Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, March 19, 1919, Image 1

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War Finance Corporation Loans Nation Fifajjjmm Dollars to Rm United States Railm
k fcljc sHac-Independent. '
Argument and Music Are Em
ployed to Urge Enact
ment of Measure
Pittsburgh in With Favorable
Resolutions From Thirty-
Two Organizations
Advocates and opponents of the
Kurkc bill to permit Sunday con
certs and entertainments of an edu
i itional nature debated the measure
for two hours before the House ju
diciary special committee to-day
and then the Philadelphia Orchestra
save a concert to demonstrate the
kind of music that would be ren
dered. It was the llrst time that
arguments and music have been
presented in the hall of the House
of Representatives and the huge
chamber was crowded to the doors.
Sponsor 1 "resides
Mr. Rorke, sponsor for tlie bill,
which would amend the old blue
laws, presided and introduced the
speakers. The lirst speaker was Dr.
Charles Hart, of Philadelphia, who
discussed the work of tiie orchestra
and its aims, being followed by the
Uev. Dr. John Mockridge. of St.
James' Episcopal Church, Philadel
Edward W. Rok. of Philadelphia,
made an extended argument for the
hill, reviewing the opposition which
had been made against Sunday street
cars and Sundays newspapers and
how public sentiment had won. say
ing that there was larger church
attendance per thousand of popula
tion and more Sunday newspapers
than ever, according to what he had
heard and in spile of predictions to
the contrary.
The music of the orchestra would
not interfere with Sabbath observ
ance. tie contended, and he closed
by saying that the restlessness of
people against certain conditions
prevailing must be reckoned with.
I Pittsburgh Makes Pica
. W. Sites, of Pittsburgh, presented
resolutions of thirty-two organiza
tions for the bill, saying that no
harm would be done to the work
ingtnan if lie could take liis family
to Sunday evening moving picture
shows to see religious and historic
pictures. X. P. Alifus. of the (
International Association of Machin- ,
ists. atso spoke for the bill.
Check? and ? Hard Luck
Story Land Him in Jail
George A Evans introduced a new j
'Got Rich Quick Wallingford"
scheme into lite criminal annals of
Harrisburg to-day. Representing
himse'f as an employe of the Cen
tral Iron and Steel Company, lie vis
ited the drug store of Alderman
James It. ReShnng this morning and
attempted to pass a check made out
to the order of \V. C. Rernhisor and
- gned by the Central Iron and Steel
Company. 1-'. H. Horts, cashier. He
alleged that lie had been ill with in.
fluenza and assigned that reason for
I e failure to cash the check, dated
March 1. before this time. The check
was for the amount of JlO.lO. When
DeShong refused to cash the cheek
he visited several other stores and
finally Constable David Hodge ar
• sted him. On search it was found
t at besides the check already men
tioned lie had three others bearing
the Steel Company's signature, made
out to W. C. Rernhiser for $52.23
each, and another made out to the
order of George A. Evans for $2.50.
He alleged J hat he had a partner in
crime and when authorities investi
gated they found his coworker en
deavoring to enlist at the local army
recruiting station.
Veterans Thank the
Telegraph For Treat
To the Editor of the Telegraph:
On lichulf of the laiys of tlic
Three Hundred and Sixty-eighth
infantry and Three Hundred ami
Fifty-first Held Artillery, I wish
to most heartily tliank and as.
-lire the Telegraph of our appre
ciation for the wonderful treat
given us yesterday afternoon at
the Orplienm Theater. While
those Imys were lighting in
I'm nee for democracy, the Tele- j
1 graph was fighting here at liomc \
l'or right and jiistloo always.
The Telegraph will lind that
these tioys who have just eonio
baek and who were Its guests j
yesterday arc much hotter eitl- J
/.ens for the experiences under
gone, and In taking our places hi I
civil life the boys of the Three
Hundred and Sixty-eighth and
Three Hundred ami Fifty-first
will not forget that one of the '
public mouthpieces of the conn- I
r* try which was not afraid to call
black black, and white white, !
I was the Harrisburg Telegraph.
lldqs. Co., llalst F. A.
For UnrrlNburic and vicinityi Fair
| to-it lie lit, with lowrat t?m|>crii
f Hire about 30 ileicrrcs* Thur*-
| Ony fair, wltli Hhliik tempera
! ture.
| For Faatern Pennaylvnnlni Fair
p to-nfxbt unil Thiir*ln> ; riNing
I temperature Thir*dn> i at took ,
| north wlnda dlniinlMlilriK.
