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    Senator Fall Tells New Mexico Legislature He Is Opposed to League of Nations For World
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XXXVIII— NO. 62 28 PAGES D,, i5.? t e c r e £ X?p&t gsiSM HsSubAf 1 "" HARRISBURG, PA. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1919. w VM.ffpS . a N HAURTsbdko®" 6 TWOVF?NTS s HOME EDITION
Awards Medals to Men Who
Won Distinction on
Tells Fighters Their Work
Will Win Praise From
Folks at Home
Review Takes Place in For
mer Drill Ground of
German Army
Coblcnz, March 15.—General John
J. Pershing, who is inspecting the
lighting divisions of the American
army of occupation had his first sight
J his morning of American troops in
combat formation on German soil.
•>n u six-hundred-acre plateau on
the oast bank of the Rhine, over- |
looking Coblcnz and the winding
river, ho inspected the Second di
vision and presented more than j
eighty decorations. He later review- j
ed tbe division which passed before
hint in massed formaton, the march- i
ing time of the 24,000 men being
about twenty minutes.
Rides Gray llorsc
Mounted 011 a dappled gray cav- I
dry horse, which was presented I
Brigadier General John 1,. Hines. I
commander of the Third Army j
I'orps, by the British mission. Gen-1
oral Pershing inspected the supply |
trains, ammunition units and motor- :
ized artillery and then passed 011 to !
the infantry.
The commander-in-chief, in this
j art of the program, walked along :
ilie lines of soldiers, devoting more j
than an hour to the work, lie ques- j
tioned company commanders as to :
their quarters and in reference to j
conditions generally, lie talked to j
scores of doughboys who wore 1
wound stripes, inquiring if they had !
fully recovered, and asking others if ;
they wanted to go home. Without •
exception they were eager to return j
to America as soon as possible for
family and business reasons, but all 1
were perfectly willing, they said, to j
serve as long as it was necessary for |
the United States to keep an army
in Europe.
Decorates Brave Jersey Man
At the head of the line of those
. receiving decorations, and for the
moment outranking two gcir/rals,
was Sergeant Louis Van Israel, of
Newark, X. J., whose mother is liv
ing in Holland. He was given the
Congressional Medal of Honor. Dur
ing the battle of the Argonne. he
crossed the Meuse, fell into a Ger
man trap, escaped and again crossed
the river with valuable information
as to the enemy's forces.
Major General John A. I.ejeune,
commander of the Second division,
was given the Distinguished Service
Medal and received the insignia of
commander of the French Legon of
Honor. Brigadier General W. C.
Neville, commander of the Marine
Brigade at Belleau Wood, was dec
orated with the Distinguished Serv
ice Medal. Seventy-eight soldiers re
ceived Distinguished Service Crosses.
Kelly Not Present
As a surprise. General Pershing
brought with him a Congressional
Medal of Honor for Private John J.
Kelly, of Chicago. Sixth marines, as
a reward for attacking a machine
-tin nest on Blanc Mont ridge, in the
Champagne. Kelly, however, was on
outpost duty and was unable to be
I resent.
The plateau where the review
took place was used for years by
the Eighth Germany army corps for
the same purpose.
In the afternoon. General Per
shing inspected and reviewed the
First division which he helped to
organize in Washington for service
in France. The review took place
at Montabauer. the headquarters of
the First divison, and, in addition to
i isiting the troops, the commander
in-chief presented a number of dec
orations. among them being a Dis
tinguished Service Medal for Brig
adier General J. D. McLachlan, the
commander of the division.
