Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, June 17, 1919, Image 1

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    Germans Are Granted Forty-Mghi Hours Additional in Which to Make Final Reply to treaty
sat* jiev
(Tig Slar-3nscptn&rnt.. '
Moving of Water Mains Also
Will Be Expensivt
More Streets to Be Paved Diir
in the Coming Sum
mer Season
Charges of being absent witll
ont leave, and eonduet unbe
coming an officer prefered by
Mayor Keister against Patrol
man Charles .J. Paris. Hear- •
ing to be held June 24.
Report of J. W. l/odonx,
Philadelphia, giving estimated
cost of relaying water mains in
State street, and speietleations
for work presented by Commis
sioner S. P. Ha.ssler.
Specifications for paving six
teen seetions of eity streets pre
sented by Commissioner W. H.
T.yneh and approved. Bids to
be opened in two weeks.
Ordinanees read providing for
new sewers.
Commissioner Hassler an
nounced it will eost SIO,OOO to
purchase no wwajons ami horses
for munieipal ash collections
These important business questions
Vept city council in session for an
hour and a-half this morning and
after the business session adjourned
the commissioners held an informal
talk lasting until after noon.
Mr. Ledoux. water engineering ex
pert. recommended in his report that
the pipes no win the center of State
street under the proposed founda
tions of the new memorila bridge
should be moved to the north side
of the street in view of the extensive
plans of the State.
Cost of Mains
He said that the total cost of re
laying the line and installing a force
and a return main, each 36 inches in
diameter to replace the present 30-
inch lines, will be $148,479. but tf
new 30-inch mains are used it will
cost $119,766. He said that in view
of the fact that the State in planning
for the new bridge necessitates re
moving the water mains the State
shoul dpay all the cost in case the
30-inch pipes are replaced with those
of similar size, and if 36-inch pipes
are laid, should pay one-half of the
additional cost over that of laying
30-inch lines.
After reivewing the various plans
which have been proposed Mr. Le
doux recommends that the 30-inch
pipes crossing diagonally from the
Pennsylvania railroad right-of-way to
State street near Cameron street,
and turning east in State street near
Cameron street, should be replaced
by pipes running parallel to the rail
road to State steret on the north
side, then east in Stat estreet on the
north side to Thirteenth where the
36-inch pipes could be joined with
the 30-inch mains now in use. Be
cause of prpoosed plans to fill in part
of the ground and other conditions
which will develop the engineer sug
gests the use of flexible joints and
other improveemtns.
Pipes Costly
Details of connecting the new
pipes with the present mains when
they are laid and specifications for
doing ail the work are furnished also
by Mr. Ledoux. Copies of his re
port have heen furnished to the
State and to the engineers making:
plans for the bridges.
Approximate estimates for the cost
for 36-inch mains as given by Mr.
Jjedoux follow: Pipe. *51,000; flex
ible joint pipe. 130.000; conduits.
$10,665; adequate crossing; Paxton
creek. $5,500; castings. $5,872:
valves three, $2,550; engineering
and miscellaneous, $26,400.
Council deferred action on the re
Specifications for paving the fol
lowing streets were approved: Bren
singer. Emerald to Curtin; Oak.
Seventh to Elizabeth; Oxford. Sixth
to Jefferson; Sprague, Rrensinger to
Turner; Rrensinger, Woodbine to
Forrest; Emerald, Jefferson to Sev
enth; Cameron, Herr to Calder;
Bailey, Twelfth street to Messiah
Home: Walnut, Cameron to Paxton
creek; Home, Berryhill to Kensing
ton; Kunkel, Sixteenth to Seven
teenth; David, Park to Whitehall:
Helen, Nineteenth to David; Ethel,
Nineteenth to Prospect; York, Sev
enteenth to Eighteenth: Chestnut,
Nineteenth to Twentieth. Bids for
the work will be opened within the
next two weeks.
Charges Preferred
Mayor Keister preferred charges
of being absent without leave and
conduct unbecoming an officer
against Patrolman Charles J. Davis.
