Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, June 30, 1919, Image 1

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American Flier Folk to Dealt Over Montabauer as He Drops Treaty News in German Te
"Sunny White" Said to Have
Played a Double
Charged With Sale of Small
Phials For Seven
Harold Rarnett, alias "Sunny
"White," was held under 1,000 ball
to-day for his appearance before the
October session of Federal court fol
lowing a hearing before U. S. Com
missioner J. A. K. Hall. Rarnett Is
charged with peddling narcotics.
With Harnett's arrest police offi
cials believe they have captured one
of the leaders of the underworld
trading. He has been under close
watch for months and is said to hnve
disposed of thousands of dollars
worth of drugs.
Wanted Field Alone
"Sunny White," as he was known
In the underworld, has a reputation
of hounding out of the city all who
sought to compete with hint. Ac
cording to the stories filtering
through the maze of lies and mis
information generally surrounding
dope peddlers and the victims it is
said that Rarnett saw that the police
learned every time any one else at
tempted to sell drugs. Without ap
pearing himself the police thus were
able to arrest several men whom
Barnett feared would strike up a
keen competition with him. It was
this train that finally led to his down
fall as someone else informed on him
to U. S. Marshal Harvey Smith.
"Sunny White" is said to have built
up a big trade following this method
of exterminating competitors. The
police say he sold a small one-dose
capsule of morphine for sl. For the
more affluent of his customers he
provided a tiny phial for $7 con
taining eight or nine doses if spar
ingly used.
Three witnesses appeared against
Barnett. Robert Chenoweth. some
time kind of the narcotic peddlers
r.f the city, testified that he bought
$1 capsules from "Sunny" for "5
cents and retailed them to the down
and-outs of his former trade. Abbie
Smith and May Owens also appeared
in the commissioner's court.
Girls Invited to Join in
Community Club's Hike
The first of a series of hikes for
girls will be held Saturday. These
weekly events will be under the di
rection of the Harrisburg War Camp
Community Service. The starting
time is 2.30 and place of meeting.
Sixth and Maclay streets.
The guide will be Prof. J. J.
Brehm, principal Camp Curtin Junior
High school. He is a member of the
Natural History Society of Harris
burg. The objective point is Wild
wood Park. However this question
is left with the guide.
Any and every girl or woman who
wants to be counted in this hike is
invited to go along. Girls from the
local industries are also cordia'ly in
vited to join in the outing. Those
who intend going should send word
to the office at 307 Market street, not
later than Friday evening.
Ribbon Bars For Men
Who Served in War
Recognitmn for men who served
as officers and men of the Pennsyl
vania Reserve Militia during the
war with Germany is to be provided
in the shape of a ribbon bar. ac
cording to orders issued by Adju
tant General Frank D. Reary. The
bars w'U be issued to all connected
with the militia from its organi
zation to the signing of the Peace
Treatv. Tn case of men who have
died the bars will be issued to their
Major John Coolbaugh has been
named as commander of the ad
vance detail for the encampment of
the Reserve Militia at Mount Gretna
which will begin July 12 and run
until the 19th. General Reary has
announced that the new United
States rides will be Issued to the
Militia at the camp, replacing the
old Remingtons, which are to be
turned in.
Rickard Wants French
Fighter to Meet Dempsey
Paris, June 30.—Georges Carpen
tier has received by cable from Tex
Rickard, the boxing promoter, an
offer of $45,000 for a match with
Jack Dempsey in the United States
in January next. Manager De
schamps, for Oarpentier, has in
quired of Rickard regarding the con
ditions and the number of rounds in
the proposed match before replying
definitely to the offer.
French Premier Will
Address Deputies Today
Paris, June 30.—Premier Clemen
ceau will present the Peace Treaty
to the Chamber of Deputies this
afternoon, the Figaro says. The
French leader will take the oppor
tunity, the paper adds, to make a
brief but very important statement
concerning home and foreign poli
Hnrrlnbarg and Vicinity I Fnlr
nnd slight l>- vrnratrr to-night
with lowest temperature uhout
tlO degree*. Tuesday and Wed
nesday, fnlr and wnrnier.
