Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 03, 1918, Image 1

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4,500 WOMEN TO
District Must Supply 130,000
Memberships to Meet
Every M;in. Woman and Child
Expected to Do His Share
For the Nation
When the organization is com
pleted which is to canvass the city
of Harrisburg for Tied Cross mem
berships It Is very likely that over
4.5U0 women will he in the lineup.
They will he divided as follows:
Lieutenants, 4,030. or ten for each
of the 403 clly blocks.
Captains, 53, or one for each vot
ing precinct in the city, i
Majors, 14. or one for each ward.
Colonels, three.
The city Is divided into three dis
tricts, over each of which as a colo
nel. One officer will have charge
of the whole Hill district: one will
'ook after the uptown district north
of State street; the third's territory
will be all of the downtown district
south of State.
Quota Over 150,000
The quota of memberships for the
Harrisburg chapter district is well
over 150,000. There are, for ex
ample. 74.119 people in Harrisburg
and the quota is tlie population.
Approximate totals for the bal
ance of the county are as follows: >
lierrysburg. 330; Conewago town
ship. TOO; Dauphin, 550; Derry
township. 2.800; East Hanover
township. 1,200; Klizabethville, 1,-
000; Gratz, 450; Halifax, 700; Hali
fax township, 1.000; Highspire, 1.-
600: Hummelstown. 2.00; Jackson
township. S00: Jefferson township.
200; Londonderry township. 1,200:
Lower Paxton township, 1,400; Low
er Swatara township, 600: Lykens,
2,750; Lykens township, 1,000: Mid
dle Paxton township, 1.00; Mitliin
township, 500; Millersburg. 2,000;
I'enbrook. 1200; Reed township, ;
200; Royalton, 900; Hush township, ;
100; South Hanover township. 1,-j
000: Susquehanna township, 5,500;
Swatara township, 5,500; Union- !
town, 200: Upper Paxton township,
1,500; Washington township, 900; j
Wayne township, 400; West Han- i
over township. 900; Wiconisco j
township. 2,700: Williams township,
1,100; Williamstwon, 2,900.
Headquarters Now Open
Christmas rollcall headquarters
have now been opened in the old
post office building, Third and Lo
cust streets. Entrance is on the
Locust street side. This structure
was to have been taken over by
slate draft headquarters, but the
sudden termination of the war and
the forthcoming dissolution of the,
draft organization made it possible
for the local Red Cross to secure
a portion of the building for the
membership campaign workers. i
Mercer B. Tate is in charge at
headquarters and is being assisted
by some of the draft board force.
The telephone number at this head- ■
quarters is Bell-4939.
Mr. Tate to-day began sending out'
tlie posters which are to be used in'
the campaign.
Returned Men Enthusiastic
The really enthusiastic "boosters"
for the Red Cross are the fighting
Pennsylvanians who are returning
daily front overseas.
How the Red Cross was to be
found right up behind the line of
battle, day and night, and how its
workers braved death continually is
part of the story being told by the
overseas men.
The Red Cross is not only the
favorite organization so far as sol
diers are concerned: it is also the
favorite war work campaign so far
as Dauphin and surrounding coun
ties are concerned.
What the District Is
The quotas given above do not
include those for Perry county and
the river towns of Cumberland coun
ty, which are part of the Harrisburg
chapter district. In addition to the
two sections named the district in
cludes all of Dauphin county except
Middletown and Steelton and ail of
For Harrisburg and vicinity: I n
nfttlVd weather, probably rain
to-night anil Wednesday; not
much change In temperature, '
lowest to-night about 3." de
For Eastern Pennsylvania!
Cloudy, prohnltly ruin to-night
and Wednesday In north and
west portions and on Wednes
day In southeast portloa, I.lttle
change In temperature! moder
ate winds, mostly southwest.
The Susquehanna river and nil lis
branches will probably fall
slqwly or rrnwtln nearly station
ary. A stage of about 4.25 feet
is Indicated for Harrisburg
Wednesday morning.
General Conditions
A disturbance central ovrr Wis
consin bus cnusrd light snowr In
Ihe Lake Region, New England,
the I'pper St. I.awrenee Valley
and in Manitoba. The Atlantic
coast disturbance has nparently
moved ot seaward; It caused
light rains along the Middle At
lantic coast In the Inst twenty
four hours; elsewhere fair
wenther has prevailed through
out the territory reprrsrntcil on
Ihe map. except In Oregon,
where light rnln fell.
