Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 28, 1919, Image 1

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    Recrudescence of Balkan Trouble May Follow Revolt in Is Fear of Military Observers
On Return From Convention
Governor Announces He Has
Well-Defined Ideas
Will Take Up Living Cost
Problem: Maurer's Trou
bles Surprise Him
Philadelphia, Aug 28. Governor
Spreul returned home to-day front
the west ready, he declared, to enter
the fight against the high cost of
living He spent the day goins over •
a mass of official correspondence
tt had accumulated and will leave
to-night for Washington. There he •
will confer with President Wilson.
Attorney Gcntrai Palmer and the
Governors of several States on the
living .ost problem.
"1 have certain we!! defined ideas i
about ways and means of reducing
living costs." the Governor slid,
"hut at this time I do not want to
discuss tlieni 1 want to talk them j
over in Washington first."
Maurer Trouble Surprise
Governor Sproul brought back as
Ins uuc.-t the Governor of Arizona, j
J K. Campbell. Together t'tey will !
journey to Washington, where they j
will join five other Governors in the I
attack upon advancing prices-. The;
Governor said he was surprised to
learn that the State Department at j
Washington had revoked the pass- j
ports of James H. Maurer and Abra- j
ham Epstein.
"I intend to make inquiry and try .
to stra uhten out the situat.on." lie
said. "Pennsylvania was interested
in Maurer's mission abroad liis trip ;
was authorized by the State. I can- •
not see any reason why the Govern
ment interfered unless it was 011 '
account of Maurer's affiliations with
the Socialists and kindred organiza
tions This might be the stumbling 1
"People who know Maurer best 1
realize he i not a dangerous rad- I
ieal," the Governor added.
Early Ratification by
French Is Expected
!!;i Associated Press
Paris. Wednesday, —Ratification ;
within short time of the Peace ,
Treaty with Germany, now before the j
Chamber of Deputies seems probable ;
notwithstanding views of some ele- t
wnts that France is not guaranteed
sufficient military protection. After j
ratification "motions of regret." cm
b dying the objections to certain |
clauses of the document will be pre
sented thus reopening the debate. |
The Chamber then will discuss the
Anglo-American-French treaty for
th- protection of France in case of
unwarranted aggression by Germany.
Parliament then will take up the
amnesty bill and tlie hill for the abo- |
lltion of courts martial, followed by |
a measure calling for division of Al
sace and Lorraine into departments. ,
like the other French provinces.
Red Cross Girls Among
Those Rescued From Ship
By Associated Press
Toklo. Monday. Aug. 25.—A1l pas- I
sengers on the United States Shipping |
Board steamer Heffron which went !
ashore off Bokuren, Korea. strait. |
August IS, have been landed at Moji. i
Among them are 533 sick and wound- j
ed Czecho-Slovak soldiers from Si- '
beria, and nine American Red Cross I
workers, including five women.
A Japanese navy oil tanker was j
wrecked in the same storm off Ky- 1
usha. Eight wore rescued by war- j
ships, and it is believed that 110 of- [
ficers and men were drowned.
By Associated Press
Vienna. Tuesday. Aug. 26. Ad- j
vices from Budapest state that a new]
Hungarian government has not been
formed as yet. former Premier Fried
rich claiming that it is the desire of
the majority of the people that he !
retain leadership. He says, accord- |
ing to report that he is strongly fa- I
vored by the socialist and military !
Rotary Club Checks
Arc Due Tomorrow
All members of the Rotary
Club were urged to-day by the
president of the organization to
complete their canvass for Ki
pona funds as early as possible.
Reports should be made to G. M.
Steinmetz, care the Telegraph,
for all cards distributed among
members. Checks and reports
covering this canvass should be
filed not later than to-morrow,
Friday. But the whole club is
asked to join in a solicitation for
funds beginning to-morrow morn
ing. The town will be open at
that time and anybody may be
approached, regardless of the
card system. The Kiwanis Club
is assured of reaching its allot
ment and the Rotary members,
who began their canvass five
days later, are urged to hasten
their work.
Hnrrlshurg and Vlctnltyi Fair to
night an<| Friday. Not much
change In temperature, tomcat
to-night about 56 degree*.
Fasten, IVnnnj l vnnia s Fair to
night and Friday, not mueh
change in temperature. Moder
mte meat mind*.
Rlveri The Susquehanna river nnd
nil It* trihutnrle* will fall xlom
ly or remain stationary. A stng<
nf about 3.H fret i* Indicated for
Hurrisburg Friday morning.
