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LXXXVIII— NO. 143 24 PAGES Dall i a u x 6 c r ep a t t WSit o&\ r °2t*S^L°bu^ laM HARRISBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 20, 1919. OM *L£ES!S£ ZPSZ&SSvn?" HOME EDITION
'Work of Organizing Cabinet
Favorable to Pact Now Is
Reported in Progress
s By Associated Press
PARIS, June 20.—A1l reports concerning changes
in the German cabinet are premature, says an offi
cial German wireless message sent from Nauen at
1 o'clock this afternoon. The message adds that
the National Assembly failed to get a majority of
its members to favor signing the peace terms. The
text of the message reads: "The National Assem
bly at Weimar tried to constitute a majority in
favor of signing the Peace Treaty. That was im
possible because of the division among the parties.
All news regarding changes in the cabinet is pre
tM. ■ A
Growing belief that Germany would sign the peace
treaty was strengthened to-day by news of the fall of
the Scheidemann ministry in that country. The prem
ier had been one of the most outspoken of German officials in his
opposition to the treaty. Paris advices indicates the expectation
there that the cabinet formed by his successor will be one that
■will accept the Allied terms. It is reported that Gustav Noske,
the minister of defense, will head the new ministry.
Majority Favors Signing
From the current German dispatches it would appear that the
Majority Socialists, the Independent Socialists and the Centrists
are in favor of signing the treaty, with the German national and
and democratic parties opposed to accepting the terms. As the
first three organizations form an overwhelming majority in the
national assembly, it appears the new cabinet will in effect, re
ceive a mandate to meet the demands of the Entente.
Orlando Wants to Quit
A situation has arisen in Italy that
threatens to complicate the work of
the Peace Conference. Premier Or
lando last night submitted the resig
nation of his cabinet, following an
adverse vote in the Chamber of Dep
uties ore a motion by the premier for
a secret session at which the foreign
policy of the kingdom would be dis
cussed. The resignation has not yet
been accepted by King Victor Em
manuel, however, and Signor Orlan
do may remain ire office to carry on
work of the Peace Conference, in
which he has been one of the most
prominent figures.
Should Premier Orlando quit office,
there would apparently he a consid
erable delay in the settlement of the
Adriatic problem. In his address be
fore the chamber, prior to the vote
the premier said that the situation at
Weimar, June 20.—Via Amsterdam
to London. —The German cabinet
headed by Philipp Scheidemann has
resigned. The cabinet is to continue
temporarily until President Ebert
has been able to form a new one.
Paris. June 20.—The Scheide
mann government in Germany has
fallen, it was learned here to-day.
News of the event, reported during
the morning, was confirmed later by
military advices through Coblenz
from both Weimar and Berlin.
The downfall of the Scheidemann
government was made known to the
American delegation to the Peace
Conference. It is believed to assure
the signing of the Peace Treaty by
Germany as Philipp Scheidemann,
the premier, was understood to be
the chief opponent to acceptance of
the revised peace terms.
The early reports stated that Gus
tav Noske. the minister of defense,
was forming a cabinet to succeed the
outgoing government.
Previous advices had indicated
that four members of the Scheide
mann cabinet were insisting upon
the signing of the treaty, and it is
presumed here that this caused the
fall of the ministry.
Up to noon there was no official
confirmation of the report that Herr
Noske was forming a government.
It is understood here that the fall of
the Scheidemann government en
tails the fall also of President
Hnrrlsburg and Vicinity. Portly
cloudy, probably tiiunitrr-
Klinncra to-night and Saturday. -
P Xot much change in tempera
Eastern Pennsylvania. Portly
cloudy to-night and Saturday,
probably local thunderNhowern.
J.lttle change in temperature.
Gentle to moderate aouthweat
River: The Snsquehaaaa river
and all It* branches will fall
alovtly or remain nearly sta
tionary, except local risings
may occur In some streams as
a result of heavy local show
ers. A stage of about 4.0 feet
Is Indicated for Harrlsburg
Saturday morning.
] preseret was grave and that Italy was
; facing "the most acute phase of the
, immense crisis arsing from the
I war."
