Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, June 13, 1919, Image 1

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i Hilarious Welcome Given to
Men Who Return to Their
Neglected Work
Vote Not to Punish Them
selves; Rills Are Taken
Up on Third Reading
Members of the House of Repre
- Bentatives, hastening to Harrisburg
• from many counties of the Slate in
response to mandatory calls from
Speaker Spangler, in exercise of
, high legislative authority, because
of lack of a quorum yesterday, made
a. record of 141 men present when
j the roll was read to-day. Proceed
ings against members absent with
out leave yesterday were postponed
indefinitely immediately after the
roll was called and the House with
the necessary two-thirds of the
members present at once began to
clear a calendar of 252 appropria
tion bills on third reading.
Great Pun For .Members
Much hilarity marked the session.
Between midnight and daylight
dozens of men came to Harrisburg,
many of them unable to secure ho
tel accommodations. During the
morning the representatives gath
ered at the Capitol and for an hour
before 10, the time set to call the
roll, the big hall resounded with
greetings for men caught in the call
of the House. At times members
sang, the favorite being "We're
Here Because We're Here." W.
T. Ramsey, the floor leader, was
a target for many inquiries as to
why he "played hookey" yesterday.
Patriotic Prayer
Prayer for divine blessings on the
observance of Flag Day to-morrow
opened the first Friday session held
by the House in years. Chaplain
Feldman made it an occasion for
expression of patriotic sentiment
and reference to the victorious close
of the war. Before the roll could
be called Mr. Sowers, Philadelphia,
asked that it be noted that he was
present yesterday. The Speaker re
plied that he was so recorded.
The calling of the roll was fol
lowed with close attention by peo
ple from various offices in the Capi
tol and considerable jibing of mem
bers who had come in late by their
i colleagues. The Allegheny coun
tians came in for much twitting.
141 Present
As soon as the Speaker announced
141 of the 206 members constituting
the present House had answered.
Mr. Wallace, Lawrence, moved that
proceedings against members in con
tempt for being absent without
leave and brought here on orders
be "postponed for the present."
There were many "noes,'.' but
Speaker Spangler declared the mo
tion carried, whereupon .Mr. Stadt
lander, Allegheny, demanded a di
vision. The Chair refused.
Efforts to obtain leaves of absence
for D. I. Miller, Dauphin, and Hoff
man, Lancaster, were objected to,
but granted Mr. Dilsheimer, Phila
delphia, because of illness, and Mr.
Ruddy, Lackawanna, owing to sick
ness in his family.
Attacks Newsp a lM. , rs
Mr. Dunn, Philadelphia, then be
gan an attack on a newspaper ' ar
ticle, but members began to jeer to
him and finally Mr. Flynn, Elk, de
clared that Mr. Dunn was not speak
ing on a matter of privilege and
said: "If members pay attention
to everything printed in newspapers
we could not do anything elsewhere."
The House applauded him and
Mr. Dunn sat down with the remark (
that if members agreed with Mr. j
Flynn he would submit.
Mr. Ramsey then said- that a j
large number of members had as- i
sumed it to be their privilege to I
go home but that they were back
again and he therefoVe moved a
sitting until p. m. It was agreed
lark of Interest
When the House had gotten underl
way, Mr. Palmer, Schuylkill, camel
in having arrived from Pottsvlllc by|
automobile and was seized by Messrs. I
Milnor and Wells, Philadelphia, and
taken before the sergeant-at-arms.
The passage of the appropriation
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Sixteen-Inch Shell Is
Placed on Exhibition
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A monster sixteen-inch shell, such j
as were used so effectively by the I
American forces in the storming of
the St. Mihiel sector, has been re
ceived at the Harrisburg.Recruiting
Station. Placed on the pavement in
front of the offices of the station,
the huge projectile is attracting
considerable attention to-day.
