Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 21, 1918, Image 1

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American Troops Are to Enter Luxemburg Today
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Arlon Gives Warm
Welcome to Men
of America
In Gay Attire They
Toss Flowers
to Troops
By Associated Press
American Army of Occupation,:
Nov. 21. —The Americans had an-J
other triumphal day Wednesday in |
the forward inarch of the army of i
Crossing the old German frontier I
of 1911 into Lorraine and swinging!
northward into the Grund Duchy oi i
Luxemburg the Americans were en- i
t husiastlcully received everywhere, j
on the left American marines occu- ,
pied the town of Arlon (Belgium).!
where .the day had ben proclaimed i
a holiday. Thousands of civilians j
greeted the Americans, who entered i
Arlon early in the morning.
To the south the Americans went ;
into Fontoy and Vitry in Lorraine
and se' eral villages to the northeast ;
of Vitry.
Swinging northward from MeU
t lie American first division crossed
into Luxemburg just before noon
yesterday, entering Esch. a mining
town of 20,0110 inhabitants. The
civilians expected the Americans
Thursday, but when the vanguard
appeared the news spread quickly.
The whistles at the mines were
blown, bells were rung, children were
excused from schools, stores ...jßiere
closed and the afternoon was pro
claimed a holiday.
Pictures of President Displayed
In the store windows and public
buildings along the principal streets
there were pictures of President Wil
son, drawn by an artist of Esch, who
had worked night and day to com- |
plete by hand as many drawings as j
possible. Pictures of President Poin
care. Marshal Foeh and King Albert
also were prominently displayed.
To the first division fell the honor
of crossing the Lorraine line, the
advance guard entering Aumetz soon
after 9 o'clock. For three days the
civilians of Aumetz had been looking
for the Americans, expecting them
every minute. There had been no
school all week, and the children
had been drilled in singing and flag
waving to receive the advancing
Uliildrcii Toss Flowers
Two hundred pupils, attired in
fancy dress, those .of the girls being
of 1 lie colors of France, and boys
carrying the red and yellow colors |
ol' Lorraine, a home-made American '
flag and tri-coLored bunting of:
France, met the troops at the arch- i
way over the road entering the town I
from Audun Le Roman. By the ttnie I
the marching troops reached Esch j
the civilians were ready to receive!
them. The children tossed flowers at
the soldiers as they passed through!
the streets. After midday even the I
mines closed in order to give the
workers, many of whom are women
and girls, an opportunity for asseni
[ Continued on Page I I.]
Kolchak Goes in as
Dictator in Russia;
Omsk Ousts Its Foe 1
By Associated Press
\ htilivostok, Nov. 26.—Through a i
coup on the part of the council of!
ministers of the new All-Russian!
government at Omsk, Admiral Alex
ander Kolchak has become virtual j
dictator and commander of the all-1
Russian army and fleet. Two min- '
isters, ,V 4. Avkstentleff and M. Zen-1
zenoff, who opposed Admiral Kol
ehak's dictatorship, have been ar-i
rested. A portion of the Director- 1
ate of the erstwhile Ufa government, I
which formed the administrative!
body of tlie new government and i
to which the ministry was respon- i
sibie. sup,-erls Admiral Kolchak. '
Telegrams received ' here from;
Omsk state that the move was "due j
to extraordinary circumstances and !
danger menacing the state." The;
council of ministers has assumed!
authority and transferred it to Ad- 1
niiral Kolchak. The latter lias ac- \
cepted the responsibility and. it is!
announced, has entered upon hisj
dittoes as "supreme governor."!
General Horvath. General Ivanoff. j
minister of war of the Omsk govern-!
inent, and General Rertoff former!
commander of the all-Russian forces!
announce that they recognize the I
new authority.
The coup occurred on Novem
ber 18.
Harrisburg Trust Company
Elects Directing Board
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Harrisburg Trust Com- '
pany was helji at the banking house
in Market Square. These directors j
were elected: Edward Bailey, J. I
William Bowman, A. Fortenbaugh, R. J
G. Goldaborough, 11. L. Hershey, E. j
H. Herman. W. P. Maguine, G. W. i
Reily, W. P. Starkey, E. J. Btackpole, j
H. F. Smith. E. Z. Wallower, i
By Associated Press
Paris, Nov. 21.—American
troops will pass through the
city of Luxemburg to-day.
General Pershing who is ac
companying the forces, will
call on Grand Duchess Marie
Adelaide while he is in her
capital city. A proc'tama'/.on j
has been addressed to -the
people of Luxemburg an
nouncing that the passage of i
American troops through
their country is necessary
and guaranteeing the disci
pline and friendliness of the
j soldiers toward the popula- j
Vast Mountains of Supplies
Backed America's Fight
ing Men
Nearly 2,000.000 Officers and!
