Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 22, 1919, Image 1

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    Germany Accepts Allied Dictum For Gathering of Teuton Envoys at Versal" x *eceize "V
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Notable Gathering Probably Will Be Held Next Monday;
Italian Premier Stays Away From Meeting of Big
Council; Wilson at Afternoon Session of Four
lly Associated Press.
Germany lias bowed to the virtual ultiniatuni of the Entente powers relative to the sending [
of "mere messengers" to the Peace Congress at V ersailles, and will be represented lv a dclega- |
tion having full powers to negotiate a treaty of peace. This closes what seemed to threaten a j
grave complication in the work of the congress.
Versailles Meeting April 28
The actual meeting of the Allied and German delegates at V ersailles probably will not oc
cur until April 28. as the change in the German plans and the proposal, impossibility of having the
official draft of the treaty ready for presentation on April 25 makes a postponement of the historic. |
gathering imperative. Germanv is readv to call for a plebiscite on the treaty, it is reported from !
In the meantime, the Italian situation 's a sources of much concern in Paris. After con
ferences with Premiers Lloyd George and Ciemenceau on Sunday and on Monday morning, I'rein- !
ier, Orlando and Foreign Minister Sonnino of Italy absented
themselves from the meeting of-the Council of Four on Monday
Wilson Prepares Statement
Whether this marked a virtual withdrawal of the Italians
from the conference was not developed. President Wilson, still
opposed to recognition of the Treatv of London, under which
Italy lays clai nt to Fiunie and the Dalmatian coast, has prepared
a statement on the subject which will be made public if the dead
lock continues, it is said. This was expected on Monday night,
but it was not issued from the Paris "White House."
Revolution Breaks in Turkey :
A revolution has broken out in
Turkey and a Soviet government lias
been set up, according to news dis
patches originating in Bolshevik
quarters at Odessa, where it is said
lliat official announcement of the
news hud been received. Constan
tinople is said to be under the rule
of a Bolshevik committee.
The Hungarian Soviet government,
beaded by Mela Kun. is reported to
have fallen. Rumanian forces ad
vancing from the east have been
joined by Czech troops, and the So
viet army has been defeated, accord- ,
ing to advices. Szekler soldiers, rep
resentatives of a minor race living
| in the Transylvanian Alps, have de
serted the Soviet army and joined
tlic Rumanians, it is said. Advices |
from Budapest indicate that the |
Social Democrats will take over con- I
trot. They are headed by Sigmund j
Kunli. the commissioner of cduca- \
tion in Hie Soviet cabinet. Chaos i
is reported to prevail in Budapest. |
Munich Regime Crumbles
The Soviet regime at Munich also!
lias crumbled, tlic end coming on 1
Saturday. according to reports!
reaching London. The ministry, ;
headed hy Herr Hoffmann, is at'
work and a resumption of govern- I
mental functions is under way. ]
on the Ural front in Russia, forces !
under the command of the Omsk
alt-Russian government have again !
defeated the Bolsheviki, who are re- I
ported to lie retreating. Demorali- j
ration in the Bolshevik ranks is re
ported and in the Yiatka govern
ment the peasants have revolted >
against the Leninc-Trotzky govern- I
I'nris, April 22. Discussion of the
peace terms by the Versailles con
gress alter tlie Germans arc called
in will not lie continued longer than
May 15, the Echo lie Paris to-day
declares. Tlic Germans will he re
quired t<i sign the peace conditions,
subject only to ratification by their
government, tlic Allies not consent- !
ing that these conditions shall lie
submitted to a plebiscite, it adds.
The Paris press expresses satis
faction at the speedy subsidence ;
of the flurry over the question Q f
what German delegates should come '
to Versailles. The deduction is j
drawn that the only thing necessary
to tiring about the faiiure of such
dilatory maneuvers by Hie tier- !
mans is to speak clearly and firmly I
to thent.
It is pointed out that the only
benefit, if there be any, that Ger
many has secured is to delay the
opening of the negotiations for a
few days. The solution is attribut
ed by the press of all parties to the
energetic attitude of the Entente,
which is accounted a good omen for
'.he success of the Versailles negotia
Clifford B. Connelley
Acting Commissioner
of Labor and Industry
The appointment of Dean Clifford
B. Connelley, of the School of Applied
Science of Carnegie Institute, Pitts
burgh, us acting commissioner of
labor and industry, was announced
to-day. He assumed liis duties at
once, succeeding Walter McNichols,
of Scranton, who resumed his posi
tion as supervising inspector with
headquarters at Scranton.