There haa been a general rlne of
to 28 degrees In tempernlure
In till districts since Inst re
port. except along the Immedi
ate Atlantic const from New
Jersey southward to extreme
Southern Florida, where tem
peratures have fallen 2 lo 8 de
Now That He's Gone
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Hardy Dickerson Claims the;
Fatal Shooting Was Result !
of an Accident
;Steclton Man Sentenced to
Four Months For Operat
ing Gambling Den
I Practically all the testimony in the ■
I trial of Hardy Dickerson charged j
I with the murder of William Leitzer. i
i also colored, had been heard at noon |
: to-day and the case may go to the I
! jury late this afternoon.
Dickerson, it is charged, shot Leit- '
zer early on the morning of May 19, i
I this year, at 1137 South Ninth street.;
; The defendant when on the stand i
to-day said that the shooting was ac- I
cidental. He told the jury that he ;
went to the house intending to settle
differences with his wife and live 1
with her again and that while there |
Leitzer and he quarreled. He said i
Leitzer drew a revolver and in the j
fight which followed he prevented !
Leitzer from shooting him. Dicker- j
son also testified that when he left ]
the house Leitzer was standing up, |
apparently not hurt, but that he had
been shot twice through the wrist, j
He said he had no revolver when he j
went to the house.
lifts Heavy Sentence
Another witness called, during the |
morning who had worked with Lett- ;
zer testified that the dead man some
weeks before the shooting had told !
him of the trouble between Dickerson j
and his wife and had threatened Dick- i
erson. The witness said he warned j
Dickerson of Leitzer's threats.
In Courtroom No. 2 David Smith, !
of Steelton, charged with conducting !
a gaming house, entered a plea of not \
guilty and was placed on trial. After '
a few witnesses were heard Smith '
(hanged his plea and then Judge S.
J. M, McCarrell sentenced him to pay
a fine of $lOO, costs and serve four
months in jatl. Other cases disposed '
of before Judge McCarrell: J. Frank I
Thompson, larceny, acquitted, pay j
half costs: James Burrell, felonious i
entry and larceny, guilty: Joseph Sil
ver, larceny, on trial to-dav.
Hohenzollern Princes May
Leave Germany; Fortunes
to Remain, Is Stipulation
By Associated Press
I/option, Dec. 3.—The German
government has consented to permit
a number of the Hohenzollern
princes to leave Germany on condi
tion that they leave their fortunes
behind them, according to an Ex- •
change Telegraph dispatch from I
Amsterdam. They have accepted the
conditions. It Is stated, and expect i
to proceed to Switzerland, Denmurk i
or Holland. 4
By Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 3. —Clans un
der which all wounded men re
turning from France will go to
hospitals within three hundred
miles of the homes of their near
est relatives, were announced to
day by the War Department.
To this end base hospitals at
training camps have been turned
over to tile surgeon general, pro
viding seventy-live hospitals with
facilities to care for 104,231 men.
Fifty thousand men are expected
to be sent to these institutions
within the next four months.
One Hundred Soldiers and
Sailors, After 19-Hour Fast
Demand Dinner
One of the leaders of the canteen
committee of the Ked Cross yester
day prevented a smail sized riot at
the Pennsylvania railroad station.
Over one hundred desperately hun
gry' soldiers and sailors attempted
to get from the steward of a dining
car what he denied them, and if it
had not been for the timely inter
ference of the Red Cross workers
it is certain that the railroad rep
resentative would have been rough
ly handled.
Two trains were scheduled to ar
rive in this city at 10.43 a. m. and
10.50, but they did not afrlve here
until about noon. The first section
brought in twenty-two sailors on
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Snow Holds Back Big Military Plane Expected to Land in
City Early Tomorrow; Mission Here Not Known
The committee In charge oC the ar
rangements for the receptl >n of Lieu
tenant A. P. Tappan. who will p.riive
here from Buffalo wins time to-mor
row In an American Army nlrps.me,
was announced to-da.v, and hell a
meeting late thU afternoon to con
elude arrangements for his recep
tion. The committee members are:
V, Grant Forrer, chairman) R. W.'
Dow-dell, Anson P. l>are, Clark B.
Olehl and B, Clark Cowdcn.
Lieutenant Tappan was xpocted
early tq-morrow, hut the following
telegram explains a necessary ds.'uy,
which may detain him until lute in
the day or even the next d-iyi
Council Now Proposes Con
ference With the County
Commissioners >
To Open Bids For Ash Col
lection in Two
Council will take no further action
on the ordinance providing for the
construction of a public comfort
station on the west side of the court
house. until a conference is hold
with the county commissioners.