Addresses Officers
After the review the commission
ed and non-commissioned officers
gathered in the center of the field
and heard General Pershing tell of
the part he took in the formation
of the division and recount some
of the fine performances of its men
during the war. He reminded the
men that when they returned home
they would receive especial atten
tion for their gallantry in France
and expressed the desire that they
should uphold their fine, clean rec
ords as soldiers when they become
civilians. He spoke of the entry of
America into the war and the effort
exerted in securing the peace which
is now being dictated by the Allies,
adding that American troops have
won the respect of all the Allied
General Pershing dined with Gen
eral Dickman in Coblenz last night.
iSignnl Men Go to Berlin
An American signal corps officer
and four telegraphers have left Co
blenz for Berlin to establish a tele
graph office which will begin opera
tion in a few days. Messages from
''oblenz for various units scattered
throughout Germany at Russian
prison camps will be relayed by the
signal corps men.
For If orris burg and vtcinltyi Itnin
and warmer to-night nnd Sun
dan lowest temperature to
night about 3d degrees.
For Knstern Pennsylvania! Itnln
to-night nnd Sunday: warmer;
strong eost and southeast
The main river will probnhly con
tinue to fall slowly to-night
nnd begin to rise Sunday or
Sunday night. The tributaries
will probably begin to rise to
night or Sunday. A atage of
about 5.11 feet Is Indicated for
llnrrlsbnrg Sunday morning.
Members of 368 th Infantry and 351 st
Artillery to Be Telegraph's Guests
THE Harrisburg Telegraph hereby invites all I Haywood, the famous Three Hundred and Sixty
members of the Three Hundred and Sixty- j nintli Regiment (Hell Fighters) came back to this
eighth Infantry and Three Hundred and j country the last week in February and paraded up
Fifty-first Artillery, colored troops, recently re- j Fifth avenue. Europe's band was wildly cheered
turned from France, to be its guests at the mati- by thousands who knew it had made good as an
nee concert to be given in the Orpheum Theater American institution and that all France had gone
Tuesday afternoon, next, by the famous "Hell Jazz mad over its peppery music. Irvin Cobb, Mar-
Fighters" colored band, just home from the French tin Green, Eincoln Eyre and other noted war eor
front. respondents had written columns of readable mat-
No admission, not even war tax, will be charged ter about this famous band and its popularity
the colored veterans. Every colored soldier of Har- among the fighting men and the civilian popula
risburg or Steelton belonging to these two regi- tions in the French towns where it was quartered
ments is entitled to admission free. Manager Hop- at various times, and had told the American pub
kins will provide a reserved seat for every member lie how this band had met in friendly rivalry the
of these two regiments who appears in uniform at hest of the Allied army bands and had come
the theater before the concert Tuesday afternoon. 1 through with credit. At the front, in rest billets
A block of seats has been set aside for the dusky ! and at the hospitals, it proved an inspiration to the
veterans, who will thus be given a chance to hear I men in khaki and helped grealy in holding up the
again the famous colored band that made music j morale of the French in the towns where it liap
for them in France, a band that made history I pened to be quartered. It was sent from one point
"over there" and is now on a tour around the j to another and was ever in demand,
world. The band numbers sixty-five men, and Lieutcn
"New York went cray over it before and after it ant Europe states that after he has made a tour of
went away and France went wild over it while it this country he will take his band back to Europe
was there." Thus was epitomized in a Xew York and play for the people who expressed so much
daily paper the history of I.ieutenant James Reese appreciation of the melodies played by his famous
Europe's famous Jazz Band, which will be heard organization. The Telegraph believes the colored
here in two concerts the afternoon and night of soldiers of Harrisburg will desire to pay tribute to
Tuesday, March 18. at the Orpheum. their fellows and hopes they will accept its invita-
With all its bearers of the Croix de Guerre j tion to the matinee concert. The house gives
and the popularity of its leader. Colonel William j promise of being sold out at both performances.
Clerks Overwhelmed by Last-
Hour Hush of Tax
Long double lines of men and wo
men of every use throng the cor
ridors of the Harrisburg postofliee
to-day, waiting to pay the tax on
their incomes of 191 S. The lines
are longer to-day with last minute
taxpayers, than they have been at
any time within the past two weeks.
The offices opened early this
morning and the deputy collectors
have had no breathing periods at
any time during the day. More
than live hundred returns were com
pleted by citizens yesterday and it
is believed that more than that
number of persons will visit the two
offices of the collector to-day.