Dean Connelley is a native of
Monongahela City where he was
born in 18K3. He graduated from
Columbia University. Western Uni
versity of Pittsburgh and Duquesne
University; served as a member of I
t .he Pittsburgh Board of Education
ind as a member of many boards,
-le lias also written extensively.
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twirnifr t-nlclt, with lower* *
temperature about 4N (Icisrcrx,
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ly cloudy to-nlxht and Wcdncx
doy, probably n!iowcr: warmer
f<i-nl|rhtt tsetitle northeast and
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tlnui' to lull, except n unc Mitttll
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Washington Receives Assur
ance FYOIH the President at
Peace Board at Paris
j V\ nslilngton, April 22—Administra
tion officials were advised in a eon
| fidential cablegram from Paris to-day
j that in the consideration of problems
• confronting the Peace Conference,
such us Italy's Adriatic claims and
! the question of ail alliance to pro
tect France from future aggression,
| President Wilson would take no ac
i tion which might in the slightest de-
Igree jeopardize the League of Xa
jtions or confict witli its fundamental
j principles.
Message Comes in Reply
j The message was a reply to a ca
blegram of inquiry regarding the
! President's attitude toward a secret
! alliance which, according to certain
J Paris newspapers, contemplated a
j special defensive pact to be entered
irto by France, Great Britain and
tlic United States.
The outcome of the apparent dead
lock over Italy's Adriatic claims is
awaited in official quarters here witli
evident anxiety. The situation as
| pictured in press dispatches is re
• garded as serious and there was not
I a message from Paris yesterday or
i to-day similar to those of last week
i reporting gratifying progress at the
j Peace Conference.
Would Provide For the
Americanization of Every
Resident of Pennsylvania
A system of instruction of foreign
born, not required to attend school,
in American ideals by instructors to
be named by Judges is provided in a
bill introduced into the House by
Mr Wallace, Lawrence. The appoint
ments are to be made on petition of
the county school superintendent.
I Mr. Jones, Lackawanna, introduced
■ x bill regulating collection of State
! and county taxes by county treasur
ers in counties having between 250,-
000 and 325,000 population and pro
viding for solicitors to be named by
county treasurers in counties with
between 230,000 and 500,000 popula
Another county treasurer bill came
from Mr. Harar. Lycoming, and es
tablishes salaries according to pop
ulation in counties having less than
150,000 population. Dauphin's salary
would be $3,000.
Mr. Martin, Berks, introduced a bill
| fixing 2000 pounds as the legal ton
for anthracite and making a penalty
of $5O fine for violation.
•Senate resoluticVis providing ifmr
an investigation of the public school
• system by a committee of three Sen
jiitors and five Representatives were
'adopted in the House to-day by 187
;to 5. The appropriation was reduced
ifiom $3,000 to $2,000.
■ The House also passed the Kins-
I man bill, providing means for change
|of names of townships.
George S. Reinoehl was el acted
; vestryman of St. Stephen's Episco
pal Church last evening at a parish
meeting in the Parish House. lie
wTI succeed the late Benjamin F. I
I M - yera.
Children Tell Court About
Mother's Actions While
Father Was Away
How a farmhand. "Eddie" Specht,
[came to his home at Lykens and
j wooed his wife from him. was told
in Courtroom Xo. 1 before President
~fudge,.fudge George KunUel by Walter F.
| Johns, who is suing his wife. Lorna
| Esther Johns, for a divorce. Specht
: was named as co-respondent.
Johns said that one day in Jan
iuary lie came home early and founcT
his wife and Specht together. He
told his wife then that he would leave
the place, but she said she would go.
When she walked out one of their
five children followed her and
brought her back, but later in the
day Johns sent them to the barn to
finish their work and then his wife
left. He told the court that on the
following Saturday morning she
came back, breaking into the cellar
of the house, but she could not got
into the kitchen because the dog was
on guard. She told him that she eame
for the children, but he told her he
would take eare of them, and she
left again.
Francis Johns, 11-year-old son of
Mr. Johns, told that he had seen
Specht and his mother together, and
his little sister Mildred when called
'to the stand told the same story.