Allied Forces Heady to Invade
Meanwhile, despite the signs that
I Germany will accept the Peace
Treaty, the Allied forces are pre
| pared for her refusal of it. Marshal
! Foch, it is reported will be in cora
| mand on a front extending from the
; fthiree to the Danube should a for
ward movement be necc *sary. Swiss
j advices say Italian forces have begun
I to occupy Vorarlberg, in the extreme
1 western part of Austria, in anticipa
tion of a refusal on the part of
i either Germany or Austria to meet
the Allies" terms. Switzerland, in the
meantime, is prepared to maintaire
; her neutrality, having called out
| troopsyto guard her northern fron-
I tier.
■ W
Ebert. The National Assembly will
probably take measures to select a
successor to Herr Ebert.
Rumors Current in Paris
Vary Widely as to Treaty
By Associated Press.
Paris, June 20. Widely con
flicting rumors come from Weimar
concerning the German government.
A Copenhagen dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph says the signing
of the treaty is as certain as if the
signatures had already been put to
the document. Another report is
that the cabinet has resigned, but
will continue temporarily in office
until President Ebert has been able
to form a new one. Still another re
port is that the Germans have
asked for a further extension of the
time limit within which to act on
the treaty, it is reported byway
of Ixtndon that a poll of the various
parties in the Weimar assembly
seems to show that the peace terms
cannot fail to be accepted. The ma
jority Socialists, it is added, gave
a considerable majority in favor of
Senators Wait on Pact
Decision Before Voting
By Associated Press.
Washington, June 20.—There
were growing indications to-day
that opponents of the League of Na
tions might abandon all efforts to
force a test vote on the subject in
the Senate before the Germans act
on the Peace Treaty at Versailles
Monday. Hope of bringing a rollcall
on the Knox resolution virtually had
been abandoned.
27 Bodies Recovered From
Ruins of Movie Theater
San .Juan. P. R„ June 20.—One
hundred and fifty persons, including
many children, are reported killed
or injured in the destruction by fire
last night of a motion picture the
ater at Mayaguez. The bodies of
twenty-seven unidentified persons
were recovered from the ruins to
Scene at Paxtang When Troop 18 Wins
Great Relay Race
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New Unit of State Constabu
lary to Be Housed in
Herr Street
Trustees of the State Insane Hos
pital in this city have conveyed to the
State for erection of the barracks for
Troops K, the new unit of the State
Police, eight and a third acres of the
farm attached to the institution. The
plan is to ask for bids for the building
of the barracks as soon as possible
and meanwhile enlistment of the men
for the new troop will be started and
it will probably be organized at a
temporary location to be leased near
this city.
The land conveyed lies along Herr
street between 19tli and 21st and has
been farmed. It adjoins the State
Arsenal property and the new bar
racks will be a short distance from
the military storehouses. The city
parkway will go beside the barracks
following the line of the run and
making a very pretty location.
The plan of the State Police de
partment now is to enlist only men
of overseas service in the troops and
the new troop will be of men who
have served in actual warfare.
' Mrs. May Heck Denies
She Annoys Neighbors
When Called in Court
When Mrs. May Heck, on parole
after conviction on a charge of be
ing a common scold, was called be
fore President Judge George Kun
kel to-day to report, a neighbor ap
peared, who declared that the wo
man was still annoying her.
These charges were made before
Mrs. Heck, who denied them em
phatically. "Judge, you don't think
I would come in here and not tell
the truth, do you?" she asked the
"There are a good many thoughts
I don't express," was Judge Kun
kel's answer. He then told Mrs.
Heck that while under suspended
sentence she had no right to dis
turb a neighbor in any manner, re
gardless of what the neighbors
might say to her.
"You are in a different position
than those who complain about
you," he told her. "You have been
convicted and are on probation and
must conduct yourself accordingly.
We understand this case thorough
ly and we are. tired of having it
brought up again and again."
Mrs. Heck was ordered to pay
the costs of the prosecution and re
port again in September. About
eight other defendants who had
been on probation for a year or
more were discharged finally.