Eastern Pennsylvania i loir to
night, sllgCttly wanner In
north nnd west portions. Tues
day and Wednesday, fnlr,
wnrmer. Gentle east nnd
nouthenat winds.
®IK £tar~3nbcpen&fnl.
No European Trip Is Quite Complete 'Till You've Been
Through the Ordeal at the Custom House
Long-Dclaved Standards Ar
rive After a Year; to Be
Placed Soon
After having been ordered more
than a year, six traffic semaphores
were received to-day by the Harris
burg police department. They will
be placed in operation within a short
The semaphores were ordered last
July, following the endorsement of
the use of semaphores by various lo
cal clubs, including the Kiwanis and
Rotary Clubs. The order was placed
witli J. X. Farley, 175 Greenpoint ave
nue, Brooklyn, but the delivery was
delayed because of war conditions.
The intersections at which traffic
officers are now placed and where the
semaphores will be operated by them
are Second and Walnut, Third and
Walnut, Second and Market, Third
and Market, Fourth and Market and
Fourth and Chestnut.
Major R. L. Perkins Is
Discharged From Army
Major R. L. Perkins, 2001 North
Second street, has received his dis
charge from the Medical Corps, U.
S. Army, and will resume the prac
tice of medicine in this city. Major
Perkins entered the service in June,
1917, as first lieutenant, and was
assigned to the Fifty-first Infantry
in July, serving as surgeon of that
regiment during training in Chlcka
mauga Park, and service in France.
The Fifty-first was in the Sixth di
vision regulars, which held a sector
in the Vosges afterward took
part in the Argonne-Meuse offen
George Washington Red-Tone Likeness to Reappear on First
Glass Letter Postage
. I George Washington's rerl-hued
[ likeness on the almost forgotten
two-cent stamp will displace the
I three-cent stamp to-morrow when
the war tax on postal rates will be
i lifted. With the three-cent postage
I on first class letter mail will go the
two-cent postal card, this rate going
I back to one cent as of old.
Arrangements have been made by
Postmaster Prank Sites for the
rcdempt'on of three-cent stamped
! envelopes and two-cent postal cards.
| The redemption will be made In
stamps and not In cash. Stress is
1 laid upon the non-cash feature of
Who Said English?
The thirst of July seems to
have hit Ernest Romano, 319
Cherry street, in advance. He's
after the "wild, wild women."
Ernest wrote the following let
tor to the "director" of the Scran
ton Republican this week, it
reaching said "director" on Fri
day night:
"Dear Sir—Please, an honest
man, to pray you publish your
journal following article: Hon
est man, 36 year old, deprived
acquaintance desire to marry
lady of whatever age provided
have money for help to agrandise
on business. So write Ernest Ro
mano, 319 Cherry street, Harris
burg, Pa. Do anticipate thanks
very truly, Ernest Romano."
; Judge Kunkcl Paroles Boy
Who Took Aulo to Make
a Showing
"Dances and girls are the answer
jin this case. That is the secret of
| the trouble," President Judge George
j Kunkel declared in Courtroom No. 1
| when George A. Shultz, aged 19,
j charged with the larceny of an auto
i mobile owned by John C. Benfer,
' pleaded guilty and was called for
George L. Reed, counsel for the
j youth, was making a plea for leni
| ency because it was Shultz's first
I offense and because of his previous
good conduct. Assistant District At
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the redemption by post office offi
cials, and there will be no redemp
tion of stamps.
A majority of the businessmen
held back their monthly statements
from the mail to-day. Ordinarily the
post office carries a big load on the
lust day of the month, but because
of the big savings to business insti
tutions bills and statements were
held until to-morrow when the
postage will he cheaper.
