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L.XXXVIII— NO. 234 16 PAGES Da %a^7 p a^ B tr a p y o B t^ e c^ d at a^!raS^e^< i^Sr^ , "• HARRISBURG, PA. MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 6, 1919. tTSSSSSii'S?'" 8^ L o B c^r% M HOME EDITION
Tumulty Declares Value of
Gifts Not Near Millions
Gold Casket Probably Most
Valuable; Many Books
and Sticks
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 6.—Acting upon
the "express direction of the Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson" Secretary
Tumulty to-day made public a state
ment containing an itemized list of
presents received by them while in
Mr. Tumulty's statement follows:
"While on his western trip the
President's attention was called to
the resolution of Representative
Rodenberg, of Illinois, and the state
ments of Senators Penrose and Sher
man in regard to gifts received by
the President and Mrs. Wilson, while
they were in Europe.
"Senator Sherman indicated the
basis of the various stories touching
this matter when he said that 'cloak
room gossip laid the values of these
gifts at half a million dollars.' Sen
ator Penrose said he had been in
formed that the Presidential party
'brought back to this country pres
ents from crowned heads and for
eign Governments amounting to sev
eral million dollars.'
"The Facts"
"Here are the facts:
"Outside of a considerable number
of small gifts, such as books, walking
sticks, an old silver dish found in
the ruin of Txiuvain, war souvenirs
made by soldiers out of war material
and numerous medals struck off in |
his honor, the following are the only |
important gifts received by the Presi- j
dent in Europe:
"In England: Photograph of the
King and Queen of England.
"A book relating to Windsor
Gold Casket
"The freedom of the city of Lon
don, presented in a gold casket, by
the Lord Mayor , at Guildhall.
"In Italy:
"A water color picture, on bronze
easel, presented by the Queen of
"A bronze figure presented at the
capitol in Rome (a gift front the
Mosaic From Pope
"A figure of Italia Victoria sent
to the train at Genoa, either by a
school or by the citizens of Genoa.
"A set of books from the citizens
of Genoa.
"A Mosaic presented by the Pope. |
"In France:
"A bronze figure, presented by a
body of students.
"The President also received num
erous honorary degrees from nearly
all of the countries of Europe, and
many resolutions of respect and
"Knowing that there is a consti- |
tutional inhibition against the Presi
-dent receiving gifts from foreign J
rulers or States, the President, after !
consulting the Secretary of State,
was preparing a list of the presents
he intended to ask the permission of
Congress to netain, just before he
started on hts western trip.
Mrs. Wilson's Gifts
"In addition to the gifts received
by the President, the following
tokens were presented to Mr. Wilson
while she was in Europe:
"In France:
"A pin of Parisian enamel with :
tiny diamond chips, presented in 1
Hotel de Vllle by the city of Paris, j
"Linen hand embroidered lunch
set (small cloth and dozen napkins) :
in a case, presented through Madame |
Poincare and Madame Pichon by the .
working women of France.
"In Belgium:
"A small medal by Cardinal
"A Belgian lace table cover, pre
sented by the Queen.
"A complete file of the 'Libre Bel
gique' (the paper published during
the German occupation) presented
by the King, in leather folder.
"In Italy:
"A reproduction of the 'Wolf and
Romulus and Remus' in gold, pre
sented by the people through private
"A piece of lace in leather case,
presented by Signor Orlando in be
half of 'his colleague.'
"A small reproduction in silver of
a pitcher found in the ruins of Pom
"In making this statement I am I
acting upon the express direction of ;
the President and Mrs. Wilson." |
FIRE IX ci/osrrr
Fire caused damage of approxim- I
ately $25 to a .closet in a house at
831 South Nineteenth street, one in i
a row of frame houses. The house
is occupied R. Zettler.
D. A. R. First Woman's
Organization to Respond
Daughters of the American
Revolution, will stand
sponsor for the following Harris
burg soldiers in the Harrisburg
memorial fund:
Hobart D. Lavanture, 63 North
Summit street.
Charles F. Krebs, R. F. D. No.
2, Harrisburg, died in service.
James A. Rettinger, 2450 Reel
street, died it? service.
William S. Noggle, 3 North
Ninth street, killed in service.
Sendone Guiseppi, 304 Mulber
ry street.
The D. A. R. Is the'flrst wom
an's organization to take the
names from the list of soldiers.
This action was the result of a
special meeting of the governing
board to-day. and the regent.
Miss Cora Lee Snyder, called at
the offices of the Chamber of
Commerce and selected the
names of the men to be honored.
