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

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•slxxxvm- NO. 99 16 PAGES D *&£K?&Tns HARRISBURG, PA. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1919. ""HJSSB sa&°ogg&a HOME EDITION
Six Military Airplanes to Race
Here Tomorrow Prom
Street Dancing Parties Sched
uled at Three Big
To-night—Parade and meeting
at Chestnut Street Auditorium.
To-morrow Airplane race,
"flying circus," free moving pic- j
turcs at Board of Trade Hall. '
Free moving pictures continue !
four days, 11 A. M. to 11 P. M. j
Three Nights, Starting Tuesday j
—Street dancing parties. •
. Placing of Bonds —Starts in j
UL earnest to-morrow.
■ ■ Hurrisburg starts its Fifth or Vic-
H lory Liberty Loan campaign in
Pi™ earnest to-morrow morning, when
f hundreds of workers get on the job
to finish it. And 30,000 men and
women of Harrisburg to-morrow
also get on the job to finish it. It i
is the last of the Liberty Loan cam- j
paigns, and it will be successful, un- ,
less the city and balance of the dls- j
trict'are so cocksure of success that'
I they fall down.
To-night's meeting in Chestnut!
Street Auditorium promises to fill .
that hull to more than capacity, so i
' arrangements have been made for!
an overflow meeting in the small I
auditorium. Speakers to-night will j
be Chaplain McFettride, who has ;
returned from service on the actual
front in France; Benjamin H. Lud
low, prominent throughout the State
as the leader of the hour Minute
Men and at present of the Atctory
Loan advisory committee, and Miss
Anna Lipphardt, who for a year and
a half served in a French evacua
tion hospital. The Municipal Band
I will p'ay and there will be a sol
diers' quartet. Judge Kunkel will
preside at the meeting.
Last, but not least, there will be
the five-reel feature picture,
l> "The Price of Peace," showing
actual scenes of warfare on several
l-'rcc at Board of Trade
"The Price of Peace," incidental
ly, is to be given a free showing at
the Board of Trade Halt Wednesday, i
Thursday and Friday from 11 A. M. |
to 11 P. M.
In the various towns in the dis- |
trict in which this picture has been j
displayed great enthusiasm has been
shown by the crowds.
Parade at " Tonight
Workers, soldiers, sailors and Boy ,
t Scouts, with the Municipal Band, j
will parade to-night prior to the i
Chestnut street meeting. The pro- !
cession will form in Front street,
moving promptly at 7.05 in Market:
street to the Square, thence in Sec-!
'md to State, to Third, to Chestnut|
and to the Auditorium.
Street llnnetng Bntmigled
A niizup has occured somewhere in '
the announcement of the street dancers
to bo held beginnig to-morrow night, j
The correct schedule is as follows:
Tuesday night, 8.30 to 10, Third and |
Wednesday night, 8.43 to 10.15, Mul- j
berry and Derry.
Thursday night, 8 to 10, Market
The hour of commencement is an
arbitrary one. of course, but if the ,
crowd insists the hour of closinf will j
be extende. !
N. S. lamgaker, Who is in cltarge of i
the dancing, announced this morning 1
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'Ayes' and 'Noes' of State
Assembly to Play Ball
For Charitable Homes
The baseball sun and moon will I
atop in their courses, and the morn- 1
ing and evening stars of the game j
will shine conjunctively the after
noon of May 7, when Governor Sprout I
tosses a ball into the diamond at
Island Park, and former Governor I
.lohn K. Tener calls "Play ball" The I
Ayes and Noes of the House of Hep- j
respntatlves are going to play hall ;
for charity. It will be a charitable |
affair from start to finish.
While no admission fee will be
charged for the game the proceeds
are going to be large, because the
usual "gentlemanly attendants" will
"pass among you" with outstretched
hats, and there will be a rather large
shower of gold and silver.
The three orphanages of the city |
—Sylvan Heights, Children's Indus- j
trial Home and the Nursery Home, j
are to be the beneficiaries of the I
game. , j
Lieutenant Governor Beidelmsn is
lo be on hand and will take a prom
> J inent part in the affair. The game
•'*' will see the slargest assemblage of
State celebrities In recent years.