Commissioner W. Jr. Lynch intro
duced a resolution at the session of
the citj officials to-day, requesting
that further action on the ordinance
be postponed until Council. City So
licitor John E. Fox and City Engi
neer M. 13. Cowden meet with the
county commissioners to discuss the
advisability of the courthouse site.
Mr. Lynch explained that much
discussion has developed because of
the introduction of the comfort sta
tion ordinance. He said he wanted
ail the other members of Council
to give the question careful con
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A history of Harrlsburg has been
completed by Renjamln M, Ne.td at
the request of the llarriahurg Cham
ber of Commerce and will he printed
within the near future in the En
cyclopedia Americana. Mr. Ncn.l is
president of the Dauphin County His
torical Society.
''Snowing here, Departure delayed, i
Will notify you later,"
The telegram also contained in-.L
structions for the landing arrange- >
ment.e. The lieutenant desires to land j
in a Held 1.200 feet square, with the!
landing place marked tjy a white,
cheesecloth arrow, or arrow of iefl
cloth if there is snow. As no desires i
suoli a large landing place, it is in
ferred he is driving a huge homl.'.iig
t lane.
Tiie lieutenant's miqiDii is i.ot
known here and he failed to cniigh'tn
local authorities when asked of his
errand. He is flying from HifTalo to'
Washington. Ilia .visit will no the!
Hut by an American Aruty aviator in!
an American airplane.
House Democrats Cheer; Sen
ate Democrats Sit in
Frigid Silence
j United Approval of War Days
Absent; Congress Ignores
Address in Debate.
\\ ashing ton. Dec. 3.—Senator Slier
i man. of Illinois, Republican, intro
j duced to-day biz resolution propos
j ing that the office of President he
•j declared vacant upon President Wil
• son's departure for Europe and that
' the Vice-President assume the ex
: ecutive's duties, lie was given ununi
; rnous consent for an address criticis
; ing the President's course.
Knox to Wait
Postponement until after the.peuee
, conference of questions regarding
forming a league of nations ami any
I "sweeping changes" in ancient in
i ternational laws of freedom of the
j seus, is proposed in a resolution in
i trodueed to-day by Senator Knox, of
Pennsylvania, Republican, former
; Secretary of State.
House to Do Nothing
In a statement to-da.v declaring
factional strife should not he. permit
! ted to interfere .with President Wil
j son's mission abrdud, Representative
• Mann, of Illinois. Republican leader
|in the House, said there would lie
; no concerted effort on the part of
| House Republicans to embarrass
i til® President and that lie hid not
i believe the American people wquld
j "tolerate any meddling in that which
; so vitally concerns them."
| Washington is discussing the ap
, parent open breach between Presi
! de/it Wilson {yul the Senate, marked
r yesterday when in receiving his
1 annual speech to Congress even
Democratic Senators sat stoically
; silent throughout the reading of
j many of the passages. The President
I in his speech formally announced
: what Congress ujready knew—that
1 lie is going abroad to the peace con
i ference.
1 The announcement -met with a
j mixed reception. Then were cheers
i —rpleuty of them— bin the applause
I was confined almost entirely to
; Democratic Representatives. Re
publican Senu'jrirs and Itepresenta-
I tives sat silent, refusing to join the
majority party members of the
Lower House in rising and cheering.
Significantly nearly every Democratic
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i 4,753 Soldiers Start
From Liverpool Port;
Aero Squadrons Sail
By Associated Press
Washington, Dec. 3.—Two steam
ers, the Empress of Britain and the
[ Adriatic, sailed from Liverpool yes
i terday for New York with returning
American troops, the War Depart
| ment announced to-day. The Era
; press of Britain carries seventy-six
officers, ten nurses and 2,389 men.
The Adriatic carries eighty officers
and 2,208 men. •
Aboard the Empress of Britain are
the 307 th ,361 st, 140 th. 337 th, 256 th.
> and the 8341h Aero Squadrons, the
'< 10th, 13tli, 17th and 14th air service
i construction companies, anfi a nuni
; tier of casual and sick and wounded.
'There are eleven officers and 241
| men among the casuals, not requir
: ing special attention and 154 who are
! bedridden of wounds or illness.
