Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, July 25, 1919, Image 1

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Independent Proclaimed Following Revolt and Dissolution of Armed Forces
LXXXVIIT XO 173 'PAf3EK Daily Except Sunday. Entered as Second Class
\ 111 I\KJ. I/O CC i rVUrLS Matter at the Post Office at Harrisburg
Nobles of Mystic Shrine Lead
in Important Under
Gymnasium and Swimming
Pool Planned For Pro
posed New Temple
Many big things of immense ben
efit to Harrisburg are in course of
incubation and the time of fruition
with regard to some of them is near
at hand. One of these is a great au
ditorium which will accommodate
the big gatherings certain to be at
tracted to Harrisburg through its
unrivaled railroad facilities and the
city's many interesting feature?.
Since the opening of the Penn-Har
ris Hotel, approximately a conven
tion a day has been booked for this
city and scores of organizations, se
cret and business, are going to visit
Harrisburg during the year. So it's
goin£ to be neeessaryto provide am
ple room and facilities for this in
creasing number of conventions,
concerts and ceremonial events. And
about the big auditorium we are
permitted to speak to-day.
It is being sponsored by Zembo
Temple, the Harrisburg organiza
tion of the Ancient Arabic Order of
the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
Colonel Charles E. Covert is the
Illustrious Potentate of Zembo and
through his energy and enthusiastic
interest the preliminary steps have
been taken looking to construction
of the great auditorium which he
has pictured in his mind's eye as
necessary for Harrisburg and the
fraternity of which he is head. It
isn't a new thought with this big
Masonic fraternity; it has been de
veloping for two or three years and
is now coming to a climax.
Study Other Plans
Colonel Covert is now entertain
ing a large number of his friends on
the Isle of Que, near Selinsgrove.
in his annaul camp, and prominent
members of Zembo Temple are
among the guests. He has given
much study to the auditorium prop
osition and official notice has gone
forth to the membership this week
for an important conference on the
subject Wednesday, Julv 30, at
Chestnut street hall. At this meef
ing there will be presented tho
report of a special committee which
was sent to Pittsburgh recently to
make a study of Syria Mosque and
report to Zembo Temple the result
of their findings and whatever
recommendations thev chose to
make. Next Wednesday evening
this interesting report will be sub
mitted and thoroughly discussed and
to that end Colonel Covert is mak
ing a special effort to have an un
usually large attendance of the
Shriners. This investigating com
mittee was composed of Andrew S
Patterson, H. A. Rutherford and
Warwick M. Ogelsby. and their re
port gives in interesting detail what
was learned in the inspection of the
great Pittsburgh auditorium, which
has a seating capacity of 3.800, a
banquet room which will accommo
date I.SOO, modern kitchen equip
ment and serving rooms, smoking
rooms and other necessarv facilities
for entertaining large bodies.
The mosque at Pittsburgh, inclucl- 1
jng land and building, cost approx
imately $330,000, and it was fi- 1
nanced in such a way as not to be ;
a burdensome undertaking. Most of ,
the investment was made through •
the members of the fraternity with !
the aid of financial institutions, \
[Continued on Pago 17.]
Jail Quiet and Lonely
as Boozeless Days Keep
Down Nuhiber of Inmates
Wartime prohibition has brought i
a sharp decline in the number of ;
persons sent to the Dauphin county !
jail for confinement on disorderly
practice charges.
John J. Hargest, warden of the !
prison, is authority for the statement. '
The decline already approximates 50
per cent.. Mr. Hargest says, and with
a stricter enforcement of the law
he is inclined to believe that the !
percentage of decline will slump even !
To-day there are but five persons j
confined in the prison on disorderly
practice charges.
The percentage of decline in num- |
ber of persons who have been sen- I
tenced as a result of having drunk '
too much liquor, will be in excess of i
the 50 per cent, figure, it is believed. I
While many of the disorderly prac- '
tlce cases result from the absorp- !
tion by the guilty person of too much '
liquid refreshment, some cases result I
from other causes. The percentage !
of persons sent to jail for such of- I
fenses continues about the same as
before the ban was put on the sale
of the whiskies and keeping
the percentage at the figure at which i
it now stands.