Seems as if It Might Be a Good Idea For Us to Wait and
See How Those Who Have Tried It Like It
Spends Another Good Night;
Consultation Held by
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. 6. President
Wilson continues to improve and
passed a satisfactory night, said a
bulletin issued at 11 a. m. to-day
signed by Rear Admiral Grayson,
the President's physician: Rear Ad
miral Stitt, head of the naval medi
cal school here and Dr. Sterling
Ruffin, of this city.
The bulletin follows:
"White House, October 6, 11
a. m.
"The tmprmtrcment In the
President's condition noted yes
terday lias continued. He had
a satisfactory night.
(Signed) "GRAYSON,
This was the first time Drs. Stitt
and Ruffin, who have been assisting
Dr. Grayson, have signed the bulle
tin, which was issued after a con- j
sultation between the doctors.
Wants to Work
Amplifying the bulletin Dr. Gray
son said there was a slight improve
ment in the President's condition
and that he again insisted upon at
tending to public matters which he
considered pressing. The President
particularly desired to write a mes
sage to the industrial conference to
be read at the opening session to
Dr. Grayson said he was not yet
ready for the President to do any
work any would continue to insist
that he h£ve absolute rest and keep
his mind awsy from official mat
Collers at the White House to-day
included Senator Hitchcock of Ne
braska. the administration leader
in the Senate Treaty fight, who told
Secretary Tumulty to assure the
President he need not worry over
the Treaty. Mr. Hitchcock t said i'
was not expected that there would
be any deveuopment in connection
with the Treaty fight requiring the
President's attention for two or
three weeks.
/ By Associated Press•
Paris, Oct. 6. (Havas) Ac
cording to a dispatch from Rome,
a royal decree ratifying the Peace
Treaty with Germany will be signed
Dauphin county commissioners
left this afternoon for Philadelphia
to attend a meeting of county com
missioners of the State.
Soldiers and Their Families
Not Expected to Contrib
ute to the Fund
Every Harrisburger -was this
morning commissioned an active
member in the most unique war
campaign ever staged in Har
risburg. In this campaign, there
are no solicitors or canvassers.
Every one may be his own can
vasser. Every Harrlsburger must
solicit from himself, S2O for some
soldier, sailor or marine, and turn
it into the Chamber of Commerce
offices to make the campaign a
success. Any Harrlsburger can
call at the Chamber office and be
equipped with cards and author
ity to collect from his friends
enough to make up twenty dol
lars for some soldier friend. No
soldier, and no soldier's family,
is expected to contribute to this
fund. With 3,600 service men
and 80,000 Harrisburgers, there
is no necessity for such contribu
tions. One hundred and thirty
six names are printed to-day, of
boys for whom S2O has been paid.
The inclement weather which
marked the first day of Harrisburg's
last war campaign, failed to dampen
the ardouy of the officials at head
quarters of the War Memorial Drive
'.n the Harrisburg Chamber of Com
merce offices. Perfect confidence in
the ability and intention of Harris
burgers to Are the last shot of the
war for all it is worth, and cover
' every service star that flew in the
city during the war with a S2O bill,
was responsible for the high spirits
of the committeemen.
"One week ago to-day the cream
of Harrisburg's youth paraded the
streets in the accoutrements of war-
Vare, and inspired every one of the
thousands and thousands of Harris-
Wrgers who watched them, with
pride in their relationship to such
a fine body of young men," said
Stanley G. Jean, treasurer, this
morning, "surely those thousands of
citizens who gave the boys such a
warm welcome only a week ago, will
not be found wanting when they are
[Continued on Page 9.]
By Associated Press.
Martlnsburg, W. Va., Oct. 6.
Dr. Charles Samuel Trump, pastor
of St. John's Lutheran Church, this
city, for thirty-one years a member
of the board of Irving College,
Mechanicsburg, Pa.; vice-president
of the Lutheran Home for Aged at
Washington, and a director of the
board of Gettysburg College, died
early to-day. He was 68 years of
Brotherhoods Accept Compro
mise Proposal of President
on Representation
By Associated Press.
Washington, Oct. Representa
tives of ail the railroad workers'
unions. Including: the four big
brotherhoods will participate in the
industral conference, which begins
here late this afternoon, Timothy
mative engineers, the railroad broth
aft<ir t conference of the union
The railroad men accepted the
compromise proposal of President
Wilson that the four brotherhoods
have one delegate each and the 14
unions affiliated with the American
federation of Labor be represented
r *! ederaUon 's delegates.
