Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 02, 1918, Page 8, Image 8

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Talk of Declaring Office of
President Vacant While
He Is Abroad
Wanhington, Dee. 2. Bitter re
sentment over the failure of Presi
dent Wilson to take Congress into
his confidence as to his purpose to
attend the peace conference in
Franco is expressed by Senate lead
ers. This feeling was not confined
to Republicans. Democratic Senat
ors expressed the same idea.
From talks with Democratic lead
ers it appeared that the President
has not, so fat as known, revealed
to any member of his own pnrty in
Congress anything concerning his
trip abroad. Whatever ideas the
President may have as to the peace
parley he has kept from so-called
• Administration leaders in Congress.
Senator Hitchcock, Chairman of
the Foreign Relations Committee,
which must deal with the treaty of
peace when it is maAe. has had no
conference with the President re
garding the European trip. Nor has
any other Democratic leader, it was
stated, been Invited to talk over the
peace program with Mr. Wilson.
More than one Democratic Senator
voiced the view that the President
has held himself too far aloof from
Congress &nd that he had appeared
to direct the trip to France as a per
sonal affair. This attitude, as the
Democratic Senators see it, has
caused a strong resentment which
they did not hesitate to express in
privato conversation.
Opposition to the Trip.
The sentiment of Congressional
leaders, voiced today, was that tho
President ought not to leave the
country when important legislation
dealing with the period of reconstruc
tion was about to be begun. If the
President felt that his presence is
needed at the Peaco Conference, it
was suggested, he ought to take
Congress into his confidence so that
any program he might have as to
reconstructive legislation might be
expedited in his absence.
No Enthusiasm Over White.
I'isuppointment over the failure of
the President to appoint a Senator
as one of tho peace delegates wus
expressed by Democratic and Repub
lican Senators. The naming of
Henry White, former Ambassador to
France, as the Republican represen
tative, failed to stir enthusiasm in
the men of that party. They had
hoped a representative Senator, such
as Mjr. Bodge, might have been se
Muny Speeches Ahead
President Wilson's address to Con
gress will start the discussion of the
r peace questions going in both houses
It is probable that from that time
on the debate on every bill will con
sist mostly of speeches attacking or
defending some point under discus
sion at Versailles.
The league of nations seems to be
a special target. A very prominent
Democratic Senator, who has made
some, effort to follow the President
on this question and who is most
anxious for some plan which would
prevent future wars, admitted to
night that he could not llnd any sup
port whatever for the league of na
tions idea in the Senate, and as to
the freedom of the seas he could not
find any Senators with a clear idea
as to what the President meant.
A few strong pro-Wilson Senators,
alarmed at the open insurrection
against the President among Demo
cratic leaders, urged Senator Hitch
cock, chairman of the Foreign Rela
tions Committee, to go to see the
President with the proposal that a
committee of Senators should go to
Hltclionok Refuses to Act
Senator Hitchcock refused to act,
intimating to the would-be peace
makers that obviouslly the Iniative
on such a proposal should come from
the White House.
There was serious discussion by
Democratic leaders of a proposal to
pass a resolution through both the
Houses of Congress declaring that
tho office of President was tempo
rarily vacant, and that the Vice-
President, should perform the duties
of the office of President until the
return to this country of President
Senator Cummins, of lowa, drafted
a resolution, which he will introduce
providing for a committee of eight
Senators, four Republicans and four
Democruts, to go to Versailles for
the peace conference with a view to
reporting to the Senate after the
treaty has been submitted to it for
ratification and explaining the whys
and wherefores of the various points.
Senator Weeks, of Massachusetts,
prepared a simiar resolution.
Chairman Hitchcock of the For
eign Relations Committee announced
that lie would ask to have ul! such
resolutions referred to the committee
which, it was indicated, was likely
to give them favorable consideration.
In a serious discussion of such res
olutions several Democratic leaders
. agreed that if such a committee went
to Paris as the representatives of
the treaty-ratifying power of the
United States It would be given am :
pie opportunity to inform itself by
the representatives of the Allied
Tile only opposition that developed
„ to the proposal was based not on
support of the President, but be
cause some of the Senators thought
it would put the Senate in an undig-
Tiifled position.
