Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 30, 1918, Page 2, Image 2

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POSTAGE STAMPS
AND POSTALS AT
THE OLD RATES
Senate Committee Provides
For Change, Which Is to
Co Into Effect July 1
WaxhlnKlon, Nov. 30. After July
1 next, a two-cent stump will curry a
letter anywhere and a postal card may
bo bought at the old price of one cent.
Publishers of newspapers and periodi
cals may send their product to any
point within a radius of 200 miles at
the rate of one cent a pound, und be
yond that for one und a half cents a
pound.
The decisions were reached by the
Senate finance committee, which is re
drafting the revenue bill in the light
of new developments resulting from
tho signing of the armistice. Of course,
the action of the finance committee
must be ratified by the Senate aird
agreed to by the House, but It is re
garded as certain that both houses
will agree to the changes now that
the war is over.
Generally speaking, the changes
which were votod into the revenue
bill by the finance committee restore
the pre-war rates on second class as
well as first clash postage. Instead of
the present rate of three cents an
ounce on letter mail, and a two-cent
rate on postal cards, each is reduced
one cent. Before the war publishers
were able to send their newspapers
and periodicals anywhere in the Unit
ed States for one rent a pound.
Heduces Zone System
The action of the Senate commit
tee. which was taken !>y a vote of tu
to 3. almost wipes out tho zone sys
tem for which Postmaster General
Burleson fought so hard.
Instead of eight zones with trans-,
portation charges graded according to
the length of the haul, the country. |
according to the plan °, f , tb .° i
committee, will he divided into two
zones—that of 200 miles, and beyond.
Furthermore, the action of the com .
mittee assuming that it is written in
to the law, will prevent the graduat- ,
ed Increase in publishers' rates, based
on percentages of advertlslng to
reading matter, which were to hare I
gone into effect on July 1 next. It is
believed "that the action of the c °™~ |
mittee will eliminate the future con
troversy between newspaper anil |
magazine publishers resulting fionii
the" zone system proposals of recent
years.
32,000 Names Added
to the Casualty Lists;
Total Reaches 265,839
By Associated Press
Washington, Nov. 30. —The new
casualty reports add more than 3 2,-
000 names to the American total
for the war. The summary announc
ed last week totalled 233,117, in-;
eluding 2.163 prisoners. G f ner ' ll I
March said he did not think the j
number of prisoners would he in- j
creased materially by the new iig- j
' tiros, indicating the probable total ;
of November 26 will be 265,830.
To-day's summary adds 4,310 to,
the number killed in action or dead |
of wounds: 1.823 to the number of i
dead of disaster: 10.330 to the num-i
l.er wounded and tho number of
missing in action is increased front
1.160 to 14,290. The large increase
in the latter classification is attri
buted to belated reports from all
i, commands on the checking up of
p missing: men.
Troops from eleven states com
posed the three divisions named by
General March as designated for
early return homo as they originally
were organized. The 79th, compos
ed of troops from Northeastern
Pennsylvania, Eastern Maryland
and tlie District of Columbia was in
action east of the Mouse, advancing
> toward Damvillers when the armis- >
tiee ended hostilities General March
6a id.
Fire and Police Alarms
to Be Given Riverside;
Water System Soon Ready i
' Fire and police alarm boxes in
the Fourteenth ward will he instal
led and connected in a week or two, i
otficials announced to-day. The cable
to be used to connect the boxes with
the present city lire alarm system,
is now being stretched along the
poles In the district. Five lire alarm
and two police call boxes will be in
staled in the ward.
On Monday employes of the water i
department will begin the work ot
coifneeling the city's mains to th,e j
lines in the Fourteenth ward. The |
connections will he made at Second j
nnd Division and Sixth und Division ;
streets, ar.d in about a week res:-|
dents in Riverside will be using lilt- |:
ered water furnished by the city. p
Commissioner Hasslcr announced;:
he will probably have all tho neces- |
sary legal preparations completed \ \
by next Tuesday so thnt council can |,
approve finally the purchase of the ; j
supply system in the Fourteenth!:
ward. The cost will he $13,500, the!,
commissioners approving the pur-! :
chase at this price. I
Snow or Rain Early
in New Week an*j at
Close Is the Pfrdiction ;
By Associated Press
Wasltingcm, Nov. 30. Weather
predictions for the week beginning '
Monday issued by the Weather Bu
reau to-day are:
North and Middle Atlantic States:
Generally fair weather indicated, al- I
though some probability of snow
or rain about Tuesday in New York j
and New England and again about
the end of the week. Nearly normal.|
temperatures ufter Monday.
Letters to Soldiers Must
Bear Return Addresses
Washington, Nov. 30.—Under in
structions issued yesterday by Post
master General Burleson, no letter
mall will be accepted by postoflice
in the United States for delivery to
members of the American Expedition
ary Forces without a return address
on the envelope.
The orderr was issued at the re- ;
quest of the War Department so that
proper disposition may be made of I
mall reaching France for members 1
of the expeditionary forces who have !
returned to the United States.
r |
*1
People who j;
are saving
find . !
