Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 31, 1919, Image 1

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United States Will Not Reduce Its Naval Strength, Daniels Predicts
Other Great Colonial Powers Accept
Wilson's Proposal For Supervision
of Germany's Lost Territory by
the League of Nations—Favor
a Mandatory Power
Paris, Jan. 31.—Great Britain and France, and other
great colonial powers, have accepted the American pro
posal put forward by President Wilson for the League
of Nations exercising supervision over the German colo
nies and allotting their administration to mandatory
powers, it was generally conceded in authoritative quar
ters to-day.
I lie latest official communication, issued last night, makes the
official announcement that "satisfactory provisional arrangements
were reached for dealing with the ticrman colonics and the occu
pied territories of I urkcy and Asia. Ihe provisional arrangements
tit which the communication refers is the acceptance in principal
of President Wilson - plan of mandatory administering of the
The reference to the occupied ter
ritory of Turkey in Asia indicates
that .Mesopotamia, Palestine. Arme
nia and Syria are brought within the
scope of this new policy pf dealing
with the colonies.
Indicate,, Sweeping t'iinngc
Thus has suddenly come within
rango of practical accomplishment
hue of the most sweeping changes in
colonial manager).ent that ever his
occurred. The basic idea of this
policy is that the colonies will be ad
ministered by mandate for the bene
fit of t! eir own people, and not ex
ploited as profit-making enterprises
by the powers claiming ihem.
While acceptance of tire principle
is with the condition that the details
may he worked oat on a 'practical
basis, yet exchanges among the
Powers lead to tire belief that the
details will be formulated for accept
ance by all the colonies and Powers,
including Great Britain. France, Ja
Police Search For Men Who J
Fired From an Auto
By Associated Press j
Manchester, Conn., Jan. 31. —Po-j
lite are to-day searching for three
automobile bandits, who last night
shot and killed William F. Madden,!
chief of the special police force at I
' 'haney Brothers' silk mills here. The I
fourth bandit, who was in the party, i
was captured in Hartford county,
thirty minutes after the shooting oc
curred. Madden was shot when lie
attempted to arrest the men near
the mills.
Madden and an assistant, Clifton
Macomber, were on the watch for
silk thieves last night "when an au
tomobile approached which they re
garded with suspicion. The two men
jumped on the running board of the
machine to question the four men in
the car. One of the men in the au
tomobile shouted:
"Get off or we'll kill you."
Macomber jumped ■ and Madden
started to follow when one of the
men in the automobile fired. Madden
fell to the ground dead, while the
automobile sped away.
Macomber notified the Manchester!
police and Captain W. R. Campbell
immediately telephoned to the po
lice of all surrounding towns, de-1
scribing the automobile. Within an i
hour he received Word that a police-!
man in Hartford had recognized thej
machine and stopped it. The driver
of the automobile was taken into ;
custody, while the other three men ;
escaped. The police said the license j
number on the automobile is "New :
Jersey, 31,837.'
Maddenwas formerly well known |
throughout New England as a foot- j
ball player and as a welterweight!
boxer. He was a graduate of Trinity i
'"ollege, Hartford, where ho p'ayed
football and later was athletic coach.
At one time lie was captain of Coin-j
pany G. Connecticut National Gtjard. ■
He was 38 years old and leaVcs a
wife and one child.
By Associated I'ress
Washington. Jan. 31.—Another
meeting of conferees on the adminis
tration oil land leasing hill was held'
yesterday, but they again failed to >
reach an ugrcement.
pan, Belgiupt ncwi Portugal- The
m fist' r orinidable opposition has come
from Premier Hughes, of Australia,
who has maintained that anything
short of outright annexation cp' New
Guinea to Australia might - ndanger
•he friendly feelings toward the
' mother country.
j This, however, is in process of be-
I ing reconciled by concessions on de-
S tails, but in any event the opposi
j tion is considered to have lost its ef
j fectiveneis. since the British home
1 government and Scuth Africa are
| favorable tc tire new colonial policj.
Credit to Wilson
: President Wilson has taken a lead
ing part in the animated discussions,
! and acceptance of the new principle
!is being credited large'} to his de
termined attitude. There is no d?-
j sire in American Quarters, however,
j to herald a victory, but, on the con-
I [Continued on Page I".]
j Delaware Republicans Select
Kx-Speaker of House as
| Media, Pa.. Jan. 31.—Kx-gpeaker
: of the House Richard J. Baldwin,
, of Media, was nominated as the Re
| publican candidate for State Sena
tor, to succeed Governor William C.
| Sprout. The nomination was made
; by the Republican County Executive
Committee, and Baldwin did not
have any opposition.