Perhaps tiie most bitter condemna
tion of tho President which was
made around the Capitol for publi
cation was given by Senator Hiram
Johnson, of California. He said:
"There is no God but God, and
Mohammed is his prophet. In select
ing himself as the head of the five
American delegates to the peace
conference. President Wilson has
named himself five times. We can
not hut admire the courage of the
President' in saying to the 105.000,-
000 of our people: 'I am the only
American fit to sit at the peace
table.' "
Now York.—John Marder, one of
the organizers of the American Type
Founders Company and an old time
printer who Introduced the point
system of manufacturing type, is
deud at his homo In Palisades, N. J.
Mr. Marder was born in Ohio in
3 835 and after having learned his
trade, worked In many placeß in the
Middle West until 1860, when he
became a partner in the Chicago
Type Foundry. He was western
manager of the American concern
from its inception until 1908, when
he retired. He is survived by his
wife, two sons and two daughters.
I.arge sections of France have been literally blasted away by heavy gun Are—first by the Germans and
theft by the Allies when they were driving the llun bacK across the Rhine. In this photograph British troops
are seen advancing nver ground captured only a short time before the armistice was signed. This scene is
typical of hundreds of square miles of territory and gives an idea of the immensity of the task of reconstruc
tion in Prance and Belgium.
Wilson's Message
[Continncd from First Pago.]
ready for the test of battle or
acquitted themselves with more
splendid courage and achieve
ment when put to the test.
Those of us who played some
part in directing the great proc
esses by which the war was
pushed irresistibly forward to
the final triumph may nojv for
get all that and delight our
thoughts with the story of wlitU
our men did. Their officers
understood the firm and exact
ing task they had undertaken.
and performed with audacity,
efficiency and unhesitating cour
age that touched the story of
convoy and battle with imper
ishable distinction at every turn,
whether the enterprise were
great or small—from the chiefs,
Pershing and Sims, down to the
youngest lieuteijant; and their
men were worthy of them —
such men as hardly need to bo
commanded, and go to their
terrible adventure blithely and
with the quick, intelligence of
those who know just what it is
they would accomplish. I am
proud to be the fellow-country
man of men of such stuff and
valor. Those of us who stayed
at home did our duty; the war
could not have been won or the
gallant men who fought it given
their opportunity to win it
otherwise; but for many a long
day wc shall think ourselves
"accursed we were not there,
and hold our manhoods cheap
while any speaks that fought"
with these at St. Mihiel or
Thierry. The memory of those
days of triumphant battle will
go with these fortunate men to
their graves; and each will have
his favorite memory. "Old men
forget; yet all shall be forgot,
but he'll remember with advan
tages what feats he did that
Tho Critical Time
What we all thank God for
with deepest gratitude is that
our men went in force into the
line of battle just at tho critical
moment, when the whole fate
of the world seemed to hang in
the balance, and threw their
fresh strength into the ranks of
freedom in time to turn the
whole tide and sweep of the
fateful struggle—turn it once
for all, so that thenceforth it was
hack, back, back for their ene
mies, always back, nevey again
forward! After that, it was
only a scant four months before
the commanders of the Central
Empires knew themselves beat
en; and now tlieir very empires
are in liquidation!
And throughout it all, how
fine'the spirit of the nation as;
what unity of purpose, what un
tiring zeal! What elevation of
purpose ran through' all its'
splendid display of strength, its
untiring accomplishment. 1 have
said that those of us who stay
ed at home to do the work of
organization and supply will
always wish that c had been
with tho men whom we sustain
ed by our labor: but we can
never be ashamed. It has
an inspiring thing to be here in
the midst of line men whtf had
turned aside from every private
interest of their own and de
voted the whole of their trained
capacity to the tasks that sup
plied the sinews of tho whole
great undertaking! The patriot
ism, the unselfishness, the
thoroughgoing devotion and dis
tinguished capacity that mark
ed their toilsome labors day
after day, month after month,
have made them fit mates and
comrades of tho men in the.
trenches and on the sea. And
not the men here in Washing
ton only. They bate but direct
ed the vast achievement.
Throughout Innumerable fac
tories, upon innumerable farms,
in the depths of coal mines and
iron mines, and copper mines,
wherever the stuffs of industry
were to be obtained and pre
pared, in the shipyards, on the
railways, at the docks, on the
sea, In every labor that was
needed to sustain the battle
lines, men have vied with each
other to do their part and do it
well. They can look any man
at-arms in the face and say, we
also strove to win and gave the
best that was in us to make our
fleets and armies sure of tlieir
Flea For Suffrage
Anil what shall we say of the
women—of their instant intel
ligence, quickening every task
that they touched; their ca
pacity for organization and co
operation, which gave their
action discipline and .enhanced
the effectiveness of everything
they attempted; their aptitude
at tasks to which they had never
before set their hands; their
utter selfsttcritice alike in what
they did and in hat they gave?