I Itlvcr
I The millii river Mill eontinue to
| rl** alow'.j. All tributuriea Mill
| inII, except the lower portion of •
the \orth mid \\ eat hrnnclicM, ,
which will rlwe mIIk Ii 11 > to
il li; lit. A NtUKc of nhoiit 7feet
la Indicated for llarriahurt;
'JThuraday morning.
!l :
Six Feet Four and
Four Feet Six
Over at Tech they have 850 boys who are all sizes and shapes. Pome
jof these fellows get their nicknames from their peculiarities. And between
isix feet four and four feet six we have the others of the S4S pupils. Here
I we have pictured "Bob" Spicer and Harry McNeill, the one a Senior and
| the other a modest Freshman. They are the long and short of Tech. You
jinay call them "David" and "Goliath. "Abe Lincoln" and "Stephen Doug
j las." You may take your choice, hut in four more years the little lad will
'hate to make mighty strides to catch the big boy.
Miss Martha Fox. Teacher in Susquehanna School, Marries
at Army Post
lArr'ving at the base hospital at :
Camp Dix, X. J., yesterday afternoon !
j to visit her sweetheart, who is in a j
; surgical ward following an opera
! tion for injuries received while serv- t
i ing with the United States forces 1
: overseas. Miss Martha A. Fox, 1507 '
; Swatara street, former teacher in j
I the Susquehanna open-air school, j
i was unexpectedly married to him. j
'He is Sergeant Ernest J. Durkin, i
a young businessman of Cleveland. I
: Ohio.
Miss Fox now has a leave of ab
sence from active city school serv- j
1 ice. She secured this several years
ago to attend Wilson College, Cham
i Ijcrshurg. Miss Fox had no Inten- |
tibn of being married when she left |
this city, hut Sergeant Durkin, con- :
! lident of what lier answer would he.
had summoned a hospital chaplain
j to tie the martial knot and had in- i
vited hts crippled fellowsoldiers and 1
nurses as attendants at the bridal, i
Big Exhibition Hall Kept Spic
and Span Despite
J It was "Hill Day" at the huge mo
tor show out in the Overland build
ing. Twenty-sixth and Deny streets,
j with scores of legislators invading
| the big arena and many of the em
i ployes of the Capitol who took oc
[ casion to join the general excursion.
I Long before the hour of opening,
j J. Clyde Myton had a regiment of
I sweepers and cleaners on the job and
J the attractive showroom was spick
and span for the reception of the
j distinguished visitors, who came in
j big squads.
Frank Davenport's temporary
j lunch stand was a life-saver, located
| right at the entrance, so that the
| flavor of his historic coffee walloped
j the arrival and steadied him up un
til he could get to the counter and
[Continued on Page 17.]
Escaping Steam at Home
For Children Is Cause
For Alarm For Fire
v Steam, escaping from a boiler in
the cellar of tile Children's Indus
trial Home and tilling the cellar,
when a peteock blew off of the boil
er, resulted in u tire alarm being
sounded this morning. Peter
Shickley. driver of the truck of the
Royal Fire Company, No. 14. was
severely scalded about the feet when
he stepped into a puddle of water on
the floor of the cellar, it is lie ieved
that tile attendant of the furnace
failed to have a sufficient quantity
of water In the boiler.
The children of the institution re
mained calm during the excitement.
Sergeant Durkin, in announcing
: the marriage, said:
"We have known each other seven
years, hut I was never In a position
, to pop the question until about the
time the war broke out. I became
a member of the 116 th Field Signal
Battalion of the Firty-ttrst Divi
sion, and as our troop train pulled
through a Pennsylvania town, Miss
I Fox came to say good-by. I told
her that because of the uncertainty
of whether 1 would come hack, I
j didn't ask her to make any promises
: then, but that if luck was with me
and I did return, to remember that
iny hat was in the ring.
"When 1 got hack with my regi
i nient we corresponded again, and
tHe matter was about settled just as
1 was ordered to the hospital for
special treatment before 1 could get
my discharge. Then I took a chance
and arranged this little surprise
i party."
Frank Hoffman Tried on
Charges Brought by
His Wife
; Two penitentiary sentences were!
j imposed in Courtroom No. 2 today by
[Judge A. W. Johnson, upon two de
fendants convicted of assaulting and
i robbing in Steelton. Robert Marshall
i charged witli attacking Sam Yova
novie, slashing him with a razor and
taking a quart of whisky from him,
was given one to three years, and
Edward Bynum, convicted on the
same indictment of participating in
the hold-up was given three months
in the county jail dating from Feb
ruary 15.