For llnrrixburg and vlctnltyi
I Generally cloudy to-night mid '
jßrsdny, firohnhly ahom-rxi not
change In tempernture,
to-night nbout -IN dr
-5 * Knalcrn I'ennxylvanin j
to-nlglil nnil Tuesday. i
hiv rain, Kiimi nhnl eaolrr
portions niodr rn t,. j
B wlnda heeoniing tarinble.
■aqurhnnmi river nnd nil Its
: BNrn will probably full
Hv or remain nenrly ata-
H|T' A alage of nbout .'.O
■fi Indlented for Harrla
■ Tuesday morning.
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The Last Drives
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| Hardy Dickcrson Electrocuted;
at Rockvicw Penitentiary
For Murder Today
Rcllefoate. Pa.. April 28.—Hardy i
Dickerson, of Dauphin county, was !
I electrocuted to-day at the Rockyiew |
: Penitentiary. Dickerson was a Plor- !
' ida negro who killed another colored !
man in a quarrel over the former's j
, wife. Only last week Dickerson's ;
| mother learned of his whereabouts, '
I and that he was to bo electrocuted I
j for murder.
1 Dickerson was convicted of first j
degree murder when he was eha-ged '
! with killing William Leitzer, colored, |
' last May. The murder occurred in
| the kitchen in Dickerson's home in i
South Ninth street, his wife being!
! present when he shot Leitzer.
Chamber of Commerce
Sends Five Delegates
to St. Louis Convention
Four members of the Harrisburg
Chamber of Commerce, and Warren
R. Jackson, secretary, have left the
city for St. Louis, Mo., to attend
the seventh annual convention of
the Chamber of Commerce of the
United States. A number of ques
tions concerning the future inter
national relations of this country,
i and concerning its internal govern
ment. will Vie considered by the dele- j
gates. George S. Reinoehl, presi- '
dent of the Chamber of Commerce, j
will act as national councilor at the
convention. The other three dele- j
gates are J. William Bowman, David |
E. Tracy and Charles H. Hunter.
Nickel Still Buys Ride
and Talk Out at Chicago
Chicago. April 28.—The nickel still
retained some shreds of its reputa
tion here by virtue of last-minute
support extended by State arid Fed- '
oral authorities. The nickel ean slill
do two things in Chicago—buy a
ride on the surface car lines or com
mands a telephone call.
A 2-eent increase In fares was de
nied the street ear company by i;he
State's Public Utilities Commlsslan.
This action was followed with a sim
ilar ruling by Federal Judge, Land is
against the proposal to Increase tele
phone rates In Illinois.
Scrgl. Hamilton Tells Without
Flourishes of Battalion's
Experiences Overseas
i They are a modest lot, these mem
! ters of tlje Four Hundred and Sixth
I Telegraph Battalion, who returned !
i to their Harrisburg homes yesterday j
| after twenty months of thrilling ex'- j
| periences in the thick of the conflict '
lon the soil of France. Practically j
j every local member of the battalion
I has arrived safely in the city. De- i
I spite the fact that their bravery in I
1 laying lines and operating telegraph
i instruments won for them warm !
| praise from the men higher up, they j
| uttered 110 word of their heroic I
deeds. But there was praise in |
; abundance for the soldiers whom j
I they called "the real fighters."
i Asked to tell of their experiences'
in France, Sergeant Jerome M. I
Hamilton, 34S Hummel street, said: j
j "Well there isn't much to tell."
Pressed by a reporter for the Har
, risburg Telegraph to narrate for the |
| readers of this paper the activities of
I the Hat risburg warriors, he opened I
j with a striking coincidence:
Works Around Figure 20
"Our contingent seems to be
working around the figure '2o.' We |
enlisted April 20, 1917, landed in
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: ■
! Aside From Laying Four-and-a-Half-Ounce Kggs She Often \
Lays Two a Day
| "Blackie," pet Mlnorac hen of Mrs.