Their contribution to tho great
result is beyond appraisal. They
have added a new lusttre to the
annals of American womanhood.
The least tribute e can pay
them is to make them the equals
of men in political rights as
they have proved themselves
their equals in every field of
practical work they have enter
ed, bother for themselves or for
their country. These great days
of completed achievements
would be sadly marred were we
Scene of Devastation in Section of France
to omit that act of juctice. Be
sides the immense practical
services they have rendered, the
women of the country have
been the moving spirits in the
systematic economies by which
our people have voluntarily as
sisted to supply the suffering
peoples of the world and the
armies upon every front with
food and Everything else that
we had that might serve the
common cause. The details of
such a story can never be fully
written, hut we carry them at
our hearts and thank God that
we can say that we are the
kinsmen of-such.
Tile Great Triumph
And now we tire sure of thp
great triumph for which every
sueriiice was made. It has cqnie,
come in its completeness, and
with the pride and inspiration of
these days of achievement o.ulck
within us we turn to the tasks of
peace again—a peace secure
against the violence of irre
sponsible monarcfes and am-,
bitious military coteries ar.d
made ready for a new order, for
new foundations of justice and
fair dealings.
We are about to give order
and organization to this peace,
not only for ourselves but for
the other peoples of the world as
well, so far us they will suiter
us to serve them. It is interna
tional justice that we seek, not
domestic safety merely. Our
thoughts have dwelt of late upon
Europe, upon Asia, upon the
Near and the Far East, very lit
tle upon the acts of peace and
accommodation that wait to he
performed at our owi doors.
While we are adjusting our rela
tions with the rest of the world
is it. not of capital importance
that we shouid clear away all
grounds of misunderstanding
with our immediate neighbors
and give proof of the friendship
we really feel? I hope that the
members of the Senate will per
mit me to speak once more of
the unratified treaty of friend
ship and adjustment with the re- '
public of Colombia. I very earn
estly urge upon them an early
and favorable action upon that
vital matter. I believe that they
will feel, with me. that the stage
of affairs is now set for such ac
tion as will be not only just but
generous and in the spirit of the
new age upon ffhich we have
so happily entered.
So tar as our domestic affairs
are concerned, the problem of
our return to peace i 9 a prob
lem of economic and industrial
readjustment. That problem is
less serious for us than it may
turn out to be for the nations
which have suffered the disar
rangements and the losses _of
the war longer than we.
American People Resourceful
Our people,-"however, do not
wait to be coached and led.
They know their own business,
are quick and resourceful at
every readjustment, definite in
purpose and self-reliant in ac
tion. Any leading strings we
might seek to put them in would
speedily become hopelessly tan
gled, because they would pay no
attention to them and go their
own way. All that wc can do
as their legislative and executive
servants is to mediate the
process of change here, there
and elsewhere as we may.
Hears Much Counsel
I have heard much counsel as
to the plans that should He
formed and personally conduct
ed to a happy consummation,
but from no quarter have 1 seen
any general scheme of "recon
struction" emerge- which I
thought it likely wo could force
our spirited businessman and
self-reliant laborers to accept
with due pliancy and obedience.
While the war lasted we set
up many agencies by which to
direct the industries of the
country in the services it wus
necessary for them to render,
by which to make sure of an
abundant supply of the materi
als needed, by which to check
undertakings that could for the
time be dispensed with, and
stimulute these that were most
serviceable in wtir, by which to
gain for the purchasing depart
ments of the Government a cer
tain control over the prices of
essential articles and materials,
by which to restrain trade with
alien enemies, make the most
of available sliippind and sys
tematize financial transactions,
'both public and private, so that
there would be no unnecessary
conflict or confusion—by which,
in shdrt, to put every material
energy of the country in harness
to draw the common load and
make of us one team in the ac
complishment of a great task.
But the moment wc knew the
armistice to have been signed,
we took the harness off. Raw
material, such as upon wliiclf
the government had kept Its
hands for war but there should
not be enough for the industries
that supplied tho armies, have
been released, and put into the
general market again.