The Commissioners decided to hear
the case next Tuesday morning at 11
Ordinances were read by Com
missioner Lynch authorizing con
struction of a 12-inch sewer in Berk
ley Place, near Reservoir Park, and
a 10-inch sewer in Penn stret, from
Seneca to Schuylkill. He also intro
duced a measure vacating an alley
fifteen feet wide south of Seneca,
betwene Front and Second streets.
The ordinance authorizing repairs to
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HarriKbni-K and Vicinity. Partly
clondy to-night and Wednesday.
Not ranrh change In tempera
Eastern Pennsylvania. Partly
cloudy to-night and Wednes
day and probably Thuraday.
Little change In temperature-
Gentle shifting winds.
Riveri The North branch will rise
slightly. Other streams of the
ayatem will probably fall slowly
or remain nearly stationary. .A
stage of about 4.2 feet Is Indi
cated for Hnrrlaburg Wednes
day morning.
There Are Moments When Married Life Seems Quite En
durable Even to a Man Who Thinks He's Henpecked
Many Kntrios For Old-Fash
ioned Spelling Bee; Prizes
to Be Awarded Victors
The scope of the monster Tele
graph picnic, set for next Friday
at Paxtang Park has been decidedly
enlarged and to-day the committee
in charge announced a warm invi
tation for all school pupils in the
nearby towns to join the Harrisburg
tolk who will be the hosts on thie
rollicking occasion. The schedule of
trolley cars as mapped out by the
traction company officials was print
ed last week and the important
thing to know is that early as 9 a.
m. epecial cars will pull up at cer
tain places to be identified later, in
the announcements. In event of rain
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Here It Is Again; We
Have Perpetual Motion
Washington, June 17. More
perpetual motion.
The second man to have discov
ered "Garabed" is seeking a way
to have the government take over
his invention.
This time, however, he comes from
Brooklyn, and not from Boston. And
his name is William J. Beisel.
Here is what he says:
"For the past 25 years I have
been working on what is termed
perpetual motion, and I now have
ip my possession complete plans.
My device is most simple and prac
tical in is construction and can be
applied for the purpose of propell
ing boats of any description, air
ships, tanks and trucks, with un
limited power and speed.
"This hardly seems credible, but
is nevertheless true, as I have not
I only invented the device, but have
studied from every possible angle
its possible failure and function. I
can find none and am convinced I
have discovered what the world to
day thinks impossible."'
Action to close retail stores on
Saturday evening at 6 o'clock was
deferred by the executive board of
the Merchants' Council of the Har
risburg Chamber of Commerce last
evening. A majority of the merch
ants had previously voted in favor of
the closing, but considerable oppo
sition has sprung up In the mean
time. The stores will close through
out the summer on Thursday begin
ning next week.
The Phipps resolution endorsing
national suffrage was reported from
committee in the Senate this morn
ing and read for the first time. It
will come up for final vote on Thurs
day should there be a session on
i that day, <
By Associated Press.
Washington, June 17.—8y a
vote of ten to three the House
Judiciary Committee refused to
day to adopt a motion of Repre
sentative Igoe, Democrat, Mis
souri, to recommend repeal of
war-time prohibition in so far as
it affects light wines and beers.
Joining Mr. Igoe in supporting
the motion were Representatives
Gard, Democrat, Ohio, and Clas
son. Republican, Wisconsin.
Proposed Act Would Permit!
Tenants to Appeal to
Courts •
By a vote of 130 to 42 the House
at the morning session to-day passed
the Walker bill providing that un
reasonable increases in rent may be
appealed to court. The bill known
as "the antirent profiting bill," has
been before the House for weeks and
was called up from the postponed
calendar by Mr. Walker, Philadel
phia, its sponsor, who spoke on it at
Mr. Walker reviewed the condi
tions brought about by the war, the
overcrowding in industrial districts,
instancing some advances in rent
which he declared "outrageous ex
amples of profiteering." Mr. Walker
read several letters showing suc
cessive advances in rent mentioning
one where monthly rent went from
$45 to SBO in less than a year where
there was no increase in taxation.