Both children said they got tired tell
ing their mother when "pop was
coming," as she had instructed them
to do, and that she had threatened to
i "lick" them if they told of her ac
i tion.
! Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Emma
Black, colored, seeking a divorce on
the ground of cruelty, said her hus
band started to beat her two weeks
after they were married. "1 left him
after a while, but neighbors per
suaded me to come back, but I
couldn't stand it and left in three
It is expected that the last of the
| cases may be called this afternoon.
Governor Sproul Will
Return Next Week
I Governor William C. Sproul will
| not return to Harrisburg until next
week. A statement issued from his
j office last night said that the Gov
ernor had Improved, but that hg still
had trouble with one of his knees and
that while he wished to get back to
Harrisburg us soon as possible he
would not be able to leave Hot
Springs for some days.
Meanwhile a number of appoint
ments will not be taken up, includ
ing the Public Service Commission
ership, the Philadelphia court va
cany and other places.
The Rev. Dr. \V. H. Washinger Meditates on the Futility of
Government Ownership While He Borrows Carfare
The Bishop of Oregon, the Rev.
Dr. William H. Washinger, sat in
the Pennsylvania station lust night
for an hour and reflected broadly
upon the government operation of
railroad trains. His reflections found
voice in plaintive language, for the
bishop brushed aside unseemly invec
tive years ago when he was study
ing for the United Brethren ministry.
He had come down from Chambers
burg and was on his way to Dayton,
Ohio, to meet with other bishops and
university men to-day to blue pencil
some misleading ijogma that had
crept into the university curriculum
during the stress of war and also to
exercise his power of censorship in
going over the sermons of future
bishops of the denomination.
The bishop had purchased a ticket
from Chambersburg to Dayton, pay
ing therefor at the ministerial rate.
When lie arrived here he found that
Mr. Hines had sent the train 011.
Gone were his reservation and fare.
The train upon which lie arrived, it
was-lcurned, did not connect with the
Even Bed Russia Disgusted
With Policy of I'sing
Women as Chattels
Fighting Over Women Unpar
alleled Since Trojan
Bands of Men Swoop Down
on Unprotected Girls as
Result of Law
l.oiuloii, April 22.—The law pro
viding for the nationalization of
women in Northwest Russia has been
suspended in one province as the re
sult of popular outcry, according to
information reaching London from
The commisar of Vladimir has, by
decree, appointed a committee of
women who are to inquire into the
operations of the law and make a re
port with the least possible delay.
His action has been approved by the
local Soviet.
Girls Must Register
The Krasnaya Gazeta publishes an
account of the results of nationaliza
tion. The system provides that every
girl on reaching the age of IS must
register her name in the bureau of
free love, after which she is com
pelled to select a partner from among
men between 19 and 50 years old.
The law led to lamentable confusion,
says the Gazcta in "judicial notions
as to personal inviolability."
A few days after the Soviet's de
cree which women very generally
ignored, two men, known to nobody,
arrived in the town and seized the
two daughters of a "well known non-
Bourgeois comrade." declaring they
had chosen them as wives and that
the girls, without further ceremony,
must submit, as they hud not ob
served the registration rule.
Girls Carried Off
"Comrades Yablonovski and Guria
kin," who sat as judges on the claim,
decided the men were right, and the
girls were carried off. They have not
since been heard of by the village
This, says the Gazeta, was done
in the name of the nationalization of
Many other instances of the fan
tastic operation of the law, not to
speak of its inhumanities, are cited
by the Gazeta. Enthusiasts for na
tionalization. naturally all males, raid
whole villages, seize young girls and
demand proof that they are not over
18. As this proof is difficult to give,
many of the girls are carried off,
and there have been suicides and
murders as a result.
In the town of Kovrov, a. campaign
without parallel since the Trojan
war was waged between the venge
ful relatives of an abducted nation
alized girl and her persecutors.
In this town the "register of nation
alized women" was opened on De
cember 1, but up to February 1 last
only two women, botli over 4 0 and
neither of whom had ever been mar
ried. registered themselves as willing
to accept the first husband the state
sent along.
