Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, April 25, 1919, Image 1

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    Feeling Runs High In , Ugly Oxier Fmme lkmonsi Held Through C, w
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II WXVTTT MO <l7 P \HFS Daily Except Sunday. Entered as Second Class
j_— yvx.y v ill J! . t X AUDO Matter at the Post Office at Harrisburg
High Winds Save Fruil Trees
From Danger of
Orchard Owners Fearful of
Tremendous Losses From
Hie Cold Weather
Winiry Blasts Bring Out Over
■oats and Heavy
Fruit u'i'owors throughout t'entrul
T*ennnylvan!a are fearful for the
safety of their fruit buds to-night
when the temperature is expected to
drop below the low mark reached
to-day and the high winds that pre
vailed last night and this morning
are to diminish.
The mercury is expected to drop
to the US degree mark in Harris
burg and vicinity to-night, K. It.
Domain, local weather forecaster,
says. Added to this, the wind that
blew at a twenty-mile clip since the
cold wave struck Harrisburg, is ex
pected to decrease to ten or twelve
miles per hour. This will lessen the
influence of the cold weather to a
certain extent, but will not prevent
all damage, fruit growers fear.
I.ittlc Damage Thus Fur
l.ittle damage is believed to have
been done thus far by the cold snap.
"The high winds which accompanied
saved us front serious damage." said
State Zoologist .1. !. Sanders to-day
in discussing the conditions of the
last twenty-four hours.
"We have not received any reports
of harm done, and while in some
places there may have been frosts
we have not heart! of them "
Apple buds escaped entirely un
scathed, K. n. Mitchell, one of the
... biggest fruit growers of the sec
tion. said tills morning. The more
tender fruit and cherry buds, to
gethor with some others, have been
damaged to a slight extent, the fruit
growers believe, but not enough to
cause alarm. Buds on both varie
ties of trees have been particularly
numerous and any, already killed
will benefit the trees, the growers
Wiml May Save IJuds
The wind, while falling to-night,
will not become altogether quiet. It I
is belieyed the rate of between eight
and ten miles will be retained until
the cold weather ends. This will do
much to prevent absolute destruc
tion to the buds. but. it' Lie tem
perature expected is reached, c n
siderable damage may result.
If the mercury drops to twenty-,
seven degrees, a new tecord for this
day of the month, hijtoiy will bo es-,
. tablislied in tlie Harrisburg Weath
er bureau. Thirty-two degiees, tiie
liligure reached at 6 O'PDCK this
morning, is the lowos 1 figure reached
since 1892. wh • i ."1.3 degrees was
recorded. Thirty-two degrees is the
mark for April 26. It is almost a
certainty that a new mark will be
established for hot', days, tonight
and early to-mon'ov
Farmers Were Planting Yesterday
lec was reported in considerable j
• uantity throughout the city and,
surrounding country to-day. One
quarter-inch ice was the greatest
th : ckness reached, line farmer said
that yesterday bo hud been planting,
poll toes, but th't mo. ning he found:
the ground frozen and had boot'
■ ompelled to delay the soulmg of
the remainder of 'lie plot. The
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Master Painters and.
Union Strikers Unable
to Reach an Agreement
Two more contractors have signed i
contracts accepting the new wage
sedle of the Painters, Decorators and j
I'aperhangers' Union N'o. 411, of Har
risburg, it was announced this morn- j
ing. by H. C. Kutz. president. The i
total of signed contracts now held
by the union officials, is eight, and j
it is believed they will provide em
ployinent at the increased rate, for I
approximately 30 men. About 140 !
strikers are out.
Besides these opportunities for em- j
• ployment, president Kutz stated, !
many men are accepting offers from
other cities and several left to-day j
for New Jersey and Philadelphia, j
where they will secure employment. 1
The eight contractors who have |
signed with the Union are not mem
bers of the Master Painters' Associ- !
ation. Union officers said. Tiie two !
new signers announced this morning j
William bungle.
, Miller and Spangler.
• No communication has been receiv- 1
ed up to noon to-day from the Mas- )
ter Painters. The weekly meeting of:
the Union is to be held in Union La- !
bor Hall to-night.