Receipts at the local post office
are expected to fall off many hun
dreds of dollars a day with the re
turn of the old rate.
i Youth Changes Mind Where
Annual Income of .%">,500
Is Involved
Whether Clarence H. Boone, a first
| cousin of the late Charles K. Han
j shaw, formerly a city coal dealer, or
; the Central Trust Company, should
be guardian of Daniel M. Hanshaw, a
| minor son and the only direct heir, is
! 'he question which Judge S. J. M.
j McCarrell is to decide.
| John K. Geycr, as counsel for
; Boone and the youth, presented a
j petition 10 the court for the appolnt
j ment of a guardian, and when the
| boy was asked to make a choice, as
| he is more than 14 years of age, and
j may make a selection, according to
j law, .Mr. Boone was named.. Paul A.
Kunkel, representing a half-sister
| and a half-uncle of the boy, then pre
j sented another petition in which the
! boy had Joined and selected the Cen
i tral Trust Company. Hearing of evi
j dence in the case began before noon
1 adjournment and was continued in
to the afternoon session. It was an
ticipated that the decision would be
The income from the Hanshaw es
tate will amount to about *£,500 an
nually, it was stated in the petition
for the appointment of a guardian.
First Arrests Under
Anti-Sedition Law
By Associated Press.
! Scrauton, Pa., June 30.—The first
I arrests under the Pennsylvania anti
sedition law signed by Governor
William C. Sproul, were made here
last night by city police and State
troopers assisted by agents of the
Department of Justice. Joseph Jukel
is, 4 2 years old, a pianomaker of
New York City, a member of the
executive committee of the Lithuan
ian Socialist Federation, the principal
speaker at a Bolsheviki meeting was
arrested by Superintendent of Police
Lona B. Day, for making alleged se
ditious remarks.
Others arrested at the meeting
were distributing literature which
the police declared was of a seditious
character. The Socialist Federation
to which Jukelis claimed member
ship, was recently expelled from the
American Socialist party for its
Bolsheviki tendencies.
Brest, June 30.—Two French
civilians were killed and five Amer
ican soldiers and sailors were In
jured severely and more than 100
wounded in riots here last night.
Two of the American soldiers are
expected to die. The trouble began,
according to available 'accounts,
when an American naval officer, who
•s sa'd to have been drinking heav
ily, tore down a French flag and
tramped on It.
Hotel Men Pin Faith 011 Early
Opening by Presiden
tial Decree
Hotel Columbus to Install
Soda Fountain and
Close Bar
The war-time prohibition law will
be strictly observed in this city,
liquor dealers of the city announced
to-day. and the booze trade in the
city will come to an end for the
present at least, at midnight, it was
Every bar in the city will close
to-night sharply at the stroke of 12.
Decision to close the saloons at this
time was reached last evening
the Harrisburg Retail Liquor Deal
ers' met.
The bars will be closed tight. Not
even soft drinks, beer containing
less than 2% per cent, alcohol,
cigars and other articles usually sold
in a barroom, will be on sale, the
dealers have decided.
'ixmk to Wilson
The decision to close is entirely
different from what had been gen
erally expected throughout the city.
It was understood by many that a
number of the saloons would at least
stay open to see soft drinks, while
it was also thought that some would
test the law by offering 2 % per cent,
The possibility of an early open
ing of the saloons, following the de
mobilization of the Army, aroused
by President Wilson's cablegram of
Saturday night, is believed to have
had much to do with the decision to
obey the law to its letter at this time.
Many of the dealers have strong
hopes that they will be able to re
open their bars for the sale of soft
drinks, at least, by August 1. Others,
however, have made plans for altera
tions and do not plan to reopen no
matter what happens.
Wholesale liquor dealers report a
big rush for bottled foods. At one
store on Verbeke street this morn
ing a colored man purchased 200
quarts. When asked what he in
tended doing with it, he replied that
he was buying for friends, and later
showed a long list of names.
Maurice E. Russ proprietor of
Hotel Columbus said he would close
up at midnight and in all probability
would not sel lanything over the
bar even if a further extension of
time was granted later.
Russ will open a cafeterie and has
contracted for a large soda fountain.