The State Fedaration of Labor, he
said, favors the bill.
Mr. Bald ridge, Allegheny, opposed
the bill, paying all it would do would
be to Increase business for lawyers.
Messrs. Glass. Milnor, Bennett,
Hefferman and Wells, all of Phila
delphia, also spoke for the bill as a
measure for relief of a serious con
dition prevailing not only in the
State's metropolis but in industrial
The bill now goes to the Senate.
The Senate bill providing for con
struction of the bridge between Phil
adelphia and Camden was reported
to the House by the Appropriations
Committee carrying $750,000. It
originally called for $3,750,000. The
bill has also been amended to, make
$250,000 available this year and
,$500,000 next year.
Wife Complains That She
Also Intercepted Letters
Written to "22"
"The man is responsible in this
case. His wife says he wrote letters
to other women to whom he was pay
ing attentions and she got them be
-1 fore he sent them. He says he only
wrote them to arouse his wife's jeal
ousy and if that is the case he cer
tainly succeeded," Judge George
Kunkel said yesterday afternoon in
ordering D. L. Snyder, Dock Haven,
formerly of Mifllintown, to pay his
wife $4 5 a month for the support
of herself and two children.
During the hearing Mrs. Snyder
testified her husband bought a dia
mond ring, books, a cedar chest and
other gifts for a woman in Milflin
town where the Snyders resided and
where Mr. Snyder was engaged in
the furniture and undertaking busi
Mrs. Snyder declared that his cruel
treatment was caused when she asked
him why he didn't treat her as nice
as he did "Minnie." Mrs. Snyder
was asked to produce a letter which
she said her husband had written
evidently intending to send it to
Minnie, but she got It before it was
"f-ove is like wine, it improves
with age," "We are soul mates" and
similar expressions of affection were
read to the court from this letter.
Mrs. Snyder then produced letters
written to "22' and received by her
husband from "22." She said that
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Plans 20 Apartments of
! Four Rooms and Bath to
Rent at Moderate Figure
Clarence O. Rackenstoss will re
ceive title to the five three-story
brick dwellings at 1186-88-90-92 and
94 Bailey street, July 1 from Alviil
H. Fraim, the sale of the houses be
ing reported to-day. No considera
tion was given.
Mr. Backenstoss said that as the
city needs apartments renting at
moderate prices he is planning to
convert these properties into a large
four-story apartment house. upto
date and Improved, but renting at a
lower figure than usually charged for
apartments in the city, thus taking
care of families of moderate means.
The plot is 75 by 75 feet and the
building is ample in size he said to
make twenty apartments, containing
four rooms and bath, each. Paving of
Bafley street will probably be startl
ed in the summer, and this improve
ment with granolithic walks, porches
and grass plots will add much to
beautify the district It is estimated
that It will cost $25,000 to improve
the properties as planned by Mr.
Backenstoss. ;
Rantzau on
Way With
Premier Arraigns
Teutons as He
Germany's answer to the
Allied peace terms must be
presented to the Peace Comj
ference at or before 6.49!
P. M. (Paris time) Monday,!
June 23. The five-day period
originally given the enemy dele
gation to either accept or reject
the terms was extended 48
hours by the conference yester
Count Von Brockdorff-Rant
zau, head of the German peace
mission, left Versailles last
evening for Weimar, where he will
arrive to-day. According to advices,
he will at once confer with the Ger
man cabinet, which will send the re
vised Treaty to experts, who will re
port as soon as possible.
May Ask Treaty Vote
The terms will be laid before the
German National Assembly on
Wednesday and the cabinet may ask
that a vote be taken on acceptance
or rejection, so that it may act as
having a mandate from the German
people. It is expected the consid
eration of the pact will be continued
by the cabinet until Friday and that
the final German answer will be laid
before the Assembly for ratification
on Saturday.