!'• ll<irriliirK nml vicinity t Fnlr, j
continued cold with
lowcMt tcmpcruture nliout 28
For Hum tern I Vnn>l vnn in: Fair,
continued cold to-nimit nnd
siitunfiiM frccxluK temperature
to-uiulit; diniinlMliliiK I
north>vcMt %vlnd*.
IH vcr
The BuM|uchfinnn river mid nil ||m
liranchcN will full m|owl> or re
nin In nearly Mtntionnry. \
of nliout r,u feet i* inilleiited for '
linrrlMburit Saturday muritlnu.
Why Begin by Tracking the House All Up Again?
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War Department Plans to
Send Back Members of Old
Governor's Troop
Every Harrisburg man who served
in France with the Keystone Divi
sion, except those who have volun
teered to remain there in the Army
of Occupation and those men who
will never return home ,are expected |
to reacli a home port not later than j
May 10. ' Brigadier General Edward |
! D. Anderson, of the General Staff, !
Washington, has issued an announce
[ nient that every effort will be bent
to have those members of the divi- :
; sion who have not already embark- r
: ed, go aboard in time to reach Amer
ica by that date.
Every one of the returning units j
of the old Pennsylvania National i
Guard will participate in a great j
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Bill Providing For One
Receiver of Taxes Would
Save County $7,000 Yearly |
; County Commissioners estimated ;
I to-day that passage of the bill which I
j would provide for a county receiver)
| of taxes from third class cities to I
| replace the present system of having I
i a collector in each ward and paying j
! him a commission, would save the
| county at least $7,000 each year.
At present in the city wards about]
$292,000 in realty tax and $">5,000 per- >.
, sonal taxes are collected, a total of I
I ?34T,000 on which the tax collectors |
: receive a five per cent, commission >
! for their services.
This commission amounts to ap- :
I proximately SIT.OOO annually, while
! the bill now before the Legislature, i
I introduced by Senator Smith, Dauphin |
j county, provides for an expenditure j
i of about $lO,OOO in salaries for the !
receiver, assistants and clerks.
Highwaymen Hold Up
Miners; Shoot Them and
Steal Wages; Both Dying
By Associated Press.
] Scrnntun, Pa., April 25.—.John Yar- i
j ris and Tony Bogalosky, miners, were ;
I shot down and robbed by hlghway
! men at Eynon in the Upper Lacka
■ wanna valley last night after receiv
| ing their pay envelopes.
' The holdup occurred while the min
| ers were on their way home. Both
j are in a dying condition at the state
j Hospital here.
I la rdy *i dekerson, colored, convicted)
on a charge f murder In the first de
gree. and sentenced to be electrocuted I
in the Dauphin county courts, was
: it ken t>> the western penitentiary to-
I day by Deputy Sheriff W. 11. Hoffman.
iWickcrgun is lu be electrocuted next
| u psk
Towns and Boroughs Keen to;
Aid Uncle Sam to Pay
Expense of War
"I want two Victory Bonds."
said an uptown woman at Mar
ket street headquarters this !
' morning.
I want to tell you, too, why
I want two Victory Bonds," she
went on. "There's a mother in
our block who has a gold star on
Iter service (lag, the memory of !
a. boy who died in the Argonne j
Forest, and a scrap of paper on
which the government of the I
United States guarantees to pay j
the mother the life insurance ;
] the boy took out for her when '
he went abroad. I'm going to do
my part to mukc that piece of
paper always just as good as |
gold. That mother has her gold >
star and she has the golden j
memory of her boy, but she j
needs more than that. She needs
taken care of: and I'm going >
to help the government take i
i care of her."
— !
Postmaster Frank C. Sites, who is j
j in charge of the homes drive of the I
i Victory Loan campaign in Harris- j
j burg, said this morning that when |
| the city team workers gather in the
I Federal courtroom to-night to hoar
! instructions from drive directors
he expects to tind a large number I
I of soldiers and sailors who took |
) part in the war.
"These boys aren't going to quit i
j until quitting time." said Mr. Sites.
I "Dozens of them are going to vol- '
] unteer their services. They are go- j
ting to see it through. I have;
j imagined a conversation which 1
: might occur between a soldier sales- j
] man and a possible bond purchaser. )
llt would go something like this: j
| "Soldier—Have you thought of !
buying Victory Bonds?
I "Customer —Yes; I'm not going to |
} buy any. The war's over.
"Soldier—But it isn't paid for.