IN HOUSE, 127-66
Hot Debute Precedes Vote;
does to Senate; Long
Hard Road Ahead
The resolution to submit to the
voters of Pennsylvania in 1921 a
woman suffrage amendment to the
constitution was passed in the House
to-day by 127 to 60 and now goes to
the Senate. The resolution must pass
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one on which he had paid for reser
vation. Therefore, his broadened
vision as to government rail super
vision. The bishop, so he told a Tele
graph reporter who knew him back
in the olden days when ho perform
ed three-lift ha of the marriage cere
monies in Chambersburg, could wait
in the city where he once had been
pastor of Otterbein United Brethren
church, and also had built the Derry
Street United Brethren mission
which he then said would be the
biggest church of the denomination
in the Capital City. So he waited and
thought. His meditation took a sub
stantial turn when he called a rela
tive on the telephone wire and to'd
of bis plight. The fact was the good
bishop didn't have enough money
to buy another ticket at full rute for
Dayton. So the relative came to his
aid and the churchman departed for
Dayton at 8.25. He is to go to In
dianapolis. too. before coming back
east and he plans to return to his
post at Portland, Oregon. He had
been called cast by the critical illness
of Mrs. Washinger's mother. •
Back From Battlefields of France
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NouHi Later Dead of Wounds
Shown in Telegraph's Of
ficial Photographs
When Mrs. Anna Hawk, 405
Woodbine street, picked up her copy
of Saturday night's Harrisburg Tele
graph, she found a picture of her
son, Frank P. Hawk, in a group of
members of the Twenty-eighth Di
vision on the first page. The pic
ture was taken July 27, just three
days before licr son died from
wounds received in action. The pho
tograph was taken at a Y. M. C. A.
in Franco, where Hawk had been
seen by Dr. Robert Bagnell, pastor
of the Grace Methodist Church of
this city, when the latter was mak
ing a tour of the overseas camps.
The picture was the second of a
series being published in this paper
through the courtesy of the local
Army recruiting station. It was
taken by the United States Signal
A copy of the original photograph
is being procured for Mrs. Hawk
by Colonel J. B. Kemper, of Ihc
local recruiting station.
Her son was a member of Com
pany K, <me Hundred and Tenth
Infantry. lie was only sixteen years
of age when he enlisted. Ho died
July 30 front wounds received in
battle. Another son, Charles M.
Hawk, is in Truck Company X'o. 2,
Twenty-third Kngineers.
The Telegraph will continue the
pictures of the division's activities.
Other mothers may find their sons.
41 aha no.v fit j, Pa., April 22.
Charles W. Seaman has been appoint
ed postmaster at Frackville. The in
cumbent resigned some lime ago to
return to railroading.
Airships Each Will Carry
Four Motors and Crews
of Five Men
Washington, April 22.-—Three na
val seaplanes will attempt the
flight across the Atlantic ocean.
They will leave Rockaway Beach
early next month, but, so far as is
known, no decision has been
reached as to whether the route will
be direct from New Foundland to
Ireland or via the Azores.
Each plane is expected to carry a
crew of five men, will he driven by
four Liberty motors of a total of
1,600 horsepower and will carry suf
ficient gasoline to make a stop on
a direct flight to Ireland unneces
sary unless storms or strong head
winds are encountered.
Churches Swell Fund
For Starving Armenians
Reports of subscriptions to the Ar
menian and Syrian Belief Fund,
show a gratifying response, John
Heathcote, chairman of the commit
tee in charge of the drive here, says.
Many churches are making generous
subscription to the fund, he says.
The Pine Street Presbyterian
I Church expects to raise $3,000 at the
I very least. On Easter Sunday this
church raised more than $2,800 for the
fund. A similar response from all
of the churches would put the county
far over its quota of $38,000. Some
churches have thus far failed to
| mike any report of their progress.
"We exepect to publish a list of
the churches and Fraternal orders,
Just as rapidly as they give us a
complete report," Mr. Heathcote
says. "Those churches who have al
ready made a partial report are:
i'ine Street Presbyterian Churcii,
Grace Methodist Church, Camp Cur-,
tin Memorial Church, Free Grace
Mlllersburg, Uowerman's Lutheran
and Reformed Church, of Enterltne.
This photograph, taken in the
Susquehanna opposite the "Hard
scrabble" district, was found by
Sergeant Unwood W. Wanbaugh, of
this city, in a pile of discarded ma
terials back of the buttlcline in
Franc-e. Sergeant Wanbaugh, who
has charge of the Issue Depot in
Gievres. France, was superintending
some salvage work, when he saw the
photograph, with no distinguishing
marks. Recognizing it as a Harris
burg scene, he sent it to his father,
Linwood B. Wanbaugh, of the Tele
graph's composing room force. The
picture, which traveled lo 1 lie front,
3,000 miles away, and back again,
will be returned to the owner if the
photograph is identilied. Whether
the man who carried the memento
was killed or lost the picture in the
heat of an engagement is not known.
