Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 22, 1919, Image 1

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■l-AAAV lil AO. IV 1-i .tVYCjI-O Matter at the Post Office at Harrisburg
■Vehicles Now Obey Signals of
gl Cornermen as General
Bsumbcr of Accidents Could
B Be Cut Down by Use of
m a Little Care
B Don't run across streets through
heavy traffic. The busiest man
I know wastes at least thirty
H minutes a day; why risk your life
to save live minutes crossing the
H street?
HI Cross streets at crossings only.
H Watch for the policeman's sig-
RB nal. lie is always willing to help
jß| Never attempt to cross a street
with a bundle or umbrella over
S'our head, or reading a news-
B paper. Either hides oncoming
vehicles from your view.
Never jump off a moving car.
H Wait for it to stop and then look
out for traffic.
IB Stand still if vou get caught in
a traffic jam. It may save your
B life.
Br Children suffer the heaviest toll
B of deaths because they are the
B most, reckless.
B —Front Felice Chief Wetzel's
gggf warnings.
A number of near accidents to
at busy street intcrsee-
Hon.< yesterday caused J. Edward
chief of police, to issue a
warning to liarrisburgers to
heed to the "jay lines" and
of traffic officers before they
gjM ' 'hief Wetzel added that traffic
Hirers are stationed at street cor-
to aid pedestrians and direct
movements, as well as motor-
He warned against crossing the
diagonally at intersections,
treading bclwen traffic at points
The carelessness of the great
o: visitors in the capital city
caused the police no end
trouble and apprehension. It was
out to-day that by watch-
B; traffic policemen and when they
a street to traffic, taking ad-
of the moment to cross it
danger of being run down,
could avoid numerous
wßßcidents. It is the man, woman and
afoot who gives the traffic po-
B'c trouble now, it was said, the s
of automobiles and Avagons
been educated to the needs;
B~ the city.
. I i'hief Wetzel said that it is dif-'
:^B- ;i 't to educate the people to watch'
for their own safety on the
lared that in Cleve- •
Ohio, there is an ordinance that
it punishable by a fine for
person to cross the thorough-
H rcs except at regular intersections
lB d between "jay lines." Such an
c here, lie said, would tend
reduce the number of accidents.
B>roul Appointments
H Are Quickly Confirmed
Mti." celerity with which the Sen-
I- yesterday afternoon confirmed the
of appointments sent to
|H ' r r Spi ul was .ii marked
H that
with regard to nominations dur-
B)i the past four years.
H|William i, Shaffer, of Media, as At
■ ' >• W of
H of the com
wealth; Lewis S. Sadler, of Car-I
as State Highway Commission
|M i'rof. Frederic Kasmussen. of
College, as Secretary of Agri-
Lieutenant Colonel Edward
Philadelphia. as Conimis- :
nt<r of Health, and John S. Fisher, I
mm Slate Banking Commissioner, were \
in the late afternoon al
" quickly as it takes to tell it.
of them took the oath of office
are ready for business to-day.
Hide Grain
From Bolshevists in
£ Ukraine; Flee Kiev
T- ' By Associated Press ,
Jan. 22.—Ukrainian peas-j
ar c hiding grain from the 80l- j
by burying it in large pits j
|HIt is reported that large numbers'
"■Germans remain in Kiev and I
|JB ler L'kranian towns. They have, it
no intention to leave and' it
H Breported they have been offered!
gßge sums to fight in Petlura's army!
||in the ranks of the Bolshevists. 1
• ■ mmon soldiers are said to be get i
Hf thirty roubles and officers from
B? hu " dred to two hundred roubles
Bay for service.
is being deserted by all for
most of whom are headed
Kovel. Cracow and Warsaw.
J Hirrisbirx and vicinity:
ind' : riiS^ ~bly r a'"
*' Thfdny; moderate trm-
. Eastern Fennaylvanlai
I T°? 7 ' with probably rain t-
I Tbnmdayt moderate
■ tcP"starej general variable
■ w lads.
fiaatjaebaaaa river sad an Ida
I kcPPcbea will probably fall
■ "lowly or remain nearly ata-
H riimary. A atage of abont 4.T
■ 2? u t"" l 'rated for Harrtabarg
■ Tbaraday morning.
