Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 23, 1919, Image 1

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    Italians See Futility W Demanding Dalmatian Coast and Prohably Be Content With Rami
Wtt Sfesr-MftpciAnjl.
Transports Carrying Fighting
Pennsylvanians Steaming
Across the Ocean
Many of Old Eighth Regiment
will Land May 4 at
Newport News
Several hundred Harrisburg Na
tional Guardsmen who foilght In
France with the Keystone Division
are included among the thirty-three
per cent, of the 28th Division who
have already taken transport for
this country. Mujor General Charles
H. Aluir, commanding officer of the
much-cited division, is homeward
bound with a number of units under
his command aboard the United
States transport Mercury.
Company D, of the old Eighth
Regiment, made up almost entirely
of llarrisburgers, will be the lirst of
the three local units to return home.
It is sailing with a number of other
companies of the 112 th Regiment of
Infantry, of which it is now a mem
ber, aboard the Mercury, which is
scheduled to arrive at Newport News
on May 4.
General Muir on Hoard
On the vessel with General Muir
are headquarters troops and head
quarters detachment of the 28th Di-'
vision, medical detachment, Com- j
panics A, 14, O and D, of the 112 th!
infantry Regiment. These companies
were comprised of men from the
former Bth and 16th Pennsylvania!
Infantry Regiments. The men were;
mobilized in Harrisburg, Oil City,
Corry, Tamaqua, Meadville, Hrad-j
ford, Chambersburg and York.
Another transport, the steamshipt
Finland, en route to Newport News,J
has on board one detachment of 28th)
Division headquarters, lield and staff, ]
First Hattalion Headquarters, and j
Companies A, B, C, D and E, 103 d J
Engineers. The latter units were •
Composed entirely of Philadelphians, I
Seranton, West Pittston, Schuylkill I
Haven and Pottsville. These units I
originally were known as the First!
Engineers of Pennsylvania National j
To Arrive Next Week
Two troop ships will conic early J
next week, it was said. The Kroon-:
land, bearing 02 otlicers and 1,888 j
men, of the 111 th Infantry, the 109 th :
Infantry, and ten officers and ten j
men of the headquarters staff of the I
28th Division will come to Newport'
News. The 111 th Regiment men to!
arrive are Companies F to Al, with j
the lield and staff headquarters of j
the First and Third battalions, puilj
of the medical corps. One machine'
gun company is also included. Of j
the 109 th Regiment there will come;
lo Newport News Companies A to D,
and part of the medical and head-!
quarters staff.
The Minnesota, with twenty-seven
officers and 1.744 men, will dock in |
New York either Sunday or Monday. J
All the men arc of the 111 th In-j
fantry and include Companies A to!
E, and part of the headquarters,'
medical and supply branches.
tin May 1, the Poeohontas, with
sixty-six officers and 2,728 men. will
come to Newport News. These men I
are from the 109 th machine gun hat- I
talion, the 1.89 th Infantry and the!
128 th machine gun company.
Parade Plans Unsettled
A report that Company 1 of the!
old Eighth Regiment, another unit!
of Harrisburg men, was aboard the'
Pocahontas, which is scheduled to!
land at Newport News one week
from to-morrow, is not borne out by
dispatches received in this city.'
Old Company D is the only one of |
the three local units that is known!
to have sailed, it being aboard the
Mercury, which will reach Newport
News on May 4. It is known that
the old Governor's Troop, now a
unit of the one Hundred and Eighth:
Field Artillery, has not yet taken
passage for the home voyage.
The AdJutajit General's office is
unable to-day to give information
as to the units which have sailed
for home. Adjutant General Beary
is in Washington to-day and no
definite information from the Penn
sylvania department will be avail
able to-day.
Plans for the parade of the divi
sion in Philadelphia are anything
but settled, reports from that city i
say. The manner in which the;
members of the division are being!
distributed among Army camps of i
fourteen States, instead of being
concentrated in any one camp,!
would appear to indicate that, it!
will be impossible to have a full di-|
visional parade in the Quaker City. I
Adjutant Walter Shafer, the Dau
phin aviator, flew from Middle
town to Chambersburg this after
ioon. He will speak, at a big Vic
tory l.oan rally and mass meeting
in that place to-morrow night. Sec
ond Lieutenant Fred A. Nelson, of
the, Middletown aviation depot, ac
companied him.
For llnrrishurg "nil drlnltyt Fnlr
anil slightly nnrmcr to-night, avltli
lowest temperature übout -IN i|r
grees; Thursday iinrtly cloudy
nnil iinrmrr,
For F.nstcrn I'm nsylvnnln : Fair
to-night, slightly wnrnicr In
north unit west portions;
Thursday partly rlnoily anil
aaarnirr; grntlr winds hrm m -
Ing south.
