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LXXXVIII— NO. 54 16 PAGES Dal &ae C r e St the n Po y , HARRISBURG. PA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 1919. ON,^ s v . a n s h°a^,^c,^ ess s two e c7°nts ks HOME EDITION I
Tnauguratc Movement to Seize
Koenigsberg to .Open
Russian Route
Government Troops Occupy
Dusseklorf Without Oppo
sition, Says Bulletin
By Associated Press.
Berlin, March 5. —The Spartacans
have inaugurated a movement to
seize Koenigsberg, East Prussia, and
thereby open a route of communi
cation to Moscow so that BOlshevik
armies from Russia might move to
the assistance of the Spartacan
forces, according to an official gov
ernment bulletin to-day.
To Resist Rebels
The government, however, the
bulletin states, has sent forces into
Koenigsberg to put down the Spar
tacan strike movement for the sei
zure of the town.
Government troops at police head
quarters fired on rioters in the
neighborhood yesterday morning
and several casualties are reported
to have resulted. The troops had
been called to disperse the crowds
which were gathering in increased
numbers around the headquarters.
Severe disturbances have occurred
in the suburb of Litchenberg, where
it is reported three policemen were
killed and eight Spartacans were
killed and thirty-two wounded.
.Storm Police Bureau
The police bureau in Berlin was
stormed Monday night and three
policemen were injured. Several
jewelry stores were raided and many
ornaments stolen. Bakers and gro
cery shops in the northern part of
the city were pillaged. Three sol
diers Monday night entered the
rooms of the Imperial League
against social democracy, bound the
cashier, and abstracted 40,000
Troops in Dusseklorf
The occupation of Dusseldorf by
government forces has been accom
plished without opposition, accord
ing to an official bulletin issued to- j
day. The radicals, the bulletin adds,
are endeavoring to extend the gen
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Many Conventions to
Come Here Because of
New Penn-Harris Hotel
If there he anyone who doubts that
the Penn-Harris hotel is becoming the
center of Pennsylvania's convention ac
tivities. let him take a squint over
Manager Horace Leland Wiggins' book
of engagements. In it are listed scores j
of banquets, dinners, conventions, meet
ings and conferences for the coming |
year. Banquets and conventions, for I
instance are booked all the way up to
September and in every mall there are
requests for reservations ,of parlors,
banquet rooms and convention balls.
"Busy?" said maitre d'hotel Davidson
this morning. "1 should say so! We !
never expected so large a demand as I
this and we're fairly swamped." Much
favorable comment has been made by
delegates in attendance at the various
conventions who remarked on the
splendid way the management and em
ployes of the new million-dollar hostelry
are handling the rush.
Among the important conventions and
banquets booked for the near future,
these aro mentioned:
March 5, 6, 7—Association of Ice
March ll—Republican Alliance of
March 14 Commercial Travellers
March 19—Miller Auto Company din
March 21—Local Freight Agents'
April 10-11-12—Fifth District Rotary
Conference. International Association of
Rotary Clubs.
April 21—D. V. V. Club dance.
June 9—Red Men Convention.
September 9-10-11—Pennsylvania Mil
lers' State Convention. •
M. Reed McCarty Made
Assistant Secretary of
Chamber of Commerce
M. Reed McCarty, 8001 North
Sixth street, has been appointed as- [
sistant secretary of the Harrisburgj
Chamber of Commerce, and will be
gin his duties in the new position;
Monday. The announcement of the;
appointment was made by Warren
R. Jackson, secretary, this morning. I
Mr. McCarty has been connected I
with the editorial department of thel
Harrisburg Telegraph for about a|
y ear and a half. Previous to his com-I
ing here he was on the staff of thel
Gazette and Bulletin, Wllliamsport.
His home is in Williamsport.
The House of Representatives ad
journed to-day until Monday at 9
P. M„ when the Senate will also
For HnrrlNburg nnit vlolnltri
llsln to-night, probably chang
ing to miow Thursday morning.
Colder to-night find Thursday)
ion rat temperature to-night
about 23 degreca.
For Eastern Pennsylvania) Itnln
to-night, probably ehnaglng to
Know Thuradny mornings much
colder; strong south, ahlftlnk to
northwest winds.