County Controller Henry W. Gough !
who underwent an operation at At
lantic City recently, is recovering at
his home. 1401 South Cameron street,
xesterdhy he was at his office in the
courthouse for a few minutes and he
sxpects to be able to resume his duties
In the near future.
Hi.rrl.hurg u „d Vicinity. Fair
to-night and probably Sntur
day. *ot much change In tem
Eastern Pennsylvania! Fnlr to
night and probably Saturday.
Gentle variable winds.
Rlvert The Susquehanna river
and nil Its branches will fall
slowly. A stage of nbout 4.
feet la Indicated for Harrisburg
Saturday morning.
And Only a Year Ago He Swore He Would be the Happiest
Man in the World With Her
Troops Leave Their Units and
Seek to Set Up Government
Independent of Serbia
Paris, July 25. Dispatches from
Agram and Gratz report a serious
military revolt in Croatia.
The revolt is taking the form of
a movement for separation from
Serbia and the formation of a re
Troops are leaving their units, of
ficers and subalterns are tearing oft
their insignia and the army is in a
state of dissolution, the advices say.
The railroads and telegraphs tied
up from Casktornys southward. The
Serbians are trying to suppress the
revolution by the use of troops, both
Serbian and Croatian.
The Agram advices do not record
any- disorder in that city, the Croa
tian capital. They state, however,
that the independent Croatian re
public. according to information
reaching Agram has been proclaimed
by soldiers in several of the Croatian
Proclaim Republic
Porta, July 25. (Havas) The
Croatian troops have proclaimed an
independent Croatian republic, c
--cording to a dispatch from Agram.
the capital. At several points the
Croatians are fraternizing with Hun
garian soldiers.
Gratr, Styria, July 25, via Basle.—
Violent combats occurred Tuesday
evening at Marburg, 36 miles south
east of Gratz, where a large part of
the garrison revolted as a result of
dissatisfaction over demobilization.
Thirty persons were killed and many
The movement started at a Social
ist meeting where speakers advo
cated the formation of a republic of
Jugo-Slavia. Slovenian and Croa
tian soldiers, who were present in
considerable numbers, cried: "Let
us separate from Serbia!"
Colonel Martin Is Pleased
With City's Co-operation
i Colonel Edward Martin, the State
Commissioner of Health, is much
pleased with the Interest shown by the
citizens of Harrisburg through its civic
organizations and volunteer workers in
his constructive and helpful campaign
for the health and sanitation in this
Having been proffered the support of
the Telegraph In this great movement
for making Harrisburg an ideal com
munity from the health conservation
standpoint, he sends this appreciative
"Thanks for your note, bringing with
It a stimulating word of cheer. I think
Harrisburg and the Health Depart
ment are both getting a lot from our
close association."
Housewives Assured of Sup
ply For Canning and
The danger of a sugar famine in
j Harrisburg is not imminent,
j This is the substance of a state
ment made by Carl K. Deen, of the
j Witman-Schwarz Corporation, made
! to-day.
While reports from some sections
of the country are to the effect that
I housewives are finding themselves
unable to secure a satisfactory
j amount of sugar for canning pur
! poses. Sir. Deen said that there does
I not now appear to be any great dan
ger of a local shortage.
I The market has eased up consider
ably since last week and the local
j firms have been receiving fair sized
| shipments since then and carload
| lots are arriving almost daily. Most
| of them are now believed to have a
| good supply on hand. Mr. Deen said
that the warehouse of his organiza
| tion now is filled to a pleasing ex
tent; that there are two carloads of
sugar on sidings waiting to be un
loaded and that practically each
morning he is now receiving night
letters telling of additional carload
Conditions this year in Harrisburg
have been practically the same as in
normal times, even before the war.
Yearly, Mr. Deen says, the supply
here has run short at periods during
the summer months. The supply had
gotten low and it was difficult to
nurchase sugar last week, he added
The Harrisburg market is now well
supplied and whether any other later
shortage will develop will depend
upon the production of raw mate
rials. according to his statements.
These reports would indicate that
there will be no difficulty for house
wives to secure sufficient sugar to
can all the fruits that they may wish.
This, however, is different from the
situation prevailing in other sections
of the country, according to press re
A Washington dispatch says that
"millions of dollars' worth of fruit
<s going to waste, rotting because
there is no available supply of sugar
for preserving purposes anywhere on
the market.