Harry Halsey, 1414 Wallace street, is
I the champion egg layer of Dauphin
one of the largest eggs laid by
] Dauphin county hens was produced
| by her several days ago. This speci
i man, 8 by 7 1-8 inches, is being
shown to-day us an exhibition of the
j prowess of "Blackie," by her owner,
Mrs. Halsey. The egg weighs
ounces. "Blackie" is just about to
celebrate her fourth birthday, has a
habit of doing the unusual. She is be
low the size of the normal Black
Minorca, but Iter eggH have been
above the ordinary size ever since
120,000 VETERANS
I Colonel Pusey Arrives Here
I to Complete Plans For
Big Review
Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Tay
lor Pusey and live other officers of
| the Keystone division who preceded
| the division, arrived in Harrisburg
j this afte'rnoon to confer with Adju
i tant General Beary concerning ar-
I rangemcnts for the pageant.
Included among these officers is
j Captain Henry M. Gross, of this
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Miss Mary Sachs Buys
N. Third Street Property j
Final negotiations were closed j
Saturday involving the purchase of |
property ilia North Third street, by j
Mary Sachs, owner of the women's
specialty shop located in the adjoin
ing building, 210 North Third street.
The need of larger quarters for her
business has been felt for some time,
and it was to provide for future
needs that led Miss Sachs to make
the purchase.
she started to lay eggs. Then, too,
"Blackie" occasionally lays an extra
egg, making it two a day, in order to
aid in providing for her keep One of
the eggs, Mrs. llalsey says, is of
ordinary size while the second is
about the size of a walnut and with
out the yolk.
The egg Mrs. llalsey has decided
shall be sold for the bcnelit of the
ilarrisburg returning soldiers of the
28th and 7!>th divisions. The funds
raised in the contest will serve to
enrich the coffers of the Home Folks'
Victory Association which is planned
a tltting welcome to local overseas
IGermany Will Be
Required to Give
Up Accused
Peace Treaty Has
Proviso Calling
For Inquisition !
By Associated Press.
Washington, April 28.—Trial
lof the former German emperor
j for "a supreme offense against
j international morality and the
! sanctity of treaties" has been de
; termined upon by the allied and
i associated powers. Holland will
be requested to surrender the
royal refugee for arraignment
before a court composed of five
j judges named by the United j
j States, Great Britain, France,
j Italy and Japan.
Articles Made Public
The State Department made pub.
; lie to-day proposed articles for in-
I sertion in the peace treaty, to be
; considered by the Peace Conference
j in plenary session, provid ng for the 1
, trial of William 11 of Hohenaollern :
1 and also requiring Germany to de-
I liver all persons within its borders
i charged with "having exercised acts
j in violation of the laws ond customs
of war," for arraignment before
military tribunals of the Allied and
associated powers, whose nationals
suffered through such offenses.
Solves Weighty Problems
Thus the Peace Conference Com
mission on responsibility for the war
solved its most weighty prob
lem. The State Department's an
nouncement of the solution was re
ceived here generally with surprise
because It was known that Secre
tary Lansing, halrman of the om
mission, had steadfastly opposed any
attempt to bring the former Kaiser i
before an international tribunal.
| Mr. Lansing contended there was
no law by which such an offender
could be reached by the conference
and that it would be contrary to the
constitution of the United Saes for
he American delegates to partici
pate in the execution of a sort of in
ternational ex r post facto law. At
that time, however, it was proposed j
to harge criminal and military of- •
fenses and it was suggested to-day |
that the decision to base the indict
ment upon violation of international
morality and the sanctity of treaties
was tuken to meet the American
The announcement issued by the
State Department follows:
Following are the proposed arti
cles regarding penalties, for insertion
in treaty of peace to be considered
at a plenary session of conference
to-day, Monday at 3 o'clock p. in.
Paris time:
Arraign Former Kaiser
"Article I—The Allies and asso
ciated powers publicly arraign Wil
liam II of Hohenzollern formerly
German emperor, not for an offense
against criminal law, but for a su
preme offense against international
morality and the sanctity of treat
ies. /
"A special tribunal will be con
stituted to try the accused, thereby
assuring him the guarantees essen
tial to the right of defense. It will
be composed of five judges, one ap
pointed by each of the following five
powers: The United States of
America, Great Britain. France, Italy
and Japan.