Immediately after the Assembly
has acted, it is expected, the chief
of the German delegation will start
on his return trip to Versailles.
Promises League Scat
The detailed reply, a summary of
which was made public in Paris last
night, fails to make material altera
tions in the fundamental features of
the Treaty. There are some conces
sions, but they appear to be of a
rather minor nature compared with
the demands made by the Germans
in their counter-proposals. One of
the principal concessions is the ad
mission of Germany to the League
of Nations "in the early future" if
she fulfills her obligations.
Premier Arraigns Germany
A notable feature of the Allied re
ply was the covering letter by
Premier Clemenceau, president of the
Peace Congress, which wis a scath
ing arraignment of Germany for
launching the war and conducting
hostilities so ruthlessly. It pointed
out that the German people support
ed the war and that the "peace of
justice" demanded must be one of
justice not only for Germany, but for
the other peoples of the world.
! Army Aviator Lands
Here on Overland Trip
Enroute from Bustleton to Dußols
aa part of a three-week trip over
land, Lieutenant L. B. Merrill and
Sergeant W. O. Moore, mechanician
in an Army airplane landed in a field
near the county almshouse shortly
before noon.
They were met by V. Grant Forrcr,
chairman of the Chamber of Com
merce Committee to receive aviators,
i who had previously marked the land-
I ing place for the plane. A telegram
announcing that they would stop
here was received by the chamber
about 10.30 o'clock. The aviators
were guests of the Chamber of Com
merce at luncheon at the Penn-Har
ris Hotel. Gasoline and oil had been
taken to thg field and this afternoon
they started on their trip again. They
are stopping at various cities to par
ticipate in home-coming celebrations
and will visit Altoona and Bellefonte
Philadelphia Bills
Well Under Way
The conference committee on the
Daix-Brady Philadelphia election
bills concluded its work to-day and
sent its report to the printer. The
primary election bill was amended
so as to provide for 200 signers
for councilmanic nominations and
other minor corrections were made.
Summed up the situation regard
ing the Philadelphia charters and
elections bills is as followi;:
The Woodward bill providing for
the new Philadelphia charter has
been agreed to by the conference
committee and the Senate and
House will adopt the report of the
committee as soon as the hill comes
from the printer. The bill then goes
to the Governor.
The conference report on the Daix-
Brady bills was sent to the printer
and will also be acted on by the
two houses when they are printed
i and will also go to the Governor.
By Associated Press.
Paris, June 17.- —The majority
of the members of the Peace
Conference believe Germany will
..not sign the Peace Treaty, ac
cording to Marcel Hutin, of the
Echo de Paris, who made a can
vass of the peacemaking body. I
Only one of the leaders, M. Hu
tin declares, expressed the opin
ion that the Germans would ac
cept the revised Treaty.
The delegate in question based
his opinion on the fact that the
Germans have knowledge that at
yesterday's meeting of the Coun
cil of Four a complete agreement
was reached on the consequences
which would follow Germany's |
refusal of the peace proffered. ;
They were aware, the delegate
pointed out, that peace would be
imposed by force, in accordance
with President Wilson's Balti
more speech, and that orders
had been given for an Allied
force of 600,000 men, supported
by heavy artillery of hitherto un
revealed power, to begin an ad
vance on the morning of June 24.
Hopes to Leave Paris Next
Tuesday or Wednesday;
to Address Congress
By Associated Press.
Washington, June 17.—President
Wilson hopes to leave Paris for
Washington on June 24 or 25 if the
Germans sign the Peace Treaty. Im
mediately after his arrival in Wash
ington the President will address
Congress. After clearing up pressing
official business he will start on his
"swing around the circle," early in
| July.
To Explain Pact and Creed
It was said at the White House to
day that the President expected to
spend three weeks on his speaking
tour, explaining the Peace Treaty
and the League of Nations covenant.