Men on French
By Associated Press
American Headquarters in France,
Nov. 21. —The extent of America's'
military effort in France at the time '
the amistice was declared is shown i
by statistics whi£h the Associated
Press is now permitted to make i
public. The stupendous figures show i
only a part of the great effort made i
in war preparations in men, money!
und material.
On the morning of November li.
the United States had in France 78,-
291 officers and 1,881,376 men, a to
tal of almost 2,01)0.000. There were '
760.000 combat troops in the Ar- j
gonnc action, exclusive of the Amer- '
iean units engaged elsewhere.
Great Railroad Service
The American Army has brought
to France and has in operation 96 7
, standard gauge locomotives and 13,-
174 standard gauge freight cars of
American manufacture. It also lias!
in service 350 locomotives and 973
cars of foreign origin. To meet de- !
munds which the existing French i
railways were unable to meet 843 i
miles of standard gauge railway
were constructed. Five hundred
miles of this have been built since j
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Three Small Fires Take
Attention of Firemen;
Losses Are Trifling
I Three small fires engaged the at- I
tention of the fire department dur- !
ing the twelve hours between mid- !
night last and noon to-day.
What threatened to be a dangerous |
fire -developed In a tar heater used j
j by the Central Construction Company )
| at the storage warehouse of the At- j
j luetic Refining Company branch at i
1 2207 North Seventh street, about 10 !
o'clock this morning. The heater'
was filled with tar, to be .used to '
' bind a new gravel road approaching 1
! the warehouse from North Seventh !
j street. The spigot refused to work j
j properly after some tar was poured
, out, and some of the tar leaked under!
I the heater into the firebox. The
! flames spread to the heater, and witli |
1 the high wind • blowing, for a time
| threatened the large nmounts of gas
, oline and other inflammables stored
nearby. The Friendship, Camp Cur
! tin and Reily Company extinguished
I the flames.
I At the grocery store of M. Karmatz,
Herr and Cameron streets, a chimney
I fire was started when the chimney
; became clogged with soot. An alarm
! from Box 51 at 6.55 o'clock this morn
ing called the district companies, and
: the five was quickly smothered,
j A passerby carelessly tossed a
| eigaret on the white pine flooring of
! the Walnut Street bridge shortly after
j midnight, causing a blaze which ate
j through the planking in one spot.
The Friendship apparatus made quick
I work of the blaze.
Three of State Draft
Bureau Take Part '
in a Double Wedding
Three employes of. (he State Draft
Headquarters figured in a double
wedding at St. Peter's Lutheran
Church at Mlddlctown on Tuesday.
Joseph McClaughltn, of Elizabeth
town; and Miss Ruth Shaeffer, of the
induction department, were married
and then Miss Edith Miller, of this
city, in the disbursement department,
j was married to Matthew P. Johnston, '
; of Philadelphia, chief of the regis
; tratlon department. The wedding of
j Mr. and Mrs. Johnston was a great
; surprise as he had been expected to
j be best man at the first wedding.
Attaches of the headquarters have
I presented the couples with wedding
i gifts-
! The Next Candidate For Elimination |
Resources of City's Ten Trust j
Companies Mount
Hundreds of People Have Ac-!
counts Who Never Saved
That the people gf Harrisburg I
ae taking advantage of the high war
time wages and opportunities for
saving offered during the war, is
made apparent in the reports of the
ten trust companies of Harrisburg,
i which show deposits for the liscul
| year of 1918 were three per cent,
more than those of the preceding
I yar.
The ten trust companies increased
their resources and deposits three
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American Flour Is to
Feed Holland; Five Ships j
Shortly to Carry Cargoes
Washington, Nov. 21.--Five Dutch j
ships laden with flour will leave |
American ports shortly for Holland
by permission of the American gov- j
ernment. This cargoes will make
possible an immediate increase in
Dutch bread ration.
Five vessels from Netherland ports
will be sent to replace them, us the
United States has not relaxed its
control over the movement of neutral
ships carrying American cargoes.
Wood-Chopping Bee Scheduled by Y. M. C. A. to Transfer
Kinks From Brains lo Muscles
Brain-tired businessmen of Har
rinburg will have ample opportunity
to straighten out the kinks in their
muscles and to get a full old-fash
ioned country day if plans of the
Social Work Committee of the Cen
tral Y. M; C. A. are brought to com
pletion. At a luncheon of the com
mittee held to-day in the assembly
room of the "Y" building plans for
a huge woodchopping bee to be held
somewhere neter Harrlsburg were
discussed. It Is not definitely known
when the affair Is to b held, but In
all probability it will be Saturday,
November 30. Plans discusscch by
the committee Include departure for
the woods at any early hour of the
morning. The men will take their
Kaiser Revels in
Food; People Starve
By Associated Press
| Copenhagen, Nov. 21.—Accord- j
! ing to Berlin advices enormous i
j stores of foodstuffs were found in
! the castle of the former German.