Bert M. Jewell, acting president of
the railway employes' department of
the Federation, will participate as a
delegate for the public.
Represented by Chiefs
With the exception of the loco
motive enginers, the railroad broth
erhoods will be represented by their
chiefs. H. E. Wills, of the engineers'
legislative committee, will be pres
ent in the place of President War
ren S. Stone^
Besides Mr. Shea those partici
pating in the conference were Presi
dent Sheppard, of the Conductors-
Pres dent Lee, of the Trainmen; ,
President Johnston, of the Machin
ists; President Noonan, of the Elec- I
trical Workers; President Forrester '
of the Railway Clerks; President
Manion, of the Telegraphers; Mr
Wills and Mr. Jewell. I
The American Federation of La
bor delegates to the conference also
were in session this forenoon to dis
cuss procedure in the meeting. Thir
teen of the fifteen named by Presi
dent Gompers were present. Those
absent were Frank Duffy and John
L. Lewis, of Indianapolis, who have
declined to serve.
A basis of co-operation between
the three great elements in the life
of the nation which will go far to
ward eliminating strikes and other
social unrest, is hoped for as a re
sult of the deliberations.
The conference will be opened at
2.30 o'clock in the Pan American
building. Secretary of Labor Wil
son, acting for President Wilson, will
call the meeting to order and pre
side until organization is perfected,
which will include the selection of a
permanent chairman.
The length of the conference is a
matter of uncertainty and will de
pend on the progress made by the
delegates in formulating a program
to guide industry until normal con
ditions are restored.
Matters to be taken up at the
opening session In addition to the
choice of a permanent chairman and
preliminary organization, probably
will be the selection of & number of
Wink to the Bartender Really
Means Nothing and Gets
the Patron Less
| Drinkers Shocked to Learn
| That the Brew Really Con
tains but Half Per Cent.
If you desire a drink with a "stick"
in it, don't wink at the white-coated
Individual back of the bar, for it will
do no good.
The investigator, hearing of the
ease with which you can get hard
liquor if you camouflage your re
quest with that cabalistic lowering
of the left eyelid, walked into a prom
inent hostelry whose bar is still do
ing business at the old stand and
asked in a decently modulated tone
foi ginger ale. The request was ac
companied oy the well known wink.
The barkeep reactied into the ice box
and then did something under the
Bar—the investigator thought he was
g< tting the stick—and set t:ie
|on the bar. It was ginger ale and
no mistake. What the man was do
ing under the bar was putting some
icf in the glass. The bartender
thought the wink was some form of
morning salutation.
2.75 Not Guaranteed
The barkeep was uncertain how to
take the advances of the fresh strang
er, who winked and was more or less
nonclmmittal to his questioning. Af
ter another visitor had quenched his
thirst with a glass of beer the in
vestigator wanted to learn if the
i drink was one-half of one per cent,
or tne well-advertised two seventy
five. "How do I know."' answered he
of the white waistcoat, "they put It
In here, they call it beer and we
serve it for beer."
Beer drinkers were Indignant when
they learned the alcoholic content of
their favorite beverage may be far
below the average they had learned
to cultivate. It is next to impossible
to get an edge on with two seventy
five, so bow iitthe world will a man
get along with one-half of one percent
was the way one of them expressed It.
Fact Is the cubic contents of a beer
drinker will not permit of an edge
with lighter brews. A look around
the bars in the city shows beyond the
hint of successful contradiction that
beer drinkers have given Up the fight
and none are trying to drink enough
to "f£el" It. Since hard liquor is
banned, the consumption of beir his
materially dropped— it used to be
pcssible to get an "edge" by throw
ing in a few hard ones first.
The Only May Ont
But s-h-hh! It is possible to get
hard liquor if you are careful; but
keep this quiet! If you stroll through
the Seventh ward, near the railroad
you will sec an individual who looks as
though he were in a receptive mood.
Approach him and convey the impres
sion that you* want a drink. He will
take your money and get you an un
certain brand in quantities from a
half pint on up. Don't give this secret
away as it was given to the investi
gator in strictest confidence. This is
the only way you can get liquor, too.
this is too hard for the aver
, age man who wants a drink. He is
used to walking into a bar and get-
I ting it without trouble. There are
but few men who will submit to that
inconvenience for a drink. Conse
quently the large majority of those
who like the stuff are going without
it. You must put yourself in the po
sition of a man doing something un
lawful In order to get a drink with
this exception:
Hard on Hard IJqnor
. You must either have a supply in a
private cache under your cellar steps
or you must know a man of generous
'mien who has such a supply.