Thr Sust|;>-hnnna river and nil Its
hritni'lies aalll continue to fnll
slow ly. A stage of shout r.,-1
fret Is Indicated for Harris
burn Thursday morning.
Latins Insist
Upon Treaty
of London
Earlier Signs at
Paris Indicated
By Associated Press•
Paris, April 23.—Premier
Orlando threatens to re
turn to Italy to-day unless
there is a satisfactory ad
justment of the Fiume and
Dalmatian questions. Prem
ier Lloyd George, of Great
Britain, is trying to per
suade the Italian leader to
remain in Paris longer
while he continues his ef
forts to reconcile the op
posing- viewpoints.
In a statement issued by
President Wilson to-day ex
plaining his position on the
Adriatic question he declares
that Fiume cannot become a
part of Italy. The President
points out that every condi
tion concerning the Adriatic
settlement has been changed
since Italy entered the war
upon the promises of the pact
of London, the Austro-Hun
garian empire having disap
peared. He notes that new
states have been created for
which Fiume is the natural
outlet to the sea. The Presi
dent also contends that the
strategic necessity pleaded in
behalf of Italy's claim to the
Dalmatian islands no longer
prevails, as the Austrian na
val menace has ceased to ex
I lie Latin delegation to the
I'eace Conference reasserted its
determination to stand firm on
the question of Fiume, indicat
ing that unless the Council
changed its position the delega
tion would not return to the
An early settlement of the
difficulty is consequently
thought to lie improbable, espe
cially as President Wilson is
understood to lie equally as firm
as the Italian representatives.
With Premier Orlando still
absent. Premiers Clcmenceau
and Lloyd George and President
Wilson resumed this morning
the consideration of questions
concerning China and Japan.
Facts of Deadlock
The facts of the deadlock over the
Italian claims in the Adriatic, ac
cording to the Petit I'arisien, are as
President Wilson proposed that
Fiume, which is not mentioned in
the Treaty of 'London, should lie a
free city, but attached to the Jugo
Slav customs system and, further,
that the London Treaty should be
subjected to a total revision.
Italy refused to accept this pro
posal, whereupon President Wilson
withdrew, leaving Italy alone with
the representatives of the other sig
natories of the treaty. During the
meetings of the representatives of the
signatories, both Premier Orlando
and Foreign Minister Sonnino were
most conciliatory, Orlando, especial
ly, having asked repeatedly on what
condition France and Great Britian
would consent to give Fiume to Italy,
Baron Sonnino said he was ready to
discuss a revision of the London
Wilson Keeps in Touch
However, President Wilson, who,
while he was not present at the
meetings, kept in touch with them,
then wanted to reopen the question
of the Treaty of London, but with
out joining the revision to the fate
of Fiume. The President has reced
ed from his first proposal to make
Fiume a free city and is inclined to
givo'it absolutely to the Jugo-Slavs.
As to Premiers Clemeneeau and
Lloyd George, they are understood to
be rcadv to adhere purely and simply
to the Treaty of London, at the same
time seeking means of conciliation.
Although the peace conferees in
Peris have parsed nlong for future
adjustment the Japanese problem,
one of the two troublesome questions
standing In the way of the final
shsning or the peace treaty, the
Italian difficulty was still pressing
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Pennsylvania at the Front
Captured machine guns and the men of the "ne Hundred and Twelfth Infantry, formerly the Eighth and
Sixteenth Regiments, Infantry. Pennsylvania National Guard, who captured them. I .eft to right, front row.
Private Alva E. King, Private James W. Moore; back row, Private Allies 11. Howe, Private John K. An good and
Private Franklin E. Freeman. The picture was tnkon south of Fismes, France, August 12, 1918. This pic
ture was produced by the Signal Corps of the United States Army, and, if interested in obtaining copies, apply
to the United States Army recruiting officer, 825 Market street, this city.
Police Believe Arrests of Ped
dlers Is Responsible
For Crime
That Harrisburg "dope" users are
becoming desperate to secure their
accustomed supply of drugs, is the
impression created among police au
thorities by the theft of between sls
and S2O worth of narcotics of various
kinds from the drug store of Dr.
John 11. Garland, Sixth and Muench
streets, early this morning.
Police are convinced that the ilieft
was committed by drug addicts who
have been experiencing difficulty in
securing morphine, cocaine, heroin
and other narcotics to fill their needs
since the alleged leaders of t lie
"dope" ring have been taken into
custody and are now either serving
sentences or are awaiting trial.