To shoot such a shell as is be
ing exhibited, costs approximately
$1,930, officers at the station esti
mated this morning. The shell it
self costs approximately S7OO, while
the powder adds S2BO to the cost
and the fuse $l5O more. Added to
this is SBOO for the depreciation on
the huge guns. The total cost of
such a gun is $200,000, and hut 200
shots can be fired from it.
i The firing weight of the enor
mous shell is 2,400 pounds. The
projectile itself weighs approxi
mately 2,100 pounds, while the pow
der weighs an additional 300
Harrisburg and vicinity! Fair
and slightly wanner to-night
and Saturday. Lowest tem
perature to-night about fi de
Eastern Pennsylvana: Fair to
night and SaruTMny, gllghtly
warmer. Gentle, shirting winds.
The iSnsqoehannn river nnd Its
tributaries wll eontlnne to fnll
slowly. A stage of about 4.2
feet 1s Indicated for Harrisburg
Satnrday morning.
Returning the Borrowed Lawn Mower /
Returned Soldiers Apply For
Charter in Grand Army
of the Future
Returned officers and soldiers in
Harrisbnrg and Camp Hill have be
come active in the formation of lo
cal posts of the American Region,
which will be the Grand Army of
the future. Applications for char
ters authorizing the establishment of
posts, one in Harrisburg, the other
in Camp Hill, are in the hands of
George F. Tyler, State chairman
with headquarters in Philadelphia,
and early approval is expected.
Following the caucus held at St.
Louis in May, posts have sprung into
being all over the country. Fif
teen names are required on the
original application, for no post may
be formed having less than 15 mem
bers. A limited number of men are
authorized to establish posts in each
county, and these men, comprising
the executive committee for Dau
phin county, are Paul Gilbert, Mark
T. Milnor, and Edward J. Stackpole,
Jr. All members who enroll in any
post prior to September 25, 1919,
the date of the national State can
tonment to be held in this city, will
be considered as charter members
of that particular post. The dues
are 50 cents up to the time of the
national convention in Minneapolis
to be held November 10 to 12. 1919.
To Take in Memljors
Persons eligible to membership
in the American Legion are those
who have been in the military or
naval service of the United States
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Youthful Heir to Millions
Killed When Car Turns
Over Near State College
By Associated Press.
Bellefonte, Pa.,* June 13.—Walter
Winton, son of the late W. W. Win
ton, of Scranton, who came here
this week to attend the closing ex
ercises at the Bellefonte Academy,
was instantly killed early to-day
when his automobile upset while
rounding a sharp curve on the road
at State College.
Winton was a student at the
Academy, but was called home
three weeks ago on account of the
death of his father, who was known
as the "diamond king" of Scranton!
He came back this week in a big
motor car to attend commencement
and started on a trip to State Col
lege with six other students. In at
tempting to take the curve at high
speed the car upset and Winton
was killed. Two were slightly in
jured and the others escaped.
Winton was twenty years old and
would have come into possession of
two million dollars on his twenty
flrst birthday
By Associated Press.
Philadelphia, .June. 13.—Paul
Olsen and John Wintol, bomb
suspects, each 2 7 years old, were
held withoutybail to-day. Detec
tive Mahoney presented as evi
dence a bag containing 125 steel
jacketed dumdum cartridges,
maps and street guides of Phila
delphia, Camden, New York,
Cleveland and Pittsburgh. in
which bombs were exploded re
cently; a quantity of radical lit
erature and two phials of sus
picious liquid. The men are un
naturalized aliens.
Dictator Plans to Call Elec
tions For Assembly When
Soviet Reign Ends
Paris, June 13.—Admiral Kolchak,
head of the all-Russian Government
at Omsk, in his reply to the first let
ter from the Allied and associated
powers, which resulted in a second
letter promising him Allied support,
declared he did not propose to re
tain power longer than required by
the interests of the country. He re
affirmed his intention to call elec
tions for the constituent assembly
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No One Wants to Walk Under a Ladder Even With a De
ceased Rabbit's Foot
Jinx Day; look out; watch your
step; Friday, the 13 th. But who
Well, some do. Nobody walked un
der the two ladders near Market and
Third streets, and at leaHt forty
rabbit feet were being carried, for
John Barr, who decimated these tun
nies last fall, had saved up all :lie
feet and gave them out last night to
guests at the wedding of Fred :.fon
ohan, elevator man in the Capitol
Building. These Mophlca seemed to
do the trick, but only for a while.