, emperor in Berlin. A member of i
| the Soldiers' and Workmen's Coun- i 1
! ell is authority for the statement !
I that there was a great variety of j
' foodstuffs found, the value of '
! which normally would be several !
| hundred thousand marks.
Dauphin Deposit Trust Coin-j
pany to Handle All
After making a careful survey of
the situation in Riverside where
many houses were badly damaged or
! wrecked (luring the storm on Sunday
; night, a commitVe named by Mayor
Keister, at a meeting this morning,
I decided to make an appeal for funds
i to relieve the situation as a number'
! of families are in need of financial I
I help to pay for repairs and meet!
j other expenses.
I The Dauphin Deposit Trust Com- !
tuny was selected to receive the j
funds and all checks or cash con-1
tributions should be mailed or taken |
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I'nrln, Nov. 21.—King George-and'
Queen Mary, of England, will visit'
Paris late this month.
lunches and u pot of coffee will l>e |
made over a blazing tire. In the
morning and afternoon woodchop
ping will be the order of the day.
"We expect to have nine or ten cords
of wood chopped," said Chairman t
P. T. Barnes. The wood will be used
for fuel at the "Y" building.
Discussion of plans for a New
Year's entertainment did not bring
that day's program to completion. '
The matter will be brought before!
the meeting of the committee next
Present at the meeting at noon to
day were E. Fred Rowe. P. T.
Barnes, A. H. Dinsmore, C. W. Mil
ler, Dr. 41. V. llazen, Walter Del
trlch and Frank C. Foose
I Couldn't 'Stand the Singing!
So Someone Opened
J Another Man Tries Fourth
Time to Get a
Music as a provocation of crime j
• appeared in a Board of Pardon hear- '
j ing to-day when Jolin F. Sorugg, '
j Scranton attorney, asked pardon for •
I Ralph Chiolato, who has a couple of'
aliases. Mr. Scrags said that a row j
j had started among Italians over i
j respective merits as singers, super- j
! induced by wine.
i "These men argued and then fought
over their sitting aballty." said he.
One man was shot and killed."
"Was lie .the singer?" Asked sec- ,
retary of the Commonwealth .Woods. 1
"I am not sure, but one man shot :
l to secure quiet and peace," respond- i
ed the attorney.
"What has happened," commented '
, the secretary.
Drunkenness No Excuse
"People who are coming to this
board with drunkenness as an ex- :
cuse for crime will have to get new I
ones If this Commonwealth becomes;
•bone dry." 1 wonder what they will 1
use then" said Lieutenant Governor |
Frank B. McClnln in expressing his j
opinion us to the reasons for pardon
of a Luzerne county applicant. Every'
applicant who submitted Intoxication !
as a reason failed to get much con- I
sideratlon to-day.
An unusual number of cases were i
submitted on papers and uided ma- {
terially in shortening the hearing i
period to-day. The decisions, it was
announced, would be given to-night. I
Tries Fourth Time
When two Washington county j
cases were called District Attorney
Isaac W. Baum, who had appeared i
to protest, received word of the crit- |
ical illness of his sister and had to ]
leave the hearing.
Among the eases heard were those !
of three employes of the Philadel- j
pliia Water Department convicted in !
February of embezzlement and an- j
other in which a clerk, convicted on i
eight indictments of forgery, em
bezzlement, etc., asked pardon after
serving about a year. "William Web
ber, commuted Barks county murder
er, asked a fourth hearing. He had
been thrice refused, but perseveres.
Washington, Nov. 21.—Heatrie-!
tions upon the installation of new!
telephones und extension of existing
telephone lines which were limited
on August IS to such new appliances
ns would lie helpful to the prosecu
tion' of the war, were withdrawn
to-day by Postmaster General Bur
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28th Is Praised
Philadelphia, Nov. 21.—A fine tribute was paid to the
Twenty-eighth Division of the American army, once the
National Guard of Pennsylvania, by Secretary of War Baker,
passing through this city to-day on his way to Camp Dix,
Wrightstown, N„ J.
"The Twenty-eighth division performed valiant service |
and proved itself a splendid division," said the secretary, and
General Peyton C. March, chief of staff, who was with him
nodded his approval.
Passing of Germany as a Naval Power Witnessed by
Greatest Armada Ever Assembled in the
History of the World
By Associated Press %
Washington, Nov. 21. —An Amerl- ;
! can battle squadron, probably in- I
! eluding live dreudnaughts command- |
! ed by Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman |
j and operating as a unit of the Brit- j
i ish grand fleet, participated to-day j
! in the passing of German sea power.