Great l'lants Set Free
Great industrial plants whoso
whole output and machinery
had been taken over for the
uses of the government have
been set free to return the
uses to which .they were put be
fore the war.
It lias not been possible to
remove so readily or so quick
ly the control of foodstuffs and
of shipping, because the world
has still to be .fed from our
granaries and ships are still
needed to send supplies to our
men overseas and to bring them
back as fast ns the disturbed
conditions on the other side of
the water permit; but even
there restraints are being re
laxed as much as possible and
more and more as the weeks
go by.
Nation's Agencies Well Posted
Never before have there been
• agencies in this country which
knew so much of the field of
supply, of labor aaid of industry ,
as the War Industries Hoard,
the War Trade Board, the La
bor Department, the Food Ad
ministration and the Fuel Ad
ministration have known sinc<fe
the labors became thoroughly
systematized; and they have not
been isolated agencies; they
have been directed by men who
represented the permanent de
partments of the government
and so have been the centers of
unified and co-operative action.
It has been the policy of the ex
ecutive, therefore, since the arm
istice was assured (which is in
effect a complete submission of
the enemy, to put the knowl
edge of these bodies at the dis
posal of the businessmen of the
country and to offer their intel
ligent mediation at every point
and in every matter where it
was desired; It is surprising
l ow fast the process of return
to a peace looting has moved in
the three weeks since the fight
ing stppped.
It promises to outrun any
inquiry that may he instituted
and any aid that may be offered.
It will not be to direct it
any better than it will direct
itself. The American business
man is of quick initiative.
Places For Trained Men
The ordinary and normal
processes of private initiative
will not, however, provide im
mediate employment for all of
the men of our returning armies.
Those who are of trained capac
ity, those who are skilled work
men, those who have acquired
familiarity with established
businesses, those who are ready
and willing to go to the farms,
all those whose aptitudes are
• known or will be sought out by
employers .will find no difficulty,
it is safe to say, in finding place
and employment. But there will
be others who will be at a loss
where to gain a livelihood un
less pains are taken to guide
them and put them in the way
of work. There will be a large
floating residuum of labour
which should not be left wholly
to shift for itself.
Huns Start Probe
of Belgium Crimes
London, Dec. 2.—The Gerdman gov
ernment is starting an investigation
Into the German crimes in Belgium,
the doprtation of Belgian workmen,
the theft of Belgian maehlnery, and
the murders of Edith Cavell and Cap
tain Fryatt.
Among those held responsible, ac
cording to an Amsterdam dispatch to
the F.xchange Telegraph Company,
arc; General Von Sauberfcweig. the
former military- governor of Brus
sels; General Baron Kurt Von Man
teuffel, military commander at Lou
vain, and Baron Von Dcr Ivnncken,
civil governor of Brussels at the time
of Miss Cavotl'a execution.
Admiral Now Dictator of
All-Russian Government
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W>"itiirimiimn~rir nmmniMrnfnmrrwnmirrnr im mi ,/
Russian officials iii Washington
speak highly of Admiral Alexander
Kolchak, who, through a coup og the
part of the Council of Ministers of
the new all-Russian government at
Omsk, has become vrltual dictator and
commander of the new all-Russian
army and navy. As commander of the
Russian navy be blocked the Ger
man fleet's efforts to penetrate to
I Riga and other important ports in the
Baltic. Admiral Kolchak visited
i America last year.
Every Block to Have "Major"
and a Company of
, Workers
A Peace Army
Three colonels for Harrlsburg
A major in each ward.
A captain in each precinct. i
A lieutenant for each block.
As many "privates" in each 1
block as the lieutenant chooses i
to name.
That will bo the personnel of
of the very military body which
,is to conduct the forthcoming
membership campaign for Har
rlsburg Chapter of the American !
Red Cross.
There havy been many campaigns
in Harrlsburg, for many purposes,
since the United States entered the
war in the spring ol' 1917, but it Is
doubtful if any three of them—any
three rolled into one—had as many
enthusiastic workers as will take part
in the drive through which It is pro
posed to give Harrlsburg Red Cross
Chapter a membership eqbal in
numbers to the population of the
This campaign lias two "begin
It begins for volunteers on Decem
ber 9 and continues through De
cember 10 and 11.