The Susquehanna river nnd all
its branches will probably fall
slowly or rrmaln nearly station
ary. A atage of about S.D fret
1s Indicated for Uarriaburg
Thursday morning.
Party on 'Vessel
Is Smaller on
Second Trip
By Associated Press.
New York, March D.— President
I Wilson sailed to-day on his second
| voyage to France determined, as
| he said in his Metropolitan Opera
House speech here last night, not
to "come back till it's over, over
there." The transport George
Washington bearing the Presidential
party left the Hoboken pier at 8.15
a. m.
The Chief Executive's departure
! was marked by a simplicity which
contrasted with the noisy demon-
I stration accorded him when the
! George Washington carried Mr. Wil
! son from American waters on his
I first journey to Paris last December.
Hut Small Crowd at Pier
To-day only a small crowd was
assembled at the army transport
pier. To these the President, hat in
hand, and Mrs. Wilson waved fare
well greetings as the George Wash
ington swung out into the lower
Hudson river while the band on the
transport Great Northern, berthed
nearby, played the "Star Spangled
Banner." Standing on the bridge,
the President and Mrs. Wilson saw
the American flag raised on the staff
at the stern and heard the booming
of the Presidential salute of twenty
one guns. As the transport turned
her nose toward the Statue of Lib
erty in the almost strike-paralyzed
harbor, an escort of destroyers got
under way ahead.
The President and Mfis. Wilson
had ascended to the bridge shortly
after 8 o'clock. Mr. Wilson had been
up and about the decks for nearly
two hours, having been the first of
the Presidential purty to arise. Most
of the others were asleep when the
transport sailed.
Orderly Hurries For Papers
Just as the George Washington
was about to sail it was discovered
that some one had neglected to
bring aboard the morning newspa
! iters. The lines had been made fast
! to the gangplank which was about
to be drawn in when the President's
orderly, clutching a new dollar bill
in his hand, rushed across the plank
onto, the pier and hurtled through
the 'flag-decorated archway to a
news stand, where he purchased the
papers and came running back to
: the ship. This incident delayed for
j a few minutes the vessel's departure.
These papers contained the text
I of the speeches of the President and
William Howard Taft, in support of
I the League of Nations, at the opera
j house last night. They told also of
j the activities of the President on
! the eve of his departure.
It was a few minutes before mid
| night when Mr. Wilson arrived in
I Hoboken and it was early morning
j before he reached his stateroom, so
that his sleep was only brief.
Suffragists Fail
The President arrived at the
Metropolitan opera house about
8.15 o'clock last night. After Mr.
Taft and himself had spoken, the
President asserting that " an over
whelming majority of the American
people is in favor of the League of
Nations," Mr. Wilson received a
delegation of Irish-Americans with
whom he discussed the aspirations
of Ireland at the peace conference.
Militant suffragetts had tried un
successfully to force their wry into
the opera house earlier in the even
ing and a few of them were ar
The George Washington passed
I quarantine at 9.10 a. m. and was
: saluted by twenty-one guns by the
U. S. 8. Amphltrite and by whistle
blowing by all the steam craft in
the lower bay.
Those on Board
The party aboard the George
Washington was smaller than on the
first Presidential voyage. There
were no diplomats or peace dele
gates. In addition to the President
and Mrs. Wilson the party included
Miss Benham, secretary to Mrs. Wil
son; Hear Admiral Gary T. Grayson,
1 aid to tho President; former Attor
[ ney General Thomas W. Gregory
Prentisson Grey, of the United States
Food Administration; Irwin H. Hoo
ver, chief usher at the White House;
Gilbert F. Close, and Charles M.
About three thousand tons of
cargo, consisting of supplies for the
army in France and Germany, is be
ing carried on the George Washing
'Has Long Range Wireless
To enable President Wilson to
keep in touch with the shore during
his entire voyage to Brest, inde
pendently of the escorting vessels
the naval transport George Wash
ington has bden equipped with a
new high powered wireless appara
tus with a radius of 1,100 miles
She will be in communication with
the station at Brunswick, N. J., until
she picks up Poldhu station, on the
other side of the Eiffel Tower.
On the voyage coming from Brest
to Boston the George Washington
had a wireless range of only three
hundred miles, and when the con
voy was left astern the President
was cut oft from communication with
The Battleship Montana, which
will act as convoy to Brest will ai so
have long range wireless equipment.