Tt was related also that a man tried
to scoot over Market street bridge
without tjaylng toll when a black
cat shot past his car and so threw
the fear of the law into him that he
Vickers-VimyMachine Springs
Axle of Wheels When
Landing at St. Johns
By Associated, Press.
St. Johns, N. F., June 13. —The
Vickers-Vimy machine may not
start on Its transatlantic flight until
to-morrow.*ln landing last night the
axle of the wheels was sprung and
this may delay the flight of the big
machine, which was to have hopped
off on its long aerial journey be
tween 3 and 4 o'clock this after
noon, in competition for the $50,000
London Daily Mail prize.
The start of the Handley-Page
machine, which made a successful
trial flight over the water to-day, is
expected to be made on Sunday.
The Handl'ey-Pagc entry postponed
its projected trial flight from yes
terday until this morning because
of fog. Strenuous efforts are being
made to get the plane ready imme
diately for her transoceanic race,
but it was said early to-day she
probably will not start before Sun
Climbs 5,000 Feet
Captain Alcock and Lieutenant
Arthur Whitten Brown, navigator,
yesterday made a second trial flight
with the Vickers-Vimy plane, which
they declared was thoroughly suc
cessful. The big plane was in the
air forty minutes, climbing to a
height of 5,000 feet and flying at a
speed of 120 miles an hour. Her
engines worked perfectly and her
transmitting Instruments sent wire
less messages to both shore sta
tions and ships in port.
gave up half a buck and forgot the
A sad story came from a Market
Street hostelry where a customer
tried to get 13 per cent, of alcohol
over the bar. He drank two bottles
of beer which furnished him over
live per cent, alcohol, then tried to
round up with ale. containing eight
per cent. Nobody could decide what
the total was, but a policeman told
him to "move on."
Dozens of sad tales oozed Into
George Hary's cigar store, but Mr.
Harry was cold and unsympathetic.
"I don't believe in superstitions,''
said he, scowling at a Penn-Harrts
guest who came from Westmoreland
county, wearing a deceased rabbit's
foot for a bouquet.
Old Contracts Do Not Hold
With Injunction Dis
Company Points to Increased
Cost of Labor and
Telephone rentals in Pennsylva
nia will be advanced 20 per cent, on
Monday by the Bell Telephone Com
Thousands of subscribers will bear
the increased costs.
Subscribers holding contracts un
der the present rates will find them
useless against the increased charge.
Company officials hold that rates ap
proved by the government while
wires are under Federal control take
precedence over old rates irrespec
tive of written agreements.
Attorney General Schaffer said to- !
day in discussing the advance:
"If the injunction which restrained j
the increase in rates has been dis- !
solved in obedience to a decision of j
the Supreme Court of the United j
States, there seems little action that |
1 can take. I appeared at the hear- j
ing for the increase of rates in ob- ]
jection to it. On my return to Har- j
risburg on Monday I shall study the !
matter thoroughly, and see if there !
is any possible action I can take."
Subscribers entitled to a limited
number of calls will pay six cents
each for extra calls instead of five.
The five-cent call is gone except in
places where the nickel-in-the-slot
telephones are operated.
The company has issued a state
ment showing how the increased
cost of labor and supplies makes the"
increase imperative.
Mexico Offers to Aid
Natives in U. S. Who
Are Now Out of Work
Mexico City, June 13.—Among the
methods adopted by the Mexican
government to aid Mexican labor
ers in the United States who have
suffered. during the reconstruction
period following the ending of the
war, is one by the Department of
Agriculture to allot small plots of
land in Lower California to those
who wish to return to their home
land from north of the Rio Grande.
By this means it is hoped to re
patriate thousands of Mexicans and
also to populate and render produc-
I tive the millions of acres of land
in Lower California which the gov
ernment has taken over from the
former concessionaries for not
carrying out their obligations.
Requests from more than three
hundred Mexican families now re
siding in El Paso, Texas, that they
be allowed to return to Mexico to
engage in farming, have been re
ceived by the Department of Agri
culture here and intimation is giv
en that the federal government in
the near future will provide for their
$30,000 Fire Threatens to
Wipe Out York County
Town Early in Morning
By Associated Press.