It begins for others than volun
teers on December li> and continues
for one week. , ,
Quarters iii Kvery llloi-k
During December 9, 10 and 11,
residents of the district may hunt
up the Red Cross representative in
their block and join through that
It is planned to have a Red Cross
place of registration on every block
in Harrisburg—and on every block
in every municipality in the entire
In the city the three colonels will
be In charge of all the workers.
Over each ward and its workers will
be a major. This major will name
captains in each ward precinct—or
voting district. The captains in turn
will select lieutenants in each block,
and lieutenants will name the
privates who will canVass the four
sides of the block. In this manner
the city will be Thoroughly covered
ithin forty-eight hours of the open
ing drive on December 16. This will
be more easily possible, too, because
on December 9, 10 and 11 the volun
teers will enroll.
A Big District
On each block there will be a house
so decorated that it will advertise
itself as the Red Cross headquar
ters for that block. The expectation
is that 50 per cent, of the block
population will be enrolled during'
the first three-day drive. Then the i
balaneo of the population will be j
looked after during the week of De- !
cember 16-23.
The registration of new members
and mem tiers who renew is expected
to be so large during the volunteer
days that no industrial campaign
wiy be necessary—as has been the
case in other war work campaigns
in this district.
The district covered by Harris- I
burg Red Cross Chapter is compos
ed of the following:
All the river towns in Cumberland
All of Perry county.
All of Dauphin county except
Steelton and Middletown; which
have their own Red Cross Chapters.
All of Harrisburg.
By Associated Press
New York As the Mauretanui
steamed slowly up the harbor this
morning a tremendous chorus of
whistles from every manner of craft
hrokee loose. The liner was gay with
a multitude of llags and her rails
lined with cheering, gesticulating sol
San Quentln —Thomas J. Mooney
sent a telegram to President Wilson
to-day asking the President tA 'stale
exactly what you mean by commuta
tion of my death sentence" before he
leaves for the peace conference.
Washington —Captain Victor Blue,
now commanding the superdread
nought Texas, has been selected lor
draft detail us chief of the Bureau of
Navigation, with rank of rear admiral.
His name will he sent to t'.ie Senate.
Washington —Rear Admiral David
Taylor is to make another tour of
duty as chief constructor of tlie
Navy, Secretary Daniels annoi'nced
Tucson, Aljlzona —Judge William W.
Morrow, of San Francisco, "ustaliied
the demurrer arid quashed the in
dictments in the Uisliee deportation
cases in a decision tiled to-day- in the
United States District Court? Twen
ty-five capitalists, mine operators,
public otllcials and citizens of Bisbee
ure involved.
I.ondon —The Canard liner Orduna,
inward bound, was in collision to-day
witli the British tanker IConakry
near Galley Head. The Orduna pro
ceeded to Diverpoql and '.he extent of
the damage done to her has not been
Chicago.—Frank Mills is four feet
short and he wunted to use all four
to help lick the Germnns. He tried
Army and Navy and Marine Corps;
tanks and infantry and aviation—
everything, in fact. He made In all
thirty-one distinct efforts to get in.
The made the thirty-second the
other day—and the Red Cross took
Serve a Meal
Kiihhit a la Creole
2 rabbits, 3 pints water. 1 % table-,
spoons salt, salt, pepper, Hour, 1-3
cup fat, 1 cup milk.
Dress, clean and disjoint the rab
bit* Cover with salted water and
let stand three hours. Drain, wipe,
sprinkle with salt and pepper and
roll in Hour. Put fat in frying pan
and when hot add rabbit, cover and
eook 'slowly 1 hours frequently.
Pour the milk over the rabbit and
cook 30 minutes. Remove to serv
ing dish and garnish with parsley.
Ualiblt Soup
Add u little rice to the liquid from
the rabbit, tripe and onions. Sea
son-to taste. Serve piping hot.
Fed Little in Prison
' By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec, 2.—The War Department to-day issued tlio
following statement bused on n cable from General Pershing,'dated
November 2D and sent in reply to un inquiry cabled by General March:
"American prisoners released front German prison camps complain
of poor mid scanty food and bad bousing conditions. Only a small
percentage of those tvlio ate sick arc hospital cases. The majority
are suffering from slight colds and the prospect is that nil will recover
rapidly with proper food and housing. There Is no evidence of dis
criniinatloii against the American prisoners.