The collectors at the office expect
to be kept busy until midnight, and
now are somewhat puzzled what
they will be compelled to do with
the people whom they fully expect
to be unable to serve until that time.
It is estimated that before the in
ternal revenue ofiice doors swing
shut to-nighi. there will be very few
less than ten thousand income tax
returns filed.
Boys anil Girls Pay
Three deputy internal revenue
collectors have been in charge of
the work during the past several
weeks, but during ibis time they
have been assisted by a number of
other persons ,the number never
falling below a half dozen. The
three regular collectors are S. B.
Bacastow, 11. K. MePherson and F.
F. Weiman.
Youths under twenty-one years
of age made quite a throng in the
aggregation awaiting their turns in
tiling returns. One youth, who ap
peared to be little more than fifteen
years of ago. was wearily awaiting
his turn tn f)le a return.
One youth, appearing to ,be little
more than fifteen years of age and
still wearing short "pants," was
wearily awaiting his turn to file a
re.turn But males were not tho
only youthful wage-earners who
were compelled to pay to Uncle
Sam a portion of their earnings.
Some girls, not more than of high
schoo lage, and with their hair still
hanging down their back, are among
the last minute visitors to the of-1
The collectors urge that every'
tions on his return sheet and fill out I
man read over carefully the instruc-j
the blanks himself. If this is turn- |
ed in, even if the computations urcj
incorrect through honest mistakes, j
it will save the taxpayer a tine. |
Daniels Starts on Way
to Europe For Study of
Aircraft Development
By Associated Press.
\ Washington. March 15. Secrc- j
tary Daniels, who sailed from New I
! York to-day on the transport Levia
than for France, will study during
his visit abroad the developments be- ,
ing made by iFrance, Great Britain i
and Italy in aircraft. Upon his re- ;
turn to the United States about May |
1, the secretary expects to begin |
preparation of an outline of experi- |
mental work in aircraft for submis- 1
sion to Congress with a request for I
an appropriation to carry it out. |
Among the naval experts accom- j
panying Mr. Daniels is Rear Adnti- |
ral David W. Taylor, who in the
conferences to be held abroad will I
give particular attention to aircraft '
Pope Grants Special
Privilege to Install
New York Archbishop i
By Associated Press.
New York. March 15.—A special |
dispensation has been received from j
the Pope at Rome to install the |
Most Rev. Patrick Joseph Hayes as [
archbishop of New York at St. Put- j
rick's Cathedral next Wednesday af- I
ternoon, it was announced to-day. j
The dispensation allows the installs. !
tion to proceed without the arrival 1
of the bulls from the Vatican and the I
pallium, the sign of the archbishop's
office. These are not expected to ar
rive until after Easter.
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 15.—Mil
lions of dollars poured into the
offices of collectors of internal
revenue today as persons and
business firms filed their income
or profits tax returns.
| By the time the. collectors' of-
I fices closed late last night it was
estimated four million persons
and firms would have filed re
turns and the total tax paid
would amount to from 5500.000,-
00U to $1,000,000,000. To take
i care of the congestion expected
today, many collectors planned to
keep their offices open until late
Annual Charitable Event lo;
Be Staged in Old Post
Office Building
I Announcement was made to-day:
that the annual rummage sale for!
the benefit of llarrisburg Hospital!
will be held during the week begin-j
ning April T. The event will be staged '
!in ihe building at the intersection.
i of Third and Locust streets used by I
the post ofiice during the time the
| Federal building was under repair. I
This rummage sale is one of the;
|institutions of Ilarrisburg. It at-!