I Grape-Nuts 1
I food a valu
able help.
lu—— >—•— —1
* ' s
SATURDAY EVENING, .
Penna. Soldiers in
Added Lists in War
This additional list was given out
by the War Department In to-day's
j casualties:
Killed in action, previously re
'' ported missing In action:
Sergeant William W. Dengler 13
South Third street, Reading, Pa
i Privates James H. Davenport,
Johnstown. Pa.
Lionel J. Hahn, Johnstown, Pa.
Died of d'sease, previously re
ported missing in action:
Privates Angelo Consorte. Ma
hanoy City, Pa. - :
Stiney Daniel, Mahanoy Citv, Pa.
Samuel Daubert, 302 North Eighth I
j street, Easton, Pa.
j Charles J. Dougherty, Philadel
. | phia.
Wounded severely in action, prev
iously reported killed in action:
Private Michael F. Lawless, Scran
ton. Pa.
Wounded severely In action, prev
| iously reported missing In action.:
Corporal John J. Malone, Phil
adelphia.
Privates Raymond M. Cummings,
i Philadelphia.
Charles Benton Dugan, Muncy,
Pa. (
Wounded degree undetermined,
previously reported missing in ac
tion:
William A. Hunkle, 632 West King
street, York, Pa.
Mechanic Carl David Wheeler,
Peckville, Pa.
Cook Robert E. Gower. Scranton.
Privates Luty Belski, Shamokin, Pa.
James J. Burke. Philadelphia.
George W. Lentes, Bryn Mawr.
Pa.
, John Marucki, .683 Laurel street.
Reading, Pa.
Tony Parks, Dumber City, Pa.
Oscar Peterson. East Mckeesport,
: Pa.
Serafin Siemiekowicz, Scranton. I
! Pa:
j John Tully, Philadelphia.
Wounded slightly In action. prev-J
| iously reported killed in action:
Private Nazar Mudakow, McKees
! Rocks, P^.
Wounded slightly, previously r<v
j ported missing it> action:
j Sergeant Robert C. Wilson, j
I Wilkes-Barre, Pa. j
Privates Alphonso di Mattie, 1 1
Summit Hill. Pa. c
William R. M&Cormlek, Connells- ,
viile. Pa. c
Domin.ick Rickiewiez, Shenan- :
1 doah. Pa. j
j Sick in hospital, previously re- j
| ported missing in action: v
Private Adam Ydnchis, Port Grif
| flth. Pa.
Prisoners, previously reported
i wounded in action, degree undeter
i mined: c
j orporal Aaron Batehelor, Phila- 1
I delphia. q
Prisoners. previously reported
| wounded severely in action: v
Private Angelo Pedercini, Tunnel ti
Hill, Pa.
Prisoners, previously reported
j killed in action: s
Corporals Leo B. Dohn, Pitts- c
i burgh, Pa. ti
I James A. Kenney, Knoxville, Pa. I
| Wilbur Kern, 1128 Catasauqua 11
; street, Allentown, Pa.
Clifford W. Miller, Blairsville, Pa. ?
Bugler Michael ].■ Grastecke, Jit. j
Ppleasant, Pa.
Privates Walter Morokovic, Phila- t
delphia.
Salvatore di Francesco, Erie, Pa.
Paul Donson, Carlisle, Pa. 1
Frank B. Dubois, Ensington, Pa. j
Henry J. Ernest, Erie, Pa. t
Edward J. Fosset, Philadelphia, o
Alfred C. Ilagan, Wilkinsburg, Pa. 1
Mareelli S. Kafarsky, 216 Strand n
street, Wilmington, Del.
Alexander Karas, Rhamokin, Pa.
William B. Lower, Lewisburg, Pa.
James McColligan, Philadelphia.
John' Phillips, Coaldale, Pa.
Joseph Prltta, Philadelphia.
Parvin J'a.
Jewish Soldiers of
Today Like Ancient
Rabbis, Says Rabbi
The Rev. Louis J. Haas preached j
a remarkable sermon in Ohev Sholom
temple lust evening tn connection
with Feast of Light, Clianukah, serv
ices which attracted a large audience.
"The Modern Macabees" was liis ser
mon and he compared the spirit of
i Jewish soldiers in the armies of the
Allies with the Maccabees of old, who
died for freedom In tite old days.
"It was a tight then as now. against
the autocracy, political and religious
—a war to .prevent one man's views ]
being forced upon thousands who
resented it." said Rabbi Haas. It i
was "the few against the many, the
weak against the strong, the
rignteous against the unrignteous,"
and the Maccabees sacriilced their
Uvea for their ideals. Their spirit,
said lJr. Haas, appears to have de
scended through the ages to the Jew
ish soldiers of to-day, who by their
deeds and sacritlces have emulated
the Maccabees of old. He likened all
the men uf all the Allied armies also
to these ancient Maccabees land paid
a high tribute to the women of
America, France.'ltaly and England,
for the wonderful part they have
played in the war.
Children participated in the serv
ices last evening, singing patriotic
songs and taking part in a pageant
of the nations. To-night, under tiie
auspices of the Harrisburg branch
6f the Jewish Welfare Work Com
mittee, there will be held an affair
for the soldiers of Middletown, New
Cumberland and Carlisle and for vis
iting soldiers and sailors.