By Associated Press.
New York, inarch 5.— G. Carroll
Todd has resigned as United States
assistant attorney general, it became
known here to-day prior to the de
parture of President Wilson fcr
These Are Busy Days For Our Village Doctor
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Was Long Member of Bar and
Served as United States
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Leßoy J. Wolfe, United States ;
commissioner of this district and !
well known member of the law firm i
of Wolfe and Bailey, died suddenly
this morning at 9.30 o'clock at his '
home, 2149 North Second street, I
from heart disease. He was 3 j
years old.
TJie death of Mr. Wolfe was un- I
expected. While he has been in j
failing health for some time, his i
condition was not regarded as seri
ous. He was at his offices yester
day and performed l is duties there
as usual, remaining until after five
o'clock last evening.
Mr. Wolfe was first named' United
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President Appoints
Palmer as Attorney
General Before Trip:
New York. March 5. —A recess
appointment for A. Mitchell Palmer,
of Pennsylvania, for Attorney Gen
eral, was signed by the President
shortly after midnight aboard the
George Washington and the commis
sion taken immediately to Washing
ton by United States Marshal Thorn-"
as D. McCarthy.
So Cigaret Smokers Have Given Up Wondering Why the
Price Goes Up Higher Than the Tax
Figuring out the income tax re
turns is dead easy compared with
arriving at a satisfactory conclu
sion in a wrestling bout with the
new internal revenue figures. This
is the opinion of smokers who with
in the week have been' compelled to
pay a nickle more for cigarets.
This is the way the increase in
price was figured out in one local
store on a popular brand.
Upcle Sam levies a tax of $1 per
thousand on cigarets regardless of
Scouts Find Rebel Bodies in
Woods After Engagement
Along the Vaga River
By Associated Press.
• Archangel, March s.—After artil- j
j lery preparation, the Bolshevik! forcesJ
j launched an infantry attack yesterday j
| against allied positions on the right
I bank of the Vaga river between the vil
lages of Kitzka and Vistavka.
j losses. Allied scouts found many bodies
j They were repulsed with considerable
ill the woods after the engagement.
Along this front and also on the Dvina
river the Bolsheviki continue artillery
Paving Work to Be Started
by City in a Few Wefcks
Paving repair work in the city
J Tfill be started in a few weeks, if
; weather conditions permit, Com
missioner William H. Lynch, super
intendent of the Highway Depart-?
ment said to-day. Probably the first
work will be done in North Third
and North Sixth streets.
Bids may be asked soon for new
paving work which Is to be com
pleted this year, including North
Cameron street from Herr to Calder
streets, and a number of short
stretches in the uptown district.
quality or cost. This is one cent for
each ten. Packages containing
twenty cigarets must carry two cents
In taxes for the government. The
price to the consumer is boosted
front twenty to twontj-flve cents.
The smoker of some of the cheap
er brands get out a little easier.
These packages containing ten ci
garets must carry a new war tax
of ono cent. The price was raised
only two cents, someone Splitting
flfty-tlfty with Uncle Sam.
| Parade and Reception Are
Included in the Ar
Returning colored soldiers from
| this who are now at Cami>
I Meade, awaiting discharge after
| having served in France with the
Three Hundred and Fifty-first Field
Artillery and the Three Hundred
and Sixty-eighth Infantry, will be
given a tttting welcome when they
arrive here to-morrow afternoon .
A big parade has been arranged
to be held when the men arrive.
Colonel James M. Auter will be chief
marshal of the procession, which
will form in Fifth street with the
right resting in Market.
On the arrival of the troops the
line will move out Market street
to Fourth, to Briggs, to Cowdcn, to
Broad, to Sixth to Calderxto Second
to State, to Front, to Market, to
Third, to Forster, to Cowden and
The order of the parade will be:
Police; band. Col. James M. Auter,
chief marshal; Frank N. Robinson,
chief'of staff: aids, Dr. Charles H.
Orampton. Dr. A. Marshall.
C. Sylvester Jackson, Dr. C. L. Car-
Walter J. Hooper, Marshall
b icklin, Augustus Stewart. James
Polston, Robert J. Nelson. Frank r,
Jefferson, James Taylor, Charles F.