The meeting was the largest the
committee has held In years, and
it was a real love feast.
Baldwin was placed in nomina
tion by Representative William T.
Ramsey, of Chester, who referred t<>
him as being the man able to till the
place so admirably held in the Sen
ate for so many years by William C.
Sproul. His nomination was second
ed by W. Frank Mathues, who him
self was a candidate for the Senate
until a few weeks ago, when he
dropped out of the fight to give the
ex-Speaker a clear field. Baldwin
i made a brief speech in accepting
tlie nomination, promising. If elect
ed. to emulate his predecessor.
The Democrats of Delaware coun
ty will nominate a man of their party
j for the Senate early next week, it
| is believed that either A. B. Geary,
, widely known lawyer, or Harvey Og
; den will be the choice of the Demo
\' crats. Geary can have the nomina
tion if he desires it.say the Demo
-11 eratic leaders. There will be a spe
j clal election held In Doluware county
I Tuesday, February 25, when Uov
i ernor Sprout's successor will be
j elected.
I Will Go to Far East
to Aid Stricken People
j Epliralo, Pa., Jan. 31. In addi
, tion to sending two Mennonite men
to the far East to aid the stricken
people, this district has also Riven
a nurse.
.Miss Margaret Smith, daughter of
Hie Rew and Mrs. J. W. Smith, will
sail this week to work In Armenia,
and Syria. She Is one y
the best known nurses in this Hectic®
'and was formerly night
the I.ancaster General Hospital.
By Associated Press
LONDON, .lun. St.—The Paris
eorrosporident of the Daily Mail
sends the following regarding the
negotiations on tlio former Ger
man colonics:
"It is understood that the pre
miers of AustraUa, New /.calami
and South Africa have agreed
upon a scheme respecting what
powers should be delegated under
the mandatory system, and urg
ing this scheme strongly upon
i the conference. It would provide
practically for freedom of admin
istration on the present dominion
"Mr. lialfour ha- also prepared
Wilson system. |>omtiug out the
various difficulties in it- applica
tion and possible ways of ovcr
i coming them."
Textile Workers arid Manu
facturers Have Reached
No Agreement
Albany, X. Jan. 81.—Repre
sentatives of the textile manufactur
ers and employes of Central New
York, together with members of the
newly-organized reconstruction com
mission of the state, after meeting
yesterday in an effort to reach some
agreement to avert a threatened
strike of textile workers February 3,
adjourned early last night without
having reached an agreement. An
other meeting will take place to
It was reported, however, that
both the manufacturers and work
ers expressed approval of the stand
taken by the commission and Gov
ernor Smith in attempting to assist
in settling the controversy over an
eight-hour day which the workers
have demanded.
It appeared pro table that even if
the agreement between employer and
employe was not setled shortly, the
strike which has been threatened
lor next Monday would be at least
Before the conference assembled,
they gathered at the executive cham
ber at the request of Governor Smith.
He then most urgently requested
them to reach some sort of an agree
ment which would result in work not
being suspended. He even went so
far as to offer to act personally as a
conciliator if such u step were deem
ed necessary to avoid a cessation of
Nat C. Goodwin Dies
After Brief Illness
New York, Jan. 31.—Nat O.
Goodwin, the actor, died at a hotel
here early to-day after a brief ill
ness. He came to New York last
Monday from Baltimore, where he
had been playing. Deatii was due
to a general breakdown in health,
folowing an operation for the re
moval of his right eye several
months ago.
Born at Boston, July 23. 1857,
Goodwin was a familiar figure on
the American stage for many years.
He made his first appearance in
1874, and subsequently played lead
ing roles in many successful plays,
both in the United States and
Devastated Regions of
France Make a Deep
Impression on Wilson
By Associated Press
Paris, Jan. 31.—President Wilson
■was deeply impressed by his visit to
the devastated regions of Trance, ac
cording to IVlntransigeant, which
quotes him as saying: "I did not be
lieve the sight could be so distres
sing." President Wilson, the news
paper declares, expressed "the In
tense grief, which every man with
a heart must feci at the sight of such
will visit the coal
the north of France and
Cornier City Commissioner
and Prominent Mason Suc
cumbs After Illness
William Luther Gorgas, one of
Harrisburg's most widely-known res
idents and for years prominently
j identified in political, banking and
' Masonic circles, died at 1.50 o'clock
| this morning at the Harrisburg Hos :
| pital at the age of TO.
j His death came as a surprise to his
| family and the many persons who
i knew him. as he had only been seri
| ously ill since ues'da.v. A complica
-1 tion of diseases Caused death,
j Air. Gorges was cashier of the
| Harrisburg National Bank and was
, well known in state banking circles
I because of his long service with one
j of the city's older institutions.