Action Decided On
But Await Seal
of Delegates
Wilson Feels It
Urgent to Get
Back to U. S.
Paris- Jan. 22.—The asso
j ciations advocating the for
mation of a League of
Nations will get into touch
with one another next week.
Leon Bourgeois, head of the
French organization; Vis
count Bryce, of the British,
and Oscar S. Straus, repre
senting America, will confer
for this purpose.
Paris- Jan 22. —When the J
j Supreme Council of the Peace :
Conference met this morning
1 there were present, in addition
j to all the members of the council,
j Marshal Foch. the allied com
mander-in-chief ; General \\ev-;
qand. his chief of statt. and Rear
j Admiral Hope.' deputy first sea;
lord of the British Admiralty:
i Board. It was assumed from;
I the presence of the military and,
; naval officers that the Russian
I situation on the Baltic and on
I the land front was discussed. j
A proposal from President
Wilson regarding the Russian
question will be discussed this
afternoon, the statement added,
i The council continued the
j formulation of its concrete pro
posal on the Russian situation.
\V. F. Massey, the premier of !
(New Zealand, was present with j
I the council for a short time.
Considers Polish Question
The supreme council of the Peace j
! Conference this morning considered j
j the Polish question and decided to |
| send a mission to Poland. This an
nouncement was made in the official j
! statement of the proceedings of the ]
5 conference.
With the hope of formulating j
a definite line of action on the
i Russian question, the supreme coun- |
| cil of the Peace Congress continued I
to-day to devote most of its atten- i
! tion to the subject.
Principles of action have been j
decided upon, in the main, and
virtually all that remains is to |
' reduce the agreement to writing
and get final assent to it by the
While the peace congress is get
: ling into action, the question of
President Wilson naming a fifth \
' delegate to act on the American j
| mission when he departs for home. 5
! has again arisen, and the names ofi
; William H. Taft and Eliliu Root;
; have been mentioned.
Must Return to Sign Hills
Mr. Wilson's decision as to the'
appointment of another delegate de- j
I pends wholly upon whether he will
consider it necessary to return to!
; Europe afte-- the adjournment of the'
I American Congress in March. He
| feels he must return to America in!
time to sign bills that have been |
passed at Washington.
He has expressed the hope that it!
would not be necessary for him to
I make another voyage across the At
i lantic. but has told his colleagues
; thnt he would not hesitate to return
lif his presence is necessary to the j
; success of his plan for a league of
5 nations. If another American dele-1
'gate should be named. Secretary of;
Wr Baker, or possibly Admiral W.
S. Benson, might be appointed.
Will Bring Many Fighters Home
President Wilson probably will j
take back with him as many Ameri-!
can soldiers as his ship, the George
Washington, can accommodate. On ;
'one of her voyages she carried 7,600;
The general scheme of returning.]
troops to America is bound up with
the work of the peace congress and I
I the progress it makes toward re
i storing Europe to a post-war basis. •
but meanwhile, under the Presi-d
dent's directions. E. X. Hurley, chair- j
I man of the shipping board, is con- 1 '
stantly at work on plans to enlarge
| transport facilities. With the coming
j of warm weather it may be expect- 1
ed that plans will be carried out
which will utilize all available ships :
to their fullest capacity.
Highspire Man Shot in
Neck at Delaware City
R. C. Hoke, of Highspire, an em-
I ploye of the Fred T. Ley Company,
on Government work at Delaware
| City, was shot through the neck last
Sunday by a colored man to whom
he refused to give money. The bul- !
let is still in the wound and an X-ray
is being made to-day. Xo serious re- >
suits are anticipated. After the
shooting, Hoke bound up his neck
with a handkerchief and walked four
miles to camp.
The Cure-All
General Strike at Renisclicide
as Protest Against Lieb
knecht's Killing
By Associated Press
Amsterdam. Jan. 22.—The city of;
Bremen virtually is in the hands of!
the workingmen, according to a dis-!
patch to the Berlin Itokal Anzeigerl
from the German seaport. The
workingmen have occupied the bar- j
racks, the town hall, the telephone 1
office and the banks ancl have posted
machine guns in the market place j
and in public buildings.