"Among seven thousand prisoners or all nationalities who have
la-en released, there is no authenticated instance of brutality against
the Americans.
"The majority of the American prisoners state that the German
soldiers also suffered food privations, hut that in eases where the
supply of foxJ was insufficient, food for the prisoners was cut off
before that for the German soldiers."
National Assembly Declares
For Union With Serbia
Under King Peter
By .Associated Press
London, Doc. 2.—King Nicholas of
Montenegro has been deposed by the
. Skupslitlna, the Montenegrin Na
tional Assembly, according to a mes
-1 sage received here from Prague to
' day.
| The dispatch was sent from
i Prague by the Czccho-Slovak press
bureau, byway of Copenhagen. It
; says the Skupshtina voted the depo
sition on Friday last, and declared
j for a union of Montenegro with Ser
! bla under King Peter.
I The family of the king was includ
led in the act of deposition.
By Associated Press
Jirw Vork. The hotelowners of
New York City yesterday complied
with the order of Postmaster General
Burleson that they make their
charges for telephone service from
hotel stations the same as those from
regular pay stations.'
Copenhagen. 7 Advices from Ba
varia say that the fall of Premier
Eisner is expected soon, and that
Herr Alter, a Socialist, is mentioned
as his successor.
' Geneva. Enver Pasha, the former
Turkish Minister of War, has been in
vited by the Berlin authorities to
leave the German capital soon, and it
is expected he will arrive In Switzer
land soon.
Strasbourg. The Bishop of Stras
bourg lias requested permission of tile
French authorities that the clergy of
the diocese use the German language,
because, he contends, "it is indispen
New York. The chairmen of five
local exemption boards on the East
Side yesterday sent a telegram to
President Wilson appealing to him to
exert Ills inlluence to prevent pro
groms in Lember, Galicia.
Boston. Four thousand members
of Irish societies stood for three
hours on Boston Commons yesterday
in the bitterest cold weather of the
season and applauded each reference
by speakers to self-determination' for
Tnrrytown, N. Y. John D. Rocke
feller's bard luck continues. On Friday
night his chauffeur ran down Patsy
Tornello, six years old, and fractured
his skull, and yesterday one of his
cars upset and three five of his em
ployes out, two of whom are in the
hospital. •
With the American Army of Occu
pation. Four American soldiers dis
persed a mob of thousands at Esch
after it had wrecked twenty-eight
shops in revenge for the overcharging
of Americans.
Few Returning Yanks to
Debark at Philadelphia
Governor Brumbaugh lias received
a reply from the office of thd chief of
staff of the United States Army to his
request that Pennsylvania troops be
landed at Philadelphia, which is taken
here to mean that there will not be
many debarked in the Delaware. The
letter says that the request and the
port of Philadelphia will receive con
sideration and adds. "Due. however, to
the excessive overhead cost of proper
ly equipped ports of debarkation and
the necessary health requirements,
the number will be reduced to a mint
Harrisburg Officer Who
Sacrificed His Life
The news of Lieutenant David Jay
Hoffert's death, In France, October 14,
as a result of wounds, was learned re
cently. Lieutenant Hoffert was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. N. K. Iloffert, 12
South Nineteenth street, and was a
member of Headquarters Compuny,
Three Hundred and Twenty-sixth In
fantry. He was a graduate of the
I Technical High school, of this city,
and of Cornell University in
Schools, Churches and Wom
en's Clubs Will Push
I The Dauphin County Food Admin- j
| istration has completed plans for
[ "Conservation Week For World Re
lief," which is to be observed this
week. It includes exercises in schools. 1
| and women's clubs throughout the j
J county.
Mrs. John C. Jessup, as chairman'
; of the Women's Division of the Food j
i Administration, and Donald McCor- I
j miek. County Food Administrator, !
; have charge of the work.
Posters Distributed in City
Conservation posters were distrib
j uted in the city to-day. They are !
' printed in three designs and intend- |
ed to urge upon housewives, consum- •
ers and dealers the necessity for food |
saving, even though the war has.
been won.
Wednesday all the women's cluhs j
in tho city and county arc to meet
and produce the program made out
by the Federal Food Administration.
i Copies of this program have been
mailed or sent to the chairman and
\ presidents of the societies. The pro- I
! gram includes:
Messages to Bo Read
j Singing, of "America;" reading of j
i Mr. Hoover's message on food con- '
i servution, to the women of America, I
and the special me:sage to club j
| women from Dr. Alonzo Taylor;
| singing of "Oh, Pray For the Peace I
I of Jerusalem;" a speech on foreign j
j food conditions; reading of the mes
sage from Mrs. Ronald P. Gleason,
president of the State Federation of
| Pennsylvania Women; concluded'
with the reading of the foreword
' and pledge by the presiding officer.
