Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, December 11, 1918, Page 7, Image 7

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Former City Executive Suc
ceeds George S. Reinoehl
as Council President
Harrisburg Council of Boy Scoutsf
of America held its annual meeting
In Scout HeadqJarters, 206 Calder
Building last evening. The treas
urer's report showed the council to
be In good financial condition.
George A. Gorgas and Arthur D.
Bacon Were appointed auditors for
the year.
Under the election f of officers J.
William Bowman was elected presi
dent of the council. Dr. Charles B.
Fager, Jr. first vice-president; David
E. Tracy, second vice-president;
William Jennings, third vice-presi
dent; David Kaufman, fourth vice
president ;A. Carson Stainm, fifth
vice-president; Howard C. Fry,
treasurer, and Samuel P. Eby,
In addition to tho above officers
the following were elected to serve
on the executive committee: Hen
derson Gilbert, George S. Reinoehl,
E, S. Herman, Herman P. Miller,
Frank B. Musser.
A n.ew constitution was proposed
and referred for action to the next
meeting of the council. A rising
vote of thanks was given to the re
tiring president, George S. Rein
oehl, for his work the past year.
Following are the members of the
council for the year 1919: George
S. Reinoehl, J. William Bowman,
David E. Tracy, William Jennings,
David Kaufman, A. Carson Stamm,
Samuel P. Eby, Howard C. Fry,
Henderson Gilbert, E. S. Herman,
Arthur D. Bacon, Cnmeron L. Baer,
Arthur H. Builey, W. H. Benne
thum, J. Austin Brandt, Charles E.
Covert, J. E. B. Cunningham, Fred
ercik E. Downes, Dr. Charles B.
Fager, V. Grant Forrer, Spencer C.
Gilbert, George A. Gorgas, Edward
Z. Gross, Ross A. Hickok, C. M.
Kaltwasser, Paul Johnston, John J.
Jessup, Augustus 11. Kreidler, Dr.
George B. Kunkel, Leon Lowen
gard, Henry B. McCormick, Vance
C. McCormick, J. Horace McFar
land, Herman P. Miller, It. W.
Moorhead, Frank B. Musser, John S.
Musser, Andrew' S. Patterson. Rob
ert B. Reeves, Edward P. Robin
son, E. J. Stockpole, W. P. Starkey,
William ('. Sproul, Benjamin
Strouse, William Strouse, George B.
Tripp, J. H. Troup, E. Z. Wallower,
Klavel L. Wright, C. H. Crumpton,
Gus. M. Stelnmetz, Charles W. 8011,
J. W. Rodenhaver, E. E. Beidleman,
J. C. Ludes, A. B. Wallize, John
Brehm, Joseph Claster, Frank W.
Keiss, J. N. Hobart, the Rev. H. W.
Hanson, C. Frank Class, the Rev.
Thomas Reiseh, D. B. Cooper, E. C.
Snyder, L. Henry Spicer, the Rev.
Lewis C. Manges, W. Frank Wit
man, Robert A. Enders, J. N. Kin
nard, F. F. linger, E. Fred Rowe, L.
J. Harvey, E. C. Diehl, A. Ramsey
Black, G. H. Minnig, T. W. Small
wood. J. R. Scott, the Rev. Claytqn
A. Smucker, Dr. H. B. Walter,
Harry P. Motter, and A. K. Morri
Four fire alarm boxes and two po- j
lice boxes were installed yesterday In
the Fourteenth ward, as follows:
Police boxes —Sixth and Lewis streets
and Second and Lewis streets. Fire
alarm boxes —Second and Lewis,
Third and Lewis, Sixth and Lewis,
and Fourth and Edwards.
Photographs of Harrisburg during
war times piay appear in the General
Staff of the Army pictorial record of
the war, according to a letter from
<W. Weeks, colonel. General Staff.
• The colonel in his letter requested
the Mayor to furnish the required
"The smooth rich flavor
of a cup of
is one of its best advertisements
Much like coffee in appearance
and aroma, Postum is absolutely
free from the drug caffeine.