The itinerary has not been an
nounced, but he expects to visit the
principal cities over the country.
The President has made known a
desire that his audience during his
tour be composed largely of op
ponents of the League of Nations
plan, rather than its supporters. He
also has informed White House offi
cials that he might discuss the
league covenant in public addresses
during his visit to Relgium this week.
May Reach Home July 3
Should he leave Paris a week from
to-morrow, the President should ar
rive in Washington about July 3. He
will present the revised draft of the
Peace Treaty to the Senate and will
discuss the Treaty and League cove
nant in an address to a joint session
of the Senate and House.
Paris, June 17—The Council of FMve
met this afternoon and took up con
sideration of the remaining clauses
in the peace terms with Austria. The
Council likewise considered other
matters requiring its attenL
fore the departure of President Wil
son to-night for his trip to Belgium.
Bill Increasing School
Tax Is Shoved Back
Final passage of the Armstrong
I bill, which would increase the school
tax on all persons to a minimum of
j $5, regardless of property holdings,
was mitigated in the Senate this
morning when, due to the efforts of
J Senator Frank A. Smith, Dauphin,
the bill was placed on the postponed
The measure had passed through
the House of Representatives and
through the final passage in the
Senate this morning. On motion of
Senator Shantz, Lehigh, who is in
terested in school legislation, sec
onded by Senator Smith, the bill was
placed on the postponed list where
it will probably die.
Drops Dead in Street
of Heart Disease
Charles Walters, of Oberlin, a Har
risburg Railways employe, fell dead
in front of the Ferrlday Paper Box
Company, 101 North Cameron street,
while walking to work this morning.
Death was due to heart disease, phy
sicians say.
Harbor Grace, June 17. —New-
foundland has not been won over
entirely to aerial navigation. Writ
ing to a St. John's paper, just after
the Vickers-Vimy start was made,
Pro Bono Publico made this com
plaint. "I wish to voice a protest
against an airplane benig allowed
to fly over the city, frightening our
poultry, and thereby interfering
with the supply of eggs, so import
ant during the present shortage of
food. This nuisance is only Just be
ginning, and now is the time to stop
it, before the airplane becomes as
great a pest as the bicycle and mo
Mercer B. Tate Jr., of this city, to
day was elected president of the
senior class of Lehigh University.
The honor carries with it the presi
dency of the Student Body, and also
of the Arcadia and Honor Court.
Reply of Powers Outlines
How World Conflict Was
Started by Emperors
By Associated Press•
Paris, June 17.—The detailed reply of the Peace Conference to
the counter-proposals of the Germans, which was handed to the
German delegation at Versailles last evening, takes up in its order
each of the objections made by the enemy to the provisions of the
original Peace Treaty. Among the modifications to the treaty
which are acceded to by the conference are:
Frontier rectifications for West Prussia.
A plebiscite in Upper Silesia, with a guarantee to Germany
that she will receive fair treatment in securing mineral products
from that region.
Modifications in the clauses relating to finance, economic and
waterways phases of the treaty.
Permission for Germany to retain 200,000 men in its army tem
Promise to furnish Germany within a month with a full list
of the persons who are to be tried for responsibility for the great
conflict and violations of the laws of war.
Cause of War Discussed
Taking up the subject of penalties, the reply enters into a dis
cussion of the immediate cause of the war and says that the con
flict was brought about through the "decision, deliberately taken,
of the statesmen of Berlin, Vienna and Budapest."
It is pointed out that even the German memorandum admits
that Germany authorized Austria Hungary to settle the Serbian
question on her own initiative and, moreover, supported Austria's
rejection of Serbia's "extraordinary concessions."
It is declared that Germany steadily rejected every proposal
for a conference and did not urge moderation until all hope of
avoiding war had vanished. German attempts to throw the blame
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riaburgi Samuel G. Geta, Harrlaharg, nnd Mary R. Darlington, Dob-1
eannoni Robert E. Brown and Mnrthn E. Klnard, Harrteburg.
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