Aviator Smashes Plane
in Perry County Field
New Bloomfield, Pa., June 20. —
Pilot Damborn, of Bellefonte, driver
of U. S. Mail plane No. 79, was
slightly injured and his plane con
siderably damaged reear New Bloom
field to-day when he attempted to
land in a wheat field.
Lam horn is said to have mistaken
the wheat field for a grass plot until
too late, and when he landed, the
wheels caught In the grain and the
plane overturned. The propellor was
broken ared the plane badly damaged.
Lamborn, a carrier on the route be
tween New York City and Cleveland,
was on his way from the latter city
to Bellefonte, when he lost his way.
Col. George Nox McCain Writes of Time When Fire Horses
Were Pastured and Market Square Was Market Center
Colonel George NOT McCain, one of the best-known newspaper men
of Pennsylvania, has recently returned to Harrisburg after an absence of
several years to cover the closing sessions of the Legislature for the Even
ing Ledger of Philadelphia. Colonc I McCain lias been greatly impressed
by the marvelous transformation tchi eh has taken place in Harrisburg since
he first came here almost a gcncrati on ago to record the doings of the
Legislature. Through the courtesy of the Evening Ledger the Telegraph
is permitted this evening to print so me observations of Colonel "MeCuin
upon the new Harrisburg simultaneously with their appearance to-day
in the Evening Ledger, which illustrates the story with some fine views of
the city made especially for this article.
[Staff Correspondent of the Even-<
ing Public Ledger]
i (r M O A BIENNIAL visitor, often
1 for months at a time during
a period covering a third of
a century, the changes that have
been wrought in Harrisburg within
I tho last two decades are striking and
beautiful. It is transformation rath
er than change.
"My recollection of the city dates
from the Fourth of July, 1873, when
as a lad I made an excursion trip
between midnights to and from the
state capital. The name loomed
large in my boyish fancy. My mem
ory recalls it now as a three-story
brick-country town. The only really
nice homes were along the water
front; and some of them were noth
ing to be proud of even in the arch
itecture or cleanliness of their fa
"The sidewalks were of brick worn
into unsightly holes in frequent
places. The Susquehanna river side
was a precipitous and clayey bank,
with a fringe of driftwood along the
edge of the placid water that was in
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Kipona, City's Huge Water
Carnival, to Be Held on
Labor Day This Year
After being postponed for two
years, Harrisburg's annual Kipona,
the city's huge water carnival, will
be staged on Day, the execu
tive committee of the Greater Har
risburg River Navy, decided at a
meeting, last evening in the offices
of the Harrisburg Park Department.
Preliminary arrangements pro
vide for the presentation of such
events as were included on past
programs. Definite costs will be
learned within the next several days
and plans for a financial campaign
will be laid at the next meeting of
the executive committee. The next
meeting will be held on steamboats
and flatboats, anchored near George
Reese's bonthouse, as the guests of
Ray Steward.
The scholastic war ranoe race will
be presented again this year and
authorization for the securing of
such canoes, was issued last night.
Tech. Central, Harrisburg and Steel
ton, will be invited.
Hot Coffee in Roaster
Set Fire to Shop
When coffee, being heated in a
roaster at the Enterprise Coffee
Company, South Cameron street,
and Mather alley, became over
heated this morning about 8.30, it
caught fire and an alarm was turned
in from Box 13 4, at Cameron and
Market streets.
Several fire companies responded
to the call and managed, by the use
of the chemical apparatus, to pre
vent the spread of the fire beyond
the roaster. Damage resulted to cof
fee to the extent of $4O.
By Associated Press•
Rome, Thursday, June 19. —A
strike of priests, which is with
out precedent, has just occurred
at Loreto, a celebrated resort of
pilgrims, whither, according to
legend, the house of the Virgin
at Nazareth was miraculously
transported by angels in the
year 1294. The priests asked
for an amelioration of their
financial condition, owing to the
high cost of living, and when
j their c'aims were not granted
J they stopped c-eelbrating masses
j and performing other religious
i duties.
Monsignor Andreoli, Bishop of
i Recanati, in whose diocese Lo
| reto is located, is intervening
! personally in persu n ding the
priests to resume their duties,
j promising to do everything pos
sible to satisfy their desires.
Private Nace Discharged
After Telling Thrilling
Story of His Capture
By Associated Press.