"Customer—l should worry about ;
I that. It. ain't my funeral.
"Soldier —N'o. not your funeral! !
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German Official Couriers
Arrive at Versailles; Are
at Hotel Des Reservoirs
By Associated Press.
Paris. April 25. German Official
| couriers, in advance of the German
: delegation to the Peace Congress, ar
i rived at Versailles to-day.
The Germans travelled by special
train from Creil, near Compiegne. j
I They were received at Versailles by j
Colonel Henry and other French of- j
ilcials and taken to the Hotel Des
Reservoirs, which lirs beei assigned
to the German detonation. I
; Confectioners Uncertain of
Drinkers' New Habits, but
See Big Business
j _
Eat candy! Why certainly Penn
sylvania has a sweet tooth and a|
rapidly growing one according to the 1
makers of confectioners gathered i
here to-day for their annual conven- i
I tlon.
But there is a difference of opinion j
us to whether drinking men will turn 1
: to candy as a substitute for alcohol i
, when the country goes "dry." Tiie I
; delegates are not certain how pro-1
! hibition will hit their business, some j
| being of the idea that more men will i
i lind solace in candy while others say I
■ not. But all are certain that pros-j
, pority will bo with them in the coni
! ing year,and all are making prepara
tion to do more and still more busi
l ncss.
j The sessions of the annual meet-■
I ing of the Pennsylvania Manufactur-j
, ing Confectioners Association opened).
lat 6.45 o'clock last night in the
j Penn-llarris Hotel' with a brief
! business conclave, followed by the
annual dinner. Lieutenant Gover
| nor E. E. Beidleman and Senator
Frank A. Smith were the .speakers,
jAt this morning's session James
Foust, State Dairy and Food Com-1
i missioner, delivered an interesting!
. address. Business of the association ■
taken up included the report of the
I president, It. it. Lloyd, Butler, ill!
| which ho told of the work acconi- ■ -
plished during the past year. !
| Through the efforts of the associa-i
lion more than $1,200,000 in War!
Savings Stamps were sold in 1918.1
| Arthur D. Bacon, Harrisburg, chair- i
i man of the executive committee, in !
! his report, covered the activities of
i the committee during the year. Klec- I
j tion of officers was scheduled for this)
| afternoon.
Governor Sproul Gets
Back From Virginia; j
Comes Here Next Week
I Governor Sproul arrived at his I
home near Chester last night from
Hot Springs, Va., where he spent |
the lust three weeks.
The Governor went to the Vir- '
ginia health resort because of a se- ;
vere attack of rheumatism and for
some tmie he was confined to his I
hotel rooms.
During his absence he kept closely |.
in touch with affairs in the State,
particularly at tiie Capitol, where
the Legislature is in session and lias !
taken action on many hills. i
It was announced lie would re
main quietly at his home over the i
1 weekend and would come to Harriq
. burg til> first of next week.
j By Associated Press.
Frreport. N. Y„ April 2.*>. Mrs I
I-'J .{'• Hopper, fourth wire of Dc I
Wolf Hopper, the actor, died here last ;
'nio-Ht uftjur a brio/ OOuuu.
Soviets Sock to Control Invu-j
sion by Huinanians and
Stop News Leaks
i _
Bailie Reigns in Budapest,
From Which City Thou
sands Are Fleeing
Women Meet and Protest
Against Soviet Govern
ment and Bolshevism
Bit Associated Press
Berlin. April 25.—Hungary has
i hermetically closed all her borders
j in an effort to control the Rumanian
invasion and prevent unfavorable
: news from escup'ng from the coun
try. Reports from Budapest, there
: lore, are contradictory, but all in
dicate th> situation is grave.
The days of the Soviet government ;
; are perhaps numbered. The Entente
powers arc said to have 60,000 col
onial troops in Xcusatz. which are
. advancing as a Rumanian reserve.
The Czechs arc believed to be pre
paring to attack. The people uf
, Transylvania have revolted and are
I advancing with the Rumanians lie- ,
! cause of the agrarian measures im- i
i posed by the Soviet regime,
i A panic is said to reign in Buda- !
pest, where the Communist author
ities are said to lie ruthlessly arrest
ing scores of the Bourgeoisie, i
Thousands of the citizens arc lieeing
according to report.