"In its decision the tribunal will
be guided by the highest motive of
international policy, with a view of
vindicating the solemn obligations of
international undertakings and the i
validity of international morality. It |
will be its duty to fix the punishment i
which it considers should be impos- ,
"The Allied and associated powers
will addrfess a request to the gov- j
ernment of The Netherlands tor the j
surrender to them of the ex-emperor
! in order that he may be put on trial.
! "Article 2—The German goicrn
! ment not having insured the pun
ishment of the persons accused of
having exercised acts in violation of
the laws and customs of war, such
persons will be brought before mill- j
fary tribunals by the Allied and as- |
sociated powers and if found guilty.
sentenced P to the punishment laid
down by military lnw. 1,11
•The German government shall
hand over to the Allied and asso
ciated powers, or to such one of them
ias shall so request, a } P Porn 88 ° n8 t
1 fiispil of having committed an act
violation of the laws and customs
I° f TorT Urn rXk oftlcl. m eni-
I piovment which they held under the
German authorities.
"Article 3— Persons guilty ot
criminal acts against the nationals
nf one of the Allied and associated
powers will be brought beforo the
military tribunal of that power.
"Persons guilty of criminal acts
toward the nationals of more than
one of the Allied and associated pow
ers will be brought before the mili
tary tribunals composed of mem
bers of military tribunals of the
powers concerned.
Accused to Have Own Counsel
"In every case the accused will
be entitled to name his own coun-
I sel."
Article 4 Is as follows.
"The German government under- ,
takes to furnish all documents and i
information of every kind, the pro-j
ductlon of which may be considered
necessary to insure the full knowl
edge of incriminating acts, the dls-:
covery of the offenders, the Just ap
preciation of the responsibility."
Page Leaves Rom
Crowds G
By Associated Press
Rome. April 28.—Thomas Nelson Page, the American Ambassa
dor to Italy, has left Home for Paris.
Large crowds cheered Foreign Minister Sonn'.no and former
Premier Salandra in alt the towns where their special train stopped
Sunday. In a speech at Genoa, the Foreign Minister asserted that
the government is determined to obtain what is due Itu'y.
Paris, April 28.—The newspapers report that Saivatore Barzilui,
a member of the Italian peace delegation, who left Paris with Prem
ier Orlando friday night, declared that he did not intend to return
to Paris. Barzilai is a Republican Deputy and a former member
of the Italian Cabinet.
Senior Senator Wants Harrisburg to Be Model For State;
Endorses Park Extension and Memorial Bridge
"It is my hope to see Harrisburg
become what all State Capitols should
be—the model city or the Coinmon
| wealth in all that goes to make up
! modern city vjcvelopment," Senator
Penrose said in an address before the
Harrisburg Rotary Club at its week
ly luncheon in the Penn-Harris to
Serlitor Penrose was introduced by
Lieutenant Governor Beidleman. who
in< tr/ii was. presented to the club by
i John F. O'Neill, chairman of the
; luncheon committee, who was In
chaise. Both he and the Lieutenant
Governor Avete received with pro
longed applause.
Mr. Beidleman presented the Sen
ior Senator as a long and consistent
friend of Harrisburg, re-calling his
unfailing support whenever matters
in the State government threatened
the interests of Harrisburg.
Presented by Mr. Heidleninn
Senator Beidleman dwelt at length
upon his long association with this
city and its people, from the time he
first came here as a Representative
in the Legislature in 1884, until the
•present, re-catttng his fight to keep
the Capitol in this city at a time
when an effort was being made to re
move it to Philadelphia, following the
fire in 1897.
The Senator said that Harrisburg
should call upon him at any time to
use whatever influence he can bring
to bear for the purpose of making
this city a model municipality. He
said that when he first came to Har
risburg this was the deadest city in
| the State, but that time was long
j since past. He summed up what the
city has done for Itself in the way
of water supply, lived streets, river
improvements and parks, and said he
is solidly behind the movement for
the development hero of the finest
Capitol in the country—second not
even to the National Capitol at Wash
ington in beauty and dignity.