Howard. John H. Baker. William
Beckwith, W. T„. Winston: G. A. R.;
band; militia: civic associations;
hand: citizens' committee: returning
soldiers: automobiles.
It is not known exactly at who 1,
time the men will arrive, although
it is believed they will get here
ajout 3 o'clock, leaving Baltimore
about 1 o'clock. There is a possi
bility, however, that the men will
not arrive until G o'clock.
The committee will be notified as
soon as the men leave Baltimore
that they may arrange to put their
plans in operation. Mayor Keister
will be requested to have the fire
bells ring and the whißtles blow
that the peop'e may be notified.
Some members of the Three Hun
dred and Sixty-eighth Infantry have
| already returned home and they
I have been requested to report at the
I station with steel helmets and gas
! masks. Some colored men are ex
! pccted home from Camp Dlx, N. J.,
| at noon and they also will be in the
line. A reception will be held .for
| the men in the evening.
j High Cost of Booze 11ms De
pressing Effect on the
Men Who Used to Take Small
Glass Now "Fill
'cm. Up"
The whisky trade is carrying "all
i the traffic will bear," according to
| opinions expressed to-day by bar
! tenders in hotels in the central part
; of the city.
Added to this is the apparently
| well defined rumor that the local
! beer supply will be nil before May
jl. Brewers, wholesalers and bot
! tiers would say nothing concerning
i the amount of their supply which
j was cut off last December but the
■ hotelmen expressed the fear that if
beer is cut off before within the next
few weeks they will not be able to
make expenses until the prohibition
order becomes effectvie.
According to the bartenders' ver
sion the amount of whisky sold at
thirty cents a glass is mighty small.
Uncle Sam collects about sl.tiO tax
on each quart of liquor and with in
creased prices demanded by whole
salers there is little profit left in
the drink that sells for less than,
thirty cents. And the increased price
has caused the trade to drop off at
a rate alarming to the saloonmen.
Few Drinks in Bottle
"When whisky sold for fifteen
cents," said one bartender, "the
class of men who drink would have
been ashamed to pour out more
! than half a glass. Now with the
j smaller glass and the higher price
i every man pours as much out of the
: bottle as his glass will hold. Yes,
it's mighty hard to get sixteen
drinks, the old standard, out of a
I quart."
It was learned to-day from what
is believed to be an authoratative
source that there is much more
whisky in Central Pennsylvania
than can ever be sold before July
1. The government has or will col
lect J6.40 on each gallon. What to
do with this stock is worrying many
holders of intoxicants. It is ru
mored that there vol! be many auc
tions held in May and June at which
the stuff Will be sold at even less
than the revenue so that the owners
may get back part of the money paid
the government.
Shadflies and Angleworms
Are Due to Freeze Tonight
Although shadfles, angleworms,
beetles, violets and other harbingers
of spring have arrived, Harrisburg
lis to have some cold weather. The
forecast issued to-day for this ter
ritory provides for much colder
weather to-night and to-morrow to
be accompanied by snow. It will
rain to-night, the forecast says with
strong indications that it will turn
to snow until to-morrow morning.
There will be strong south winds,
shifting to northwest.
A cold wave was sweeping east
ward from the Great Bakes region
to-day and the weather bureau an
nounced that spring-like tempera
tures prevailing generally over much
of the country east of the Mississippi
' would disappear within the next
thirty-six hours..
The most pronounced cold wave
of the winter has been holding sway
in the upper Mississippi Valley.
When it gets a good grip in the east,
the forecaster said, it will remain
for several days.
Williston, N. D.. with 26 degrees
below zero, was the boldest spot to
day on the weather map.
S. P. C. of A. Elects Officers
at Annual Convention
If. T.ee Mason, Jr., Pittsburgh, was
elected as president of the Federated
Humane Societies of Pennsylvania
at .the annual convention which ad-
I journed here to-day. The sessions
• were held in the Penn-Harris Hotel.
William T. Phillips, Philadelphia,
I was named us secretary-treasurer,
and John S. Uitenour, Philadelphia,
The sessions of the convention
opened yesterday. Among the ques
tions brought up wero several con
cerning revision of present laws of
the state. These hills provldd for
humane education in- the public
schools and prohibit the shooting of
pigeons from traps. Captain George
F. I.umb and Mrs. Mary H. T.ovell,
Jertkintown, were among the speak
By Associated Press.