While They Are Applying the Shock Absorbers
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' jrl- 1 "f (GET ,Sotv;E STOCKINGS ON f
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,'il'ht (,< '. . . cliv > All Properly Draped
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It Might AGd to the Charm of the Landscape if They'd Tack a Few Ruffles on the Male Atrocities
Sale of Liquors Will Not Be
Permitted Until Formal
Washington, Aug. 28.—The 6tato
| ment was made by Attorney Gen
; eial Palmer that the nation will re
j main under mar-time prohibrtivm
; until the Treaty of Peace is ratified
! and peace formally proclaimed oy
i the President, no matter what may
! be the status of demobilizat.on piior
j to final action on the Treaty by the
! Senate.
| The "wets" who had hoped that
I the war-time prohibition ban would
be lifted at an early date, he said,
| might just as well give up hope un
| less the Senate ratifies the Treaty.
That it was possible that under
J such circumstances war-time prohl-
I bttion would remain in force un;il
] January next, when the amendment
|to the Federal Constitution will
j make the nation bone-dry. was ad
j mitted by Mr. Palmer.
"It certainly will," he said, "uti
! less the Treaty of Peace is ratified.
I but I hope and expect that the
i Treaty will soon receive favorabla
;at lion. The legislation makes the
I status of mar-time prohibition veiy
; p'ain. The status of demobilization.
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Wilson Will Start on
His Speech-Making
Tour Next Wednesday
By Associated Press
Washington, Aug 28. —President
Wilson will leave Washington next
Wednesday on his speech making
i tour in the interest of the Peace
Treaty, and will deliver hi s first ad
dress in Columbus, Ohio, probably
Thursday evening.
Cincinnati is not included in the
i itinerary, but Secretary Tumulty an
nounced the President would speak
at Indianapolis.
Accompanying the President will
be Mrs. Wilson, Admiral Carey T.
Grayson, Secretary Tumulty, and a
j corps of secretaries and stenograph-
I ers.
Among other places at which the
! President will speak will be Denver,
j Colo., and Cuer d'Alene, Idaho,
j In California the home state of
I Senator Johnson, one of the leading
) Republican opponents of the Peace
j Treaty, the President will make three
i speeches, at Los Angeles, San Fran
| cisco and San Diego. His only ad-
I dress in Oregon will be at Portland,
I while he also will speak at Spokane,
j Wash., and possibly Seattle.
Senator Phelan, Democrat. Califor
nia, called at the White House to-day
to urge that the President make
speeches from his train at other
towns in California. It was under
; stood he was informed that the Pres
i ident was opposed to platform
j speeches.
Taft, Widows of Former Pres
idents and Lloyd George
Are Given Sums
New York, Aug. 28. —The will of
Andrew Carnegie, made public to
day estimates th evalue of the iron
master's estate between $25,000,000
and 830.000,000.
The will leaves the real estate and
all the works of art and household
goods to Mrs. Carnegie. The finan
cial provision for Mrs. Carnegie and
her daughter, Mrs. Miller, was made
during Mr. Carnegie's life time.
A statement issued by Elihu Root,
Jr., says that Mr. Carnegie's gifts to
charities total somewhat in excess
of $350,000,000.
The fourth article of the will con
tains a series of legacies to charitable
institutions, while the fifth article
of the will contains series of annui
ties to relatives and friends. The
Carnegie corporation of New York is
the residuary legatee.
An annuity of SIO,OOO is made to
former President Taft and annuities
of $5,000 each to Mrs. Grover Cleve
land, now Mrs. Thomas J. Preston,
and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, wid
ows of the former Presidents.
An annuity of SIO,OOO also is made
to Premier Lloyd George, of England.
Public bequests include Cooper Union.
New York, $60,000 Pittsburgh Uni
versity. $200,000; Relief Fund of the
Authors Club of New York, $200,000;
Hampton Institute, Virginia. $300,000;
Stevens Institute, Hoboken, N. J.,
SIOO,OOO, and St. Andrew's Society of
New York, SIOO,OOO.
River Carnival Promises to Produce Spectacular Events;
Officials Named to Take Charge of Course
A few real thrills will be given
Harrisburgers during Kipona next
Monday afternoon, when Miss Jane
Krause, the pretty Williamsport
girl, will give an aquaplaning ex
This exciting sport which is a fa
vorite along the beaches of Hawaii
is almost new to folks in thts part
of the State. Miss Krause gave Har
risburgers a previous exhibition dur
ing the 1916 Kipona and those who
remember now she skimmed over
the water behind a powerful motor
boat at that time, are sure that
this will be one of the big features
of this year's celebration.