Special Exorcises in Schools
In the schools special exercises
; will lie observed on Friday. The ex
! ercises are to include talks on food
[ conditions and the necessity for con
| servation, and the reading of Mr.
Hoover's special message to the boys
| and girls of the city. Motor messen-
I gers, under the direction of Mrs.
! Jessup, are distributing the cards
j to the city teachers to-day and they
, are being mailed to the county teach
ers. The messages will be distributed
I to the children, who will take them
I home.
Ministers and Sunday school su
! perintendents will receive special
j messages to he read to their congre
! gatlons and Sunday schools next Sun
j day, which will conclude the activi
j ties for the relief week.
Public Meeting to Plan
For Great Britain Day
Next Saturday will be Grant Britain
: Day the world around, and natives of
| the empire in IXarrlSburg nnd those
I vho recognize the part the British
! flayed in the war will meet at the
| place of business of A. J. Sims, 22
j North Fourth street, to-morrow even
| ing to make plans for the observance
! of the occasion In this city, .nil peo
j pie who care to join in the movement
I will be welcome.
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money to distribute. With that
| question the state's attorney is ask
j ed to say whether there is any legal
; objection to paying Dauphin county
]an additional twenty-five per cent,
j of her apportionment out of unused
; state moneys which is uvntlable be
| cause other counties in Perinsylvu
; nia have not accepted the pension
j or assistance law.
Entitled to §1,450.01
Under the state law Dauphin
county would be entitled to receive
$4,459.91 annually from the state if
the county puts an equal amount in
the pension fund, and for the next
six months of the "pension fiscal
year" the county's share would be
' one-half or $2,229.95.
May Begin With s.B.Btt
With that amount and an equal
j sum appropriated by the county, the
(■trustees of the Dauphin county fund
| would have $4,459.91 to work with
i until next July but the commission-
I ers all said they would like to have
a large amount provided. There
fore, they decided to petition for
jan additional twenty-five per cent,
of the unused moneys which would
amount to $1,114.98. If the state
allows that and the county gives a
like amount the pension fund trus
tees will be able to start off with $6,-
The Commissioners said they de
elded to take up the Mothers' Pension
I proposition because they were given
assurance that the cost of distributing
the money will be the lowest pos
sible minimum, practically nil. They
were told that the trustees could and
likely would have their headquarters
either at the Red Cross rooms or in
the otilces of the Associated Cliari
• ties in the city aiid that there would
be no overhead charges.
Coat til County to Be l,ow
.Before a vote was taken on the
resolution this morning the Commis
sioners all spoke on the subject and
they one anil all said that the Moth
ers' pension law was not accepted
before this because it seemed to them
that only a trifling amount would be
available for work in this county.
| The assurance that the administration
! charges would be very low stirred
them to action, they said.
Seven Women on Honril
They afterward expressed the like
lihood that seven women will make
up the Board of Trustees of the fund
and that three of them will be Har
risburg women; two from the upper
end of the county; one from the east
em section anil one from the lower
i end.
McAdoo Reports Reduction of
$7,443,415,838 From Great
Sum Planned
By Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 2. —Cessation
of war will result in a reduction of *
government expenses for the fiscal
year 1920, starting next July 1, to
$7,443,415,838 from the $24,599,- -
000,000 appropriated for the current a
year, according to tentative estl
i mates submitted to Congress to-day
' by Secretary McAdoo, transmitting
j the reports of the various depart
The principal reduction was for
I Ilip military establishment, which *
j estimates ijs needs at $1,992,000,000
in 1920, as compared with the $12,-
i 274,000,000 appropriated for this
j year. Before the signing of the arm- (
istice with Germany, it had been .i
figured that the army alone would
need more than $19,000,000,000 for
1 920.
The navy's estimates for 1920 are
j $2,595,000,000 as compared with $l,-
| 591,000,000 appropriated for the
1 current year, an increase of a bil
; lion dollars, despite the closing of
the war. There is nothing to show
what it was estimate# the navy
would have needed had the war con
Estimates May Be Reduced
These estimates may be pared
down considerably later when the
j actual needs of the government in
j closing out war contracts become V
I clearer.