The Budapest police have begun
a counter-revolutionary movement,
•ml it is said that all involved have
been arrested. Government troops
, are leaving for the front unwillingly.,
having in in ini the experience of
their corn rati en who capitulated to 1
j the Rumanians.
Geneva. April 25.— I The Rumanian !
[ bureau tit Berne has issued a state
ment saying that after the visit of I
General Francliet D'Esperey to
Bucharest recently. Rumanian j
troops were ordered to resume the
offensive against Hungary which '
had been suspended during tlie stay j
of General C. J. Smuts at Budapest. !
It is said the order provoked great !
enthusiasm and that a number of 1
I Saxon officers and troops from .
i Transylvania joined the Rumanian !
army, which in a rapid march be
yond the old lin oof demarcation oc
i copied Grosswardein. capital of the
province of Miliar. Hungarian Red
! Guards lied from tlie city and large 1
quantities of booty were captured by
tlie Rumanians.
It s officially announced at Buda
■ post that the Rumanians continue to
advance toward the Thoiss river ami
Hint the Hungarians have been
1 forged to evacuateDebrcezen, tliirty
■ six miles northwest of Grosswur- |
• lei n.
Thousands of people are leaving
Budapest on foot and are carrying
their baggage, as there are no trains
lor vehicles. Five thousand women
' at Budapest have met and protested
against the Soviet government and :
■ Bolshevism.
Centra! Seniors Want to
Be Graduated by Daylight
School Directors at their regular ,
i meeting this afternoon received tlie '
[ petition of High School students ask- •
ing tlieni to change the hour for the )
I annual commencement exercises. At ;
I a recent meeting the board iixed the
] event for the evening, but the seniors |
| at tlie High School object and have
j petitioned to have tlie commencement
I take place in the morning as in for- j
1 mer years.
I A request from State Health Com
missioner Martin .for tlie inaugura
; lion of a campaign in the schools
| against flies was received and pre
sented to the board for approval.
Increase in Milling Percentage'
to Go Into Effect, Decrees j
Food Council in Paris
By Associated Press
I'aris. April 23.—An increase in :
the milling percentage, which will |
virtually put the world back to a !
war-bread basis for the next three j
months, is a part of the program i
adopted by the Supreme Food Ooun- i
oil under the chairmanship of Her- i
bert Hoover.
Tlie program also includes a com- !
plete plan for securing and (lis- '
tributing food to allied, liberated, 1
neutral and enemy countries untii !
the next harvest. One object of the
program is to determine the avail- j
able food supply and so distribute |
shipping as not to put undue pres- 1
sure on any one market.
New York. April 23.—Americans |
will continue to eat. "white bread" 1
restored late last year after months ;
of milling on a "victory flour" basis, |
despite the return of European |
countries to a war-bread basis an- |
nounced by tlie Supreme Food j
Council, Julius H. Barnes, president i
of tlie Food Administration Grain
Corporation and Federal Wheat Di
rector. said to-day.
A survey of wheat stocks, Mr. ,
Barnes said, had cdnvlntfed his do- I
partment that tlie American supply
was sufficient not only to warrant
continued production of all-wheat j
flour, but to meet, the export do- |
maud until the next harvest.
Situation Not Irreconcilable Is View Held Today in Frencl
Capital; Demonstrations in Support of Latins'
Policy Held in Rome and Other Cities
PARIS, April 25.—A distinctly more hopeful and lers irreconcilable feeling prevailed a'
Italian headquarters to-day. No longer was there talk of a breach with the Peace Conference
but instead it was said: "All may be settled within a fortnight. Premier Orlando has gone tc
) Rome to consult parliament. Thereafter we shall sec."
Although Premier Orlando lias left Paris with two other members of the Italian delegation
I to the Peace Conference in protest against President Wilson's action in making public >'
i statement on the Adriatic question, the latest Paris advices do not give the view that tli
move means a cessation of Italy's participation in the Conference. Italy, if all her delegate
leave Paris, will be represented at the Conference ly Great Britain and Prance.
Meanwhile the Italian people to whom Premier Orlando is returning, appears from the Rom
C.osl of Sanitary and Surface
Wider Interecptcr Sought
i by Commissioner Lynch
I'ity <\>mniisBiomr, \Y. 11. Lynch to- 1
. tlay i*i quested t'iiy or M. IV
| U'owclcii to liuvo an estimate tnadn 011
the cost nf constriictinw a scweruK''|
system for sanitary and storm wafer 1
draimw in tin* Thirteenth ward from
! Twenty-lirst and I>en;. streets to
i the eastern city line.