By Associated Press.
Dayton. Ohio, July 25. Captain
Roy M.Francis left McCook field at
8.08 o'clock this morning in a Martin
bombing plane for New York, where
in a few days he will start on a trans
continental trip to Seattle. Wash. Cap
tain Francis expects to fly to Mineola
field from Dayton without stop. He is
planning to make only one stop on
the trans-continental flight, that being
at North Platte, Neb. With him In
the Martin bomber are Lieutenant Peter
Welch, Lieutenant F. Cerruti and Ser
geant S. B.
The Aviators Refuse to Take
( Planes Out Until the Govern
i ment Reinstates Two Flitrs
New York, July 25. —A strike of
; aerial mail pilots began to-day, no
aviator appearing to take out the
plane with Chicago mail, due to
start for Bellefonte, Pa„ at 5 A. M.
The strike, the first of its kind in
'the country, follows the refusal of
the Post Office Department to rein
state two pilots discharged for refus
| ing to take out planes Tuesday on
I account of the fog. Post Office offi
cials at Belmont Park, Long Is
land, the landing field for mail
planes, stated that they had received
instructions not to discuss the sit
Protest Against Equipment
A protest against the discharge
of the two pilots, Leon- Smith and
Hamilton Lee. was sent to Second
Assistant Postmaster General Praeg
cr on Wednesday, giving him twen
ty-tour hours to make known his
decision. Mr. Praeger in his reply,
which was received by the aviators
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Owners of Six Lots
Will Be Prosecuted
Prosecutions are to be brought late
to-day against at least six owners of
vacant lots who ignored the warning
from the City Health Bureau to have
weeds cut and removed. Dr. J. M. P. j
Raunick, health officer, said:
"Owners of these lots have been
warned that they must have the weeds
cut. They did not comply with the re
quest and have violated city health I
regulations. The names are to be giv- |
en to an alderman late to-day and!
warrants will be issued at once."
Paris, July 25. —The arrival of the'
Bulgarian "peace delegation In Paris'
will take place a day later than was I
expected. The delegation, which was '
to have reached Paris to-day, but'
stopped over at Lausanne. Switzerland, :
will reach here to-morrow morning. ' |
By Associated Press.
Berlin, July 25. —Negotiations of'
the Deutsche Bank with New York
financial institutions for a large loan I
of unannounced proportions, are pro- '
ceeding favorably, according to infor- [
mation in official quarters.
• By Associated Press.
Paris, July 25. —tfiiring the recess
of Parliament coming, it is said. Pre
mier Clemcneeau and Marshal Foch 1
will draft a bill for curtailment of j
military aer
s!)c otar-3nfrepcn&cfit.
Overwhelming Vote at Fall
Elections if Movement Is
Encouraged by City
Hard to Tell Where the City
Stops and Borough
Paxtang wants to become a part of
the city of Harrisburg.
The people of that thriving sub
urb have been discussing annexation
for some time and the movement
has reached sue ha stage where if
there is any encouragement front
the city side efforts will be' made
to have the matter voted upon at the
fall elections. There seems little
doubt that it would have an over
whelming vote in its favor.
Paxtang people point out that the
borough is in first class shape fin
ancially and would not become a
burden on the city in any way, as
has been the case in some other
instances of annexation. They also
say that there is no longer any divid
ing the between the city proper and
the borough. One town merges into
the other without a break in the
building lines and not even many
residents know just where one ends
and the other begins. A committee,
named on motion of Dr. C. E. L.
Keen, who has made a study of the
situation, has been appointed by the
Harrisburg School Board to secure
land, before it is too late, for the
erection of a school wl\en the bor
ough comes into the city, but aside
from that the borough is going ahead
with a new $30,000 building of its
The time is also here when the
eastern end of the city must have
additional sewers and Paxtang also
is considering the creation of a sewer
system. It does not want to do any
thing, however, that would not be in
conformity with what the city in
tends to do and believes that now is
the time to come into Harrisburg
in order that the developments may
be harmonious.
Peace Pact to Be Set Aside
to Allow Consideration of
Treaty With Colombia
By Associated Press.