The soldiers in the barracks were
disarmed by the workers.
A general strike has been pro- j
claimed at Remscheide as a protest |
against the killing of Dr. Karl Lieb
knecht and Rosa Luxemburg, a Bre
men dispatch states. The factories
hav.e been closed and traffic stopped.
= : |
Birds Bask Pleasantly in Wildwood Park Trees Which Are !i
Budding. Besid the Quickening Pussywillows
The signs are all here, and all ex-|
cept the almanac are proclaiming
that it is spring, and that winter's
flinty old backbone is broken. Buds
are shooting, robins are trilling their'
notes at Wildwood park, the grass
is verdantly green, and the majestic
old swan at Wildwood has wander
ed down from the farm at the end
of the lake, and sought food and rec
reation in that part of the water
where the ice has been thawed by
the warm sunlight.
Grant V. Forrer, superintendent'
of parks, who is outdoors most of
the time, pointed out a multitude of
harbingers of early spring this
"Nature seems to take care of her
own," he said, sniffing the warm air
like a professional weather fore
caster. "And all the natural precau
tions she usually takes to feed her
birds during cold weather, are lack
ing. just as though there is to be no
more severe weather." i
Pittsburgh Publisher and Poli
tician Succumbs to Linger
ing Illness
RKtsburgli, Pa., Jan. 22.—Former
| United States Senator George T. Oli- !
| ver died at his home here to-day
; after a lingering illness.
Senator Oliver was of Scotch an- j
cestry, although his parents Henry |
; W. and Margaret Brown Oliver, were '
i natives of Ireland. They came from ;
Dungannon. County Tyrone. Ireland,!
in 1842, settling in Allegheny, where ;
the father engaged in harness and [
i saddle making. January 26. 1848.!
while the parents were visiting in '
Dungannon, George Tener Oliver j
was born.
While he was still an infant, his !
parents returned to Allegheny, where ;
his early life was lived. His educa- t
tion was secured in the common i
schools. Pleasant Hill academy, Westj
Middletown, and Bethany college,
West Virginia graduating from the
latter institution in 1868 For years I
he was a trustee of this college and j
[Continued on Page 6.]
I Buds are shooting on the pussy
' willows and there is a small flock
;of robins around Wildwood Park.
I The Kentucky cardinal,* which usu
| ally is far away toward the sunny
south during January, is here, he
.said, and the song sparrows that
! usually disappear before the icy
| blasts of the month, are singing m
j the trees at Wildwood. On the lilac
bushes buds have progrtssed con-!
I siderably, while there are large!
j patches of unusually birght green |
J grass in the parks.
. As proof of his contention that!
nature takes care of her own, and:
expects no more severe weather, he!
said the grove of thorn apple trees!
near the park, which during last
j year's severe cold weather, wfrc j
(loaded down with thorn apples fori
the sustenance of the bird* ure al
most empty, and likewise the shrubs)
which during hard winters growj
j berries for the nutrition of biros, i
'are quite fruitless tills year.
[Hundreds of Delegates Here
• For Dozen Big Farm
1 lie mighty wheel of agriculture
;in Pennsylvania began to properly
buzz early to-day when all the vari
ious activities were in full swing. The
| most important feature of the open
ing at Chestnut Street Hall was a
I new bill read by J. Aldus Hcrr, of
.Lancaster, completely revising the
[system of the Department of Agri
culture. This wil be submitted to
the Legislature shortly and Governor
ISproul is much interested in it. The
j Governor was scheduled to open pro
! ceedings, but a mass of business pre
sented him from reaching the meet
i ing until noon.
To-day marked the full swing of
the State Farm Products Show at
the Emerson-Brantingliam building
( and the meetings of the State Board i
of Agriculture. State Horticultural
Association, State Breeders and
Dairymen's Association, State Veter
inary Medical Association and the
State Poultry Association.
Prizes For Tobacco
One of the surprises at the Farm
Products Show was the splendid re- j
suits marked up for Clinton county,]
which is topnotch in growing the
Hanava seed leaf tobacco, while Lan
caster held her prestige in growing
[Continued on Page IS.]