And besides this merit,its con
venience, economy and practical
usefulness make it the ideal
all-meal drink for all the family.
"There's a Reason "
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Sergt. Rehkugler Is
Reported Slightly Hurt
Sergeant John G. Rehkugler has
been officially reported as severely
wounded in prance, September 28, ac
cording to a telegram received by his
mother, Mrs. Emma Rehkugler, 347
I'oplar street, Steelton, from the ad
jutant General. Sergeant Rehkugler
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John G.
Rehkugler, Sr. He is widely known
in Steelton and has a host of friends
Funeral Services Friday
For Chauncey P. Rogers
Funeral services of Chauncey P.
j Rogers, special deputy in the depart
! ment of the Auditor General of Penn
j s.vlvania, who was killed yesterday
I when struck by an automobile near
Mechanicsburg, will be held on Frl
| day morning at ten o'clock from the
| residence of his aunt, Mrs. Mary M.
Boas, 124 Walnut street. Services
will be conducted by Dr. Lewis S.
Mudge, pastor of Pine Street Presby
terian Church.
As a special tribute to Mr. Rogers.
[Auditor General Snyder has requested
that he be given the privilege of mak-
I Ing a few remarks of respect In
honor of the memory of the dead as
j sistant, the Auditor General's Depart-
I ment will be closed all day on the
I day of the funeral and workers in
the department will act as pallbear-
I ers. The body will be shipped to
| Corry, Erie county, where Mr. Rogers
formerly resided and where burial
j will be made.
Funeral services for Thomas
j Humphrey, aged 58 years, who died
I at his home, 214 Harris street, Mon
day evening will be held at his late
residence to-morrow afternoon at 2
j o'clock. For many, years he con-
I ducted a greenhouse at Nineteenth
and Greenwood streets and a florist's
j shop in Fourth street near Chest
nut. He has lived retired for the
past three years. Burial will be
in the Paxtang cemetery. His wife
and two daughters, Violet, of Phila
delphia, and Lillian, of Harrisburg,
Thursday evening the Susannah
Rebekah Lodge No. 2 41, Odd Fel
lows, will Install officers at their
hall, Third and Cumberland streets.
Following the installation, refresh
ments will be served. The officers
are: Noble grand, Annabel Yeagley;
vice grand, Mary Hogue; secretary,
George Hollinger; treasurer, Esther
K. Smith.
[Continued front First Page.]
bershlp in the Red Cross—and by
paying a dollar receive the 1919
membership button, window emblem.
Red Cross seals and receipt.
Wherever this poster Is displayed
dollar memberships will be received
for the Red Cross.
Wet Weather
The wet weather of to-day put a
damper on the preparations for llar
rlsburg's big vounteer registration
fqr the Rod Cross to-morrow and
Friday, but it will take more tjian
the weather to stop the registration
Itself, headquarters at Third and Lo
cust street said this morning.
Harrisburg seems to be rather
tired of well-doing, insofar as the
majority of war activities are con
cerned, but it still has a warm spot
in its heart for the Red Cross.
What's Going On?
"What is the Red Cross trying to
do?" Is the question heard occasion
ally. Here is the answer:
The Red Cross wants member
Merbersliips are $1 each.
Hereafter the work of the organ
izations will be kept up through
Of each dollar paid for member
ships fifty cents stays with the local
That is the story in a nutshell.
The regular campaign begins Mon
day. Volunteers may join to-morrow
and Friday. There is a place on each
of the 403 city blocks where mem
berships will bo received. Each
block will have ten or twelve work
ers during the regular push next
weob. Hut .enrollments to-morrow
and Friday are up to citizens them
Headquarters at Third and Locust
streets will be opened evenings here
after to receive volunteer niember
! ships.
Additional Workers *
A list of additional workers to
assist in rounding up Red Cross
memberships in Harrisburg during
the next several days was announced
to-day. Appended is a list of work
ers, and, unless otherwise noted, the
headquarters for the several pre
cincts ure at th j homes of the cap
Fifth ward—Major, Mrs. Frank
Sites; First precinct, captain, Mrs.