! Politically, Mr. Gorgas was a Dem
! oerat. He served as president of
' Select Council under the old bicam
j eral system. When tlie commission
I form of .city government began in
| 1 f 1 he was elected as one of the orlg
! inal members of Council, serving un
til J916, when he was re-elected for
I another term. Both of these he
served as superintendent of accounts
and flnam e and he took a great m
rearranging the city's tinan
eial systlP.m to conform with the com
mission plan of government. Upon
the deuth of the late Mayor IS. St.
MeaTb he became acting MB-O4 until
tbe appointment of tlie late Mayor
I fntarles A. Aliller by Council. Upon
j the latter's death Mr. Gorges again
' served as acting Mayor until the
i court named J. William Bownpan for
' the position.
Defeated for Mayor ,
In the fall of 1917 Air. GorgaH was
; a candidate for nomination to till the
■ unexpired term of the late Mayor
| Meals, but was defeated at the pri
mary election in September. In Itn
uary, 1918, his term as Commissioner
experide and since that tlnil* he de
voted his ontire time to his posi'l tit
as cashier of the Harrisburg National [
As a member of the ATasonic order,
f Mr. Gorgas lias held hoAored places
in the lodge and was known
I throughout Pennsylvania in Masonic
J circles. He was a member of the
| Blue Lodge, Chapter and Command*
i ery and for eight years serve! as
Deputy Grand Alaster for Dauphin
and a part of Northumberland coun
ties, representing eight lodges. Four
years ago he became Grand Alaster
of the State Lodge.
He wa sahvays interested in His
torical events and was a member of
the Dauphin County Historical So
ciety and the Pennsylvania German
Of Old Family
Air. Gorgas was born June 23. HB,
in Cumberland county. His father,
William Tt. Gorgas, had served In
both branches of the State Legisla
ture as a Democratic member from
Cumberland county.
After being educated in the Cum
berland county schools and the Cum
berland Valley Institute, he was ..
teacher for a few years, but later be
came an apprentice in the works at
Alullcn, Cumberland county. Eventu
ally Mr. tlorgas decided upon a bank
ing career and in 1869 he became a
teller in the Second National Bank,
Afcchanlcsburg. He held the posi
tion until 1873, when he was appoint
ed a clerk in the Harrisburg Nation
al Bank.
Nineteen years later, in 1892. Mr.
Gorgas was elected cashier of the
bank and held the position until his
death, a continuous service of almost
twenty-seven years. He also served
as a director of the Harrisburg
Bridge Company, director of the Har
risburg and Alechanicsburg Railway
Company and aided in tlie organiza
tion and was elected president of the I
Capital City Shoe Manufacturing
Company. He was also treasurer of
the Harrisburg City Railway Com
pany, treasurer of the Harrisburg
Hospital and president of the Camp
Hill Cemetery Company.
also "No Man's Band" on the Yeer,
L'lntransigeant says.
President Wilson still hopes to
visit Brussels, making the trip at
the last possible moment previous
to his departure for home.
He was prevented from going to
Belgium this month because of the
important, matters coming up at
the peace conference, but if the pres
ent plans hold he will be able to
visit Brussels and probably some of
the battlefields of Belgium before
sailing from Brest. In this case he
would Paris probably on Feb
ruary 9 and arrive at Brest
l2 and 15,
i Secretary of the Navy Addresses Reserve Officers in J
Presenting Commissions at Naval Academy; ,
On Last Stretch of the Three-Year
Program of Construction ]
By Associated Press 1
J Annapolis, Aid.. Jan. 31.—in pre-|
. senting oommssons to-day to the last!
class of reserve officers trained at
the United States Naval Academy j
during the war, Secretary Daniels i
s predicted that "there will be no time I
, | of recession of interest in the navy."
. "Not in your day," the secretary j
[told the young officers, "will there'
" j be any reduction of naval power. We
are now on the last stretch of build
5, Ing tlie three year program of nu-
j va ' construction which was author
s I ized three years ago.
s [ Vessels of Highest Type
e Secretary Daniels said lie Jiad no
j doubt that Congress would authorize '
" | the recommendation of President)
! j Wilson for another three-year pro-j
• gram of construction. In building!
1 |ships under that program, be said!