Washington, July 25. Under
present plans of Republican leaders,
the Peace Treaty will be set aside
temporarily for consideration of the
Treaty between the United States
and Colombia, proposing payment to
the latter.of $25,000,000 for damages
arising from Amerioan acquisition
of the Panama Canal.
Chairman Lodge, of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, said
to-day the Colombian Treaty- will be
taken up by the committee next week
with plans for its immediate ratifi
cation by the Senate. Action on the
Treaty has been urged by Senate De
partment officials.
It was understood that an agree
ment had been reached between Sen
ator Lodge and Under Secretary Polk
of the State Department, bv which
the committee would eliminate the
clause of the Treaty suggesting re
grets to Colombia for the partition
of Panama.
Republicans have held up ratifica
tion of the Treaty for several years
because of this clause and some time
ago the amount of the damages to be
paid Colombia was reduced to $15,-
000,000, but in consideration of the
elimination of the regret clause, the
original sum of $25,000,000 was re
Siberian Expedition as
Long as Is Necessary,
Wilson Tells Senate
By Associated Press.
Washington, July 25. President
Wilson ad-vised the Senate that the
American military expedition in Si
beria was there primarily to protect
and maintain operation of the Sibe
rian railroad and indicated that the
expedition would remain as long as
such protection was necessary.
Another purpose of the expedition
as outlined' by the President was to
give relief to the Russian people in
Siberia ,by supplying food, clothing
and other supplies. Mr. Wilson said
there was no Intention of interfer
ing with Russian sovereignty.
Much Damage Done
to Crops of County
Damage to crops as a result of the
recent rains, will run far into the
thousands in Dauphin county, accord
ing to estimates made by County Farm
Agent H. G. Nlesley. Wheat, oats and
rye crops especially have suffered as
a result of the abnormally wet weath
er that has been experienced in this
county this year. Potatoes, too, may
suffer considerable damage.
Probably one-third of the wheat
crop, still in the field, is believed to
have been destroyed and with 35 per
cent, of the wheat in the field, the loss
in this re-spect will represent a con
siderable figure, according to Mr. Xies
ley. Fifty per cent, the oats crop
is believed by him to have been lost.
Vienna, Thursday, July 24.—The
new terms of the Austrian Peace Treaty
are making no special impression on
the public. tThe newspapers, however,
remark that the world is still attempt
ing to treat Austria as a great state,
instead of one which has lost five
sixths of her territory and been re
duced from a great empire of 66,000.000
to 6.000.000 who are facing a winter
in which hundreds of thousands are
sure to die of famine or cold.
Men Who Served Colors During War Are
Guests of Honor at Big Celebration
In Lykens, Wiconisco and Dauphin
J-ykcns, July 25.—The Lykens
Valley, with the energy that has al
ways been characteristic of its resi
dents, today opened its big three
day festival in honor of the several
hundred men and women sent out
from the district for service with
the American forces against tho
Hun. Most of the events are being
scheduled in Lykens borough.
A big three-day holiday has been
declared by the entire district and
to-day the celebration proper in
honor of the brave men of the dis
trict who went forth to fight for the
sake of humanity has gotten under
way. The Wiconisco carnival, last
evening attended by hundreds oi
people from, the distr.ct, served as a
prelude of what is to be presented,
but the real celebration did not start
until this morning.
The entire borough of Lykens,
the scene of most ot the activities,
Wiconisco and the small outlying
settlements, have taken on a fes
tival appearance and to-day are re
splendent in their gala attire. Na
tional colors form a large part of
the decorative scheme in the sev
eral sections of the. district, in Ly
kens borough, arches, crosses and
pillars have all been gotten in place
for the big event.
Many at Carnival
The Wiconisco carnival last even
ing served to turnish plenty jof en
tertainment for the advance guatu
of the throngs that are gather.ng
from many districts outside of tho
Lykens Valley to-day. The affair
was highly pleasing and successful,
the members of the committee re
ported today.
Dancing along the sidewalks ot
the borough served to draw many
hundreds of people for amusement.
The band concert was highly en
joyed and the presentation of the
dance numbers were all highly ap
plauded. The character of the event
and the large attendance augur well
for the future numbers on the big
three-day schedule arranged by tho
live wire committeemen.
This morning's numbers were ar
ranged with the interests of the
many soldiers in attendance at heart.