E. C. Deen, 430 Boas street: Second
precinct, captain. Mrs. Frank Hoy,
1015 Green street; Third precinct,
captain, Mrs. George Bander, 1225
North Second street; Fourth pre
cinct, captain, Miss Jesse Bowers,
318 Capital street; headquarters,
store of Dr. John Fager, Sixth and
Broad streets.
Sixth ward—Major, Mrs. John
Dapp; First precinct, captain, Mrs.
W. A. Cartwright. Third and Calder
street: Second precinct, captain,
Mrs. Mael I. Sliker; Third precinct,
captain, Mrs. A. C. Logan, 210 ltelly*
Seventh ward —Major, Mrs. John
Sherger; First precinct, captain,
Miss Maud Sites, Sixth and Boas
streets; Second precinct, captain,
Mrs. J. G. Bless, 620 Calder street;
i Third precinct, captain. Mrs. Rente
Fourth precinct, captain, Mrs. Ed
ward A. Wallower, 1741 North Sixth
|street; Fifth precinct, captain, Mrs.
Joseph Ibacli, Sixth and Dauphin
Tenth ward —Major, Mrs. Arthur
Hull; First precinct, captain, Mrs.
Fred McClintoclc, 225 Emerald
street: Second precinct, contain Mrs.
George S. Reinoelil, 2114 North
Third street; Third precinct, captain,
Mrs. H. A. Cook. 2306 North Sixth
street; Fourth precinct, captain,
Mrs. John M. Shelly, North Second
Eleventh ward —Major. Mrs. E. J.
Stackpole; First precinct, captain,
Mrs. E. S. Herman: headquarters for
First precinct, residence of Mrs. E.
J. Stackpole. 2225 North Front
street; Second precinct, captain, Mrs.
William G. Gipple. 219 Aeffer street;
lu adquarters residence of Mrs. Mark
Myers, 443 Peffer street; Fourth pre
cinct, captain, Mrs. Frank Payne,
1901 North Front street.
Twelfth ward—Major. Mrs. John
I Kelly; First precinct, captain, Mrs. i
Wolfe Hoffman Returns
From Service Overseas
Among the Yankees recently return
ing on the Mauretanla from France
and England, was Private Wolfe
Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses
Hoffman, 921 Pcnn street. Private
Hoffman was private tailor to his
regimental commander, und was in
the Two Hundred and Fifty-ninth
Aerial Squadron. He is now waiting
his discharge, and is stationed at
Camp Mills, New York.
A committee of members of the
health bureaus of Wiconiseo and Ly
kens met with the county comnfls
sioners to-day to ask them to help
pay bills incurred during the recent
influenza epidemic. The county has
been urged to pay half the emergency
costs, or about S6OO. At Elizabeth
ville the epidemic situation is still
unimproved. New eases are being re
ported daily.
Every motorist in Hariislmrg is re
joicing this afternoon over tho glad
news that the price of gasoline has
started to skid downward. Manager
Porte, of the Atlantic ltetlning Com
pany, announced at a Kiwanis Club
luncheon to-day that the price has
been lowered to the extent of one
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob E. Burger were
given permission by the Court to
adopt their five-year-old grandson,
Elwood Croft Bergcr. The boy's father
is now in the Navy, and his mother
died a few months ago.
Richard Wharton, 1319 North Sec
ond street; headquarters, Mrs. J. 10.
•Haldeman, 203 Harris street;. Second
precinct,-captain, Mrs. Graham, 1629
North Second street; headquarters,
residence of Miss Helen Ryan, 1601
North Third street; Third precinct,
captain, Mrs. John W. C'owden, 1711
North Second street.
Fourteenth ward Major. Mrs.
F. R. Oyster; First precinct, Mrs.
L. N. Neiffer, 2103 North Front
street: headquarters, residence of
Mrs. F. R. Oyster, 3211 North Front
The residence of Mrs. J. A. J lager
man, 1909 North Fourth street, lias
een selected as the place for the
Red Cross registration to-morrow
and Friday for the Fourth precinct
of the Eleventh ward.