The natural conclusion is reached
that it is next to impossible to get
a drink of hard stuff in the city, and
that the average citizen, without a
private supply is going without
liquor. Wartime prohibition Is pro
hibition for everybody unless he de-
Bires to thwart the forces of law and
order and patronize the bootlegger.
This class of citizens is so far in the'
minority that he is negligible when
the general question of booze and its
supporters is being discussed.
Boy Killed When He
Runs in Front of Auto
Running in front of a. moving!
automobile near Sixth and Cumber
land streets about 11.30 o'clock this
morning, Leroy H. George, six-year-j
old son of John T. George, was run
over and injured to such an extent i
that he died within a few minutes
after reaching the Harrisburg Hos-j
The youth, playing behind a stand- j
ing wagon, failed to notice the ap-' 1
proach of the automobile, driven I
south on Sixth street by D. H. Wise, j
2514 North Sixth street. Suddenly
the youth darted from behind thel
wagon into the path of the on-com
ing automobile, not allowing Wise
sufficient time to stop his machine
before striking him.
The machine was stopped and the
youth taken at once to the Hospital,
but he died within a few minutes.
Mr. Wise personally reported the
accident to police headquarters.
Front Street Property to
Be Made Into Flats
W. S. Miller, contractor for Miss
Gertrude secured a permit to
day to remodel the property at 317
North Front street at a cost of $7,000
Alterations wfll be made so that th 9
property can be used for apart <
The Madison Construction Com
pany secured a permit to build two
one and one-half story concrete
block houses on the east side of
Nineteenth street, north of Paxton,
at & cost of $6,000. The Oliver Chill
ed Plow Works will build an ad
dition to the building: at the north
east corner of Fourteenth and How-
MJCA streets, at a cost of $6,000,
Fair Weather With Moderate Tempera
ture Prevails; Diamond in Good Shape
After Downpour Which Caused
Postponement of Sunday Fray
1 2 3 4' 5 6 7 8 9 R. H. E.
Cincinnati QgQQEIHHn MMM
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By Associated Press. <
ComJskey Park, Chicago, Oct. 6.
With the rays of the sun becoming
Stronger each minute, the fifth game
of the World's Championship base
hall series gave promise of being
played in weather only a little short
of what experts agree upon as ideal
'for baseball. The playing field was
rapidly drying out from the drench
ing it experienced yesterday although
it was hardly probable that the base
lines from the plate to first and third
bases would be quite as fast as they
were on Friday and Saturday. The
tarpaulins were placed over the
field in abundance Saturday night
and were not removed until this
At noon the bleacher and pavilion
crowd was by no means as large as
'.t was two hours before the game [
time on Friday and Saturday. j
The rain of yesterday cost the
players on both clubs money.
As the fifth game is the last in
which they will share, and as it was
a certainty that yesterday's attend
ance if a game had been played
would have been several thousand
in excess of what to-day's crowd
will amount to, the players will be
correspondingly out their percentage
of this difference.
Loyal supporters of the Sox ex
pressed the belief to-day that the
rain yesterday was a "blessing ;n
disguise" as the layoff gave Gleason's
men a chance to rest and plan a new
line of attack. Although the Sox
are fighting with their backs to the
wall, they are not discouraged. They
point out the fact that they have
faced more desperate situations than
1 the present one and came through
with a rush. Admirers of the Sox
recall that in a city series with the
Cubs some years ago they were
counted down and out, only to sur
vive and beat out the Lational
August Herrmann, president of
the Cincinnati club, was flooded to
-1 day with' telegrams of encourage
; ment from Cincinnati fans, who
convinced that the series will end
I to-morrow with their favorites in
] possession of the world's champion
' ship.
j Although the Sex have made a
dissappointlng showing in the series,
there has been no falling off in in
! terest. Thousands of persons vislt
|ed the park yesterday hoping that
• the game would be played, while
; newspaper offices and baseball head
: quarters were deluged with thou
| sands of telephone calls regarding
j the prospects for playing the con
• test. Tickets are in as great demand
jas ever, and scalpers with choice
! box seats in their possession, are
j asking $lO for a seat costing $5.50.
i Betting has undergone a big shake
jup as a result of the Cincinnati
i drive, and the supporters of the Sox
' are asking odds on whatever wagers
j they decide to make.
The batting order for to-day fol
1 Rath 2b. Heboid rf.
I Daubert, lb. E. Collins, 2b.