Waddel McVey, convicted of at
tacking another colored man in Steel
[Continued oil Page 17.]
i And He's More Worried Over Street Addresses Than Wil- i
lard's Chances to Hold Heavyweight Honors
I . i
' John Willard, uncle of the world's
heavyweight champion, came down
from Marysville to-day, lured hither
I by the bracing weather and a desire
to look upon one "Pickle" Rice, with
whom lie had not touched shoulders
for several months. Willard is an
employe of the Pennsylvania Rail
road. "and a consistent one at that.
In 1918 lie lost but one day. To a
Telegraph reporter he confided that
it might have been better for him
had he not worked so earnestly. As
it was he earned nearly $1,4U0 and
his Income tax amounted to some
Quits When Majority Com
missioners Force Him to
Play His Hand
Permission Given Him to Fix
New Assessments in His
Home District
That County Commissioner H. C.
Wells is playing politics and noth
ing more, looking only to the possi
bility of his re-electibn as minority
member of the board in November,
became more apparent yesterday
afternoon during the revision of as
sessments of properties in Dauphin.
Middle Paxton township and liced
township, according to the state-I
ments of other county officials to
Wells has been "calling attention"
to what he terms discrepancies In
assessments, but so far has made no
motion during the sessions o£ the
board of revision to have any
changes made. Yesterday when he
questioned the valuation of a prop
erty. County Commissioner 11. M.
Stine demanded that he make a mo- !
tion tixing the assessment as what
he thought it should be. Wells ad
mitted then that he "didn't want to
take the responsibility" for such a
move. Taxpayers and officials who
have been watching his actions and
remarks about the assessments de
clared that when he fails to move
for any changes of property valua
tions when he believes them to bo
too low or too high, he is evading
his duty as a County Commissioner
and member of the hoard of re- |
Wells Quits
County Commissioners Stine and I
C. C. Cumbler, knowing that Wells '
owns property in Middle Paxton i
township and probably is acquainted '
to some extent with values there. '
said to him yesterday: "We are
willing to have you go over the en
tire assessment list for this town
ship, make any increases in valua- !
tions you think should be made —in
fact if you want to change the en- |
tire list and make the assessments
at the figures you believe to he cor
rect and fair—we will back you up.
vote for the changes am} set another
day to hear appeals from the town
ship." ]
Wells displayed then his true !
stand by refusing to "take the re- |
sponsibility," and as a result the :
other Comrirtssloners were able to
I show to those who were present that
has patter about what he would do
is mere talk in the hope of re-elec
tion. In many parts of the county
property owners are already pre
dicting that because of his actions
at the sessions of the board* of re
vision he will have little chance of
even being nominated in September.
"Calls Attention"
A number of taxpayers declared
that apparently Wells lias only one
object in serving as County Com
missioner—and that is to "call at
tention" to changes he thinks should
[Continued on Page 17.]
Committee to Discuss Anthra
cite Prices at Conference;
Letters Exchanged
j A committee of anthracite coal
I operators will discuss the coal price
! situation with Governor William O.
j Sproul at his office tomorrow aft
j ernoon. Announcement was made
I at the Capitol today that the Gov
j ernor in response to a request front
j Alan C. Dodson, of Bethlehem, sec
| retary of the independent operators'
1 association, had arranged for the
i meeting, to be held at 2.30 o'clock.
Both the Governor and Attorney
General declined to add to the let
ters issued yesterday. It is believed
that there will he no request for ac
tion by the Legislature until after
the conference. The House will ad
journ today for the week.
Claiming that Governor Sprout's
intimation in a letter to Attorney
General Schaffer, ttiat the proposed
increases in coal prices are unfair,
Alan C. Dodson. secretary of the An
thracite Coal Operators' Association,
of Bethlehem, in a lengthy communi
cation. asks that the Governor probe
the anthracite situation in the State.
The coal men claim that the Intima
[Continued on Page I.]
11 twenty-four odd dollars. "It isn't |
I altogether right," said the world
champion's relative, "but you know j
It wouldn't do to kick."