The persons who committed last
evening's theft gained access to the
store by forcing screws from the out
side lock of the cellar door and after
gaining admission to it. by forcing
a trap door between the cellar nnd
the store room. Tu addition to the
narcotics, about 150 pennies were
Eight-Year-Old Girl
Placed on Stand to
Testify Against Mother
Eight-year-old Evelyn Hays was j
called as a witness in divorce ac- j
l ion brought by her father, Oar- I
ence Hays, against Mrs. Hebecea 1
S. Hays, in which John Hoke was
named as co-respondent. The child
testified in court yesterday after
noon that she had seen Hoke and
her mother together. Neighbors who
testified said that Iloke went to the ,
Hays home 011 a number of occa- j
sions after Mr. Hays had gone to :
work. The divorce action was con- I
tested by Mrs. Hays, who took the |
stand and denied charges made j
aguinst her. Hoke also was called j
and denied the statements made by i
neighbors. Counsel for both parties
will argue the case, probably next j
A divorce decree was granted in
the case of ltelvln H. vs. EHsle Mc-j
Farland, John McFarland being j
named as co-respondent.
Louis G. Baltimore Is
Named City Forester
Appointment of Louis G. Haiti- i
more, 1115 Market street, as city'
forester, was announced to-day at i
the offices of the city park depart- ;
ment. His name will be submitted j
to Council for confirmation at a !
meeting in the near future by Com- !
missioner E. 55. Gross, it is under-1
Mr. Baltimore is a graduate of
State College, class of 1918, and I
since that time until recently has ]
been in the employ of the Interna- 1
tional Paper Company, a firm manu
facturing paper in large quantities.
Mr. Baltimore was located in flic
Adirondacks in New Vork State for '
the paper firm, locating trees to be
used for wood pulp, part of the ma- '
to rial used to manufacture paper.
A number of cases of tree butch- !
er.v reported to the department will |
be investigated by him, after which
it is likely the tree census which
ws started a few years ago will be ,
crmplete/1. This lias been delayed
I reuse of the failure to appoint u
i| 4 ester in 1917 or 1918.
Smith Measure Authorizing
Combined Courthouse and
City Hall Approved
The Smith Senate bill authorizing
the City of Harrisburg and county
of Dauphin to unite in erection of a
joint city-county office building front
ing on Capitol Park, as suggested by
Governor Sprout, was passed finally
in the House to-day.
The bill, which now goes to the
Governer, would apply to any county
and its county seat.
Picture Found Behind
Battleline Identified as
Property of Simon Lutz
"Ting-a-ling-a-ling-a - ling," rang
the Telegraph's phone yesterday af
ternoon while the paper was hot
front the press.
"Say, is that the Telegraph?" came
a voice, "that picture on your front
page of a girl and a man in a boat is
Simon Lutz. I mean the man is—
-1 don't know the girl."
Soon there was an investigation,
which proved that the photograph
shown last evening, found in the sal
vage heaps of France, back of ttie
battleline, was really taken in Har
The man in the canoe is Simon J.
Lutz, son of Harry S. Lutz, a plum
ber of 211 Vcrbeke street. Every
one who enjoys water sports knows
him and his canoe of silver gray with
its broad band of blue, and black
gunwales. Simon Lutz left here in
September, litis, and after spending
three weeks at Camp Wudswortli,
South Carolina, went overseas with
the Fourth Corps, Field Artillery, lie
was located in Coblenz for some time
and at Easter a card stated lie was
in Lonnig for a while.
This morning the photograph
which had traveled 6,000 miles to
France and home again, and was
found by another Hurrisburg boy.
Sergeant Lin wood Wanbaugh, was
given to Mrs. Leon Lingle, of Boas
street, a sister of Simon Lutz with
whom he made his home for two
years prior to entering the service.
By .Associated Press,
London, April 23. —German la
borers in the shipyards at Dan
zig, where American food ships
are. being overhauled, are becom
ing so imbued with Bolshevism
that the American Navy prob
ably will abandon ahy attempt to
do the repair work there. Re
ports received in London say that
the workers arc getting entirely
out of control.
In one instance a foreman In
charge of work on an American
ship broke up a card game
among the workers and ordered
them buck to their jobs. The
workers threw the foreman
overboard and continued the
card game, leaving it to others to
rescue the foreman from the
i Could Not Withstand Wooing
of Baltimore Man. Now
Held by Police
"Really, I couldn't say whether
my lirst husband is still alive or not,"
said Anna B. Sioane, of Marys
ville, this morning in telling of her
marriage to Vernon B. Sipple, who
is being held awaiting the arrival of
Baltimore officers who are to take
him back to the Maryland city to
answer charges of deserting his wife
and children and failure to main
tain them.