(tracts more attention than the an-j
jnual appearance of "Uncle Tom's I
[Cabin," does among the children.!
jand almost as much as the coming
! of a big circus. It is the annual fiesta!
period during which folks get rid
,ot articles they don't need—putting!
itheni where folks who do need them!
tan buy them.
| "If it weren't for this rummage
I sale," said a Harrisburg woman to
i day. "I don't know What I'd do with
J the Christmas presents my friends
I give me."
j The first three days of the week
! of April 7, will be given over to the
j collection of the "rummage." Then.
|on April 10, 11 and 12, the sale of
the rummage starts,
i The old post office building will
give plenty of room, so that there
< will not be the mobbing which oc
| curred last year in the Board of
| Trade building. In addition, there is
' plenty of window room for display
; purposes.
I It was said to-day that there are
j indications that the supply of shoes
[ this year is going to be exceptionally
I large; and it was pointed out that
| men coming home from the service
I about that time —who may want to
! save money on footwear, will find a
| mighty fine lot of shoes.
i Harrisburg people are urged to
! give this rummage sale particular
| attention.
By Associcted Press
Quebec, March 15.—Fire early to
' day damaged property to the value
of $225,000 here, before it was
brought under control. The flames
were fought in zero weather and one
fireman fell three stories and was
i seriously injured.
Even Ihc Dead Must Make the Last Trip to the Grave in the
Efficient Automobile
The passing of the horse-drawn
carriage even for funeral purposes
was announced to-day. In this world
of speed and efficiency even the
dead must use automobiles to make
the trip from the fireside to the
The last laTge livery stable owned
by Ober Brothers, who have rented
horses for thirty-one years, will be
turned entirely into an automobile
livery next week, it was announced.
Sales of the horses which for years
have carried the young and fair to
the dances, dinner parties and com
mencements, and the mourners to
the cemeteries, will be held next
Naval Vessel Was on lis Way
From Baltimore to
London. March 15.—Nine sailors
are reported drowned in the sinking
of the American naval transport
Yselhaven, which struck a mine at
1.30 o'clock Friday morning, accord
. ing to a report to Lloyds.
The steamer was bound from Bal
i timore to Copenhagen. Thirty-five
I survivors have been landed at Har
j tiepool by a British steamer,
j The Yselhaven measured 3,558
• tons and was built in Rotterdam in
|l9lO. She was taken over by the
United States Shipping Board after
: the United States entered the war.
1 She left Baltimore on February 19
for Copenhagen.
The sinking of the Yseiliaven
1 probably occurred in the North sea.
1 as Hartlepool, where the survivors
| were taken, is a port on the eastern
; coast of England.
Edward Bailey Is Placed
on Housing Committee
j Edward Bailey, president of the
Harrisburg National Bank, was to-
I day named a member of the lious
(ing committee of the Harrisburg
I Chamber of Commerce by President
' George S. Roinoehl.
j Mr. Bailey recently addressed the
I Harrisburg Rotary Club, outlining a
I plan for financing the contemplated
; housing project and his interest in
I the subject is responsible for liis
! being placed on the committee. The
i housing committee is now making
: preparations to propose a financial
I plan for underwriting a housing pro
; ject in the near future.
Staff Officer Killed and An
other Wounded in
the Attack
By 'Associated Press.
London, March 15.—Leon Trotzky,
the Russian Bolshevik minister of
war and marine, escaped assassina
tion hy an inch last Sunday, accord
ing to a dispatch to the Daily Mail
from Ilelsingfors.
Troszky was returning to Petro
grad from a visit to the Red Army
on the Riga front. When the train
stopped at a small station three
members of the Red Guard fired
several shots at him as he was leav
ing a sleeping car. The same eve
ning Trotzky related the incident to
the Petrograd Soviet and showed a
bullet hole in his hat less than
an inch above his head. He added
that one member of his staff was
killed by the shots and another
slightly wounded.
For several years the Ober stables
have been maintained more out of
sentimental than business reasons.
A few old-fashioned persons still
clung to the associations of the
horse-drawn vehicle, particularly for
cabs. The expense of keeping up
such an establishment for the very
few now makes it imperative that
the horses be replaced entirely by
Only a few of the once numerous
horse livery stables remain and none
of these compete with the once big
stables tl'at for years served the
public. Most of the stables now in
the city are small and take care oi
draying business.