Bill Permitting Special
Election to Transfer i
Bridge Fund Introduced
When the bill introduced in the
Senate this afternoon by Senator
Eyre, at the request of Lieutenant
Governor Beidleman, passes finally,
Harrisburg councilmcn will have the'
uuthority to call a special election so I
that voters can approve the loan of
$300,000 for the city's part of the
cost of the new bridge at State street,
instead of for the erection of a struc
ture at Walnut street.
The bill, prepared by City Solicitor
John E. Fox, was referred to the]
municipal affairs committee, it pro-1
vides that cities of the third class
may hold elections to get the per- j
mission of voters to transfer money
a'ready borrowed for a certain pur
pose, or about to lie borrowed, for
some other use, provided the original i
plans for the expenditure of the'
funds is found to be impracticable
or unwise.
Provision ir, made authorizing cit>
council to call a special election.
Suprce Confidence in Action
of Keystone Legislature Ex
pressed at Conference
Noted Lecturers Tell of Prog
ress Made in Nation by
| Supreme confidence In Pennsyl
vania's ratification of the national
j prohibition amendment is the key
note of the state convention of the
I Dry Federation of Pennsylvania, now
: being held In the Chestnut Street Au
j ditorium. Leudcrs in the organiza-
I tion are elated over the great vlc-
I tory of the temperance forces and
i they are high in praise of Pennsyl
j vania's new Governor, William C.
! Sproul. for his activities in their be-
I half.
' A preliminary conference and fel
! lowship dinner was held at the Grace
, Methodist Church last night. This
[mornins at 9.30 o'clock the first ses
• ston of the convention proper was
; held in the Chestnut Street Auditor
[ ium, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waring, of
i Washington. leading in a song serv
| ice. Dr. W. M. Woodfin, of Pitts
! burgh, recently returned from over
j seas, delivered a stirring address, in
' which he expressed the Joy of the
j "dry" forces in their recent victories.
| "We signed an armistice with the
| Huns, but we won't sign any with
! the Hums." he declared. "The latest
! news on ratification is a hope, a wish,
• a prophecy that the state which is
j the cradle of liberty, the state which
i perhaps has left mo>e men to sleep in
j the sacred soil of France than any
other, is going to ratify the amend
i ment."
A IJeliige
1 Mrs. Ella M. George, who presided
' at the morning session, inutroduccd
Hex X. Mitchell, of Punxsuta wney,
former member of the Legislature,
who took her place as the chairman,
i "The prohibition movement is not
; merely a storm, but it is a deluge,"
; declared Mr. Mitchell. "We are fo
! day where Noah was when he sent
| out a dove to look for dry land. A
dry nation, however, amounts to
nothing unless it has behind it a sen
timent that backs the dry nation.
You will meet conditions you never
dreamed of when Pennsylvania goes
dry. But we are going to overcome
j them and we are going to make the
world dry."
In the report of Dr. John Royal
| Harris, superintendent of the Federa-
I tion, he commended the various com
i mittees for their excellent service and
; expressed appreciation of the work
| of Governor William C. Sprout. "We
i feel that the Legislature will take
| pride in following his lead in the
i ratification and in his patriotic pro
i gram."
j Commenting upon Pennsylvania's
! lagging behind in the ratification, he
' said: "Any fair-minded person must
admit it would not be right to let
j the ratification measure go through
, before Sprout's administration began,
because of his large part in pushing
i it. It# is no discredit to us."
Welcome Antfl-Snloon Leaguers
, Among the recommendations made
| in the report of the superintendent
j were that the convention approve the
work of Governor Sproul and express
confidence and dependance upon his
work in behalf of the ratification of
the amendment by Pennsylvania; that
the thanks of the gathering be ex
tendde to the state press; that the
woman's suffrage movement be given
[Continued on Page 6.]
Frank A. Smith Is
Appendicitis Victim
Frank A. Smith, who in all likeli
| hood will succeed Edward E. Beidle
! man as Senator from Dauphin coun-
I ty, is ill with appendicitis in a Chi
j cago hospital, according to a number
jof telegrams received from Chicago
last night. He was making a business
trip to the west with Carl K. Deen,
who notified friends in this city of
Mr. Smith's illness. The last tele
gram was received at 10 o'clock last
night, saying "Frank i s some better.