1 • the types of vessels would be con-i
■ structed which would keep oui' navy |
• | abreast of any navy in the world."
r "We shall not. build oginsf. ijny
5 nation," the secretary continued. ]
J "because we have faith that tlifc
• league of peace will bring alioubj
■ such friendship and uiidersi&ndtagll
■ among all nations as will ultimate-1
> ly cause a reduction arrnumept
i 7 TWT ' 1
I Authorize Burleson to ('.on- 1
tinue Pneumatic Tube
By Associated Press
Washington, Jan. :jt.—Committee
amendments to the annual post of
flee bill authorizing the Postmaster
General to continue the postal pneu
matic tube service in New York and
Brooklyn and prohibiting removal
pending action by Congress of the
tube systems in the other large
cities were adopted late yesterday
by the Senute.
The Senute also approved with lit
tle discussion items in the $400,000,-
000 bill carrying several millions of
Jdi llars for pay increases for post
otllce clerks, letter and rural car- '
riers and railway mail employes i
during the next liscal year. The i
House had proposed to muke tho in- j
creases permanent,
i When the bill was taken up there i
were less than a dozen senators i
present and by agreement several
items in dispute were passed over
temporarily. They included com
mittee proposals for appropriation
of $200,000,000 during ttie next
three years for road construction,
increasing the appropriation for
aerial mail service and decreasing i
that for motor truck "farm to con
sumer" produce deliveries.
Senator Swanson. of Virginia, in
supporting the road appropriations,
declared they would provide em
ployment for many men and that
road building presented a .better
plan than "aimless appropriations
for public works."
I Paris Gives Building
Site For Home For
American Soldiers
By Associated Press
Paris, Jan. 31.—A building site, |
city of Paris, was formally accept-1
valued at $lOO,OOO, the gift of the
ed for the American University
Union yesterday by Henry B. Thomp
son. Princeton, treasurer of the
i union.
The American University Union
j contemplates the erection of a build
| ipg, for which plans already have
j been drawn. The funds will be se-1
| cured in the United States. The struc- j
| ture will be used us a home fori
I American students in Paris, as well
j as to provide French students with
j information regarding American
! universities.
Degree of L. L. D. to Be
Given Sproul by U. of P.
By Associated Press
Philadelphia, Jan. 31.—Governor
William C. Sproul will be awarded i
the degree of doctor of laws by the |
University of Pennsylvania at the
annual university day exercises on
February 22.
This announcement was made by
Provost Smith, of the University.
Governor Sproul will be the orator
of the day.
1 and a consequent decrease of cxpen-U
j ditures for naval strength."
I "But so long as this republic needs
ja navy, we must have one, for ourjej
i own protection and to preserve the J
| peace of the world, that will be pow- ]
(erful, strong and modern. |e
America to 11c Xuvul Power , ,
"It would be a sin for America,' !
j rich and powerful, to be beholden! *!
to any other country for naval pro-! ,
teciion. We must, in whatever sort! !
of world police shall be needed in'*
the new order contribute as many ■■
units and as much strength as any IJ
other nation.
"We must remember always
the maintenance of the Monroe Doc-|j
trine is our peculiar responsibility;,;
(and duty, and for its proper main-! !
I tenance and our duty to secure
all the smaller nations of the world e
! Ilio rights to which fliey arc en-',;
| titled, we must maintain u navy: j
I Strong enough and powerful enough)®
jto measure up to our responsibility j
| and our obligations." • U
I Mr. Daniel said tho Navy Depart-) '
intent intended, after the treaty of)®
1 peace is signed, to rpainlaik a train-1*
led and efficient naval reserve force !
i ihich woiild.be ready for instant I
rtrobffizanoh. r
jliead of Company Operating
Plant Is Before the Sen
ale Committee
By Associated Press ! *1
j Washington, Jan. 31. — The Hogl<|
j Island shipyard, which will costly
j $66,000,000. when completed, is de- j
| fended by Matt C. Brush, president j ej
| of the company, operating the plant, j J
| 'as the only war venture where
| every single cent spent is still good." J
jHe testified yesterday before the a
| Senate commerce committee.
"Aside from the shipbuilding fa
cilities," Mr. Brush said, "the con-
I struction of Hog Island is justified i it
]us a terminal. It is worth more now
I than the United States government <§
j has invested in it, because it's as
i good a deep water terminal as there ! ;
is in this country." I|
I Mr. Brush quoted Howard Coon- el
j ley, vice-president of the Emergency -f
i Fleet Corporation, as saying that 2
1 Philadelphia could afford to spend
$100,000,000 to acquire Hog Island <3
and continue its development us the 3
city's great water terminal.
Big Advertisement eS
Mr. Brush said Hog lisand was a
one of the biggest advertisements f
the .United States lias ever had, a
1 great psychological influence in the A
j world of commerce and reminded
I the committee that the government
could take over the yard whenever
it desired. He said the American
International Corporation, the hold- *
ing company which controls the e
property, gladly continued the gov
ernment's option which was made
before Congress gave the Emer-
gertoy Fleet Corporation power to e
acquire land.