Met liini in Baltimore
"I met him in Baltimore," she
told Chief of Police Wetzel. "He
came to Marysville end asked me to
marry him, but 1 told him 1 had lost
faith in all men; besides, i wasn't
sure, although 1 was told, that my
husband was dead. He said all men
weren't alike and then I consented."
The knot was tied by the Rev. S. B.
Bidlack. It developed that the wo
man. who is about 26 years old, had
lived with her first husband ten
days. Then he disappeared. That
was four years ago. He, too. had
another wife, the police were told
Sipple, who is an electrician, was
taken from a job he was work
ing on in Seneca street yesterday
afternoon at the instance of the Bal
timore police, who sent word that
he was wanted in that city for de
sertion and maintenance. The po
lice are of the opinion that Sipple,
while playing ball In Baltimore, mar
ried the woman who has sued him
for the support of herself and little
ones. Sipple once had been a base
ball umpire and recently was an ap
plicant for a position in the Dau
phin-Perry League.
Men and Women Arrested
in Federal Vice Raid
to Be Tried Next Week
The April session of argument
court In the Federal Middle District
of Pennsylvania, was held in the
Federal building hero to-day with
two lawyers, the judge and court of
ficials as the only people in the court
room at the morning session, in the
afternoon four lawyers wort present.
The next session will be held here
Monday, May 5, when both criminal
and civil cases will be tried. Among
the people to come up will be those
arrested in the Federal raid here sev
eral months ago, charged with being
inmates of and maintaining disord
erly houses. Judge C. B. Witmer pre
Norway Maple? to Be
Planted at Post Office
Choice Norway maples will bo
planted on the north side of Walnut
street, between Court and Third
streets. Postmaster Frank <Sites,
said to-day. These trees, which will
he furnished by the Bell Telephone
Company through the lierryhill
Nursery of this city, will be used
to replace live old and d'eeacco
trees which were removed when un
addition was made to the sidewalk
on the north side of Walnut street
some time ago.
Workmen are now engaged in
beautifying the plot of ground sur
rounding the Post Office. The ground
is being raked and carefully pre
pared for resceding.
Colonel Martin to Attend Con
ference Called by Cham
ber of Commerce
Organization Asked to Send
Two Representatives to
The Harrisburg Chamber of Com
merce to-day took steps to co-ordi
nate the efforts of local civic and
public welfare bodies which have J
been asked to co-operate with the
State Health Department in its plan
to make Harrisburg a model city
from a standpoint of health and;
sanitation. A meeting of the repre
sentatives of the various organ iza -
tions will be held in the Chamber
of Commerce offices at 8 o'clock on
the evening of May 15.
The meeting is a direct result of
the meeting arranged in the hall of
the House of Representatives h.v'
the State Health Department April
14. when the representatives of
various civic bodies were asked to !
aid State Health Commissioner Mar
tin and his staff in their efforts to
make Harrisburg the cleanest, city
not only in Pennsylvania, but in the,
entire United States. The date fori
the meeting was set as May 15 in
order that it would not divert thoj
attention of representatives engaged
in the Victory Roan campaign and
to give (lie organizations a chaucei
to select their t cpresuiitatlv.is.
Each organization will ■>. Invite I
to send two representatives to the
meeting, at which a permanent oi
ganization will lie formed The or
ganization will selei t its chairman,
vice-chairman and secretary, and
will give the support of the united
organizations to the efforts of Ihe
State Health Department. Colonel
Edward Martin will attend the
The various bodies which will bo
invited to send representatives rre
as follows: Harrisburg Chamber
of Commerce, Rotary and K*. wan is
Clubs, Dauphin County Medical
Society, Visiting Nurses' Association,
Ministerial Association, Knights of
Columbus, Young Men's Christian
Association, Young Men's Hebrew
Association, Central Rabor Union,
Firemen's Union, Associated Aids
Society, Municipal League, Hed
Cross, Society For the Distribution
of Pure Milk and the Civic Club.