Doctor says appendicitis. Will ad
vise later." It is inferred that no
operation took place and that he is
out of danger, as until 2 o'clock this
afternoon nothing further had been
heard from Mr. Deen.
Family of Three Sick
in Hospital With Fin
I The family of George Ilelmar, of
Heckton, is in the Harrlsburg Hos
pital with influenza. Helmar is em
ployed as a laborer on the Pennsyl
vania Railroad. His wife and
j daughter Irene are with him at the
| hospital. •
| Charles F. Way, 129 Evergreen
l street, a salesman for the Palm Olive
soap manufacturers, is In a critical
condition with influenza at the hos
pital. He was admitted last night.
Tax on Theater Tickets
to Remain at 10 Per Cent
Washington. Jan. 22.—Taxes on
i amusement admissions will not be
i increased by the war revenue bili.
j The conferees agreed to-day to re-
I scind their previous decision to in
| crease the rate from ten to twenty
( per cent.
Washington. Jan. 22. Director
j General Mines auid to-duy that pres
■ ent indications pointed to a reduc
tion of freight traffic this year, and
i consequently he did not expect any)
great reduction In the general level
of rates during the year.
New York, Jan. 22. Before
the New York Assembly Judiciary
commitee, Lemuel E. Twigg. rep
resenting hotel interests, urgued
for an hour to-day against the
national prohibition amendment.
He said the country never would
be dry until patent medicines are
brought under ban.
"Some of these patent medi
cines contain as much as 955 per
cent, of ulcohol," he said, "and
I must feel for President Wilson,
for when King George of Eng
land visits Amtrlca. and the
President raises his glass to toast
the distinguished visitor, Mr.
Wilson must choose as to the
contents of that glass between
water from the marshes of the
Potomac or some alcoholic'bone
liniment." The committee re
ported favorably on the proposed
Resolution Presented in House
by Vickcrinan After Woods
Notifies Body
First steps for Pennsylvania to
ratify the prohibition amendment
were taken in the Legislature to
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Cyrus E. Woods formally presented
the* federal amendment as certified
by the Vice-President and the
Speaker of the House at Washing
Immediately after Mr. Woods had
presented the document in the House
Mr. Vic-kcrman. Allegheny, offered
a resolution to ratify it. This will
be sent to committee later in the
Dozens of Bills
Members of the House to-day be
gan presenting legislation for the
session of 1919 and dozens of bills
were sent to Speaker Spangler, who
announced that he would refer Uimu
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MUST HAVE $5,000
Rotary Club Undertakes to
Canvass City to Raise
Money For Homes
Members Give Money and
Their Time to Make
the Canvass
Members of the Harrisburg Ro
tary Club begun a canvass to-day
| to raise $5,000 for the Children's Ifi
dustrial Home and the Nursery
[ Home.
5 It was at first proposed to raise
$lO,OOO to relieve immediate dis
tress but a careful canvass of the
needs of the two institutions shows
[that $5,000 at this time will be am
| pie. The members of the club have
volunteered to give generously to
ward this sum and in addition to
make a canvass of the city and to
I raise the required sum before the
j close of the week.
"The Homes are without money
and the children rtiust be cared for,"
( said Frank B. Musser, chairman of
the committee to-day. "Harrisburg
' people have responded so generous-
I ly always to the call of need that I
| have no doubt of their aid at this
| time. The babies of the Industrial
i Home require clothing and the dor
mltorles must have new bed cloth*
; ing. The influenza, which ran
! through the home like wildfire, and.
I caused the illness, of as many as 95
| children at one time, has left the
i institution not only penniless, but in
I debt. We must have medicine,
! proper food, nurses, new clothing
jand bed furnishings for these little
: folks. I feel sure that every father
and mother in Harrisburg will want
to see these children as well cared
for as their own and will give ac
cording to their means."
AYlroninco, Pa., Jan. 22.—Annie
Buniak, 4-year-old daughter of Mi
chael Buniak, while watching her
mother wash clothes, slipped and fell
backwards Into a bucket of boiling
water. The child was badly scalded
and her condition is serious.