In his quest for "Pickle" Rice he j
| enlisted the assistance of courthouse ;
| officials and requisitioned the good j
j offices of girls at the Bell Telephone '
I Company offices in Walnut street so
j that lie might secure the addresses
jot' the Harry Rices In Harrisburg.
j lie learned that two Rices, probably
I father and son, lived at 1329 James;
| street, and he turned liis footsteps.;
rContinued ou Poire 17.1
New Premier Outlines Policy
til Munich; Plans Are
Approved by Diet
By Associated Press.
Ainerongeii, March 19.—Con-
I sideruble excitement was created
] at Amerongen Castle, where for-
I nter Emperor William is staying,
; when six airplanes appeared sud
j denly at noon yesterday from
j behind a bank of clouds. They
! came from the east and, after on
j circling the castle twice, disap-
I peared northward.
The -nationality of the ma
! chines could not be distinguished,
j owing to the overcast weather,
! but it is assumed they were
By .Associated Press.
Basic, Switzerland, March 19.—!
i Premier Hoffman outlined the pro- I
gram of the new Bavarian govern-
J nient at the sitting of the diet yes- !
i terday in Munich. Representatives
of all parties, it is said, approved of
the government's plans and the gov
ernment was given extensive powers
for the direction of state affairs.
A hill abolishing the nobility of
Bavaria was adopted as also was a
j measure prohibiting rights of in
! Deputy Speck, speaking as the ]
! representative of all parties in the |
I diet, protested against the separa- j
I tion of German territories from the;
I former empire, against the reten- j
| tion of German prisoners of war by
; the allies, and against attempts to!
i prevent the union of German-Aus- j
1 tria and Germany.
Premier Names Cabinet
Before the sitting adjourned Pre- |
. mier Hoffman announced liis cabinet i
|as follows: Minister of justice. Dr.;
Max Endres; interior, Martin Segitz:
; finance. Dr. Werkle; communica
j tions, lleinrich Frauendorfer; social
■ affairs. Herr Unterleitner; agiicul
i ture, Herr Steiner; military affairs,
j Herr Schnettenhurst.
I llerren Frauendorfer and Unter
| leiter were members of the cabinet
of the late Premier Eisner. Herr
Segitz has been minister of the in
terior, succeeding Herr Auer, who
was shot during the tiring in the Ba
varian Diet after the assassination
of Eisner.
As a tribute to the late Dr. Nathan
I C. Scliaeffcr, superintendent of pub
i lie instruction in Pennsylvania, lead
| or of the public schools in the State
I during the past twenty-six years,
-the schools of Harrisburg will he
'closed this afternoon at 2.30 o'clock.
Bobbed, Beaten Up, Robbed
and Beaten Again, Is
His Record
I John Middleton, 620 Hamilton
I street, is the original "hard luck
I guy;" or at least he recently has had
ja greater share of misfortune than
jthe average Harrisburger. During
; recent weeks he has slid downward
on the ladder of success from being
i a taxicab owner and driver to the
! position of restaurant cashier, has
• been robbed, beaten up several times
and suffered divers other misfor
i tunes.
j This morning Middleton was ad-
I mitted to the Harrisburg Hospital,
I suffering with a severe nose bled.
! This, he says, rcsulted_from a scuf-i
I fie, which occurred on Monday night
J in a restaurant in which lie is now
! serving as a cashier, to which posi
; tion one bf his most serious misfor
j tunes has brought him. n this scuf-!
i fie. he says, lie was severely struck |
< across the ncse.
! Tiie theft of his automobile is re-;
| sponsible for him serving as cashier,
jut this time, he says. .Several weeks!
I ago, when lie was proprietor of a i
! taxical) and served as his own driver,!
; liis auto wa,s stolen from in front of j
jthe Majestic theater and no truce of!
jthe culprits was found. But the long!
, chain of liis hard luck started even
; before that.
Early one morning, several days
j previous to that time when he was
driving to Penbrook to bring a party
- to the Pennsylvania railroad station,
lie was held up. % blackjacked and
.robbed. At that time he managed to
I continue to Penbrook, bring his peo
'■ p'c to the station and then to report
jthe incident to the police depart-
ni en I.
London Hears Allies
Are Fleeing From Odessa.
By Issoeiatrd Press.
'Loudon, March 19— Official re-j
ports Veceived here said a critical
situation exists in Odessa, tlm chief
Russian port on the Black Spa.