"I have recently seen for the first
time the model for the great Memo
rial Bridge at State street," he said.
"It will be a wonderful memorial,
and will be a great addition to the
city. Further than that, I want to
see the State erect here great office
buildings for the housing of the rap
idly widening activities of the State
government, and I believe this work
ought to be done as soon as possi
To Concent rate Here.
Senator Penrose endorsed most
Viewers to Determine
Coal Company Lines
Because of the dispute between
the County Commissioners and the
Susquehanna Collieries Company of
ficials about the township lines in
the coal district, a petition was pre
sented in court to-day by County
I Solicitor Philip S. Moyer asking
I the appointment of viewers to de
| termtne the boundaries of Wil
• liams, Wiconisco and Lykens town
j ships and Gratz borough,
j W. G. Daniel, George W. Rother
; mel and Ed. Van Newkirk, all of
! Elizabethville, were appointed as a
board of viewers to establish the
The next hearing with the coal
company representatives will be
j held at the office of the County
| Commissioners next Monday.
Hardscrabble Suits to
Be Heard Week of May 26
Suits brought by the city to assess
benefits against property owners on
the east side of Front street between
Herr and Calder streets because of
the improvements which will re
sult when the properties on the west
side are removed have been contin
ued until the week of May 26.
The cases have been listed for
trial next week, but counsel for the
property owners requested the court
to continue them until after the Su
preme Court session in this city
May 19, when the damage cases af
fecting owners on the west side will
be heard on an appeal from the de
cision of the Dauphin county court.
Actions brought by property own
ers affected by the closing of South
Third street and the construction of
subways in Second and Front streets
at Mulberry street also were con
I Divorce decrees were signed in
i the case of John H. Powley vs.
I Maude L. Powley, Henry Grissingcr
| and Clarence Riddle being named as
co-respondents, and in the case of
j Samuel S. Johnson vs. Carolyn S.
Johnson, C. Ronlathan being named
I as co-respondent.
le For Paris;
reet Italian Envoy
r heartily Governor Sprout's plan for
J the concentration of the State offices
> in Harrisburg: "I am one of those,"
r lie said, "who believe that the State
government should be concentrated
■ in Harrisburg, without any sub-di
. visions located in Philadelphia, Pitts
! burgh or elsewhere. I think that any
• | man ought to be able to come to
> i Harrisburg with assurance that any
i business he may have with the State
. | government can be transacted at the
i Capitol."
. ! Senator Penrose spoke at length
. j on the part Pennsylvania took in the
j war, of the wonderful record of tha
. | Twenty-eighth Division in France.
. j and of the welcome' being prepared
i | for their homecoming. He received
i a great ovation at the hands of the
I j Rotarlans and shook hands with
j scores of them after the luncheon.
1 Another distinguished guest at the
i j luncheon to-day was Cyril Maule,
i j the noted Rngllsh actor, who was
I present by invitation of Hay Butler,
j National Boy Scout Commissioner.
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Eventful Week Is
Ahead For Peace
Board in Paris
Japanese Question
Is to Be Settled
During Session
By /Issociatcd Press.
What promises to be perhaps the
i | most eventful week yet of the Paris
; Peace Conference opens to-day with
i a plenary session of that body, with
! final action on the covenant of the
j League of Nations in prospect.
I There is also a feeling prevalent
I in Paris that the treaty of peace will
. j be ready for presentation to the Ger
, man delegates by Saturday of this
• week, before which time it is hoped
, the Italian situation may resolve it-
I self.
| As to the peace treaty, the most
| important matter still to be steeled
' j is the problem of composing the Jap
-1 ' anese and Chinese claims to Kiao
I Chau and the Shantung oenlnsula. A
' decision on this subject has been ex
' j pected for several days and it may
| be ani/unrrd to-day.
j Matters dealing witn the dispost
' | tion of the German cables, the repa-
I trlatlon of German prisoners of war
and the future status of the Kiel ca
nal and questions relative to Luxem
bourg are also pending, but it is be
lieved they are in a fair way toward
1 an adjustment.
Watching Italy With Concern
' Conditions in Italy are being
' watched with some concern, but very
1 little news relative to the state of
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