"It seems to me that it is neces
sary to do something more than
pledge our aid to Colonel Martin,"
said President Reinoehl. "The best
way to accomplish anything is by a
united effort, and I am, therefore,
asking these organizations to send
representatives to this meeting,
when Colonel Martin will bo asked
to tell us specifically what he thinks
we should hrst attempt to accom
Chief Clerk Farver Is
Named Director of Poor
Until November Election
J. S. Farver, chief clerk to the
County Commissioners, to-day was
appointed a member of the Board
of Poor Directors to serve from
May 1 until the general election in
November, succeeding Levi S. Mil
ler. late of Ilummelstown
Mr. Farver has been a clerk in
the commissioners' office since De
cember, being appointed to succeed
Ed H. Fisher, who was given the
position of Register of Wills by ap
pointment. Mr. Farver's successor
will be named later. County Com
missioners stuting to-day they have
not considered any one for the post.
Practically every important town
ship office has been held by Mr.
Farver. who has been a lifelong
resident of Conewago township and
is widely known in the lower end
of the county. He has been both
judge and inspector of elections,
held the office of school director for
two terms, was tux collector and a
justice of the peace for one term
and at present is a supervisor in the
district for a six-year term.
Seven Airplanes Will
Race Here From York
Airplanes aren't much of a treat
to Harrisburg, but an airplane race
is a novelty; and that is what is to
be staged here next Tuesday morn
ing. Six machines will race to Har
risburg from York, reaching here
about 11 o'clock. The winner will
receive a silver cup, donated to the
Victory Loan committee this morn
ing by P. H. Caplan, Market street
There will be seven planes in the
sky above Harrisburg next Tuesday
afternoon. Six of them will be
those of the "flying circus" which is
touring Pennsylvania in the interest
of the Victory Loan. The seventh
will bo from the Middletown plant
of the Government. The planes
Nv ill appear over the city at 3
o'clock, flying tirst in squadron for
mation, then separating and the in
dividual pilots performing their own
special circus stunts. Three of the
visiting planes will be war machines
from France, the other three "trick"
planes from this side. Of the six
pilots, three are lighting men. Bach
of the six pilots will have his own
mechanician along.
lloston, April 23.—That the Pence
Conference in Paris has forsaken the
"1 t points" and bids fair to revert to
the old-time policy of secret alliances,
leaving the Dengue of Nations a
hopeless elTort, is the opinion given
by County lllya Tolstoy, eldest son
and literary heir of the great Russian,
Tolstoy, who arrived here to-day, I
Men Ask Sixty-two and a-Half Cents an
Hour Instead of Fifty, Saying Trade
Is Poorest of Skilled Labor
Approximately 140 members of the Painters', Decorators' and
I aperhangers' Lnion. No. 411. affiliated with the American Fed
eration of Labor, went on strike here at 8 o'clock this morning,
with the object of securing a wrlgc increase from 50 cents to 62Yt
cents an hour.
I he strike was called last night at a meeting in the Labor Hall
when it was reported that communications addressed to their em
ployers, the Master Painters' Association, had not been answered
and that the contractors had refused to compromise.
Cite I,ow Scute
"Tlie reason why we want this
increase is because of the increase
In the cost of living," saiil President
H. C. Kutz. He cited instances
where the rent of the members had
been increased and said it is neces
sary to get the wage increase in or
der to keep up with the times.
"The members of fhis craft are the
poorest paid in the building trades,"
the president told a Telegraph re
porter this morning, "and they have
been this ever since the war
"Yes, for the last twenty years,"
interrupted a striker.
"For the past sixty-live years,"
added a gray-haired worker stand
ing by.
Agreement Kxpircd
"i'.csidcs the living cost there are
l/berty Ponds. We must have
money to buy bonds," continued the
official. "Our local union lias in
vested a large part of its treasury
in the various government loans
and our members have paid for
their bonds. We want more money
to buy more bonds."
Acording to the strikers, when
their contracts expired April 1, they
approached the Master Painters
with a request for increase in
wages. The request was ignored.
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After three weeks of waiting in
I which officials endeavored to com
| promise, the strike was called.
The Contractors' Side
The Master Painters' Association
; had issued no official statement this
morning. A member of the organi
zation. ail "old stager," as he styled
| himself, stated that the increase
i has been refused because of the
; lack of business and the refusal of
1 the people to pay increased prices.
"Painting and puperhunging are
I things that can be postponed," ex
| plained the master painter. "It Is
, not absolutely necessary, people
I say, that their painting be done this
year. if we grant the increase in
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Staples Again Named
ar. Playground Supervisor
| J. K. Staples, city playground su-
I pervisor for a number of years,
has been secured again for the 1919
season, V. Grant Fotrer, assistant
park superintendent, announced to
day. He will come to Harrisburg
June 9 from Seattle, Washington,
where he is director of physical in
struction in the public schools.