! The Adriatic carried the 828 th,
338 th. 33fith, 334 th, 472 d, 37th and
' the 637 th Aero Squadrons; the 4th,
i 6th, 7tlj, Bth and 9th air construc
' tion companies. There are-thirty of
i (leers and one enlisted man among
I the casuals on the Adriatic.
[Charged With Evading First
Registration For Army
I llow old is Roy Regi?
i The question Is before the Federal
j court, sitting here this week, for so
j lutlon, Regl asserts that he was
| born March 3. 1886, The Govern
ment declares he wab born March 8,
' 1887, The solution of the problem
wl'l determine whether or not Regl
i la guilty of the charge of falling to
| register and will determine whether
I or not he'was within draft age.
I Regl lives near MeConnellsburg,
[Fulton county. Me alleges that he!
: was over registration uge and did i
[not need to register,at the time of]
the •first registration. The Govern-,
[ ment contends Regi was less than;
thirty-one years of age and vio'ated i
! the law by not registering.
Many l.iglit Sentences
The case was brought '-up at thej
[morning session of Federal court.
[Continued on Pagd ft.]
Cigar Self* Fire to Awning
at the Kunkel Building
Telephone cat's wee mni'e ""or lire'
apparatus to ext nguish a small blaze
at the Kt-.n' el bu'hling. Tit rd and
Market streets, th's afternoon, when
] several of the awning* caught tire. It
' is believed a match or lighted cigar
1 dropped from one of the upper j
! stories started tlio bioee. {
Municipal League Officers
Refuse to Publish the
Arnold Report
Market Square No Place For
Proposed Public Com
fort Station
Bion J. Arnold, of Chit ago, the i
I traffic expert secured a few years
j ago by the Municipal League to
make a survey of conditions In Har-i
' rlsburg, particularly with reference
I*o a proposed isle of safety in Mur
| ket Square, is on record us strongly
| opposing such a move. •
It ts said that in his report tb the <
! Municipal League he recommended
! that no suih step he taken, but that;
! certain- individuals who have been j
! foste' ing the plan to put the safety:
zone and public comfort station in j
Market Square succeeded in keeping i
the report of Mr. Arnold from the j
' public, and to this day it has never j
J been published, although it was HO-]
j cured ut n greut expense.
Hindrance to Traffic
j Mr. Arnold, it is said, n>t only op
, posed-constructing the safety zone in
j tlie Square and stopping all traffic;
! east and west through it In Market
j sttect, but advanced many strong rea-i
, sons why this should not i:o dune, j
As his report on the situation in llnr-j
'rlsburg was never made public, his
objections to the plan were , not di-'
j vulged, but it is believed in official!
| circles that they wore so i °asonab|e!
: that to give them to the public would j
1 have ended any further argument in!
j favor of ft|psing Market street and es-;
! lahllsliing the wide safety zone. j
I Mr. Arnold recently made .> com- \
I plete survey of tho street jar situation !
i •
[Continued on I'agc 14.]
Warm Winter Clothing
Needed For Patients in
Tuberculosis Sanatorium
llaj-rlsbuUg is being given a chance!
to aitt as Saftta Onus to pitien's in
the tuberculosis sanatoria at Mont I
Alto and Hamburg this week, through
the efforts of the Civic Club. V cam- j
peign for warm clothing to bi rent
these patients was begun in the city
I yesterday under ,the leadership et Mrs.
Robert 14.-. ffons add' a .'ommlttce of
co-workers; The heed for the jfdr
j merits in emphasized in a statement
I given publicity .this morning. It is
| stated that many of the . aflents are
j unable to purchase the warm oicth
j ing needed. The Civic Club has. Un
! dertaken to fill the need.
It is requested by the committee
' that warm garments be sent n the!
j Civic Clubhouse. 612 North Fionti
' street. The articles needed include j
I dresses, overcoats, suits, warm undtr- ,
| wear, hoods, shawls, stockings, leg-;
| gings, mufflers and other items.
The campaign will continue ualll
next Monday.
Municipal Christmas Tree
Assured by Mayor Keister,
Definite assurance that there uou'd
oe a municipal Christmas Iree this
year was given by Mayor Daniel L,
lieister this morning.
Arrangements for securing the, tree
and bringing it here fox Christmas
week wijl be in charge of one of the
city's civic organizations, such hs the
Itotar.v Club. Chamber of Commerce
or Kiwanis Oiub'. One of these or
ganizations. the Mayor said, would be
usked to yike charge of the pro.-er.d
inga within a day or two.