District Attorney Says Minor
ity Commissioner Does Noth
ing but Draw His Salary
Slroup Willing lo Sell Tract
For .$5OO if Anyone Wants
to Purchase It
No One Even Willing to Live
on Land Owned by Judge
Declaring that County Commis
sioner 11. C. Wells was unfair in his
action in pointing to the low as
sessments on farms owned by Judge
S. J. M. MeCarrell and District At
torney Michael E. Stroup, the latter
to-day saiil lie is willing to pay the
expenses of any witnesses the Coun
ty Commissioners would call to
prove the actual market value of
his farm.
"A statmcnt has been published
in which Commissioner Wells calls
attention to low assessmens of prop
el ties owned by myself and Judge
McCarrell. J am positive that both
farms aro assessed at a higher fig
ure than their actual market value.
Commissioner Wells complains he is
a minority member of the board of
revision and can do nothing—lias 110
initiative. Why doesn't he move to
raise the assessment 011 my farm
and do some investigating for him
self? Does he lack the initiative to
draw his salary as County Commis
sioner? Why was lie elected to of
fice. if not to investigate just such
things, instead of "calling attention"
to them? 1 want all the Coun.ty
Commissioners to investigate the as
sessment on my property and call
any witnesses they choose. 1 am
sure that any one will tell them
that the valuation placed 011 both
my farm and Judge McCarrell's is
more than either would bring at a
Wells' l"nfair Tactics
"Wells is decidedly unfair about
such a matter and bis statement in
reality leads other taxpayers to be
lieve that because of the otficial po
sition that T and Judge McCarrell
hold, we have iniluenced the asses
sors and kept down taxable valua
tions on our properties. It is a plain
inference and 1 want it corrected.
The County Commissioners owe [J to
themselves to be satislied that both
of these farms are not even worth
the assessed figure against tlieni.
"Statements such as Wells makes
are misleading and decidedly un
fair. They tend to develop socialis
tic and Bolshevistic thoughts in the
[Continued 011 Page 2.]
Frequent Rains Are in
Forecast For New Week
By Associated Press■
Washington, March 15. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday issued by the Weather Bu
reau today are:
North and' Middle Atlantic States—
Unsettled, frequent rains; tempera
tures above normal first part of week,
normal thereafter.
New Mexico Senator Tells
Legislature He Opposes
League of Nations
By Associated Press.
Santa Fe, X. M., March 13. —De-
claring he would never vote for a
League of Nations which would give
the supreme council power to send
a million boys to guard the harems
of Turkey or protect the Indian em
pire of Great Britain, United States
Senator Albert B. Fall, of New Mex
ico, last night gave the Legislature
in joint session his opinion of the
League of Nations convenant. "It is
not our business to put down a revo
lution in Ireland, and I am frank to
say that the Irish have a right, un
less the declaration of the United
States was a lie, to rebel if they
please," he added. "I never will vote
to send one, of your sons or put him
in a position where he may be sent
to prevent a revolution in Ireland."
Senator Fall said he gave full
credit to President Wilson for patriot
ism and sincerity, but he added, "I
do not believe the ex-President of
Princeton University could teach
Washington, Jefferson, Monroe, Lin
coln, Cleveland and Roosevelt any
thing. It seems to me if there is one
lesson American people have learned
from this war, it is that the United
States of America should continue
in,tlie path marked out for it by the
founders and perpetuators of this
nation, and should have nothing to
do with the broils of Balkan stales
or attempts to reconstruct the geo
graphy of Europe."
Formal announcement was made
hy Adjutant General Frank D.
Beary to-day that the Pennsylvania
Reserve Militia camp of instruction
would be held at Mt. Gretna July 12
to 19 and that the camp of instruc
tion wouhj he held June 8 to 13.
