Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, March 28, 1919, Image 1

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    Hope Is Expressed in Peace Conference Circles inPaw That Treaty Be Signed by
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All Pennsylvania to Pay Honor
to Veterans of Mighty and
Victorious Battles
Former Guardsmen to Be
Mustered Out of Service
From Camp Dix
The famous, fighting Twenty
< uhth, sons of proud Pennsylvanians
who won for their organization the
name of Iron Division, will parade
n Philadelphia probably late in
May. It will be Pennsylvania's
proudest day and arrangements are
being made to accommodate a mil
lion people to view the great page
Included in this division arc hun
dreds of boys from Harrisburg and
vicinity, many of them members of
the 112 th Regiment, who will be in
iine, and it is certain that many
relatives and friends of the boys will
make the trip to Philadelphia to see
the Keystone unit march.
The occasion will be the first and
only chance the State will have to
honor the magnificent old N. G. P.
and plans are being made to take
■ are of hundreds of thousands of
\isitors in Philadelphia. Mothers,
wives, fathers and children of the
famous lighters together with the
plain home folk whose best wishes
were with the division in the gruel
ing battles of the war will have the
opportunity to cheer the men who
made the name of Pennsylvania ring j
■ hroughout France.
Three regiments of the division
will be brought to the Philadelphia
docks, permission being given by
other units will disembark in New
Go to Camp Dix
The soldiers will be taken to Camp j
Dix at once from both ports as fast !
as they leave ship and after passing
through sanitary measures will re
turn to Philadelphia for the big
parade and reception which will be
accorded them.
When the parade in held in Broad
street, Philadelphia, the men who
will march will lie the original mem
bers of the Keystone Division except
those who are so seriously wounded
that they can not be moved from
France. Others who are wounded j
nd convalescing will be taken over |
the route in automobiles.
Arrive May 28
Adjutant General Frank D. Beary j
and J. Jarden Guenther. executive
manager of the Philadelphia Council j
of National Defense, obtained per
mission from the War Department
for the debarkation of the 1091 li. |
ll&tli and lOSth Field Artillery, and j
• Iso for the big parade. These three
regiments will arrive at Philadelphia
probably Slay 22 and at intervals
of two or three days thereafter, as
five transports will be needed to J
bring the men over. The division j
v. ill probably embark overseas about i
Slay 10.
Search for Casual*
Efforts will be made by State of
ficials to locate every original mem
ber of the Keystone Division, in
< luding those invalided home and
those brought back to be demobiliz
ed so that no one will be omitted In
the parade. Replacements of men
front other States will he given the
option of marching in the parade or
going home directly front Camp Dix
Hist before the event. No man who
over fought with the Iron Division
will ntiss an opportunity to march.
Slectings of relief organizations
of the State will he held next Wed
nesday when additional plans for
the reception will be discussed. Al
ready many residents of the city are
; t ranging to visit Philadelphia on
•die day of the parade to join in the
history making welcome which will
be given the returning heroes.
Military Men Meet Big
Four in Peace Conference
By .Associated Press•
Paris. March 2S. —The council of
four yesterday afternoon called in
Marshal Foch and Generals Wilson,
Pershing and Diaz. It is presumed
that the military leaders were de
sired for a consideration of the sit
uation in the near east.
The Temps believes that the coun
cil of four will complete the draft
of the preliminary treaty to-day and
will then examine each article sepa
The council of the President and
Premiers, now known as the council
of four, divided its labor yesterday i
between the "White House" and M. I
b'lemenceau's private office, adjoin
ing the war office.
Secret of Near-Perpetual Motion Is Found by Hotel Stew
ard Whose Memory Fails Him at the Wrong Time
L. H. Vanderslice, steward of the
Penn-Harris Hotel, to-day believes
he has discovered the principle
near-perpetual motion. His rule is
simple. "Buy a new automobile, get
in and start ott£ he says. Here's
why as explained to a reporter who
admits he knows nothing of the me
chanics of automobile engines:
The steward purchased a new car
recently. Yesterday afternoon he
started on his first trip, bowling up
Front street and on to Riverside
Drive. When he reached a spot near
Front and Bewis streets he decided
he'd turn around, but couldn't re
member how to stop. Naturally he
was compelled to go on and finally
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Why Wait For the Millennium?