No confirmation could lie obtained
in London early this pftt*noon to,
rumors thai Odessa was being evacu- I
atcd by allied forces, but the report !
is not denied
Allies Will Supervise While Huns Deliver
War Materials, But Not Through
Period of Payment
Py Associated Press
Paris, March 19. —The military terms of the treaty!
of peace have been amended by the elimination of the;
|clause providing for the control of Germany's armament
jfor an indefinite period. Admiral \Y. S. Benson, of the ]
jUnited States Navy, pointed out that the original terms;
committed the United States to a virtually indefinite\]
joccupation of Germany. It was chiefly on his insistancej
j the terms were modified. American delegates also
j pointed out that control of any portion of Germany fori
jsnch a period would delay the return of American troops,
j and would amount to annulling Germany's sovereignty.
As amended the terms provide for
| control through the time fixed for t
the delivery of materials of war,-
I guns and ships, but not through thoj
I period during which war damages;
j will be paid by Germany.
| British Proposals Accepted
j In a report submitted yesterday
; the commission appointed to con
. sider plans for an international air
code announced that the British pro- •
posals had been, in the main, ac- j
i eepted. An International council
will be formed as a section of the I
League of Nations to handle all mat- |
ters relative to aerial navigation.
It has been decided that each na- j
tion is entitled to sovereignty over;
the air above it, subject to the grant- I
! ing of permission for the passage of ■
foreign aviators. There is to be no
discrimination against any nation by ;
] another, air pilots will be licensed
j on an international basis, and there i
| will he international rules governing.
I the right of way for airpla'nes and :
! airships.
Switzerland Gets Demand
I The commission on international j
| waterways, ports and railroads of the
j Peace Conference decided to-day to |
| recommend to the conference that,
Switzerland should be given the navi- ;
gating facilities on the Rhine for;
which she has made demands.
No Bar to World Peace
Inclusion of the League of Na
tions covenant in the preliminary
j peace treaty will not delay the sign- j
•ing of the treaty, which, it is hoped, j
I will be accomplished within two j
weeks, said Lord Robert Cecil, of I
| Great Britain, talking to British and
i American newspaper correspondents
i last night. He said that three |
j amendments to the • covenant had ,
| been submitted, hut added lie was j
i "sure there will be no difficulty in
i meeting legitimate objections."
.! Discussing the Monroe Doctrine
| and the effect of the League of Na
; tions upon it Lord Robert said: ,
"The Monroe Doctrine is strength
! cned by the League of Nations cove- |
! nunt because international action j
I will be carried out by the organs of j
I [Continued on l'ngo 17.] j
! j 1
I j Members of GlOlliAero Squad- !
J ron, at Middletown, Have
Farewell Theater Party ijj
j■ j 4
i Lieutenant Hamor, in one of the
: j big planes of the Middletown Avla
. tion Depot, yesterday afternoon gave •
i one of the most daring exhibitions j
r of flying given by any of the Depot j
I flyers since its establishment. For'
more'ban a quarter-hour Lieutenant]
Hamor thrilled onlookers with par-j
I ticularly daring loop-the-loops, j
I I corkscrews and many other flying
;! stunts.
. ] Members of the Six Hundred and i
j Tenth Aero Squadron of the Mid- j
I dlefown Aviation Depot, Lieutenant
1 j J. P. Scanlan commanding, last'
I evening held a farewell theater
j party at the Majestic Theater before
J the disbanding of the unit this
] month. Three hundred persons, in
cluding members of the units, their
1 wives and friends, attended. Be
] tween acts, the Six Hundred and
I Tenth Squadron quartet, which has
j done some local work during Lib-
| erty Loan drives, rendered a num- T
i ber of selections. Included in the j
j quartet were Sergeants Parfltt, Oor
bin, Roberts and Patterson. Mrs. el
Roberts served as accompanist. Aj
Cincinnati Fish War ]|
Cuts Price of Eggs 4
Cincinnati, March 19, —The "war" jl
that has sold 400,000 pounds of fish vr
from the Atlantic Ocean and the Great
Lakes in Cincinnati in three weeks has at
had a curious effect upon the Cincinnati Jf
egg market. The increased consumption j?
of fish lias cut the price of eggs four
cents a dozen, commission men report. jel
A further reduction in egg prices is
expected, as the warring fish companies | '*
! promise to send six carloads of fish to I eJ"
! Cincinnati within a week. j „ a
By Associated Press • ; -4,
j Cleveland, Ohio, March 19.—Four T
.thousand men's clothing workers of]*?'