Aycr, Mass., June 20. Private
Paul Lester Nace. whose answer to
a charge of desertion was that he
had been kidnaped and held pris
oner on board a German submarine,
was given his full freedom to-day
after the finding of the court-mar
tial acquitting him was approved
Iby Major General H. P. McCain,
i commander of Camp Devens. Nace
has announced that he will ask for
early discharge from the Army and
go to the home of a sister at Car
lisle, Pa.
He disappeared fiom Camp Dev
ens in May, 'l9lB, and on October
16 reported to the military authori
ties at Fort Story, Va. In the in
terim, he said, he was held by the
Germans, who sought to obtain air
plane secrets from him. He was
finally freed about two miles off
Cape Henry, Va., and swam ashore
from the submarine, according to
his testimony.
Valley Railways Plans
Improvements, Is Report
A rumor was in circulation in bus
iness circles to-day to the effect that
extensive improvements in the way
of terminal facilities both on this
and the other side of the Susque
hanna river, are being planned by
the Valley Railway Company.
"I know absolutely nothing about
it," said C. H. Bishop, general man
ager. ,
Youngsters Enter Many Ath
letic Contests With
a Will
Theater Opened to Happy,
Carefree. Boys and Girls
of the City
The big Telegraph picnic at Pax
tang Park was off at 11 o'clock this
morning when valiant regiments of
Boy Scouts, those lively youngsters
who are making good citizenship for
Uncle Sam, set forth from the Tele
graph building to relay race all the
way to the big playground of the
day. It was a gay and gallant sight
to see these youngsters, with the
red blood Jumping through their
veins, throbbing to get away and
win the valuable prize. Each lad,
on finishing his sprint, tossed a spe
cial edition of the Telegraph to the
relief runner; many parents and
friends of the rugged lads were on
hand to pick each man up as he
got to the end of his run. and the
race went along in six-cylinder style,
under warm sunny skies and a fresh
The Boy Scouts are becoming so
important a feature in American
life that it is only right to mention
the names of the contestants to-day,
and they were;
Boys in bine
Troop 2-—Scouts Bernard Cohn,
Kranzdorf, Ben Levi, A. Rosen. Ce
cil Newmark, Israel Furman, Morris
Marcus, M. Klawansky, E. Begelfer,
Louis Cohn, S. Isaacman, Israel
Wolfson, Isaac Cown, Hyman Levin,
and Sylvan Garonzik.
Troop— 4—Scouts Hosmer, Selig,
Eyler, Wallower, Dickinson. Hop
kins, Jones, Graeff, Grimes. Schofield,
Biles and Hope.
Troop B—Burchfleld,8 —Burchfleld, Walters, E.
Wallis, Zarker, Shoop, Strickler,
Sowers, Brooke, Gilbert, Unger,
Duncan, Bowman, Nieman, Harr, R.
Troop 18 — U KUer, Harvey Klaer,
Paul, Pries, Cornwallls Pries, Buyer,
Patterson, Hoffman", Gross,
Zeigler, DeHart, McCahn, Chester
Buyer, Ford.
Troop 20—Scouts Baer, Bals
baugh, Byrnes, Conrad, Robinson,
Rowan. Swope, Tyson, Wagner, N.
Winn, Rankin and Moffatt.
Troop 13—Huber, Kennedy, R.
Keller, Robert Keller, L. Krause, R.
I Huber, C. Krause, W. Grunden, W.
I Maglaughlin, T. Webster, J. Thomp
son, J. Hagar. C. Carl, R. Hertzler
sub., J. Hertzler, sub.
Troops 17, 26 and 28 were also en
' tered but the names of their en
trants had not been announced, but
will be in to-morrow's account.
The Harrisburg Railways Com
pany was on the job early, and be
fore nine o'clock thousands of school
children were on the way, their vari
ous banners flaunting, their care-free
I boices awakening echoes far and
i wide. The invasion of parents and
i whole families began by noon, for it
i was an occasion for hundreds of
' special picnics, a great many indi
j vidual parties taking advantage of
■ tho beautiful spot and the even to
j spend a day outdoors.