Body of Xegro Who Escaped
From Asylum Is Found
Near Wildwood
The body of Kdward Glover, aged
• 30 years, was found in a creek near
1 Wildwood Park this afternoon. Glov
| er was an inmate of the Pennsylva
nia State I-unatic Hospital and had
| escaped last night. It is believed
death was due to exposure.
Glover, who was colored, is said
to come from Virginia. 11c was ad
mitted March 11. He escaped from
the hospital lust night and in some
way tramped through the storm to
Wildwood Park where he was found.
I He was fully clad.
Authorities do not believe the
; death was due to drowning and at
tribute it to exposure and exhaus
tion. Coroner Kekinger was investi
gating the case this afternoon.
Fruit Trees Not Injured
by Freezing Temperature
Fruit trees and crops are not be-
I lieved to have been harmed by last
| night's cold weather, Farm Agent
jH. U. Niesley said to-day. The
| freezing temperature was not of suf
j ficient duration he says, adding that
I if the weather again warms up, no
j harm will have been occasioned.
Delegates of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron, Steel and Tin
Workers have called a meeting to
be held in the Hoard of Trade
i building on Saturday evening at T
t o'clock at which time a branch of
(the organization may be formed to
include employes of the big local
I found a nice, wide spot in the road
! above Dauphin. He turned around
1 in good form and drove very de
! lightfully down to Harrisburg. "X
; landed in South Cameron street ana
| every other street in the citv. Talk
| about your sights of Harrisburg. I
I surely saw them."
The last chapter in the miracil
, lous journey was written when after
a three-hour ramble the gasoline
supply was exhausted on the corner
J of Second and AValnut streets, block
ing street cars and traffic for several
minutes. • Finis'' was written when
j an employe of the garage brought
I the car into its shelter—and Vander
-1 slice has decided to hire a chauffeur
1 when he goes motoring again.
t .
[ New York, March 2$. —Xcw '
York experienced a somewhat i
topsy-turvy early morning to-day, j
due to a heavy wind, blinding [
i snow and frozen sidewalks and !
1 streets. Cars collided with each I
j other or with automobiles, signs I
and fences were blown down and '
trees uprooted, pedestrians were
! knocked over by trolley or motor
| cars or by mail trucks, one worn- !
1 an was blown into the East river, j
| but was rescued, a frozen rail
I caused a short circuit which set
j tire to an elevated train and the
I rush hour traffic generally was
hampered. A dozen persons were ;
injured, several being removed to
\ J
| L'prising Due to Demand For
Higher Pay and Sym
pathy NVith Reds
i B Associated rress.
Vienna, March 2S.—A railroad i
strike has been called and threatens j
to spread to all the roads in thisj
country. The strike was called part
| ly for higher wages and partly be- J
j cause of sympathy with the Hun- I
; garian revolution. It is feared it |
; may lead to the establishment of j
| a Soviet republic in German Aus- !
| tria.
| The trouble began on Wednes
• day night when men employed py
j the Southern Railroad walked out. '
| All traffic over this road is at a
j complete standstill, even allied food
i trains from Trieste being stopped,
j As a result of this interruption of
J transportation of supplies, Vienna,
! is threatened with famine. The sit- !
I uation is considered extremely ji
i grave. i J
For Mnrrlsburg and vicinity) Fair,
continued cold to-night, with
low cut temperature übout 28 de- ! 1
green; Saturday fair and ' 1
j warmer. i
For Eastern IVnnsyl vania: Fair ]
10-nlght and Saturday, freezing
temperature to-night, rising
temperature Saturday; north- j'
went gules diminishing to- ! !
nlglit. <
River ! ]
The Juniata and the upper por
tions of the North and Mrs!
branches will fall to-night and
Saturday; the lower portions of ! 1
the North and West branehes ! '
will rise to-night and begin to
fall Saturday or Saturday night. .