John Harris Lodge to
Celebrate 17th Year With
Grand Chancellor Here
Korval Dauglierty, grand chan
cellor of Pennsylvania, will be the
principal speuker at the seventeenth
anniversary of the organization of
John Harris Lodge, No. 19S, lvnights
of Pythias, to lie held on Monday
evening in the hall in Howard street.
The program will include vocul
selections by A. W. liartman and
Miss Amy Burd, instrumental num
bers by an orchestra, Mr. Dough
erty's address and dancing and re
freshments.
The committee of arrangements
includes Harry A. Boyer, chairman;
Harry D. Reel, Charles \V. Erb, W.
G. Sntysor, W. F. Franklin, Mr. 1
Boyer and Harry W. Haas, chancel
lor commander of the lodge, will
also make addresses.
F. V. Larkin Entertains
Pipe Bending Officials
Officials, superintendents and gen
eral foremen of the Harrisburg
Pipe and Pipe Bending Company,
were entertained at the Colonial
Country Club as the guests of F. V.
Larkin. Gaines were enjoyed dur
ing the evening after which a bowl
ing match was held, eight teunis
competing. W. P. Starkey's team
won first place, with d total score
of 608. The team included Miller,
Sawyeß. Clausen, Butler and Thrush.
E. Smith's team was runner up with
a score of 472. The bowlers were
Laubach, Sites. Dllcher, McQuadc
and Smith. High scores wero made
by Whalen, 177; larkin, 176; Clau
sen, 163, and McDowell, 156. After
the match u luncheon Was enjoyed,
followed by dancing, including spe
cialties and singing by McQuade. I
| ANNUAL HAVERSTOCK FAMILY REUNION AT NEW CUMBERLAND j
New Cumberland, Nov. 30.—Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Haverstock, of M&rkert street, celebrated their annual
family reunion on Thanksgiving Dpy. Their eleven children and their families were present on thin liappy
occasion. They were: Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Haverstock, of Lancaster; Mrs. Mollie Shutter and daughter,
Esther, of Carlisle: Mrs. G. Rider and Mary Lou. of Hagerstown, Maryland; Mrs. Annie Cameron, of Sher
nmnsdale. Perry county; George Haverstock, of Washington, D. C.: Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Haverstock and
daughter, Betty; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Steigerwalt and son, Herbert, of Now Cumberland; ti. E. Haver
stock, of York; Norman Haverstock and son, Robert, of Harrisburg, and Miss Esther Haverstock, at
home.
1
Shame-Faced
By FRANCIS FARQVHAII
Chairman Pennsylvania-Delaware
Division, Hod Cross Christ
inas Roll Call
Some of these days all of the
Pennsylvania and Delaware soldiers
and sailors will he home again.
There will be parades und speech- j
es and red tire and hurrahs. There j
will he handshaking, and tears of j
joy: there will he special services
in the churches. There will be ach
ing hearts, too, for the boys who
will never come home.
But when the red lire has burned
out, the parades and speech-making
are over, tho hurrahs have died
away and the handshaking is finish
ed, the soldier boys und the sailor
boys ure going to make certain in
quiries.
"What were you all doing while |
we were over yonder?" will be the
first query. "Were you 'carrying on' I
back home?"
Then it will be possible for thou- |
sands of us to reply thut we were j
carrying on; that we, too, wefe |
lighting a good light and were keep- !
ing the faith. There may he some I
among us who will Hush guiltily.
Every red-blooded citizen of i
Pennsylvania and Delaware, owes I
it not only to the Red Cross, tiuV to !
himself, to sec either that he joins |
the Red Cross during the Christmas ;
Rolleall drive, or renews his mem- j
bership.
This campaign begins December |
16 and will continue one week, j
Memberships are only $l. The nn
tion-at-large is asked to furnish 55.- i
000,000 members. Pennsylvania and
Delaware are asked for .6,000,000 !
members.
I suggest that the entire popula-'
tion of Pennsylvania and Delaware
constitute itself a general commit
tee to see to it that Red Cross mem- !
bership is universal.
All that is required -is a Heart and
a dollar.
PERSHING NAMES
80,000 TO COME HOME
[Continued from First Page.]
| Distinguished Service Menial on
I General Bliss. Lieutenants General
> Dickman, McAndrews und Liggett i
and Bullard, nnd Major Harbord.
General March corrected an er- ■
roneous impression that the 27th j
and 30th divisions, reported as \
withdrawn from the British lines
had been designated for early return
to the United States. Those two di- j
! visions, he explained have been re- j
! turned to Pershing's* command and j
i have not been assigned for trans- |
portation home.
Plans for bringing soldiers home, i
it was announced, include the use of ;
hospital ships for severely wounded
and specially fitted transports for j
the slightly wounded and eonvales- I
cents, on the arrival the men will j
be met by hospital trains and the •
Pullman Company has been direct- !
ed to convert a number •of sleepers!
into hospital cars to carry to the j
army reconstruction hospitals, base '
hospitals and other places already j
provided.