The teachers were real generals,
marshaling their troops with i
teriy hand and the teachers hau to
stand for quite a bit of chaffing, too,
for many were entered in the sewing
competition, and each brought her
pet thimble as a mascot.
V. Grant Forrer, of the Park De-
I partment, traction company officials,
jand "Doc" Miller, of the Y. M. C. A.,
were waiting out at the field for the
ramping, ambitious athletes, the en
tries being far greater than expect
ed. Traction company men had
roped off the contest spots and the
games promised to be hot, especially
for the Telegraph cup, which goes to
a three-time winner.
One of the funniest stunts of the
day was an egg race for girls: the
eggs had not been ordered, but the
restaurant of the park came across
quickly, and in time to add the
necessary excitement to this novelty.
Other of the freak stunts were high
ly diverting, such as the shoe race
for small boys and the obstacle
Two professors certainly had their
job cut out, Messrs E. G. Rose in
charge of the music, and J. J.
Brehm, master of the spelling bee.
Before the latter began and it called
out a perfect mob of pupils, longball
games took place twixt girl teams,
and community singing, with a fine
band leading made the welkin ring.
At 2 o'clock the hig theater opened
its door for a free show and it need
ed rto "barkers" to bring in the
crowd. The announcement that an
aviator from Middletown would do
stunts between 5 and 6 held num
bers out in the park, and many plan
ned to spend the evening there.
A most popular feature of the af
ternoon was the arrival of Lieutenant
Governor Edward E. Beidleman, who
was recognized by every pupil and
teacher for he has long been the
strong public man 'for betterment of
school conditions. E. J. Stackpole,
after a brief introduction stated that
Mr. Beidleman would distribute the
various prizes of the day which made
quite an imposing heap. At the very
last moment of entry, Woodward
School announced its contestants in
the spelling bee as George Sharp?, 175 |
North 15th street: Robest Lenig, 1110 !
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An added spectacular attraction
to the Telegraph picnic for Harris
burg school children to-day at Pax
tang Park will be the stunts of an
expert flyer from the Middletown
Aviation plant, who, through the
courtesy of Col. Kirtland. will be
instructed to stop at Paxtang on
his way to the Chamber of Com
merce flying demonstration at-the
Colonial Club. It is expected that
this cloud-buster will start from
the Aviation field about 5 P. M. and
in a few minutes he will be over
the park where he contemplates
doing some Jazz stunts for the di
version of the school folks.
Gives Endorsement to Cam
paign Started by the
Rotary Club
Prompt endorsement of the anti
noise campaign Inaugurated by the
Rotary Club this week is voiced in
a letter sent by J. Clyde Myton, sec
retary of the Motor Club of Harris
burg, to W. M. Robison, secretary
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Washington. June 20.—With few
dissenting votes the Senate naval
committee to-day decided to recom
mend an increase in the naval avi
ation fund for 1020 from $15,000,000
to $35,000,000 as requested by Secre
tary Daniels.
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Harry E. Alliaon and Clara V. Dlrhl, York.
Bernard R. Mausert Comes to
Grace Church as Organist
and Choirmaster
New Director Brother of Mrs.
Robert B. Reeves, Con
tralto SoSloist
In conjunction with the new Aus
tin organ being installed in Grace
Methodist Episcopal Church, and
which is to be one of the very best
in the entire country, a new organ
ist and choirmaster, Bernard R.
Mausert, of Schnectady, N. Y„ has
been engaged.
Mr. Mausert, a musician of wide
and successful experience, has stud
ied in New York, London and Ber
lin under instructors of very first
rank and has built a following in
Schenectady, which is a tribute to
untiring, conscientious work to
heighten musical taste in that city.
Studies at Royal Academy
In Berlin he studied at the Royal
Academy under Prank Schulz, lead
i ing Bach exponent and organist of
national reputation; piano* under
! Reinecke; harmony and theory un
| der Schratten-holz, leader of the Ber
| lin Symphony Society and chorus
work under the director of the Ber
lin Opera. In London- he studied at
I the Royal Academy, and privately
- with Dr. Hugh Blair, organist of
Holy Trinity Church.
I He was one of the founders, and
i has for several years been presi
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