Serves Notice on Berlin For
Extradition of Talaat
and Enver Pasha
Copenhagen, Dec. lie—Turkey has
demanded the extradition of Talaat
I'asha, former Grand Vizier, arfd
Enver Pasha, the former war minis
ter, as well as other members of the
former Turkish government who lied
to Germany.
Wolff Bureau, the semiofficial news
agency ut Berlin, says that Enver
Pasha and Talaat Pasha will not be
extradited, but that others charged
with ordinary political crimes, will
be extradited.
At a meeting of the State Water
Supply Commission yesterday after
noon, the commissioners of North
umberland and Montour counties
were granted permission to build a |
concrete retaining wall along the
right bank of the North Branch of/
the Susquehanna river, immediately
below the downstream side of the
right abutments of the highway
bridge joining the borough of Dan
ville, Montour county, and South
Danville, Northumberland county.
Applications were granted for one
county bridge, a dam, twc\, railroad
bridges two railroad bridges in need
of repair, two culverts, one retaining
wall and one trestle bridge.
[Continued from First Page.]
Into close contact with notorious
The statement ,of complaint says
that, whereas said commanders were
thus guilty of the crime of abduc
tion and that they were under com
mand of their former emperor, pros
ecution is demanded.
Count Czernin Points
to Ludendorff as the
Obstacle of Germany
By Associated Press
Vienna, Dec. 11.—Count Czernin,
the former Austro-Hungarian For
eign Minister, accuses General Lud
endorff, the Quartermaster General
of the German army and virtual
dictator of the empire's military pol
icy in the last days of the conllict, as
the man who stood between the Cen
tral Empires and peace on numer
ous occasions. Ludendorff was
adamant throughout* efforts to in
i dure the G.irnmn government to
make concessions of an important
nature that would have gone far to
ward ending the war. Count Czernin
says. He outlined what in his esti
mation were the problems to be set
tled before peace can be made se
cure, and expressed hope for an
agreement among the nations of the
world to disarm.
Recounting the desperate efforts
on the part of Austria to reach some j
sortv of peace before the final and
absolute, collapse of both the Aus? J
Irian and German empires. Count |
Czernin said:
England in Way of Pence
"The German people wanted peace j
long ago, and even Emperor William
wanted tb see the end of the war, j
but the attitude of England prevent- .
ed steps being taken. Emperor Wil- !
liam said to me on one occasion; j
'How can we get peace with England !
declaring we must be destroyed?' |
"Nothing is more dangerous in pol
itics than to see things as you wish
to see them; not as they ure. We un- ,
derstood that the only way to arrange
matters was to get England and Ger- j
many to agree.
"With the knowledge of Emperor ;
Charles, I proposed to Emperor Wil- l
liam that Austria would give Ger- '
many the province of Galicia and
permit her to have her way in Rus- j
sian Poland, provided. Alsace and j
Lorraine were ceded back to France. !
I went to Kreizenach and presented i
tht plan to Dr. Bethmann-llollweg,
then German Imperial Chancellor.
Later he informed me that he was
forced to decline to enter into tho
scheme. I do not know whether or
not Ludendorff had a hand in the
matter, but I was informed that it I
was imposible to glvd up Alsace and •.
Lorraine because the' German people j
never would understand, the giving!
up of land which had cost so much
Czernin Tries Other Way
"The situation of Germany was
dangerous, but nothing could be
done. Our conversations were pleas
ant and friendly, and our sacrifices
were apreeiated by officials. X saw,
however, that I could not arrange
the matter because Germany was
obliged to obey the military party. I
then tried another way. Unknown
to the Germans, I sent Herr Vassilko,
a Socialist member of Parliament, to
Berlin to talk with Mathias Erzber
ger, the Clerical leader, and Dr. Al- 1
bert O. W. Suederkum, a Social mem- [
ber of the Reichstag. Ho was to tell j
them why the war must end and give ;
them both to understand that an
other peace resolution should be in- J
troduced in the Reichstag, directed !
against both the military party and 1
the pan-Germans.