The current season for gallery prac
tice of the Reserve Militia will open i
April 1 and outdoor rifle practice on
May 1 and run until November 30. |
Plenary Council Decides Commission to
Prevent Future War Should Be
Incorporated in Solemn Pact
New York, March 15.—Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to Presi
dent Wilson, announced here to-day that lie had received a
cablegram from the President stating that "the plenary council
has positively decided that the League of Nations is to be part of
the peace treaty."
This cablegram was sent in response to one sent by Mr.
Tumulty inquiring whether there was any truth in certain news
paper stories that the league was not to he incorporated in the
peace treaty.
\Yiloii Into AYork |
President Wilson lost no time in
S plunging into the problems of the
i peace conference on his arrival here.
| His conference with I-Joyd George at
j the new Presidential residence in the
! Place des Ktats linis, which began
directly after the President reached
I his dwelling, lasted an hour. After
j luncheon the President went to Col.
j E. M. House's quarters and for two.
hours and a half was 111 conference
j with Premiers Clemenecau and i.loyd
} George, Colonel House Andre Tardieu
and Louis Loucheur, the French niln-
I ister of reconstruction,
Prln ml Only Absentee
This conference brought together
| ull the main directing forces of the
conference with the exception of Pre
| mier Orlando, of Italy, When the.
I discussion ended at 5.30 o'clock the
j President left for the Place of the
I Elysee to call on President Poincare.
I one of the first questions to V e coii
! sidered by the Council of Ten, with
j President Wilson participating in the
I discussion, will be the boundary be
tween Poland and Germany. The
Polish boundary commission, as well
as t|io general territorial commission
has virtually agreed unanimously on
this boundary..
While no official announcement has
I been made, it is known that Dan
■ zig is included in Foland and that the
| commissions have agreed upon a
boundary which would give Poland
| strategic points which should make
: her an effective barrier between 80l-
I yhevism and western Europe.
WnnlM Quick Treaty-
Speedy completion of the prelimi
! nary peace treaty is understood to be
| tlie main endeavor of Premier Lloyd
George when the peace conference
' resumes full swing again. The Brit
' ish premier is said to be firm in the
' conviction that the finishing and
! signing of a preliminary pact should
j be the first consideration of the con
! ference.
| While not so optimistic as some who
' have been looking lor completion of
1 the preliminary treaty by March 20,
! British conference circles incline to
| the belief that the document will be
| ieady for signature within about
| three weeks.
I This preliminary compact would
I not include any proposition for a
i League of Nations, which would be
| left for consideration with the filial
Not Cheerful as to Financial
Terms Presented at Brus
sels Conference
Brussels, March 15.—A monthly
I ration l'or Germany of 370,000 tons
I of foodstuffs was lixed yesterday by
i the allied commission which is in
| this city conferring with a German
j delegation as to the turning over of
German merchant shipping and Ger
j man-owned securities in payment
| for food shipments. The Germans
i observed that this' ration was small
ler than they had requested, and
| were pessimistic as to the arrange
j ment of satisfactory financial terms.
After Vice Admiral Roslyn
| Wemyss, of Great Britain, chair
| man of the allied delegation, had
j presented the conditions decided
I upon by the entente, the Germans
I asked to be allowed to withdraw for
consultation. They then formed
three sub-committees to deaj with
questions of finance, food supply and
[ mercantile marine. Last evening an
| other plenary session was held.
Vice Admiral Wemyss saying at its
close that satisfactory progress was
being made.
In the evening the Germans asked
to be given the use of a telegraph
line to Weimar.
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 13. —Paroles
were granted by Secretary of Labor
Wilson to-day to twelve aliens of
the group of 54 sent to New York
from the west recently under orders
of deportation. In nineteen cases
the deportation orders were affirm
ed. In the remaining twenty-three
i cases no applications for .reopening
| of hearings were pending.
By Associated Press
HIIOIIOS Aires, March 15. —Nearly
; a thousand telephone gii;ls partici
, pated in a demonstration here to
i day, leading a parade of striking
I telephone employes. The girls ask
[ that their wages be doubled.