Surf Boards Ready
Ray E. Stewart, who is in charge
of this feature of the big festival is
now busy trying to get his fastest
motorboat in shape for Monday.
Businessmen Entertain Many
Visitors at Picnic in
Hcrshey Park
A thousand Kiwanis Club mem
bers, their wives, sweethearts and
friends are in attendance to-day at
the big intercity Kiwanis Club pic
nic, which is being held in Hersliey
"Charley" Schmidt, chairman of
the general committee in charge of
the arrangements, promised to eat a
newspaper reporter's new straw hat
if there were not that many persons
at the Kiwanis picnic during the
Each one of the nineteen Kiwa
nic clubs throughout Pennsylvania
is represented at the big eveut.
Lebanon, Reading, Lancaster and
Chester are running neck-and-neck
in the race to see who can send the
largest delegation. A handsome
prize has been offered to the win
ning club. Because the Harrisburg
club is acting as host, Harrisburg
has been ruled ineligible for the
contest. Harrisburg. however, will
have the largest delegation in at
tendance, almost 200 representing
the local club.
Capable Lieutenants
Everything has been done to pro
vide a highly pleasing day for all
Kiwanians and their friends who
have wended and are wending their
ways to the spacious park. Chair
man Schmidt is being assisted by a
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and there is every indication, he
promises, that the crowds will not
be disappointed.
Surf boards have already been
made by the Park Department and
every evening several intrepid local
swimmers are at the George K.
Reist boathouse trying out this
thrilling sport.
Two local river enthusiasts who
have become proficient in the sport
are Morris Essworth and Waldo
Myers, both of whom have agreed
to give exhibitions Monday after
To IMve Prom Bridge
The stunt made famous by Steve
Brodie of Brooklyn bridge fame
will be shown Harrisburgers Mon
day when several intrepid high div
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Heavier Enrollment Expected
Later in Day When the
Workers Get Home
Boundaries of Two Precincts i
of Second Ward Are
Registrars will sit from 7 to
10 o'clock to-night for the bene- j
, fit of voters who work until late
in the day.
It must be remembered that
former registration will not per
mit a voter to take part in the
primaries or general election this
Voters who want to take part
in the party primaries must en- !
roll in one of the political par- !
Enrollment of voters in the vari
ous city precincts varied according
to reports front the reg'strars. sonic
of whom said that the number of j
names entered on the book 011 the ;
| morning of the first registration day j
reached a higher total than usual, |
; while others said that in their dto- ;
| iricts the registrations were light.
■ Voters apparently were not unusu
i ally interested in the coming pri
| maries and election.
Party workers anticipate a heavy
t registration during the afternoon ,
; and evening when many men re-
I turn from work, and predicted that .
j the majority of voters would be en
j lolied 011 the first day. The poll-,:
aie open this afternoon until 6 i
o clock and this evening from 7 to
10 o'clock. The next two registra
tion days are September 2 and Sep- j
tember 13. The primary election is j
September 16.
New Registrars
In six more election districts reg- j
istiars were appointed to-day by |
the County Commissioners to fill va- j
cat eies. as follows: Emanuel Smotli- 1
ers, 1407 Williams street. Republican, 1
Sixth ward, Second, succeeding Da- j
vid I. Wilson; J. F. Hooper, Repub- I
lican, Seventh ward. First, succeed- !
ing _ S. J. Lewis; Harry M. Riley, i
1617 North, Democratic, Eighth
ward. Fifth, succeeding Elmer C.
Finkenbinder; W. W. Bailey, He- 1
publican, Third ward, Third; 11. ,
Thomas Holalian, 558 Woodbine, i
Democratic. succeding Daniel 1
White; W. H. Conrad, 1003 Berry
hill, Democratic, Second ward, Sec
ond, succeeding John A. Dinger; '
George Dunkle, 19 4 4 Derry, Tlii'--
| teenth ward, Second.
| Upon the petition of voters in the
| Second ward, Judge C. V. Henry, in
| court yesterday afternoon, author
ized changing the boundary lines ot
the First and Second precincts and
changing the polling places. A
small triangular piece of ground
j was the n!y part of the Second
. precinct west of the Pennsylvania
Railroad and this was made part
! of the F'irst precinct, and the poll
| ing place will be the Paxton Fire
| Company house. The Second prc
} cinct polling place will be 448 Soull.
Camerin street.
Reports of registrations at noon
in some of the city districts were
F'irst ward, F'irst, 14, about normal;
I Second ward, F'irst, 26; Second
ward. Fifth, 54; Third ward, First,
! 40; Third ward, Third, 17; Fourtn
; ward, first, 55; F'ourth ward, Sec
j ond, 73; Seventh ward, Second, 15;
! Seventh ward. Third, 18; Seventh
! ward. Fourth, 37; Tenth ward,
j F'ourth, 30; Eleventh ward, F'irst,
i 40.