Inci.uling $574,237,000 estimated
| for fortifications, the total contem
plated outlay on the army amounts
to $2,497,000,000.
A striking figure in the army esti
mates is the $144,943,000 for air
! service production. The appropria.
: tions last year under this head were
$760,000,000. It is evident that in re
| ducing war estimates the War De
' partment is proposing not to lose all
| that has been gained in aircraft de
j velopment during the war, but plane
to continue construction and manu
facture on a fairly large scale.
Largest Single Reduction
The largest single reduction front
the appropriations for this year for
j the army is in pay. travel and gen
eral expenditures, the new estimate
I for next year being $327,678,000 a*
| against $2,367,000,000 appropriated
i for this year. Similarly large reduc
! tion is made in quartermaster's esti
| mates for supplies, clothing, quar
ters. including cantonments and
similar expenditures, the new figure
I being $911,789,000, as compared to
| $5,451,000,000 appropriated for this
year. %
Xaval Kstimates Larger
Virtually all estimates for various
navy purposes show substantial in
creases over appropriations for the
current year. The pay item goes up
to $579,946,000 from $227,372,000: >
i expenditures on ships already au-
I thorized goes to $233,985,000 from
! $59,397,000 this year, and an addi
tional $200,000,000 is 2£,ked as the
first increment on the new three
year program, which has been pro
posed. Subsistence and supplies is
given as $202,343,000 as compared
i with $75,5201000 this year, and am-.
I I munition needs are estimated at
$125,000,000 as compared to $82,-
519,000 this year.
For new post offices, customs '
houses and other federal buildings
only $1,567,000 is asked, but this is
in addition to existing appropriations J
for these purposes not spent during
the war. The request for rivers and jr
harbors amounts to $19,870,000,
barely enough to continue existing
The shipping board puts its re
quirements at $579,452,000, about
one-third of the $1,505,000,000 al
ready appropriated.
The appropriations asked for the
postal service amount to $358,000,-
i 000 although it is covered by ex
t pected income from postal revenues.
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fore the court adjourned at 12.30
The first three talesmen examined
were accepted for the venire,
r Out of Town Jurors
I The six jurors are:
H. Bright Hackenberg, foreman,
Jefferson township.
George A. Gohl, Middle Paxton
t township.
Calvin Sehull, Halifax township.
1 John Sheaffer; Swatata township.
Harry Blyler, Lykens. j
Edward J. Brown, Williams.
1 town.
.Dickerson is represented by W.
■ Justin Carter. He pleaded not
i guilty. The accused was not living
with his wife at the time of the ,
murder. Leitzer boarded with Mrs.
i Dickerson. Since the crime was
• committed in her house the police
f. say she was the only eye witness,
i But because the law prohibits a wife
: from testifying against her lius- .
I band when he is the defendant in
> a murder case she will not be called
as a Commonwealth witness.
First Accuses Victim
I According to the police, Dicker
' sop walked into police lieadquar
l ters an hour after the murder and
i wanted to svfrear out a warrant
■ hgainst Leitzer, asserting Leitzer t
1 hud shot him through the wrist.
The police declare that Dickerson's
' wound was self inflicted, accidental.
• ly if not otherwise.
1 Leitzer was shot in the groin,
! the chest and the neck. The police
say a fight between Dickerson and
Leitzer preceded the shooting.
: Tried Every Medicine
and Got No Relief
' Until He Learned That Tonall
Helped Others
"t suffered from stomach trouble."
. says Peter XaglC, of Cornwall, Leba- i
ncn county, Pa. "I could not eat
I nor sleep ofl acount of my ailment, A
due to stomach troubles. X tried ~
I "every medicine I thought would do
me good. I heard about Tonall
. doing so much good for others. I
tried it.
"After taking one bottle of Tonall
j I can now sleep and eat, and feeling
better all over. I recommend Ton- \
all to everybody now, as it certainly
has virtue and merit, and as the
" formu'a on the bottle tells what
' roots, herbs and barkß are in it, they 4
1 certainly must be good to prtWuce
such remarkably qiiick results."
r Tonall is sold at Gorgas' Drug
' Store, Harrisburg, and Hershey Drug
r Store, Hershey, Pa-, and Martz" u|