York, Pa., June 13.—Emigsville, a
town of about 400 inhabitants, four
miles north of this city, was threat
ened with destruction by fire at 5
o'clock this morrring.
| Brillinger and Swartz's general
| store and warehouse was burned to
the ground, but the flames were pre
vented from spreading to nearby
dwellings by York firemen who were
rushed to the town- under orders of
Mayor Hughentaugler. The damage
is approximately $30,000. Origin of
fire unknown.
Telegraph Wires Appear
Normal, Despite Strike
Chicago, June 13.—Despite claims
of union officials that 18,000 telegraph
operators were idle to-day and that
the tie-up would be complete by
Monday, commercial telegraph busi
ness, particularly between the larger
cities, is being handled on practically
a normal basis, according to reports
to the commercial companies here to
j day.
OfTicers of the Commercial Tele
graphers' Union of America, which
called the strike to enforce demands
that the workers be permitted to
organize, "bargain collectively and
obtain adequate wages," were elated
o\er an announcement from St. Louis
that union railroad telegraphers were
ordered to discontinue handling com
mercial business after 6 a. m. Sat
Whether the railroad operators will
be called out on sympathetic strike
will depend upon developments of the
next few days, it was stated.
U. B. Church Steeple ✓
Is to Be Reslated
Workmen are busy preparing for
the reslating of the steeple of the
First United Brethren Church, Boas
and Susquehanna streets, of which
Dr. W. E. Daugherty is pastor.
M. H. Gettys, contractor, started
the work of building the scaffolding
from the ground yesterday and it is
expected that the actual reslating
work will start on Monday.
Elmer Howard, 916 Sarah street,
is scheduled for a hearing in police
court this afternoon on a charge
of interference with a 6lty patrol
man. Howard is alleged to have in
terfered with Patrolman Ixiwry last
evening when the latter was called
to 916 Sarah street to compel two
girls to vacate a room there.
Citizens of Greater Berlin De
cide to Strike; Airmen to
Drop Information
Prussian Minister of War At
tends Council Meeting at
German Capital
By Associated Press.
Weimar, June 13.—Resolutions
expressing indignation at the
"peace of violence," which makes
Germany's future "impossible,"
have been adopted by the Major
ity Socialist party at its conven
tion. The resolutions declare
the peace terms are not in con
formity with President Wilson's
fourteen points.
International Socialists are
called on by the party to protest
against "the rnbst unheard-of
peace of modern history." It is
demanded that the Gprman re
public be admitted immediately
to the League of Nations.
The party demands that the
home government make a re
lentless investigation of all who
were responsible for the outbreak
and conduct of the war.
Berlin, June 13. A secret
session of the citizens' council
of Greater Berlin yesterday de
clared in favor of a citizens'
strike, according to Die Freiheit.
Leading manufacturers, mer
chants, professional men and
Colonel lteinhardt, the Prussian
minister of war, were present .
The chairman of the meeting is
quoted as declaring that a strike
was necessary because the present
government was incapable of re
deeming Germany from chaos.
Plans to Prop Leaflets
It was planned, according to the
newspaper, to have airplanes dis
tribute leaflets announcing when the
strike would begin. All the food in
dustries, including the bakeries,
would cease work, according to the
plan, this leading to civil war, which,
it was held, would help the bour
gcosie attain political power.
Utmost Severity Urged
Some of the manufacturers and
commercial interests, Die Freiheit
declares, advocated the utmost se
verity, "as the only means of over
coming the laboring classes." The
citizens will be armed. Colonel
lteinhardt is reported to have said
the troops would be entirely on their
Col. E. V. Sumner Is
Killed in Accident
Lieutenant Colonel E. V. Sumner,
Jr., widely known in this city, was
killed in a motorcycle accident in
France on June 3, according to in
formation received in this country
yesterday by relatives. Lieutenant
Colonel Sumner resided in the city
for a period of approximately tiftoen
years, having been a son of )3riga
dier General E. V. Sumner. Lieuten
ant Colonel Sumner, at the time ct
his death, was commwder of the t v
iaton depot at Romorantin, France.
Lieutenant Colonel Sumner was
born at Fort Niobrara, Neb., October
7, 1884. His grandfather. Major Gen
eral E. V. Sumner, served in the Mex
ican and Civil Wars. Lieutenant Col
onel Sumner was graduated from
West Point in 1908, and assigned to
the Second Cavalry, serving with that
regiment in the Philippines and in
this country until he was detached
for the air service in the full of 1917.