State Men Valorous on Manic
(living a brief outline of the ac- >
tivlties in France of the 28th Divi- i
sion (Pennsylvania National Guard) j
I General March said four companies I
: from this division had been stationed I
| south of the Marne near Chateau
i Thierry when the last German drive i
| toward Payis was repulsed. di- [
| vision joined in the counter offensive !
I in the Marne salient in the middle j
I of tho month and fought its way to '
the Vesle before it was relieved. On i
I September 4 it crossed the Vesle I
l with the French advance.
in the Meuse-Argonne assault of
the America army this division took j
Chatel-Cherey in the action which
broke Germun resistance on this'
front.
Reports from General Pershing |
showing that American soldiers cap- I
tured by Germany are returning to I
the American lines daily. General i
March said, and the department has
recelved no report of mistreatment 1
of them by the enemy. Most of the I
men are entering the lines of the !
American army of Occupation, since
that army holds the front line.
The disposition to be made of j
German or other eneniv subjects t
interned in this country, General !
j March thought, would be worked j
out at the peace conference,
Germans Retiring From
War Fields in Orderly
Fashion, Yankee Says
With tlie American Army of Occu- j
[>ation, Nov. 30.—An American who
has Just returned from Frankfort, j
Germany, says the withdrawal of;
the Gorman troops, under the direc- I
tion of Field Marshal von Hinden- j
burg, is being conducted in a most j
orderly manner everywhere, despite j
reports to the contrary.
Another American who has rC- '
turned from Germany says that on
Wednesday he passed * German
troops all day. The columns, he
says were In perfect order. He
lleves that reports that the Ger
mans are disorganized arc hnsed
on a few isolated ec-es where in
dividuals or small groups have caus
ed trouble.
EIKS TO MOURN
THEIR DEAD
[Continued from First Page.]
FRANK ROUOITRAN
! occasion being Frank Loughran, of
IScranton Lodge. No. 123, Scranton.
j Among other participants of the
affair is Miss Helen Kanders, dra
; matlc soprano of the Metropolitan
j Opera" Company, New York City.
I Harrishurgers on the program ar*
! Miss Margaretta Kennedy, 'cellist:
| the Hey. Dr. Qeorge Edward I I t wen,
Market. Sqiim-p Presbyterian ("h.urch;
thy Rev. Daniel J. CaVey,'St. Pat
! lick's Cathedral. M'ss Alda Kennedy
j and Mrs. Emma Hoffman are* ac
companists and William H. Opper
j inan,* organist of Harrlsburg Lodge,
I B. P. O. E., will render se'ections.
The Order" of .Services
! The memorial committee includes]
I A. W. Hartman, chairman; James L.
{Carroll, Clarence H. Sigler, and Ed-'
| win J. Lewis, exalted ruler, cx-oflicio
| member. The order of service fol
j lows:
"Alia Marcla" (von Wilm), Wil
• Hum H. Opperman; "Traumerel"
(Schumann*. Miss Margareta Kcn
; nedy; invocation, the Rev. George E.
j H.vvcs; "Hear Ye, Israel" ("Elijah")
j (Mendelssohn), Miss He'en Kanders:
] opening ceremonies, lodge officers;
j "Eintritt" (From (he "Suite im
j Waldo") (Popper), Miss Margaretta
[Kennedy: memorial exercls-'s, lodge
i officers: "Morning Hvptn" (Hen-i
schel). Miss Ilelen Kanders; memo
rial address. Frank Loughran; "Lar
| go" (Handel), Miss Margaretta Ken-!
; nedy; "These Arc They Which Came"
! ("Ho'y City") (Gaul), Miss Helen
'Kanders; closing ceremonies, lodge
! officers; "Auld Lang Syne," Harris
[burg lodge and visiting Elks: prayer
j and benediction, the Rev. Daniel J.
1 Carey; "Coronation March" (Meyer- :
j beer), William 1!. Opperman.
] The following Elks have died dur
! ing the year: George E. Yousling.
| Hugo Schultzenbaoh, Frank E. 7.P\IS-,
lor. J. C. Rohrer, IfObert A. Davis,
William If. Sidcl, Tlyntan R. Wiener,
W. A. Streeter, H. F. Willoughby,
| Harry Rj Looser, Charles M. Sulli
i van. Eugene E. Baptist), Joseph J.
i Radzeiwiez.
PENNSYLVANIA ARMY
MATCHES CIVIL WAR'S
I [Continued from First Page.]
| compiled by Major Murdock. while
i the Keystone division, the sxth,is
| credited with something like 28,000.
j The total of the enlistments in the
j united service will run high in the !
I thousands.
' The figures of the Civil War fur- i
: nish an interesting comparison.