Large attendance was had at a mili
tary- mass held in St. Mary's Catholic
Church at 8.15 o'clock. This was
arranged exclusively for the return
ed soldiers. Those brave men who
went to camp and cantonment and
many of them ultimately to France,
never to return, were honored later
in the morning at a memorial meet
ing held in the grove. This part of
the program was started at 10
Big preparations had been mado
for the events which were scheduled
for this afternoon. Community
singing in the grove from 2 to 2.30,
it is planned, will serve to enliven
the events and get the people in fine
fettle for the remaining part of the
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Germans Imagined
They Were Going to
Fleece U. S. of Millions
By Associated Press.
Coblen/,, Tuesday, July 22.—Sixty
Germans from Cologne, Berlin and
other cities were arrested here to-night
by Army intelligence officers in con
nection with an alleged plot to de
fraud the Government of millions of
marks by eliminating competition at
auctions of Army supplies.
Intelligence officers said the alleged
fraud was accomplished through an
organisation, most of whose members
now are under arrest, that kept com
petitors from bidding at auctions where
salvaged Army material was sold. On
some days the auction sales amounted
!to fifteen and twenty million marks,
[ most of the material going to men
j alleged to belong to the organization in
I question.
American soldiers in plain clothes
sent into the crowds at auction sales,
according to the officers, repeatedly
were offered large sums of money not
to bid against members of the organ
At night it was said, members of
the organization held "an equalization
meeting" and the material bought dur
ing the day was reauctioned to the
members. Material sold to members
of the organization will, wherever
possible, not be delivered.
William C. McFarland Is
Honored by Bayard Lodge
on Fiftieth Anniversary
A member of Bayard Lodge, No. 150 i
Knights of Pythias, for half century,
William C. McFarland, was last eve
ning tendered a reception by members
of the lodge. During the course of the I
evening Mr. McFarland was presented
with a ring and watch fob of the or
der. by members with Henry Miller j
making the presentation speech. Many
members from sister lodges were in
Mr. McFarland was initiated in the '
rank of Knight on July. 21, 1869. Fori
years, he had creditably represented
the lodge at the Grand Lodge Conven- |
tion and has made an envious record i
as a Grand Representative. Mr. Mc- i
Farland is a member of Post 58, G. A. j
R-. and has been an employe of Uncle !
Sam as clerk in the Harrisburg post- i
office for years. He is a major In the
Uniform Rank, Knights of Pythias. >
By Associated Press.
Washington, July 25. —President'
Wilson to-day signed the agricultural
appropriation bill from which Congress
had eliminated a . rider repealing the '■
daylight saving act after the President
had vetoed the original measure.
Nearly a Hundred Soldiers in
Parade; Salvation "Nells"
to Distribute Delicacies
(Special to The Telegraph.) l
Dnupliin, July 25. —The eve of
Dauphin's great patriotic celebration
in honor of World War sons and
daughters, finds everything in readi
ness for the big event. Nearly a
hundred men and women who saw
service on the other side or at home
in the war will be in the line of
march. Hundreds of relatives and
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Wilson Will Not Present De
fensive Pact to Senate Be
fore Return From Trip
President to Tell Senate ol
Reasons For Holding Up
•By Associated Press.
Washington. July 25. President
Wilson does not now plan to present
the defensive Treaty with France to
the Senate until after he returns from
his tour of the country. This state
ment was made to-day at the White
When the President presents the
Treaty he will accompany it with the
explanatory address to the Senate.
No statement was made at the White
House with regard to charges In the
Senate yesterday that the President
had violated, a section of the treaty
by not presenting it simultaneously
with the Treaty of Versailles.
To Start West Aughist 10
There seemed to be some doubt at
the White House to-day whether all
Republican Senators would be Invited
to confer with the President. No fur
ther appointments had been made to
day and so far as could be learned.
Senator Warren, of Wyoming, and one
or two other Senators were all that
the President planned to see in thb
immediate future.
The President was In his study early
to-day and among the many matters
before him was the preparation of in
formation and documents relating to
the peace negotiations requested by
the Senate. A vast number of papers
have to be separated from the Presi
dent's personal documents and this
work was expected to consume much
Indications to-day were that the
President would start on his west
ward trip about August 10, although
it was made clear this was tentative,
depending on developments.