Rciclistag Fails to Act
"At this juncture, however, the >
German armies began to win vie-1
torles once more and the XXeicijstag
did nothing. Thus we were badly >
situated. When our chances were ,
bad and the Entente nations were
elated, they would not talk peace. 1
When wo were winnjng, Ludendorff ;
would not consent to permit peace
negotiations. 1 always wanted to use
victory as an opportunity to bring
about peace, and several times had
an impression that I might succeed.
"I sent Count Mensdorft to Switzer
land to see General J. C. Smuts, (who
was In Switzerland last March in the
interests of the British government).
He succeeded, but I was unable to
tell just what terms Germany would
makp. I do not recall that Mr. I*loyd
George, the British premier, men
tioned any conditions last Febr
uary. Germany assured me that no
definite offers were received from |
England, and I believe this was true.
Mistrusted England and France
"England appeared to Intend to
crush Germany, and France showed a
similar attitude. President Wilson
was the only head of an Allied power
who did not appear to have this In
mind. Emperor Wilson could not
bring himself to yield Alsace and
"Regarding Emperor William I feel
that he did not want the war, hut
lie did not know how to get out of
It. In this, I believe, the heads of the
Entente powers are wrong, for they
probably believe he causdd the strug
gle. 1 was minister to Rumania when
the war began and I honestly be
lieve that no one wanted hostilities
to begin. I have the Impression that
neither Emperor Francis Joseph. Em
iperor William nor their ministers
wanted war. I might explain the fact
that war started by saying that i
tbelle was too much diplomatic bluf
fing, with everyone looking for the
other fellow to recede from his posi
PoiutM to Wilson Failure
. "Every way to get out of the war
was tried by us, excepting war with
Germany. When one considers how
inuch weaker than Germany we were,
he can see how impossible it was for
me to dictate terms. Now, if Presi
dent Wilson finds it difficult to im
press his views on the Entente, how
was it possible for a man like me to
do anything tfith Germany?
"1 hope that an agreement to dis
arm will be reached. President Wil
son is the man who is able to bring
this about. I believe his plan for a
league of nations is feasible and
would solve the whole problem. 1 !
have shown In public addresses why ]
power to punish any nation resort
ing to arms is the only way to keep
the peace.
l.urlendorlT Forced Treaty
"I signed the peace treaty of Brest
litovks, but we nothing from it
This fact Is worthy of mention. It
■was Ludendol-fT who forced Dr. Rich
ard Von Kuehlmann, the German for
eign secretary to make that peace.
We occupied the southern end of the
line, whereas Germany had her troops
against the line in the north. Gen
eral Hoffmann then declared he
\<oulrt move on Petrograd, if Leon
Trotsky* the Bolshevik foreign min
ister, did not sign the treaty.
Trotsky InflumoN Berlin
"Dr. Von Kuehlmann and I had
hoped to make peace with Russia on
the basis of President Wilson's prin
ciples, but Ludendorff always tele
graphed 'No' to our proposals. I
worked day and night to bring Dr.
Von Kuehlman and Trotzky together.
At the last moment, the latter sent
his famous telegram to the world,
demanding that the German people
revolt and destroy their government.
This telegram inflamed Berlin, which
denounced Trotzky as a man with
whom it would not treat. Then Trot
zky was Informed that the German
troops would occupy Courland and
Lithuania and would advance on
Attend Cliureli Service
The former German emperor and
his wife attended religious services
in the cast'e hall Sunday morning.
The Bible reading was from the
first epistle of Peter, Chapter V, sixtli
to eleventh verses. Tho preacher was
the Rev. Mr. Weiss, a missionary of
the Moravian Brethren at Zeist, near
The most striking passages in the
Scripture text mentioned are:
"Humble yourselves, therefore,
under the mighty hand of God, that
lie may exalt you in due time.
"Be 'sober; be vigilunt, because
your adversary, the devil, us a rout
ing lion walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour."
These passages correspond so
closely to the ex-Kaiser's own hopes
and his views of his enemies that it
may be suspected he selected thq
text himself.