! The Americans shared in the for- ,
; mal acceptance by Admiral Beatty,|
I tirst British sea lord, of the sur- ;
render of the main force of the Ger
j man high seas fleet, as designated ■
: in the terms of armistice.
I The identity of American naval
j craft in European waters never has
j been disclosed.
Ixwidon, Nov. 21.-—The British .
grand fleet, Accompanied by an
American battle Bquadron and ,
French cruisers,* steamed out at 3
o'clock this morning front its Scot- i
tish base to accept the surrender of j
the German battleships, battle cruis- j
ers anil destroyers.
The fog which had enveloped the J
I grand fleet for three days cleared |
J last night and this morning the |
I weather was dull with a slight hazei
! hanging over the Firth of Forth. |
The fleet which is to witness the j
; surrender consists of some four hun
-1 drod ships, including sixty dread- '
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By Associated Press
Paris, Nov. 21. — Now that the j
holy places in Palestine have been
freed by Allied troops from their !,
German-Ottoman rulers, the ques- j (
tion of kings of Jerusalem has
been revived in Paris. ]'
Three crowned heads at present ,
| living can claim the title —the
king of Spain, the king of Italy
| ind the former Austrian emperor.
Properly speaking. King Victor
Emanuel of Italy relinquished the
; title on his accession to the Ital
• lan throne, but on all tire coins j.
| issued by the kings of Sardinia 1 (
; there were the words, "King of j
| Cyprus and Jerusalem." I'
Charles of Austria and Alfonso ,
of Spain hold the right to the title
through the courts of Castile and
Bourbon-Espagne. i
Never lias such a short-lived ,
kingdom had so many crowned
heads of such diverse origin. Je- '
rusalcm was a kingdom from 1089
to 1187, when Satadin captured ,
the city. It was revived for ten
years—l 229 to 1239 by Emperor 1
Frederick 11. ,
Up to the time of its extinction,
there were ten kings or queens of '
Jerusalem. <
For lliirrlsliurg unit vicinity > ,
Generally cloudy to-night and
Friday t not much chnnge In <
temperature, lowest to-night
it In, nt IS degrees. 1
For Eastern Pennsylvaniai Gen- i
crally cloudy to-night and Frl
ilnyt little change In tempera- > '
lurct gentle to moderate north- ,
west winds.
The Susquehanna river and nil Itn
branches will full, except the i
lower portion of the mnln river
will retnnln nearly stationary 4
A stnice of nbout .1.11 feet Is Indi
cstrri for Harrlsburg Friday <
General t'ondjtloas .
I.tght aaows have fallen generally
nloag the aarthern boundary <
nnd In the Itaelcy Mountains nnd .
light loenl rnlns la the Ohio
Valley and In the Middle At- t
Inntlr and \ew England states
with a little snow In Wentern
View York. Substantial rains <
tell In Eastern Texas and North
western l.nnlsliinn. the rain area 4
extending northeastward Into <
Western Tennessee, ns n resnlt
of n disturbance In the Gulf of *
Mexico moving rnstwnrd. Ex
cept In the Bast Gnlf States
sad Northern Florida, where It
Is four tn ten degrees warmer,
there has been a general fall of 9
two to eighteen degrees la tern-
peratare since laat report, 1
naughts, fifty light cruisers and!
j nearly two hundred destroyers. Ad- j
| miral Sir David Beatty, commander '
. of the grand fleet, is on the Queen I
| Elizubeth.
Body Found in Cask of
Wine Opened For Test
, San Francisco, Nov. 21. — Attempts!
I to learn the identity of an .ltalianl
I whose bo ly wVs reported to have!
j been found in a tifty-gallon cask}
j of wine shipped from this city to j
j New York, were being made here
i to-day by tlie police and the United j
j States internal , revenue offices.
The cask bore the name of an I
! Italian w ! ne firm here and was reg-1
| ularly shipped with the internali
I revenue credentials. The discovery
jot' the man's body was made when!
the cask was opened for a test ofi
the wine.
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Terms of Armistice
Carried Out by
Defeated Foe
Ships Specified in
| Agreement Are
Handed Over
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By Associated Press
London, Nov. 21.—The Gei
! man fleet, as specified in the
| terms of the armistice with Ger
i many, was surrendered to-day to
i the Allies.
This announcement was made
j oflficialy by the Admiralty this
! afternoon. The statement read:
Transfer at 9.30
j "The main German fleet sur
rendeted at 9.30 o'clock this
I mornintr.
The point of the rendezvous
j for the Allied and German sea
| forces, was between 30 and 40
| utiles cast of May Island, oppo
| site the Firth of Forth.
It is understood that the German
, warships surrendered to Admiral
I Beatty tolav were eight battle
| ships, six battle cruisers and eight
! cruisers.
There remain to be surrendered
! two battleships, which are under
[ repair and fifty modern torpedo
boat destroyers.