The mnln river will rise slowly. i
A stage of about tl.t feet Is In- I '
dlented for llurrlshurg Satur- j 1
id&y morning. !;
Bells and Whistles to Sound
Signal at Ten O'clock
Tomorrow Night
Mayor Daniel L. Keister in a proc
amation issued this morning called
upon people of the city to turn their
clocks ahead an hour when the clock
strikes ten to-morrow night, and
thus to put the daylight savings law
into effect. He also called upon the
owners of industrial plants of the
city to have the whistles sounded at
10 o'clock to-morrow night as a re
minder to the citizens.
The text of the proclamation sign
ed bv tlie mayor foilows:
"Whereas, the new daylight sav
ings plan inaugurated and so suc
cessfully put into operation last
summer is to be continued and the
change of time is to be put into ef-l
feet Saturday, March 29, 3 919:
"And, whereas, some confusion
may be caused on the part of the
public unless all co-operate to make!
the system a success, I suggest that
at 3 0 o'clock Saturday evening
everyone turn their clocks and
watches to 11 o'clock.
"Therefore. I, as mayor of the!
City of Harrisburg call upon all own
ers of industrial plants in tlie city to'
sound the whistles on their plants at!
10 o'clock Saturday night so that!
the public may be reminded of the:
change in time."
For refusing to pay for a hearty i
meal which he ordered at the Penn
llarris last evening, a man giving his j
name as Adam U. Devaney is in the !
hands of Harrisburg police. He will
be given a hearing in police court I
during the afternoon.
Howling Spring Winds Play Havoc With Loose Real Es- j
tate and Milady's Unfastened Finery
Just when everybody who is any-,
body at all was felicitating March |
for good behavior and exceeding:
gentleness she rips over the weather '
traces for a good, old-fashioned pro- ;
verbial finish, tears about during >
the hours ot night, plays havoc with .
loose real estate and milady's un- i
fastened finery and settles down for |
a. rip-snortfng finale. People who
came down to work yesterday did ;
so with perfect confidence in March's j
resolves to keep up giving spring a j
jubilant start. Therefore, many of j
them didn't think to carry wraps and
not a few there were who left their
umbrellas at home.
As the day wore on a few mild- i
tempered souls looked about them, !
sniffer the air and began filling
themselves with misgivings as to .
March's loyalty to her 1919 promises.
! Local Bethlehem Officials Say J
j Persistent Reports Are
But Gossip
Big War Organization Rap
idly Being Put Back to
Peace Basis
j The rumors tHat the Steelton plant
jof tlie Bethlehem Steel Company
' will be closed indefinitely on April
J 1, and the one that said it, together:
| with other branches of tlie steel cor-;
j poration, would close down for two
'weeks, which have persisted in and
; about Harrisburg and Steelton witli
; in the past several weeks, were to-!,
j day declared by officials at the Steel-!
I ton establishment to be nothing but j
idle gossip.
The plant is now operating at con- .
jsiderably less speed than it had been ;
;as a consequence of the lull in the!
iiron and steel business. Fully 1,000 !
'less employes are in the active ser
j vice at the Steelton plant than there j
! were during the war.
(i.200 111 Plant
The number of employes now en- 1
j gaged in active' work at this time is
said by officials to be approximately
j 0,200. Most of these are working
j shorter hours than , had prevailed
] during the war when practically .
• every wheel in the establishment was
running night and day. Tlie plan of!'
: shortening the hours was selected as!
| the most desirable that employment!
| might be given to a greater number
of men. Practically every man and; 1
woman in the establishment nov
J has an eight-hour work day.
; The retrenchment is especially no-'
j ticed among the blast furnaces, i j
j There but two of the seven furnaces!
iare in operation at this time. One!
i of the fires was banked last week. II ;
lis believed that these two will bo!
kept in operation during the entire 1
'.dull lieriod.