Paris, March 5.—A man who later!
admitted his name was Kneller and
that he was a Russian Jew, fired two
revolver shots to-day from the Pal
ais de L'Elysee, the residence of
President Poincare. Kneller, who at
first refused to .divulge his national
ity. declared that he desired to pro
test against allied intervention in
Russia. The shooting occurred hi the
oresence of the and sentinels.
The bullets struck harmlessly on the
veranda of the Court of Honor.
Bv Associated Press.
Washington, March s.—Among
the fifty-three cases of convictions
under the espionage act in which
President Wilson lias granted clem
ency is that of Frederick Krafft. of
Newark, secretary of the Socialist
party In New Jersey. Me was granted
a full pardon. The fifteen-year sen
tence imposed on Clarence H. Wni
dron, of Vermont, a pacifist preach
er, war commuted to expire April 1,
next. >•
Paris Thinks Wilson
Is Made of Steel
ADMIRAL Grayson, the Pres
ident's personal physician,
when asked about the
health of the chief executive,
"He is tired of course, but in
due shupe physically and ment
"In Paris they think he is
made of steel. They can't un
derstand how he could keep up
working all day and far in the
night as he did the last two
weeks he was there."
Also Scores Defeat of General
Deficiency Bill al Meet
ing of Officials
Washington, March s.—ln a not
able speech before the Governors'
conference, considering ways to re
lieve unemployment and present in
dustrial stagnation and financial de
pression, Governor Sproul, of Penn
sylvania. sounded a note of warning
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75,000 Workmen Quit
at Midnight in Cuba
By Associated Press.
Havana, March s.—The third gen
eral strike that Cuba has faced with
in the last six months began at mid
night when about 73,000 union men
quit work. The strike is a result of
the failuVe of the building trades'
unions to effect a settlement of their
demands for an eight-hour day, a
Saturday half holiday and a consid
erable increase in wages.
By Associated Press.
Washington. March s.—The gov
ernment has no immediate intention
of relinquishing control of railroads,
as a result of the failure of Congress
to appropriate funds for the railroad
administration, Diiector General
Hines stated to-day.
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Paris—A press campaign has alrea >
j against the armistice and the preliminary peace condi- l
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* Philadelphia—Representative Julius Kahn, of Call i
fornix will present the protest, signed by 300 prominent <
t ( American Jews, setting forth their objections to the oi ' 4
ganization of a Jewish state in Palestine, to the Pea.. *
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New York—Trans-Atlantic and coastwise shippii d ■
40 U [n
X New York harbor was at a Standstill again to-day ai
* * the strike of harbor workmen becSme more effective, and f
there were indications that the few ferryboats which did LX
* * not cease operations yesterday would b$ tied up by to- W
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Eight Bobberies Reported to
Police Since Early Last
Police Seek Men Who Robbed
Apartments of Jewelry
and Money
Willi eight robberies reported to
the police department since early
Inst evening, the wave of crime and
petty thievery which struck Harris
burg a week ago, seems to be on the
The entire force of the poiice de
partment is engaged in an attempt
to keep down the growing crime
wave. While crime seems to be
sweeping the cities of the east. Chief
Wetzel hopes that by constant ef
forts the iocal misdeameanors will
be confined to the present sporadic
Detectives are attempting to trace
the person who yesterday afternoon
secured more than JGOO worth of
loot from four apartments in the
vicinity of Second and Locust
streets while the tenants were away
from home.
Approximately $lOO worth of
jewelry was stolen from the apart
ment of J. Douglas M. Royal while
Mrs. Royal was downtown. Included
among the articles were a purse and
a solid gold watch case.
The other places visited were the
apartment of Mrs. Eleanor D. Bucli,
231 North Si%ond street; an apart
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Serbia's King Is to
Retire in Prince's Favor
By Associated Press.
Rome, March s.—King Peter, of
Serbia, will soon retire In favor of
Prince Regent Alexander, according
to a Fiume dispatch to the Idea
Nazichale, quoting advices from Bel
grade. It is said that King Peter's
abdication will be read after the
opening of the bouncll of state at the
Serbian capital.