Since the first announcement that
the city's chief executive favored a
municipal Yuletlde celebration around
a tree to be placed at Front and Mar
ket streets, sentiment In ,'avor of fbe
tree has increased greßtly. and many
are in favor of the plan.
National Survey of Stream
Proposed in Congress by
Lancaster Supporter
The movement to make the Sua-1
qu'ehanna river navigable from tide- j
water to Sunbury, which has been'
growing rapidly strioe It was launch- j
ed here by the Rotary Club several <
weeks ago received an added Impetus |
to-day when Congressman W, W. |
Grlest, of Lancaster, prepared a bill I
authorizing the Secretary of War to |
arrange for a survey of the stream j
from its mouth in Maryland to Har
Such a survey wilt settle the prac
ticability of the plan and show what
must be done to make the task a
succesg. It would also give the na
tional and state authorities an Idea of
the cost.
( Eli N. Hersbey, president of the
Rotary Club, who had been author
ized to appoint a committee to lay
the matter beiore the Legislature
when it meets in January, has been
ill and therefore unable To get the
rtiatter under way here. He expects
to act within the next few days.
Sentiment for the prolcct rapidly
has been gaining friends from wine
end of the river to the other. Ar
rangements already hove been made
to £rnd delegations here front every
county and ejty along lite stream for!
a conference In January, it is proli-i
able that the meeting will be held
in the Penn-Harris thin day before !
Governor Sprout's inauguration. |
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Surrender of War's Arch Criminal to Be
Insisted Upon by Allies Who Plan
Proper Punishment
K.v . / ssocialeU Press
Costerland, Holland, Dec. 3.71
—"I have not renounced any
thing' and I have not signed any
document whatever," the former
German crown prince declared
to the corespondent to-day.
"I was convinced," the former
crown prince said to- his inter
viewer, "that we lost the war
early in October, 1)14. I con
sidered our position hopeless
after the battle of the Manic,
wlch we should not have lost j
if the chiefs of our general staff!
had not suffered a ease of nerves.!
"I tried to persuade the gen
eral staff to seek peace then,
even at a jjreat sacrifice, going
so far as to give up Alsace-Lor-j
raine. But I was told to mind;
my own business and confine j
my activities to commanding my j
armies. 1 have proof of this."j
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London, Dec. 3. —A demand forj
the surrender of William Hohen- j
zollern will be submitted to ihe!
Netherlands government in the name;
of all the Allied cabinets, according j
to the Express. The views of t'ranee!
and Italy have been fully communi
cated to the British government and
Pres.dent Wilson also has made sqs
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k .3 Golector Carlos Caturegli pf Agua Print*.' So; n,, Mel- *Pr.;
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I TJ ice, and two of his guards, wounded a third and then *s
J A escaped with' $125,000 in gold last night. They ate Relieved jfe •*
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j®-lQrme'r Socialist member of the Reichstag, declared ma •'
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X ' London- I —The Dutch government decided tq stop Ji|; j
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IA all exports to Germany in reprisal fori the stoppage of tht !
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I jL export of German teal tg Holland qc lin* .* < Ex- |
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T Madison Squire Garden, New York "A- B'<> V'k, the ■
4* trid J the 32.nd hour, the fourteen leading ten - ( n the jjl j
X sjx-d'Sv Bicycle' r te had covered" 603 n i'e7. dtp -• with JP- ■
X the • vHfjr bfeptfeerS "team* 6rie hnp behind Grnrda was ?
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PARIS. Dec. 3.—French citizens
arc lodging complaints with At
torney General Lcscpuve regard
ing crimes committed by the Ger
man armies under fVlllium llo
henzolleiii, the former emperor.
Several persons who lost relatives
IM tlic lioiiiburdmciit or Paris by
the German long-range guns have
ll'cd their complaints.
A decision with regard to the
complaints against the former em
peror will he reached within a
few days, ir it is decided that
rreiiell tribunals are competent to
open proceedings a judge will lie
One of the first acts of the judge,
will lie to ask for the extradition
of William Hoheuzollern.
gestlons relative to procedure in the
• ase. J
Authority is claimed by tho E£-
press for the statement Ihnt. al
though there are sonic little differs
enoes as to points, of law among
Allied jurists, Monday's conference
in Downing street revealed unanimity,
relative to the bringing of the for
mer emperor to answer for hfs
The opinion is held that Holland
will not he disposed to put obstacles
in the way. She will not be asked
to deliver Herr Hohenzollern under
the ordinary extradition laws, bttt
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