Maurer to Put Passport
Matter Up to Governor;
Was Given No Notice
James H. Maurer, chairman of the
State Old Age Pension Commission
and president of the State Federa
tion of Labor, went to the Governor's
office to-day to protest against the j
refusal to allow him to sail for Eu- j
rope to continue the investigation of
old age pension systems and said i
that he would go to Washington to
morrow to meet the Governor, who
is expected to be in the national
capital at that time.
"X understand the Governor will
be in Washington and I intend to \'
present the situation to him," said j 1
he. "I will be guided by what the I
Governor says. This is a State
matter as I am a member of a State
commission which has twice honored
me by electing me chairman."
Mr. Maurer said that in the bag
gage which he had on the steamer
and which he was unable to secure '
before It sailed were State records, I
the propeprty of the Old Age Pen- ;
sion commission which he was
planning to use in the inquiry in
Europe as well as his personal be- i
"From what I was able to learn |
my passport was ordered cancelled
last Friday and I was not notified |
until three minutes before the !
steamer was ready to sail on Tues- I
day," said he. "I think that I might
have been given some notice."
Two more conventions, with dele-j
gates aggregating twelve hundred,
have been secured for Harrisburgi
as a result of the activities of the j
Convention Committee of the Har- j
rlsburg Chamber of Commerce. The ;
associations coming here are the
Pennsylvania Retail Shoe Dealers I
next March, and the Patriotic Order
Sons of America, whose decision to'
hold their convention here next!
year was published last night. I
Whole Country in Revolution
With Fierce Fighting Under
Way Everywhere
Determined Efforts to Stop
Rioting Is Unavailing; Fear ,
Trouble Will Spread
London, An?. 28.—Fighting' has
broken out everywhere in Monte-j
negro and the whole country is in a j
state ot revolution, according to news,
received here. The situation is ex- (
tremely serious and the Serbians aiej
using strong measures in an attempt;
to suppress the uprising.
"We seem to be in tor a recrudes-;
cence ul the Balkan trouble," was j
a statement made to The Associated]
Press to-day trout an authoritative
Serbians Can't Control Them
The Montenegrins cut the railway |
between Virpazar and Antivuri, on ■
the coast.
The Serbians are receiving rein- ,
forcements, but are not meeting ;
with success in their eftorts to put !
down the revolutionai y movement. (
according to the udvices, which the!
Montenegrin national spirit as thor- j
oughly aroused and the animosity j
of the people against the Serbians )
The uprising in Montenegro
seems likely to bring to a head the j
long-smouldering difficulties be- ■
tween the Montenegrin supporters of 1
former King Nicholas and the fac
tion adhering to the plan for the
incorporation of Montenegro in the
Jugo Slav state. King Nicholas
never has recognized the validity of
the act of the Montenegrin assem- ]
lily last winter in deposing hint and '
has continued to maintain the old
royal Montenegrin government with
its seat in a suburb of Paris. Ser
bia is insistent upon the adhesion of
Montenegro to Jugo Slavia and
claims that a majority of the Monte
negrins favor the union.
Blue Prints of Proposed
Sanitary Hospital to Be
Studied at Conference
City and County Commissioners,
representatives of the City and State
Health Departments, a special com
mittee of laymen and doctors, the
directors of the Harrisburg Chamber
of Commerce, and the City and
County Solicitors, will meet in the
Harrisburg Club next Tuesday at
noon, to decide what action should
be taken for the erection of a hos
pital for the treatment of contagious
A report of a special committee
appointed by Col. Edward Martin,
commissioner of the State Health
Department, at the request of the
Chamber of Commerce, on the pres
ent needs in the way of a contagious
I disease hospital, and the blue prints
I prepared l y the special committee,
| will be submitted to the meeting for
j consideration.
liy Associated l'rcss.
Denver, Col.. Aug. 28. Jimmy
Hamill, a boxing promoter to-day
telegraphed Benny Leonard, light
weight champion of the world, of
fered him $20,000 win, lose or draw,
to meet Charles White, of Chicago,
in a twenty-round decision contest
for the championship in Denver on
Thanksgiving Day. This is the larg
est purse ever offered a lightweight
to defend his title and the second
largest purse in the country in 1919.
Reading, Pa., Aug. 28.—Reading
railway shopmen, over 4,000 in
number, may accept the offer of
President Wilson to pay them four
cents an hour in addition to the
present rate. After a meeting here
to-day it was stated that sentiment
in that direction was favorable, but
that another meeting for action will
be held in a few aays.
