Education
that there is no division of the state
government at present equipped or
organised or legally authorized to
handle the problem. We do know
that there are a number of organi
zations practically all of them repre
sented here to-day that have some
form of state-wide agency to do
work along the lines of Child Wel
fare. There are also a number of
agencies that have been organized
for "work in connection with the
war that are also actively interested
in the problems of the child."
A considerable portion of the con
ference was devoted to a discussion
of the best means of caring for the
orphan children. Whether an effort
should be made to place them in pri-
Vate homes or through some one of
the many forms of institutional care
in orphan asylums, privately endow
ed Institutions or county alms
The State Board of Charities an
nounced that a survey was being
made of the various institutional
homes and asylums throughout the
to determine the number of
vacancies existing at present and
that so far reports indicated that
there was only room for about twen
ty one hundred additional children
In these institutions. Edward Wil
son of the State Board of Charities
urged that the problem of the care
of these orphans be left entirely in
the hands of poor directors and
county commissioners of the various
Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer, Superin
tendent of Public Instruction made
a suggestion v hich was finally adopt
ed that the school teachers through
out the state be utilised to obtain
accurate data regarding the total
number of actual orphans and
other necessary formation. Dr.
Schaeffer also ur; hat an effort be
made to place : .iotiy cases as
possible In private inc-s instead of
in industrial school und orphan asy
lums. Other speakers at the con
ference were Dr. S. M. Hamill, repre
senting the Pennsylvania Council of
National Defenle and the Division of
Child Hygiene of the State Depart
ment of Health; C. C. Jones, Divi
sion Director of Civilian Relief of
the American Red Cross; Dr. Eliza
beth D. Bricker, Department of La
bor and Industry: Miss Mary Dogue
of the Mothers' Assistance Fund; B.
Barckley Spicer. Pennsylvania So
ciety for the Prevention of Tubercu
losis; John Yates of the Associated
Charities of Pittsburgh,; George E.
Copenhaver, Hcrshey Industrial
School; Paul Walker, Juvenile Court
of Philadelphia.
New Bible Conference
Is Opened Auspiciously
The Rev. Frederick H. Senft, of
Philadelphia, formerly superintendent
of the Eastern Division of the Chris
tian and Missionary Alliance, ad
dressed an enthusiastic audience last
evening at the opening session of the
Bible Conference being held under
the auspices of the local alliance.
The conference, which has dally
sessions at 2:JO and 7:30 o'clock, la be
ing held for four days, closing Fri
day, In the Alliance Hall Thirteenth
and Walnut stre eta. In spite of the
Inclement weather last night, the
opening session was a success. The
Bev. Mr. Henft's message was well re
ceived. The themes at the confer
ence will be general. Biblical and
prophetic. The Rev. Mr. Senft Is a
man of rare ability and deep Insight
in the themes which he Is treating at
the confererce.
The Rev. W. H. Worrall, pastor of
the Christian and Missionary Alli
ance, extends a general Invitation to
the .public to the meetings being held.
:tate Report Shows Remark
able Amount of Land Is
Planted With the Grain
Pennsylvania has sown 1,568,270
acres In wheat, an increase of over
117,600 acres more than the acre
age In wheat In 1917, according to
the annual crop survey of the State
Department of Agriculture, issued
by L. H. Wible, the statistician, who
says, "The acreage is probably the
largest ever sown in this sta'e." The
wheat is going into winter in good
shape generally.
The acreage in rye is given as
-.4,450, or three per cent, above
lust yeur. .
.The corn production is given as
63,591,435 bushels, an average of
.a c?r UShcls por acr <b against 62,-
abO.SSo last year, drought being
blamed for the decline. The buck
wheat crop went away abend of lust
*K-u b i [n * 8,191,600 bushels, or
lb.B bushels per acre. In 1917, the
crop was 5,570,124 and early frosts
prevented a larger yield this year.
The potato crop declined from 30 -
' 000 Th- BheU 1917 t0 2415T2 --
uuu. ihe average crop per acre
| however, is given as 83.5 bushels.
In regard to alfalfa, the report
i e vield was 124,000 tons from
i 4 8.300 acres.
The tobacco figures are 58,007,400
pounds, against 51,051.000 last year.
The yield per acre is given as 1,410.
Do Your Christmas Shopping Now and Make It Easier For the Salespeople
This is THE Thanksgiving
When Your Home Should Be Beautiful
SPHERE never was a time in history when so many millions of people
1 be thankful as THIS THANKSGIVING. It's up to you to
make YOUR family happy and fill YOUR home with the spirit of the
times. A well-furnished home will do wonders along these lines.
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for the livingroom or library. The cane back and arms £!•
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THIS luxurious Queen Anne Bedroom Suit will delight the
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Very Lowest Prices in Town For Toys
We sell Toys-for the accomodation of our regular customers and
mark them ivithout profit. None delivered and none charged on ac
count of our low prices.
The Funny Tumbler, J Traction Fire Engine, j Acrobatic Clowns, ..450
J.. . . . t,, , 10 ♦ Shooting Gallery, target
Train on track CO* ♦ Magic Building Blocks, ♦ and gun .....500
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Hop are more numerous and con
ditions better than last year.
Zcvenaar, Holland. Nov. 20.—The
German minister at The Hague and
a "queen's commissioner" has ar
rived here in anticipation of the
coming of Augusta Victoria Hohen
zollern, wife of the former Gorman
emperor. Her whereabouts at pres
ent is unknown.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 20.—Presi-
I dents of three railroad brotherhoods
I yesterday sent President Wilson tele
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grams urging the appointment of
representative of labor to member
ship on the peace commission.
In our collection of monuments
. is such that we can meet almost
' any requirement both as to kind
and cost. Wo also make memo
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! tton. You'll find our work excel
| lent always and our service
\ prompt and reasonably priced.
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