During the four years of the
Civil War Pennsylvania furnished
302,284, not including 25,000 mill- ;
tia in service September, ISGti. The:
records at the Adjutant General's
; Department show these men were j
! furnished as follows:
18(11
Under call of President of
i April* 10, 1861, for three
I months 20,979 |
I Pennsylvania Reserves Vol-
I unteer Corps under cail ' j
of President of July 22,
1861, for three years. 15,856 1
I Organized under act of
Congress, July 22, 1861,
for three years 93,759 :
Total 130,594 i
18112
President's call. July 7.
for three years 40,383 '
Draft ordered August 4, •>
for nine months 15,100 i
Independent companies for
| three years 1,358 j
Recruits forwarded by su
perintendents of recruit
ing service 9,259 i
Enlistments in organiza
tions of other states
and regulars • 5,000
Total *. . 71,100
1803
WANTED—TOOLS
A call for axes, wedges, two- j
man -crosscut taws and the ncccs- I
snry implements needed for wood
chopping lias been sent out by tin 1
committee in charge of tlic wood
chopping party to be held by tbo ]
Cent- al 1". 51. C. A. Saturday, De
cember 7. Those- having these
tools are requested to get Into :
communication with C. \\ . Miller,
physical director of Central "Y,"'
Bell phone 2021.
i
Organized under special
authority from War De
partment for three years 1,066 j
President's call June, for
six months 4,484 j
President's call for emer
gency 7,062
Recruits forwarded 4,458 j
Enlistments in regular
army .. . *. . 934 I
Militia called June, for
njnety days . ..(. 25,042 j
Total 43,046 !
1801
• Enlistments in old organ
izations for three years. 17,876 ■
| Organized under special
authority from War De
partment for three years 9,807
'Call July 27, for one year. 16,094
[Call July 6 for 100 days.. 7,675
Recruits forwarded 26,567
Drafted men and substi
tutes 10,651
Recruits for regular army. 2,974
. Total 91,704
18(15
• President's call, December
i 19, 1864, for one year... 9,645
forwarded 9,133
Drafted men and substi
tutes 6,675 1
. ! Recruits for regular army 387 j
k ] ' Total 25,8 40 ;
BREWERS CLOSE
TO SAVE FOOD
[Continued from First Page.]
io'cloek this evening and other local
I breweries also will run all day. That ]
' | there are many gallons of beer on'
: hand at the breweries was agreed
1 by the brewers. None would give
! any intimation as to changes in I
; prices, but it Is generally believed .
[that the price* will soon go to ten
| cents a glass. *
The breweries will not dismantle
their plants or begin the manufac- i
i ture of prohibition drinks, they say. 1
, Their breweries will be used largely ;
for storage purposes, and they will j
I allow their machinery to stand,
j ready to renew operations instant- j
; ly if the liquor interests are able to '
! sidetrack prohibition.
"Watchful Waiting"
Watchful waiting seems to be the |
■ prevalent spirit of the beer makers, !
who declare that they will await de- ;
; veiopments. While the sale of all j
] intoxicants will stop next July 1, i
j according to present indications, the 1
I beer men are unanimous in their be- :
' lief that subsequent legislation will j
I relieve them of their handicap, and i
I that llie manufacture of beer and !
I sale of liquors will be resumed be- j
fore many months.
The help, except such us is en gag- >
jed in the delivery service, will of'
■ necessity be. laid off, the brewers [
said. A large dumber of men will !
I lie required to handle the deliveries, I
1 however.
One Brewer Optimistic
i One brewer gave it as his firm bo- j
lief that beer would be made again ]
'by January 1, saying that he did,
not think the legislation restricting]
| its manufacture would be considered]
necessary. Others look for a long i
period of inactivity. The Preslden- ]
tial ruling forbidding, the use of;
■ foodstuffs in beer was made in the j
; sui .Tier and will be effective for the j
duration of the war.
Wilson Wants Lovett
to Direct Railroads
Washington, Nov. 30.—Positive]
; reports became current herd yester- |
j day afternoon to the effect that
! Judge Robert S. Lovett will he
asked by President Wilson to be
] come director general of railroads. [
| He is now serving the government!
j as director of the divis.on of capital I
I expenditures. •
i There lias been a near panic|
{among railroad men in the railroad!'
j administration over the talk of John '
; Skelton Williams for director gen- ,
• eral. Rather than serve under him,
i now that the war and Its high de
| mands upon patriotism are over, 1
I many of these men would resign
' and leave Washington in a body, as
| it were.
j It is understood that this situa
| tton has been comprehended by the
I President.
STRONG FOR FREE TRADE
London, Nov. 30. Ex-Preinier
i Herbert H. Asquitli, in an election
address to Ills East Fife constituents
condemned any tampering with the
essentinls of- free trade. He advo
cated the prompt introduction of
home rule Into Ireland.
jYANKS LAUGHED
| AT PROPAGANDA
Harrisburg Officer, in Letter
Home, Gives Sample of At
tempts to Weaken Mon.le
Lieutenant Albert 11. Stack pole,
of the 113 th Field Artillery, In
■ France in u t-ecent letter to the home
folks here enclosed a leaflet dropped
|by a German airman over the
| American lines. Ho says:
"The Germans are surely amusing,
'so thick-headed. For instance, just
a few moments ago a cross-marked
plane swept across at a very low
: altitude and dropped a sheaf of
| white papers. Several fell near our
: position, the ignorance and mis
-1 understanding of the pleas, amuses
| me: it's so thoroughly Hoche. They
I have fttiled mightily in their inter
-] pretation of the American spirit and
• character. It's rather surprising at
! this time, too, after the light we've
I put up against them these last few
i months. The boys just laugh at
| that sort of propaganda and pay no
attention to it."