K was said to-day that all the as
sistant plant superintendents and
several of the superintendents have
been laid off along with quite a num- i
i her of office men.
International Labor Meet
Planned For Washington
' 'London, March 2S.—Tlie first in- j
; ternational labor conference to take!
i place in Washington in October will be !
! attended by about two hundred repre- j
' sentatives of labor and employers, along j
I with experts, according to the Paris cor
respondent of the Daily News.
George Xicoll Barnes, of the British
Cabinet and one of the most prominent
labor leaders, says that the British
draft has been accepted with modifica
tions. The report had been drawn up
without the enforcement of the Supreme
War Council, but Mr. Barnes expressed
himself as sanguine that this would be
Vole lo Transfer Bridge Fund i
May Wait Until
j Unless City Council receives a j
I communication from State officials;
I urging a special election to have the'
I voters approve issuing $300,0001
j worth of bonds as the city's share of;
I the cost of the new bridge at State;
! street, instead of a city bridge at j
j Walnut street, lor jvhicli the bond!
| issue was originally voted, it is not|
; believed that the question will he;
i submitted until the general election j
! in November.
Yesterday Governor Sproul signed:
I the bill which will permit Harrisburg!,
land other third class cities, to call!'
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.Toward evening there was real evi-!
j dence that March was preparing to 1
misbehave and when folks had fin- |
; ished their suppers, scanned the eve- !
; ning papers and figured on an eve- I
' ning of enjoyment away from the I
; fireside the wind began proving the!
j month's treachery. There had been |
j rain the greater part of the day, but j
:it was a well-mannered rain that
! breathed nothing of Jhe icy ire of
| clouds that had been hanging about!
■ in the north for a couple of hours.'
In a little while the tempera- |
ture was falling with almost startling
I rapidity. It was thirty-three at its
! lowest point between 8 and 9 o'clock,
! but it dropped several degrees below
that figure before daylight, frozen !
milk bottles proving the fact when j
. housewives went to their doorsteps i
|to gather in the day's supply. j
Yanks Halt Red Uprising
London, Mar. 2S.—Action by American troops looking
after Russian prisoners in Germany is believed to have
nipped in the bud an important Bolshevik plot, according to
an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Berlin, dated Thurs
The Spartacans in Spandau, the message states, had
planned a big rising for Thursday, intending to arm several
thousand Russians from the Ruhlcben camp. The Ameri
cans. however, rushed the Russians on board trains Wednes
day night and scattered them under the Americans through
out Germany.
1 he Spartacans, the dispatch adds, had intended to spring
their revolt as a means of backing up the Hungarians in their
Bolshevik move.
Signing of Preliminary Pact by April 20 Is Hope Expressed
in Conference Circles in Paris; Leaders Summoned
to Council; Draft of League Covenant Is Ready
By Associated Press.
Paris, Mar. 28. Peace is
making progress with a stride;
that a fortnight ago was regard- i
ed as impracticable in view of
the numerous problems that
necessarily had to be solved by
the various commissions work
ing separately for the promulga
tion of a world treaty to meet
the. situation, it was the hope
in Peace Conference circles last
night that the preliminary treaty
might be signed by pril 20.
Labor to Have Voice
The membership of the states
in the executive council of the
League of Nations, Reutcr's
i Limited says it understands,
J will be increased from two to
(three, the third member prob-
I ablv being a labor representa
' tive.
Council of leaders Culled
A council of the foreign ministers
1 and foreign secretaries of Great Bri
j tain, the United States, France and
I Italy has been created to work
! simultaneously with the premiers
I and President Wilson, but 110 dif
j ferent branches of the great techni
cal questions involved in the peace
1 settlement.