Casts Off Uniform
Since his formal abdication Herr
Holienzollern has shed his uniform
and appears regularly in civilian
clothes about his retreat here, as do
the members of his suite. The en
tourage has been reduced in number
SIOO in Cash Prizes
Will Be Given to Four Persons
For the Best Slog an
Which in the fewest words most clearly directs the auto owner to the only
WILLARD Service Station in Harrisburg and our NEW PARKING LO< A
TION. This slogan is to be used in all our advertising—both newspapt ,ind
outdoor. The one most easily remembered with the most simple directic ts is
the one we want. Below is a general plan of our location showing, (1) Our
Store (2) Our Service Station; (3) Our new Parking Location; (4) the
Mayor's Office; (5) The Kaufman Building; (6) The Senate Hotel and (7)
The Market Square Presbyterian Church. This will give you some idea and
help you to form your slogan. All sfogans must be mailed not later than 8
P. M. Friday, December 20 so that we have them by noon Saturday, Decem
ber 21 when the contest closes. Three men not interested in our business
will act as judges.
* Suggestions for signs and places to hang them which will facilitate making
the slogan simple and understood by even a stranger will have weight with the
judges in selecting the slogan. Here are a couple of ideas as to the kind of
slogan— from City Hall," "One Block west of Main Street," "Willard
Service Station Here."
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Best Slogan There arc no rc
° <AJ gtrietiong what
s•>o pS | ever. Each per
, (jQ i-j-t I son mny send tn
Second Best ' one slogan. Only
one to eaeh pcr
son will lie con
& ' > side red. Address'
Third Best J ■- nil mall to our
sls RIVER x 1 \ X >—* AVENU F! Store Address.
r f T T i' Prize winners
_ , _ >r\ will bo nnnoune-
Fourth Best, Tuesday, Dc
slo H cembcr 21.
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Front Market Motor Supply Co. *
109 Market St. Opposite Mayor's Office
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DECEMBER 11, 19.1 ft
to eighteen, for himself and the for
mer empress.
The family life of the erstwhile
royal pair appears to flow as evenly
as that of any middle-aged couple
who might be enjoying a quiet coun
try holiday. Their rooms on the first
floor of the castle command a wide
view of the landscape. They dine
with their host Count von Bentinck,
being often joined at the meal by the
count's brother, a noble residing in
a neighboring castle, and pass much
of their time together strolling
through the grounds.
On Saturday Herr Hohenzollern
went for a walk into the country
while his wife explored the neigh
\jfp • this will
insure you
sound sleep
or we pay you
Proper breathing is the secret of restful
—a little KONDON'S snuffed up each
nostril at bedtime, clears the head, relieves
that stopped-up feeling —and sound, refreshing
sleep is apt to follow.
Get a tube from your druggist. Try it. If it does
not do all we say, we will pay you your money back.
IB Whenever you brush your teeth, clear out your
\B head by snuffing a little Kondon'a up your nose.
is guaranteed not only by us, but by 29 years' 1
p_ 0 . service to millions of Americans. If Kondon's fl
r rear does'nt do wonders for your cold, sneezing, |
cough, chronic catarrh, nose-bleed, head- a
Coupon ache> Bore , no , se - etc :T? re 11 pay your 1
r * money back. Address if#
A tin (large *" Catarrhal Jelly dv
enough for 20 appli- Minneapolis, Minn. .
cations) will be mailed to
you free of charge on receipt
of your name and address.
boring market town of Wagentnge*
The ex-emperor visited Zuylestein, i
Bentinck family property, where ho
indulged in tree-cutting for the saks
of exercise.
The quiet of the village here is oc. j
castonally started by wild rumors or
plots upon the former emperor l j
life, but the "suspicious person
found lurking about the castle" gen< ,
erall.v turns out to be a harmlesf
newspaperman in search of copy i
Another rumor of which no conflr
mation can be had, is that Heil
Hohenzollern has bought a villa It
the neighborhood.
The entrance to the castle still u
strictly guarded.