He will also introduce musical feat
ures and will have dancing run on
a. scale similar to western hotels,
j Dancing will start at 2.30 P. M. and
run to 5.00 P. M., and front 8.30
P. M. to 11.30 P. M.
Now York, June 30. —Six thou
sand saloon keepers, members of
the United Liquor Dealers' Asso
ciation, will meet here this after
noon to determine their final course
in meeting war time prohibition.
Meanwhile they plan to "take a
chance," and keep open after mid
night to-night for the sale of all
kinds of drinks, including whisky,
but many of them will limit their
sales to beer and light wines after
•12 o'clock.
George G. McFarland Asks
Organization to Take Up
Parking and Traffic
George G. McFarland, compliment
ing the Rotary Club at the weekly
luncheon of the organization in the
■ Penn-Harris to-day, on the success of
its anti-noise campaign, suggested
that the club consider the parking and
traffic facilities in the heart of the
"Yesterday I saw 45 motorcycles
pass down a single street on their
way to bring soldiers from the Car
lisle Hospital." and not one of them
made any objectionable noise, "he
said. "1 attribute this to the public
education the Rotarians have under
taken and to the strong stand of
Mayor Keister in response to their,
appeal. That thing would not have
have happened a few weeks ago."
Mr. McFarland suggested that the
club take up the matter of parking
and re-routing of vehicular traffic.
G. M. Steinmetz, president of the
club, asked Mr. McFarland to put his
suggestions into writing and refer
them to the committee on public af
fairs for consideration. The remaind
er of the meeting was taken up with
reports of the Salt Lake convention,
the delegates being Howard C. Fry,
district governor; Dr. C. E. L. Keene,
and the president.
Dan Cupid Had His
Busiest Month of Life
Dan Cupid worked overtime this
month and established a new mar
riage license record in Dauphin
icounty. Since June 1 clerks at the
office of County Recorder James E.
Lentz issued 301 licenses. This is
the first time in months that a total
of 200 or more applied for licenses.
Luring June, 1918, there we're 154
licensee issued.
Lansing and Bliss Only Yankees at
Paris Table; Hollweg Desires to
Be Tried For Starting Strife
By Associated Press. |
With the Treaty of Peace |
with Germany signed, there has I
come a virtual halt in the ac
tivities of the Peace Conference.
Treaties with German-Austria,
Hungary and Bulgaria are still to he I
completed, and an adjustment of j
the future status of Turkey must be j
made, but for some days, it is ex- j
pected, the peace making machinery
will be operating only through com- j
missions which are studying differ- !
ent phases of the problems before
the Allies and preparing reports
upon which the conference will act.
Lansing and Bliss Remain
President Wilson is on his way
to America. Premier Lloyd George
is in England and many of the other
leading figures of the Peace Con
ference have left Paris temporarily.
Of the American delegation, only
Secretary of State Robert
nnd General Tasker H. Bliss are at
the French capital. The principal
German delegates will leave Ver-
I saillos for Germany to-day.
Hollweg Takes Blame
Within the next thirty days the
Allies will submit to the German
government a list of persons who
are charged with responsibility for
causing the war, or who are alleged
to have violated the rules of civil
ized warfare. In this connection.
Dr. Theobald Von Bethmann-Holl
weg. who held the office of Imperial
German chancellor in 1914, when the
war broke out, has formally asked
the Allies to place him on trial in
stead of former Emperor William.
The former chancellor assumes full
and complete responsibility for the
acts of Germany during his incum
bency, even bearing the blame for
the political acts of the former em
Disorders Not Serious
Since the signing of the Treaty,
little has come out of Germany to
I indicate the frame of mind of the
German people generally, nor have
the disorders which seemed very
serious during the past three weeks
assumed a more threatening aspect.
The railroad strike which last week
virtually paralyzed traffic in Berlin
and seemed about to spread through
out the country has been settled, it
is announced. Government troops
sent to restore order in Hamburg,
where there were serious riots dur
ing the past fortnight, have with
drawn from that city and left it in
the hands of the provisional govern
ment that was established by the
radicals. This retirement however,
may be only temporarily.