Council of Four Meets
J To-day's Paris newspapers in dls
i cussing yesterday's session of the
' council of fuur declare that extreme
j l.v important problems directly con
' nected with Germany's future boun
daries were discussed by the council
'in an excellent spirit of understand
ing. The Petit Parislen says it un-
I Four Hundred Desirable Pros
pects to Be Interviewed
by Committee
I An aggressive campaign for new
1 members for the Harrisburg Cham
ber of Commerce began this morn
ing. and will continue until Thurs
j day noon of next week, when the
: members of the membership com
mittee, who are conducting the cam
-1 paign, will announce results at a
j luncheon meeting.
1 The committee has been working
011 plans for the membership drive
since its appointment at the begin
ning of the year, and has compiled a
list of more than 400 desirable pros-
I pects, whom the workers are now
attempting to secure as members of
the Chamber of Commerce.
Each worker was given a quota of
the eligible prospects at a meeting of
the committee in the Harrisburg
Club last evening, and they will be
called upon between now and Thurs
The committee has secured sev
enty-five new members since the be
ginning of the year, and hopes to
boost the membership to one thou
sand or more by the end of the
year. Besides Favel L. Wright, chair
man, the following are on the com
M. R. Alleman, Albeit L. Allen, A.
H. Armstrong, J. H. Bell, Roy D.
Beamun, A. XI. Blake, B. F. Plough,
Charles K. Boas, L. M. Brieker, M.
A. Brinton. Joseph Claster, F. J.
Consylman. F. E. C'oover, M. A.
Cumbler, F. F. Davenport, B. B.
Drum, Robert A. Enders, 1,. 1,. Fer
ree, I.ee Godsmith, B. B. Harrington,
John Heathcote, John C. Herman.
Eli X. Hershey, J. C. Jessun, Jr.. H.
Xf. Kirkpatriek, J. H. Kreamer. John
A. Marshall, Robert T,. Myers. \
Charles E. Pars. P. B. Rice. J. W.
Rodenhftver. y. ,S. Rutherford. John:
C. Soutter, J. A. Thompson, R. W.'j
Troup, J. H. Wallazz and A. A. Wert. I
derstands important results were
According to the Matin the terri
torial questions involved and the
problem of protecting France ade
quately have been satisfactorily
solved, although by means not for
seen in discussions of the problem
outside the conference.
'Huns to l*ay Yearly
As to the financial problems, the
adopted provides for the payment
by Germany of yearly instalments on
the indemnity, of which France
would receive a portion sufficient to
lighten the burden of her budget.
Amendment Rejected
It was reported last night that the
amendment to the Dengue of Nations
covenant urged by Leon Bourgeois,
providing for a permanent military
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Former Premier Is
Free With Other
Ousted Chiefs
By Associated Press• ,
London, Mar. 28. Premier
Lenine has sent a wireless mes
jsage to the Hungarian govern
' nient urging it to send an army
against Vienna, according to a
I Budapest dispatch received in
! Berlin and forwarded by the
| Exchange Telegraph Company.
! Lenine promised to advance
100,000,000 kronen to linance
J the project.
Karolyl Free ill Budapest
Information indicating that inter
[ nal conditions at Budapest probah
| ly are not as serious as at tlrst re
i ported has been received in Paris.
I A Hungarian government wireless
| dispatch conveyed the news that
I Count Michael Karolyl, who first had
i been reported assassinated, then un-
I der arrest, is enjoying complete lib
erty in Budapest as are other mem
bers of the government who were
compelled to resign when the So
viet uprising took place. This news
was taken to mean that radical hos
tility to Karolyl and his former cabir
! net is not nearly as accentuated as
i had been feared in certain Paris cir
i cles.
ltods Present Credentials
A dispatch from Copenhaven, sent
from Budapest, says that emissaries
of the Hungarian revolutionary go-V
-; erning council handed their credett
: tials to the president of the German
! Austria Xational Assembly. Hopes
I for the continuance of amicable rela
[ tions between Hungary and German
; Austria were mutually expressed, it
! is said.
j There are, however, disquieting
features in the news from Hungary.
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