J Groh, 3b. Weaver, 3b.
j Rousch, cf. Jackson, If.
; Duncan, If. Felsh. cf.
I Kopf, ss. Oandil, lb.
(Neale, rf. Risberg, ss.
j Rariden, c. Schalk, c.
| Eller, p. Williams, p.
Mob of 1,000 Lynches
Two Negroes and
Burns Their Bodies
By Associated Press.
I.lncohiton, Ga.. Oct. 6.—Jack Gor
don and Will Brown, negroes, were
lynched by a mob here early to-day
and their bodies burned. The Victims
of the mob were charged with having
shot Deputy Sheriff Roy Freeman
and Hoyce Fortson. near here, late
Saturday. Freeman is not expected to
Mose Martin, another negro was '
killed by a posse late yesterday dur- 1
ling the hunt for Gordon, and several!
other blacks were whipped for refus-'
ing to give information as to Gor-i
don's whereabouts.
The lynching took place about 4|
[o'clock this morning after Gordon had
been taken into the custody of Sheriff
Kelley. of Wilkes county, by a mob!
said to number approximately 1,000!
: persons. The other negro. Brown, was
(being held by the mob awaiting the
| arrival of Gordon. The two were
' strung up on the outskirts of town
lend after their bodies had been rid
' died with bullets, they were cut down
and placed on a pile of burning pine
j wood.
Harrlaburjr and TWnltyi Fair and
cooler to-night and Tn radar.
I.owrat temperature to-nl(ht
about 5R drfcrrrn.
F.nntcrn PrnnnylTanlai Fair to
nlght and Tuesday. Coolrr.
Strong aonthnrat and ant
nivori Rain to-day nlll probably
rauar a alight to modrrntr rtap
to-night nod Tnraday In thn
principal branrhrn of the Sua
tltirhanna rlvrr and thrlr tribu
tarlra and possibly In thr up
per portion of thr main rlvrr.
A Ntaare of about 9.4 fret la rz
prrted at Harrlabtir* Tuesday
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Oct. 6.—The weather
tills morning was clear and cool,
indicating tlint the fifth game of
the world's series would be play
ed. The forecast for the day Is
"fair with moderate tempera
Now Kellcy Is Told to Use His
Own Methods to Win
Rack Wife
"Seventeen lived in the house,
four families in ail, and I left," Ben
jamin F. Kelly declared to-day in
nonsupport court before Judge
George Kunkel, explaining why he
did not live with his wife.
His wife had told the court that
he had no cause to leave her and
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J. Copenhagen.—General Denikine's troops are
30 miles of Orel on the road to Moscow, and the.B< i*
* viki, who have been opposing them, are surrendering in •
* reat numbers, according to a wireless from the Cossa y
anti-Bolshevik commander, received here. j■
Helingsfors.—Ten persons were killed and 38 other j"
J J seriously wounded by a bomb thrown into a funeral
* procession in Moscow,,
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• I.awrmce L. Hitmakcr and Margaret 1.. E. Er%, Imhtmi Harry" '
I" Garvrr and Cora M. Bnhrmuit, Snittbaburs, Md.f Harry R. Well*"
* and May R. Snyder, Harrntourg.
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Increase of Nearly Seventy
Per Cent. Over Record of
Previous Year
Police Believe Unsettled Con
ditions Following End of
War Responsible
Petty larcenies and robberies re
ported to Harrlsburg police during
the first nine months of 1919, show
an increase of almost 70 per cent,
over those reported during the same
period of 1.01 X.
The value of the goods stolen during
the nine month period ending Sep
tember 30, likewise shows an in
crease over the 1918 record, although
it is not correspondingly as great.
The excess this year is but slightly
more than 11 per cent.
Police ksplnin Conditions
The figures as reported for this yeay
are approximately those of a normal
year in the city. It is understood. The
big increase this year over last year's
record results from the abnormally
lew record of last year. With every
industry booming and with practic
ally no unemployment, thefts natural
ly showed a decrease last year.
This year, however, affairs have
become more nearly normal. Indus
tries in many instances have slowed
up and with a greater supply of la
bor of all sorts, resulting from the
demobilization of the military forces,
there has at times been considerable
unemployment. Such conditions nal
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12,000 Coal Miners
Go Out on Strike
By Associated Press,
Jolihstown, Pa., Oct. 6. Two
| thousand mtnerß in <26
independent coal mines of this dis
trict went on strike to-day in accord
ance with instructions issued yester
day by union officials. The strike
is said to have been caled because
the majority of the mine operators
refused to sign the union scale.