John W. Bixler to-day brought
suit against Harry M. Wilder,
through counsel, and later will tile
a statement of claim for damages.
According to attorneys in the case
I the action is the result of an auto
accident in Mechanicsburg last Fall.
I.ondno, Wednesday, Aug. 27. The
American military mission in Ger
many has left Berlin for Copenhagen
on its way to the United States says
a Berlin dispatch.
New York Aug. 2.. —The suc
cessful applict "on of the alter
nating current to wireless tel
ephony, which will make it pos
sible for any person to "plug in"
a pony wireless panel into an or
dinary lamp socket and talk
through space from house to
! house or city to city was an
j nouneed by Dr. Lee De Forest.
The "hum" which has made
| the alternating current objection
j able for this purpose in the past
I and had caused the use direct
current, necessitating high-pow
ered generating stations, has been
eliminated by this new device,
the inventor asserted.
"The few requirements in the
I way of operating are no mnv>
difficult than calling central,"
Mr. De Forest said. "In fact,
with the new pony wireless thtre
is no need of disturbing central.
' One may call the other desired
{ party by wireless in person."
Charles Collins, aged 69 years,
claiming to be a resident of Har
risburg, was found mi-conscious
last night on a trolley ear run- !
ning between Carbonda'e and
Scrunton. He was taken off at j
Dickson City a- 1 a physician j
summoned. Tlie man was found j
to have hud a heart attack. ;
When he regained consciousness,
Collins asked to be killed, saying: I
"I have outlived my usefulness."
He said he was a ball player at
one time. The man's name does
not appear in the Harrisburg Di
rectory. It is believed Collins is
also a sufferer mentally.
Soap Sod at Cost While Other
Goods Retail Near the
Wholesale Price
Grocers of Harrisburg and else
where feel that they have been mis
represented in tlie discussion of the
high cost of living. "You will find
mighty few retired grocers." said a
prominent dealer in foodstuffs this
morning. "No businessman is com
pelled to more closely study market
conditions than the grocer. He must
depend upon small margins for a
profit and with the unsettled condi
tions now prevailing he finds the
situation most difficult. Let me
illustrate by a few quotations:
"Kellogg's Corn Flakes cost
11 l-2c and retail for 14c and 15c:
Cream of Wheat costs 21c, retails
2 sr; Mother's Oats cost 11c, retails
12c to 15c; 12 pounds of Hoffer's
flour costs 86c, retails 95e; lard
costs 37 l-2c and 38c and sells at 40c
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By Associated Press.
Fargo, X. D., Aug. 28. Joe
Guyon, former Carlisle athlete and
teammate of Jim Thorpe, has been
signed by the New York Giants it
was announced here to-day. He will
report early In September, Guyon
has been playing semiprofessional
ball in Minnesota and North Dakota.
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Condemnation Proceedings
Will Come if Title Cannot
Be Purchased
North Side, of State Street Is
Needed For Big Me
morial Structure
The State of Pennsylvania to-day
took the first steps to secure proper
ties which will interfere with tho
construction of the Memorial bridge
|in the Capitol park extension by
I notifying owners of nineteen houses
i on the north side of State street be
tween Twelfth and Thirteenth and
| two on Thirteenth street that tho
! Commonwealth will take over tho
I tracts. The notice calls for vaca
tion b> April 1 next, and condemna
| tion proceedings will not b> taken
unless necessary. it is hoped fo
j secure the properties by amicable
| action as was done with practlca' t>*
all of 'the Capitol park extension
I area, says Superintendent Thomas
!W. Templeton.
1 The houses extend fiom State •">
Miller street and ate in the line of
the approach from Cameron street
I and where the new water mains ■"I
other improvements will bo ice- '.
i A survey was made recent y ami
occupants generally know that th y
| must vacate.
• The actuat work of digging - !
i not start until next spring by whh-h
; time It is hoped that the State i >ti*
; have t,ltle to all of tho houses and
i the occupants will have new honvi.
1 In case agreements can not be matte
.the State has authority to conde—u
through the Departments of Puh''p
Grounds and Ruildings and the Air
, torney General such properties as
I arc needed.
R;I Associated Press
Amorongen. Wednesday. Aug. 27.—.
| Former Emperor William, of Ger
-1 many, has sent one of his secretaries
i to Berlin to arrange his finances and
probably also to confer with the Ger
man government regarding the bring
ing of furniture from his German
I castle for use in his newly-purchased
home, the house of Doom,