• 'redit for the launching* of four- '
teen ships, Ave of which ure in com-
| liisson, was given by Mr. Uiash en- '
i tirely to the former mungefleut of
the yard and the men working there.
| He left the presidency of an elevat
jed rilroad in Boston last October. '
went to work as a shipbuilder at
Hog Island in November and the
j following month was elected presi
dent of the American International ®
Shipbuilding Corporation, which is
constructing the yard and tlie ships,
His salary is $40,000 a yer.
Employment Agencies Seek 1
to Oust National Bureau
Mushing ton, Jan. 81. —Charges J
i that representatives of "private foe
I charging employment agencies" are
| attempting to lobby ifi congress lor a
! the abolishment of the United States j
j Employment Service were made to
. day by officials of the service. It was £
said that during the past ten days f
all members of Congress have re
celved circulars from the private 3
agencies and that manufacturers A
had been asked to assist in the cam- "2
|jaign. *1
"We are fully aware that such
j attacks have been made," said John |
| B. Densmore, director general of the a
! Federal Employment Service. "They
are particulasly dangerous at this 4
time because of the rapid demobili
zatlon of troops and the existing tin
employment in many big cities." (g
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| New York—*To enable discharged sailors and '-crs
J to obtain civilian clothing more cheaply thi;> J
* bureau of the National League for Women's Sc. , e", has
£ arranged with a number of men's furnishing .
T ment:- here to allow all former cn!
m discount, it was announced here to-day. A majeniy of
T the merchants have agreed to ten pet ecu.* .... i-
X saidvthe announcement while one has-notified tHoJt
The will allow the men a discount of thirty per r- n
V clothing. '
T St. Paul, Minn.—Taking of a strike vote throughout
* the country has been starte dby the expressmen's .union,
Z it was stated here by Eugene J. Gardos of Lciiisvflle
▼ chairman executive committee of the org; riimtiun
m who announced to-day the vote of the Sf. Par. 1 j 1
T near c 'aver of a.• j
. Washington—Eastern Pennsylvania: Fai rto \
▼ . Parisi—The peace conference to far bash ; .
if to its invitation to the various Russian governr/wi. s,(
* conference atjthe Princes Islands." In one of t! i*
▼ government of Nprth Russia formally refuses to rndet
A with the Bcisheviki, The Omsk government under
T Admiral Kolchak, while less categoric in its rto!
▼ presses strong reserve. ffh-ial in donr d
£ with the invitation has been"received from the RiwurH
▼ - Paris—The crisis in thf peace negotiations o*r tr •he
disposition to be made of Germany's
IT have pas •••;, momentarily :it 1.-ast. Jt y
'▼ that President Wilson's view has prevailed in its entirety
€& •
T but in American quarters there is confidence that a com
fi I promise plan, which has been accepted in principle; will
* be worked out with details which will bfe acceptable tof
* * the American viewpoint. When the Supreme CoUncil of
* the Peace Conference meets to-day it will have " jfi >re it
11 the very plajn statement made by President Wil .t
** Wednesday's late session. So particu! rv.
to have an exact record of what he had said on
4 u • after entering the meeting he summoned
* * sonal stenogrAphers and kept him at his side c
session. What he said did not appear in the • i d
< *
4 wnmu
? authority, but it may be. stated that it war, a
** reaffirmation of the principles for which the--'?* .tt
4 | has previously contended. In phrases stripped f diplb
* I matic niceties it is understood, Mr. Wilson told
i hers of the Supreme Council he would not be party to a
e ...
, # division of Germany's colonial possession:, a
| * powers which now hold thbm, and then becor.n
| | a league of nations which, in effect, would guar
' title. There are inferences that the I
4 , ferred to a peace of "loot." The net result of th
J ' two jays of discussion on the colonial, quest,
opinion of many Americans here, has been to c!< the
X atmosphere generally and to force a clear defut.; *of
T sinis on all sides.
§ New York—Pan-African conference to b
T Paris l2, 13 and 14, in which I
▼ from Nortn and Loath America, \V
xvill bc represented, has been sanctioned by Pr
▼ Clemenccau of Fraqce, according to|'a*cablc 0 r. n made
4* public here to-day by the National 'Asvjoi.iti
T Advancement of Colored People. Mk
▼ Moyd W. Cook, New Holland, an<^|
CM connty; William T. Hrltmrycr nnd MM
A Han Merry und Mlrola Mara., UaHola.H