It is understood because f the
tfi'ade in tliis district it will lie nee-■
• essary to build a intercepter,
| probabL somewhere near the present
i right of way of tlie Philadelphia and
j Heading' Hallway lines. Connecting
I to this will be tlie smaller pipes in
i the various streets in that part of
j tiie ward.
! At present the entire section beyond
1 Twenty-first street Is with ut prop
. IT drainage facilities, either for saii
] itary purposes or for storm water
; outlets. According- to city officials
it would be impossible to connect a
line in I terry street with the one
which drains the western end of the
> ward as from Twenty-first street to
tlie eastern line the grade changes in
' iha opposite direction,
i According to Mr. Lynch there are
approximately 25 dwellings being
ing constructed in the area beyond
Twenty-first street, and the growth
j of the city in that direction has been
( large in the last few years.
"I consider it an important sani
tary measure." Mr. Lynch said, "The
city engineer's office will submit es
timates and tentative plans for the
, line of the sewerage system to me
j soon, and then the matter can be dis
cussed with the other conucilincti.
"This part of the city is developing
| rapidly and is without any drainage,
j Cesspools are being used at present
( and I believe something should lie
, done to provide a proper sewerage
' system for the district."
Czecho-Slovaks Attack
Waitzen; French Assist
Rumanians in Offensive
(■ciievfi, April 25. Czecho-Slovak
) forces have attacked the city of Wait
zen. 20 miles northeast of Budapest,
which is expected to fall soon. French
troops are said to be aiding the Hu
inanians in their advance in eastern
Hungary, according to advices re
ceived here from Vienna.
) Italian Foreign Minister Not
| Expected to Attend Session
of Wilson and Premiers
By Associated Press
■l'aris, April 25.—A plenary scs-!
sion of tho Peace Conference will be
I hckl Monday to consider the revised I
j dral l of (lie League of Nations cove-!
j nant and also such portions of the!
peace treaty us may be completed
jby that time. The session will bo
■ open to the public. It is understood!
I that if the covenant is approved it :
i will immediately be made public.
; Premier Clemervceau and Lloyd
i George and President Wilson, it is!
! announced, will meet in conference 1
jat 4 o'clock this afternoon. The 1
! topics to lie discussed at the meet- !
j ing are not known. The remaining.
i members of the Council of Four,'
j now that Premier Orlando has left |
j France, did not hold a meeting dur
i ing the forenoon.
The chief interest attached to the
| afternoon session is whether Foreign
j Minister Sonnino of Italy will at-j
i tend and continue the discussion of
! the Italian question, as he intends to
! leave for Rome to-night. However, i
it is not considered likely that lie will i
i attend.
j l-'l.l KIM.* HALF MILI.IOX
llrUKsrlM, April 25. Great loss of
life among the natives of tiie Belgian :
: <'origo as a result of an influenza cpl
i (bonis is reported In dispatches ro- '
t cetveil here, home estimates pi cc the '
| number of deuUis at suu,ouu,
"advices received to be standing determinedly behind her deli
gates at the C onference. Demonstrations were held yesterda
. and last night in Rome, and it is reported that in all the large
towns oi the kingdom there have been parades in which the peop'
have show n their approval of Premier (Irlando's stand.
Cily Di pnrlmem Mends in
ConlcTeiKv Willi Sin It:
1 it'til(ii Officer
Machinery airoiuly is in motion to 1
moke Ila iris burg ;i model cit\ from
.health ind simitars standpoints. |
Master Daniel L. KeisUgr now is
j receiving recommendations from
hoods of tho various divisions of tho
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Feeling High in Italy
Peeling is running hig
throughout the country, accon
ing to the reports, and di
patches state that Great Britai
shares with President Wilso
I the condemnation of tlie Italia
people. The slogan "Fiunte o
death." is said to have bee
j adopted. Whether Italy will or
cupy the disputed territories o
Daimatia and Finnic wit
I troops, as it was indicated yc:
terday she might do, is no
j definitely know n.
Efforts to lind some middi
! ground between Premier Or
lando and President Wilsoi
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