Serious at Breslati
In Breslau, however, there is a
situation that seems to be serious,
for the moment, at least. Martial
law has been proclaimed there fol
lowing the entry of government
troops who have taken over control
of the railway station from the
Number of Villages in Italy
Destroyed When Earth
Rocks on Sunday
By Associated Press.
Rome, June 30.—One hundred and
twenty persons are estimated to have
been killed in and near Vicchlo, the
center of the earth movement, Sun
day in the Florence district, accord
ing to the Tempo. The town of
Vicchio was reduced to a heap of
ruins and a number of villages were
The shock which was mainly felt
in the region of Florence was per
ceptible as far away as Venice. It
is reported that there were some
victims at Borgo San Lorenzo, fifteen
miles northeast of Florence and at
Doclmono, near the latter town.
The region of Regello (20 miles
southeast of Florence) has been
isolated. A number of houses in
va-rious places are reported de
Council of Four Tells
Turk Envoys to Go Home
By Associated Press.
Paris, June 30.—The Turkish
delegation which now is in Paris
has been sent by the Council of Four
a note advising it that nothing
would be gained by its longer stay
in Paris at the present time, as the
questions which the Turks have
raised touch international questions
which cannot be decided upon
speedily. The council's note advises
the Turkish representatives that the
Ottoman government will be in
formed in due course when the time
has arrived for an exchange of ideas i
which will be likely to prove profit
able. '
By Associated Tress•
Hclsingfors, June 30. The
evacuation of Petrotfrad by the
Bolsheyiki is protfre*ing hastily,
according to recent decrees of the
Bolshevik government received
*V\ar Minister Trotzky has or
dered that the fortress of Kron
stadt be blown up before it sur
render and that the bridges and
railway stations in Petrograd be
destroyed before the last troops
Colored Jubilee Sing
to Be Held Tomorrow
With favorable weather to-morrow
a record crowd is expected at Island
Park. The occasion will be the big
jubilee sing by the colored folks of
this city and vicinity. The Harrisburg
War Camp Community Service is
hack of this concert and an interest
ing program is promised.
Singing will start at 7.45 p. ni,
Harrisburg is all stirred up over this
event which was scheduled to take
place last Tuesday night, but rain
prevented. Announcement was made
; yesterday in all churches and refer
jence made to the elaborate program
prepared. There will be over 1,000
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Threatened Open Violation of
Law in Big Cities to Be
Met Promptly
Department Decides 2-} i Per
Cent. Drink Is In
Washington, June 30.—War time
prohibition, effective at midnight will
be strictly enforced by the Depart
ment of Justice, insofar as existing
machinery can function to that end.
It was said at the department to
day that open violation of the law,
threatened in New York and other
cities, would be promptly dealt with
by Federal agents. Whether the de
partment's present force will be able
to break up secret traffic remains to
he seen, but in this connection offi
cials pointed out that increased ap
propriation asked for Congress for
general law enforcement would per
mit of a considerable enlargement
of the department's force.
Beer containing 2% per cent, of
alcohol is regarded by Department
of Justice officials as intoxicating
and persons who undertake its sale
will be arrested, it was said. Suit
brought in Baltimore to have the
courts determine whether usch beer
is intoxicating within the meaning
of the law is to come to trial to
morrow but it is said that before
linal judgment is entered Congress
will have specifically fixed in the en
forcement law the amount of al
cohol which beverages may contain.
To Knforcc Rood Amendment
in the opinion of Department ot
Justice officials and many members
of Congress, war time prohibition
will have no effect on the Deed
amendment prohibiting the trans
portation of intoxicants into terri
tory where its manufacture and sale
is forbidden by local law. Informa
tion has reached the department
that many persons living in "dry"
territory have stored quantities of
liquors in "wet" cities with a view
to transporting it after to-day, but
enforcement of the Reed amendment
will not be relaxed.