Upon this transfer he was promoted
to major.
On his' arrival in France in April,
1918, Lieutenant Colonel Sumner was
assigned to the command of the de
pot at Romorantin, the largest air
service plant of the American Expe
ditionary forces. At one time he
had under'him 300 officers and more
than 15,000 men. His work there in
an administrative capacity attracted
considerable attention and won him
the commendation of General Persh
ing. He was awarded 'he Distingu
ished Service Medal and the French
Legion of Honor Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Sumner leaves
his wife and two children, the
j younget ,a son, who was born after
his departflre for France.
Odd Fellows to Hold
Annual Memorial Service
Memorial services under the aus
pices of the twelve local lodges of
the Independent Order of Odd Fell
lows will be held Sunday night in
Reformed Salem Church. Third and
Chestnut streets. Vhe program will
open at 7.30.
| The sermon will be preached by
| Captain Harry Nelson llassler, chap
lain of the Twenty-eighth Division,
a member of the Order of Otffi Fel
lows, and former pastor of the Sec
ond Reformed Church.
The members of the various lodges
in Harrisburg will meet at 7 o'clock
sharp at the Hall of State Capitol
Lodge I. O. O. F., 306 North Second
street, and will proceed In "a body
to the church.
These services will lie in commem
crution of deceased members who
died during the year ending June 1,
1919. Included among those who
died are a number of young men who
paid the high price of tneir devotion
to their country by sacrificing their
Uvea in Franco.
Copies Received in This Country to Be
Obsolete After Text Undergoes Change
at Allied Peace Conference in Paris
By Associated Press•
At its meeting last night the Council of Four reached an agree
ment in principle on the admission of Germany to the League of
Nations. The drafting of the details has been left to Andre
Tardieu, who completed the work to-day. The delivery of the
Allied reply to the Germans will be made by messenger and
without ceremony. The five-day limit allowed the Germans will
be supplemented by another three-day period, which is specified
for denouncing the armistice.
The reply to the German counter
proposals will be printed in French
and English at the nationq.l printing
works and will cover about 50 pages.
It is expected It will be published in
full after It has been handed to the
Berlin Reflects Sentiment
Latest American diplomatic in
formation from Berlin indicates an
increasing probability of the Treaty
being signed if a plebiscite in Silesia
is granted and admission to the
League of Nations is promised.
Conference informaUon, however,
is derived iurgely from opponents of
the existing government and is not
highly reliable. Military reports
from Berlin, on the other hand, re
flect the French viewpoint that sig
nature of the terms is improbable.
Oppose Signing Pact
Monarchist and conservative forces
are described as developing increas
ing strength with the improvement
in the, discipline and numbers of
volunteer troops, who are said to
give only surface allegiance to the
present government and whose lead
ers oppose the signature of the
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T Honck and Kathryn G. Williams, York. James F. Thompson, Steelton, t
•Hand Rebn M. Melnsler, Mlddletown. Frank J. Horse} and Anna R.
JL Frits, Benton. Pnul A. Simpktn* nnd Nancy 1,. Hunnah, Mlddletown. e
O. Scchrlst nnd t'leo M. Parmer, Hnrrlshurg. Stewart 11. Swab,.,
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Treaty unless Important changes in
principle are accorded.
Paris, June 13. The British
have made an eleventh-hour at
tempt to reopen the question of
1 reparations. They have submitted
proposals introducing into the func
tions of the reparations committee
the principle of control of raw
materials, etc., furnished Germany,
enabling the commission to control
. Germany's economic development
i during the period it operates.
The British effort has not met
with a sympathetic reception by the
■ reparations commission, to which it
was referred. It seems improbable
that the proposals will be accepted,
but they constitute one of the
causes of the delay of the reply to
the Germans, which it was rumored
to-day probably would not be pre
sented until Monday.
To Rewrite Peace Treaty
The Peace Treaty with Germany
; will be entirely rewritten and re
printed for the incorporation tex
' tually of the explanations and clar
i ifications contained in the Allied re
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