I The leaflet, heading and all. is as
I as follows:
Till: BETTER PART OF
VALOR
Are you u brave man or a
coward
It takes a brave man to stand
up for his principles. Cowards
stand behind leaders and die,
imagining that by so doing they
become heroes.
The motive of an act is its
measure. If you think the war
is hell and that you as a citizen
of the United States of America
have no business to be lighting
• in France for England you are
a coward to stay with it. If
J yort had the courage to faee
j criticism you would get but and
over the top in no time to a
place where there is some like
lihood that you may see home
I again.
| What business is this war in
I Europe to you anyhow? You
i don't want to annex anything,
' do you? You don't want to give
up your life fcr the abstract
thing' humanit]
If you believe In humanity
| and that life is precious, save
| your own life and dedicate it to
the service of your own country
and the woman wliq deserves
it of you.
I.ots of you fellows are staying
with it because you ore too cow
j ardly to protest, to assert your
own wills. Your wills are the
best judges of what Is best for
you to do. Don't ask any one's
opinion as to* what you would
better do! You know best what
is the right thing to do. Do it
| and save your life! Germany
never did any harm to you, all
the newspaper tales of wrongs
Were printed to inflame you to
the lighting pitch, they were lies,
I you know you can't believe what
| you read in the papers.
If you stay with the outfit ten
I chances to one, all you will get
j out of it will be a tombstone in
France.
Lieutenant Stackpole writes fur
! ther: "One thing 1 do want and that
| is to be a part of the army of oecu
| pation which will go into Germany.
1 I know I don't want this war to end
j until I, have the satisfaction of seeing
! German towns crumble t6 dust un
! der the fire of our guns, razed to
! the ground So that not one stone is
! left standing—the present condition
jof so many of these pitiful French
| towns.
"Have just been spe&king to a
, French officer, an Alsatian, very keen
' and an ardent disciple of 'an eye for
an eye' policy. Don't think he'll be
happy unless he can burn some Ger
i man towns."
FINAL FLASHES
OFF THE WIRE
By /tssociatcd Press
,
Philadelphia. The headquarters
|of the Emergency Fleet Corporation
may be moved soon from this city
,t o Washington. This announcement
i was made to-day by Charles Piez,
i vice-president.
New York. The actual condition
iof Clearing House banks and trust
! companies for the week (live days)
I shows that they bold 361,180,750 rc
' serve in excess of legal requirements.
(This is a decrease of 333,883,230 from
j lost week.
Washington. An official dispatch
j from Japan to-day announced that
j Marquis Kinmochi Haionji. former
| premier, has been redesignated to
I head the Japanese delegation to the
ipeace conferencfe.
Washington. National Army men
inducted in the limited service'class
or who after induction In another
class were assigned to development
j battalions will not be discharged from
I service until it has been certified
| their physical disabilities have not
'been exaggerated or until maximum
improvement has been obtained.
! New York. The Italian govern
ment is charged with depriving the
people of northern Epirus of their
I freedom in a telegram sent, to Presi
ident Wilson and Premiers Clemen
ceau, l.loyd George and Veni/.elos by
j the pun-Epirotlc union in America.
New York. Monslgnor Joseph F.
| Moouey, administrator of the arch
diocese, of New York, announces that
1,021 Catholic priests of the arch
diocese have Joined in a petition urg
ing President Wilson to work at. the
I coming peace congress for extension
lof the principle of self determin
lation of Ireland as Well as to other
j small nations.
I.onilon, Eleven hundred Jews
were killed during the recent mas
■ saore in Eemburg, according to dis
i patches in the Berln newspapers
transmitted by the Copenhagen cor
! respondent v of the Central News.
I.onilon. The former German Bill
! perdr is ill with influenza, accord-
I ing to an Exchange Telegraph dis
j patch from Amsterdam.
Nhnron. The big plant of the
Pennsylvania Tank Car Company,
three miles from herb was partially
destroyed by fire of undetermined
origin shortly before midnight last
night. The damage to machinery and
inaterials Is estimated at 3150,000.
Pittsburgh. Fire of undetermined
origin early to-day destroyed the
Joseph Wasaer Box Manufacturing
Plant In the Hill district here, the
estimated damage being $lOO,OOO.
Nice, Franee, Mrs. Julian Eeish
nian. wife of John G. A. Lelshman, of
Pittsburgh, former American am
bassador to Germany, died to-day at
Monte Carlo. Tlte funeral will be
held in Paris.
YOUNG OFFENDERS
ARE SENT AWAY
Three of the children heurd In
juvenile court yesterduy were order
ed to be sent to schools for discip
line. They were Mabel Hill, to
Slelghton Farms school; Clyde
Hains, Sleighton, and Ben Hlvner,
Glenn Mills. All of tfieni were
charged with incorrigibility.
W.LHELM FINALLY
YIELDS HIS RIGHTS
[Continued from first Page.]
| cant.