• Cleveland, employed in forty fac- !
lories, went on strike iliis morning,
according to Louis llollandpr. gen- *
era! organizer of the Amalgamated ; V
Clothing Workers of America. A ]
strike vote was taken lust night. -J,
I The workers demand a 44-hour4
I week, complete recognition of the IT 1
; union and a 90 per cent, increase j
j in wages for ull workers. I®
By .Associated Press.
Paris, March 19.—The Cham- j
her of Deputies today authorized '
tiie removal of special fortiflca- !
i lions about Paris which were
erected shortly after the war he- '
I There are three, rings of per- I
I manent fortifications about the !
j city of Paris—first, a solid wall of ]
; masonry twenty-two miles In clr
! cumference around the old sec- j
tions of the city; second, a sys- i
; tem of seventeen detached forts
arranged at intervals of two 1
miles beyond the wall and mak- i
' ing a circuit of the city thirty- j
; four miles in extent, and, third, j
I an outer girdle of forts seventy- :
j live miles in length on the |
| heights commanding the Valley |
i of the Seine. In August, 1914,
special fortifications were erect- !
i cd, buildings demolished and j
; trees which obstructed a clear 1
I view of the terrain übout the city I
; were cut down. These probably i'
are the fortifications which are !
to be dismantled.
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t Pari;—lt was officially announced to-day X
p Premier Lloyd George would remain.in Pu is until T
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r having dtridi.J ;J postpone his return t .• !.••• J,
London—There is a strong feeling In polit *IT
diplomatic circles in Paris in favor of invitin ,
H. Asquith, former British premier, to becc *
president of the League of Nations, according J
' i
Daily Mirror * .
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Ossining, N. Y.—Giovanni Ferraro, a m * *
<ecu Itc morrow night, tried t£ csc |)'
the death house in Sing Sing prison to day * |
H ers fought for ten minutes to overc * •
P* Ferraro was under death sentence for having £ '
killed a railroad employ while working in Cattarai J j
j* county, New York. '*
I„ i
J* (The railroad employe is William E. Dunbar, | i
a brother-in-law of Mercer B. Tate, 218 North Seen. 1* j 1 1
# * 1
street, this city. The murder occurred on July 12, .
* Y.—As District Attorney • *
(4 W *
was preparing to evidence In the Wilkins mu:
der case to the grand jury to-day hi received tel
'* L ,
• gram, purporting to come from Dr. Wilkins it Bait • *
• saying the doctor was returning to put * •
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f <alirlcl Alexin, I'rotidenee, l<. 1., mul Helen >l. W llkliinoit. Hnr- * 9
: Uliir; lt-i Her|*-er Mini lleleu I, I'nlNvJike. I.eliiinon; John C.
* Wei**, i'oliiiitltlu, and IHmIo 31. Ilrtidv, lliirriMliiirjf.
Secret Service Men Arrest the
Former Lady-in-\Yaiting
to Austrian Empress
Admits to Having Spread Ger
man Propaganda Before
and After War
Chicago. March 10. Aurelirf
Bcthlen, claiming to lie a Hungar
ian countess, is held by Federal au
thorities to-day pending a hearing
on a charge of sending a threaten
ing letter to President Wilson ad
dressed to Bar is.
Tlie countess, who claims she was
lady-in-waiting to Empress Elisa
beth of Austria, was arrested last
night l>y government operatives on a
warrant sworn out by Captain
Thomas I. Porter, chief of the sec
ret service here. According to Cap
tain Porter, the countess iterated the
President in a five-page letter which
| hud been intercepted and also had
i acknowledged spreading German
: propagatia, both during the war and
' since. The countess said she had
i been gathering sociological data for
| a series of lectures on capital and
i labor and the work of the Peace
I Conference. She came to this coun
try in 1808. Her husband died in
Budapest in 1882. site said,
"t believe her to he a dangerous
| woman," captain Porter said.. "Sho
i is exceptionally well educated and
|is a rabid political orator."
Baby Scalded When It
Falls Into Boiling Water
A 2-year-old child of Mr. and
i .Mrs. Harrison Snyder. 418 South
I Seventeenth street, was severely
! scalded this morning when it fell
i into a tub of boiling water while
I playing about iis lioyne. The injury
Icovers the entire left side from (lie
shoulder to the arm.
Berlin. March 18. —The Kumpler
j airplane factory in Bavaria, the plant
I which produces the noted Taube
i airplanes, now has under construc
[ tion a giant airplane intended for a
1 trans-Atlantic flight.