By Associated Press•
Paris. March 15.—The military
terms of tlie preliminary peace
treaty with Germany will lie dis
cussed by the Supreme Council
when it meets this afternoon at
o'clock. President Wilson will
attend the meeting.
The conference in which the
President took part after his ar
rival yesterday was general and
related chiefly to the German
peace terms. Xo specific action
was taken.
treaty The leading thought among
the British now seems lo be to strip
the preliminary peace terms of all
unnecessary incumbrance ami secure
the signature of that document so
that the world can begin to settle
back to normal.
Will Dlncumm l.rnßuc
The invitation sent by the Peace
Conference to neutral states to par
ticipate in a discussion of the League
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|4 1,419,386 OUT OF YANKEE ARMY 2!
X Washington Officers and men demobohzed num- jT
ber 1,419,386, the War Department announced to-day, 4 s
£* . 't"
;4* 83,774 being in the commissioned grade. Discharge has
IX been ordered for a total of 1,678,500.
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j4* New York —Preliminary action toward testing the
A constitutionality of the war-time prohibition act was
i A . .
taken in the filing here to-day of a stockholders' suit in jT
4* the Federal Court against the James Everhard's brew- *f®
: eries. The compaint is drawn with Elihu Root as chief
;4* counsel.
At Camp Sherman, O.—Private Frank Hobel, an Aus- *f
X *'r
i s trian, of Loraine, Ohio, makes the statement that he was
T . *£
! one of three Austrians who assassinated Archduke Fer- A
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iX dinand of Austria in 1914, precipitating the world war,
14" and officers today are taking his deposition here.
jf Newport News.—The battleship New Jersey arrived
t4 here today from Brest with 1,074 officers and men.
| Lieutenant Stewart McDowell, aviator, of Philadelphia,
I 4 who was captured by the Germans while bombing be
} 4* hind the German lines, was among the casual officers 4 s
j1 on board.
i X Washington. The first squad of the Washington *jr
|4 1 American League Baseball Club left to-day for Augusta, 4"
fGa., where they will do their spring training. 4*
j J Rome. According to an interview with Stefania
! X Turr, a daughter of a noted Hungarian general, printed 4®
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X to-day in the Giornale D'ltalia, the belief still exists that
•4 Emperor Nicholas and his wife, as well as some of the 4*
I * Russian grand dukes, were not put to death by the
! J Bolsheviki. 4i
IJ Warsaw. Fighting continues on three Polish jfj
■} fronts with varying success to the contending forces,
according to an official statement issued by the Polish JS
general staff to-day.
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Upper End Hunters Say Big
Tract Would Be Cut Off
to Benefit Few
Pennsylvania Railroad Would
Cut Off Way to Popular
Hunting Grounds
| Trespass Signs as Proposed
! Would Shut Out Relatives
From Burial Grounds
Sportsmen in the upper end ol
| Dauphin county have started a vig*
I orous light to prevent the closing
j of thousands of acres of land con
ceded to be one of tno best hunting
! and fishing retreats in the Statej
which they declare is being planned
i by the Consolidated Water _ Conw
| puny in tho Clark and Powell vali
| ley district, the firm being aided, ii
|is said, by the Pennsylvania rail*
Meetings are being held niglitlj
!by various rifle, hunting and fish,
iing clubs in tlie district, and alreadj
j petitions signed by more than 4.00(1
j sportsmen have been circulated,
! Funds totaling hundreds of dollars
j are collected now and more con,
1 tributions are being received dailj
; with the result that H. B. Saussa,
i man lias been retained to represent
| the various clubs in their fight.
According to sportsmen of the
I.vkens and Wiconisco Fish and
I Game Protective Association. the
; move to close big stretches of tim
' bcr land was apt arent when the
! Consolidated Water Company peti
ilioned the court for viewers who
! were to report on the advisability ol
closing a public road in Clark's V%l
ley, leading to the big fish and game
ri treat.
Should this road be closed and
"no trespass" signs be posted thou
sands of acres almost adjoining a
big State game preserve will be lost