The Abdication
The text of the former German
Emperor's net qf renunciation which
wus Issued by the new German gov
ernment "In order to reply to cer
tain misunderstandings which have
arisen with regards to the abdica
tion," follows:
"By the puesent document I re
! nounce forever my rights to the
| crown of Prussia and the rights to
j the German Imperial eorwn. I re
! lease at the same time nil the ofll
! cials of the German empire and
| Prussia and also nil officers, non
j commissioned oftlcers and soldiers
| of the Prussian navy and army and
| states from the oath of fidelity they
| hnve taken to mo.
j "As heir emperor, king and su
i preme chief, 1 expect from them
until a nw organization of the Gor
man empire exists that they will aid
those who effectively hold the power
in Germany to protect the German
people against tre menacing dang
ers of anarchy, famine and foreign
domination.
"Made and executed and signed
by our own hand with the Imperial
seal at Amertfhgen, November 28.
"(Signed)
"WILLI AM."
I lierliii, Nov. SO.—The alms of the
new German Democratic party, the
appeal of which for comprehension
and support has been sent to Presi
dent Wilson, were outlined to the
correspondent to-day by Theodore
Wolff, editor-in-chief of the Berlin
Tageblatt. It was on his initiative
that the party was formed. He said:
"Our party has been formed to sup
port the republic, to further demo
cratic reforms on a Socialistic-eco
nomic basis and to furnish a rally
ing point for the middle classes and
keep them from falling Into the
power of the reactionaries. The
party will, naturally, oppose Bolshe
vism with all means at its command.
In other words, we aim to win and
hold the middle classes for democ- j
racy."
Herr Wolff explained that, in keep- j
ing with the party's alms, all former j
members of the progressive or other .
parties who have been active in mili
taristic and nationalistic agitations,
or who. like Dr. Gvstav Stresemann i
National-Liberal member of the
Reichstag, have actively advocated
the submarine campaign, have been
tlatl.v informed tliat, while they can
not bo excluded from the party If
they desire to join, they will, never
theless, be rigorously excluded from
any participation in its leadership.
"The party's membership is already
colossal," said Herr Wolff, "and thou- j
sands of accessions are coming In
daily. Virtually the whole progres- )
sive party membership, excepting a j
few on the extreme right, will Join,
and many prominent Democrats who
formerly stood far to the left that ■
they were kept out of party councils. I
These include men like Hugo j
f'reuss, Germany's foremost author- |
ity on constitutional law, who Is now j
drafting a constitution for submis- J
sion to'the national assembly. Pros- j
ident I'\ Walter Sehueeking, of Mar
burg University; Prof. Gerlach, Dep
uty Fischbeck, and Prof. Max Web
er,".
The left wing of the National-Lib
erals is also furnishing recruits, ac
cording to Herr Wolff. These men
include Prince Schoenach Carolath,
Dr. M. J. Junck and Dr. Witting,
president of the National Bank of
I Berlin.
The National-Liberals who opposed ;
the reform of the Prussian franchise '
or favored the submarine campaign I
or annexationist policies will be ex- j
eluded from leadership. Herr Wolff J
declared that his party was by far
the strongest in the empire, next to j
the Socialists. It will favor the so
cialization of certain Industries such
' as mines and will demand that great
estates be divided up for settlement
on returning soldiers. It holds, how- I
ever, that private property shall pot i
j he ' touched without full compensa- |
| lion.
TO IIOLI) PLATFORM
MEETING AT V. M. C. A.
A thanksgiving platform meeting j
will he held in Fahncstock Hall to- j
I morrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock tin- ;
I der the auspices of the Central Y. j
■M. C. A. Three prominent speakers j
will talk and pipe organ selections
will be given by Alfred C. Kuschwa, !
organist at St. Stephen's Episcopal !
Church.
PROTEST RATE CHARGES
The Central Iron and Steel Com- j
pany and the Harrisburg Railways'
Company filed with the Public Serv- |
ice Commission to-day two protests i
I against rates of the Harrisburg Light j
I and Power Company. The Railways ;
j Company's protest contained a |
I charge that the power company has ;
I repudiated certain contracts held. |
j The Central Iron and Steel Company j
in the protest, covers partially the |
same ground, both claiming rates j
] are excessive. Both protests were :
i tiled with the Public Service Com
: mission through Charley L. Bailey,
j Jr., attorney.
CIIIXAMAN A SUICIDE
! Philadelphia, Nov. 30.—The police
last night recorded a casualty sel
dom encountered here, when Mark
Oth, 36 years old, a Chinese l:it;n
dryman, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself through the heart while
the laundry of Mark Dewey.
Oth Mud been mentally unbalanced I
ever since the influenza epidemic,
when lie was ill for live weeks.
200 HUN U-BOATS SENT DOWN
London, Nov. 30.—1t is announced
that approximately 200 German sub
marines were destroyed during the
course of the war. The total num
ber of all types built oy the Ger
mans is estimated to have been 360.
APPEALS HEARD
The first meeting of the Board of
Revision of Tuxes und Appeals to
consider appeals from triennial as
sessment valuations by property
owners was held yesterday after
noon. Anpthet' meeting will be held
soon after which the board will an
nounce its decision on the appeals.