Davis House Mill Passed by
Senate Now Goes lo Gov
ernor; Hot Debate
Following a heated debate between
Senators Burr, Allegheny, and
Shunts, Behigh, (Vie Senate this morn
ing passed finally, 43-3, the Davis
bill prohibiting (lie teaching of Ger
man in the public and normal schools
of the Commonwealth, including
those institutions receiving State aid.
When the measure came up for
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I ndcr Pressure of Rumanian
Troops Rela Kun and
Colleagues Retire
fly Associated Press.
Amsterdam, April 22. —The Hun-
I garian government, headed by Beta
[ Kun, has resigned under pressure
; of Rumanian troops, according to
! a dispatch to the Central News from
i Vienna quoting report! received in
! that city by aerial mail from Buda
! pest.
Wild chaos is said to prevail at
the Hungarian capital. It is report- 1
ed that Czech forces have joined the
Rumanians and have defeated the
Hungarian Soviet troops.
Vienna, April 22.—8e1a Kun. the
Hungarian communist leader (whose
downfall is reported in to-day's dis
patches) first attracted public no
tice in Vienna in the days of the.
declaration of the German-Austrian
republic here. Kun, who is a
young man, looking not older than
about 25 years, a self-confessed de
voted admirer of Lenine and Bol
shevism, made a spectacular appear
ance in this cupifal. Dressed in a
uniform with stripes on his sleeves,
indicating that he was a college stu
dent, he drove daily through the
streets of Vienna in an open motor
taxi, displaying a huge red flag and
inviting the people to form a Red ■
guard for the purpose of overthrow
ing the newly-formed republican
Thieves Get Children's
Banks and Gold Watch
Two children's banks, each con
taining about fifty pennies, and a
gold watch, valued at. $33, were!
taken from the residence of Clar-1
enee Sellers, 3113 North Third |
street, last evening. The thief |
gained entrance to the house:
through a rear door. It Is notj
known whether it had been left open )
or whether a skeleton key was used.J
Revolutionary Committee Is
established at Constanti
nople, Consul Says
Purls, April 22. A revolution lias
broken out. in Turkey un>' a Soviet
government ban been dc .lured. A
revolutionary committee bus been
established at Constantinople, ac
cording to a telegram received licro
from Kiev, quoting tbe Bolshevik
representative at Odessa, who* says
tbat the Turkish consul there has
received official announcement of
the change in the government.
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4 Harry K. Jlny nnd Clara M. shrnk, Columbia: Ira G. Sbowera 'J
4| nnl Mury K. TWrn. Ilarrtuburici Carl MPK. Ilourk, Alexander, *
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'53,500,000 CARRIED
:Measures Selling Aside Money
For Memorial Bridge Has
Administration Approval
!City and Pennsylvania Rail
I road io Help in Construc
tion of the Viaduct
Means That (treat Work Will
Be Well Under Way in
Next Two Years
' llills were presented in the
Senate to-day by Senator Frank
, \. Smith appropriating $1,500.-
; 000 for the erection of a Sol
: dicrs' and Sailors' Memorial
j Bridge over the tracks of the
Pennsylvania Railroad and $2,000,-
i 000 for the construction of an office
> building together with necessary ter
racing and grading of the Capitol
, extension zone. These bills have the
endoiseinent of the administration
| and the approval of a majority of the
legislators Their passage appears
assured. They will insure an early
! start on the big improvements thai
1 are to transform the newly-acquir
ctl State property between North and
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1 Optimisir Marks Drive
For Loan at Capital
Washington, April 22. — "A dis
tinctive tone of optimism distin
s i guished the scores of telegrams that
1 ! arrived at the Treasury Department
: to-day," said an official review of
1 : the opening day of the Victory l.ib
-! erty Roan campaign. Among the
B 1 comments from chairmen of Federal
V Reserve district organizations of the
reports in general were these:
s | "Philadelphia—"Not one-tenth as
f I much enthusiasm ever has been evi
l deuced in connection with a loan."