DAY AND NIGHT SCHOOL
Dial 4016 ENTER ANY TIME Bell 694-R
Two Night School*l Monitor, Wnlnrmlnv, Krlilny Night*—'Tuc*dhy,
Thur*<Uy Night*
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LABOR LEADERS
ARE CHOSEN TO
MEET AT PARIS
Gompcrs Heads List Made
Public by Executive Council
of American Federation
Washington, Nov. 30.—Delegates
of the American Federation of Labor
to the International Labor Conferenco
to be held at Paris while the great
peace conferenco is sitting, were an
nounced to-day by the executive
council. They are:
Samuel Gompers, president of the
federation.
William Green, secrptary-trcasurcr
of the United Mine Workers.
John R. Alpine, president of the
plumbers.
James Duncan, president of tho
International Association of Granite
Cutters.
Frank Duffy, secretary of the Uni
ted Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners.
Frank Morrison, secretary of the
federation, sa.d the purpose of tho
international conference is "to con
sider and help in peace discussions
and to establish a new international
trade union federation."
Restriction on Use of
Sugar to Be Lifted
Sugar purchase certificates will
not he necessary after December 1,
according to Donald McCormick,
food administrator for Dauphin
county, who declares that the sup
ply of sugar is sufficient to allow
dealers and manufacturers to pur
chase a thirty-day supply for their
business. After the new year the re
strifctions will be lifted altogether,
and dealers and manufacturers may
purchase as much sugar as Is re
quired in their business. Household-
I era, however, will be limited after
I December 1, to four pouqds per per-
I son monthly, and grocers must eon
' tinuo to make out the counter reg
j istration slips. Restaurants and
other places still will be limited to
serving four pounds per customer
every ninety meals.
To Exhume 400,000 British
Fallen on Western Front
London, Nov. 30.—Vast stretches of
land for cemeteries for the victims
of the Ypres and Somme battles hnve
just been accepted by Great Britain
from Belgium and France. Similar
| arrangements have been made be-
I tween Great Britain and Italy and
j Greece for the laden British lighters
j on the Italian and Balkan theaters.
The imperial graves commission is
j about to undertake the great task of
j eyhumatlon and rehurlal of 400,000
! todies in France a d Belgium.
Hummelstown Man Wins
War Cross in Death
Hiuninclstown, Nov. 30.—Sergeant
Chauncey Fackier Yingst, whose
death has been chronicled In tho col
umns of the Telegraph, was recom
mended for the Croix do Guerre for
bravery in action. The recommenda
tion was approved by Colonel W. A.
Mitchell and it Is expected the medal
will be sent to the parents, Mr. and
I Mrs. John Yingst, of near Hummels
; town.
I ESTATE OF I.ATE GENERAL
STEWART BEING SETTLED
Norristown, Nov. 30.—The claims
of a daughter of the late wife of Ad
j jutant General Thomas J. Stewart,
who died September 11, 1917, for tho
jewelry and furniture contained in
the $lOO,OOO estate, has been disal
lowed, according to adjudication by
| Judge Solly to-day. Two brothers
j and two sisters are given cash es
tates. and the residue finally will go
ito the Masonic fraternity. The per
' sonal estate lias an inventory value
of $94,427, besides real estate In Har
! risbiirg which was sold for $lO,OOO
' and unconverted property in lowa.
i GOVERNOR SAVES CHOIR BOY
fl.v Associated I'rcss
Albany, N. Y„ Nov. 30. —The sen
! tcnce of death imposed upon Paul
! Chapman, youthful Brooklyn choir
1 boy Cor complicity in the murder
jof Harry Regensburg, a Brooklyn
■ cigar store proprietor, was committ
|ed to life imprisonment by Gover
j nor Whitman to-day. The time for
j Chapman's exeution had been fixed
?by the Court of Appeals for the
j week beginning January 6.
| SOUTH AFRICAN'S FLU VICTIMS
■ Ciipe Town, Nov. 30.—Viscount
! Buxton, governor general of South
Africa, said yesterday that the num
i ber of deaths from influenza among
I Europeans and natives of South
! Africa was estimated at 50,000.
CUTICURft HEALS
IMMLP
Itchy. Then In Sore Erup
tions All Over Face
and Head.
"My trouble began with an itchy
scalp, and I scratched it causing it to
become inflamed. Then it broke out
in sore eruptions which spread all over
my face and head. They were so itchy
that I scratched, thus irritating them
and causing bleeding. I got very little
sleep, and my neck was a sight.
"Then I tried Cuticura Soap and
Ointment, and I used about three
quarters of a box of Ointment with the
Soap when I was healed." (Signed)
Miss Miriam H. Ayrton, 4122 N. Bth
St., Philadelphia, Pa., March 22,1918.
For every purpose of the toilet Cuti
cura Soap and Ointment are supreme.
Sample Each Fret hr Mall. Addreaa port-can):
"Oatleara, I>pt X, Boeten" Sold everywhere.
Soap 25c. Ointment 26 and 50c. Taleum 25c.