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    Strike of Miners November 1, With Nation s Coal Nearly Empty Declared Certain
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LXXXVm—NO. 251 16 PAGES D * l %£^\\Z d ¥o 8 t d t a Ha S r e r?s°b n u a r K clas,, HAßßlSßUßG, PA. SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 1919.
Firm Program to
Action Is Mapped
Out at Meeting
By Associated Press•
Washington, Oct. 25.—A definite
program to be placed before Presi
dent Wilson as to the government's
attitude in the coal strike will be
formulated by the cabinet this after
noon it was said at the White House.
While no definite decision had
been taken when the cabinet re
cessed for lunch. Secretary Tumulty
said the discussion at the morning
session disclosed that the President's
official family was of one mind and
"not a bit wobbly." He said that
when the program was presented to
the President, Mr. Wilson was ex
pected to make a public statement.
After discussing the impending
strike of bituminous coal miners for
more than two hours to-day, Presi
dent Wilson's cabinet adjourned at
1.20 p. m. to meet again at 4.30 p. m.
It was stated that there wa j no an
nouncement to make for the pres
Postmaster General Burleson said
government operation of the coal
mines had not been discussed by the
cabinet. He said the purpose of the
discussion was to find some basis of
settlement between capital and la
bor. None of the other cabinet offi
cials would discuss what transpired j
at the meeting.
Secretary Lansing was confined to
liis home with a cold and could not I
attend. All other members of the!
President's official family were pres-1
ent and Secretary Glass presided, j
Secretary Tumulty was present to)
convey the views of President Wil-j
son on the situation.
Believe in Stern Action
As they entered the White House
Ihe Cabinet officials declined to make
any forecast. Some members, how-1
over, were said to hold the belief j
that stern action was necessary in
the face of the grave industrial situ
ation existing over the country.
Director General Hines was warn
ed to-day in a letter from the Na
tional Wholesale Coal Association,
that while the coal dealers did not
question the right of the railroads to
confiscate coal mined for the deal
ers, they would demand compensa
tion for such action not merely on
1 he basis of the fuel's value, but also
on the basis of damage to business
and other factors affecting the repu
tation of the dealers.
"Mass Attack"
"I am for the fight," said one of
the Cabinet.
While there apparently was no
disposition to criticise either the
operators or miners for the failure
of the negotiations conducted by
Secretary Wilson, officials who dis
cussed the situation spoke of a "mass
attack on the Government."
Vindicate I.aw
In the Senate, Senfttor Thomas in
troduced a resolution calling on the
executive branch of the Government!
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Fight Over Johnson
Amendment to Treaty
Enters Final Phase
• By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 25.—The fight in
the Senate over the Johnson amend
ment to the Peace Treaty entered
its final phase to-day with a plea by
• 'hairman Lodge, of the Foreign Ke
lations Committee, that the Senate
accept the proposal, wheh provides
in effect that the voting power of the
United States in the League of Na
tions be made equal to that of Great
Britain and her dominions. Leaders
expected to bring the amendment to
a vote late to-day.
Before the debate settled down to
the amendment itself there was an
other tilt over the activities of the
League to Enforce Peace. Senator
Brandegee, Republican, Connecticut,
said thousands of dollars spent by
the organisation in its efforts for
the Treaty had been "simply thrown
overboard," without changing a vote
in the Senate.
In reply Senator Hitchcock, of
Nebraska, the administration leader,
put into the record a detailed state
ment of the organization and work
of the League to Enforce Peace. He
added that public opinion every
where was for the League of Nations
and that only nonpartisan organized
opposition was by Bolshevists and
anarchists who were "afraid the
League of Nations would protect tiie
Government whose overthrow they
Hnrrisliurg sn<l Vicinity: Unset
tled weather with probably
rain to-night nnd Sunday. Some
what wnriner to-night with
lowest temperature übout 55
Eastern Pennsylvania: Threat
ening with probably rnlti to
night nnd Sandfly. Somewhat'
warmer to-night. Fresh east to
south winds.
Hirer. The Susquehanna river n~il
nil Its branches will probably
fall slowly or remain neariy
stntlonnry. A stage of about
4.0 feet is Indlenteil for Hurris
buig Sunday morning.
Passage to Result
in Nation-wide
Washington, Oct. 25. Passage
by either House of Congress of the anti
strike legislation contained in the pend
ing railroad bill would result in a gen
eral strike vote throughout the country,
officials of American Federation or
Labor said to-day
Willing to Go Irmit
"We are willing to go to any limit
to maintain the right organized la
bor lias enjoyed for twenty years,"
said one federation official.
William H. Johnston, president of
the International Association of Ma
chinists. the second largest inter
national union affiliated with the
federation, said he would order a
vote of the 350,000 members of his
associaion. He and other officials
said that there wasn't a doubt that
similar action would be taken by
all the 112 affiliated unions.
Mr. Johnson said there was in
creasing tendency of some employ
ers to bind their workers with indivi
dual contracts so as to shut out trade
unions. This was particularly true,
j he said, in the metal trades, and "di
rect action" might be resorted to if
all other means of advancing the
j interests Of the unions failed.
I It was made known that the pro
i posed antistrike legislation would be
one of the subjects to be discussed
at the forthcoming conference here
of union labor chiefs.
In line with the call from Presi
dent Gompers for financial support j
of the steel strike, Johnston an- j
nounced that an assessment of $1 a |
week on the entire membership of j
the machinists' association as a "de
fense fund" would be proposed next!
Dealers Suggest Draft
to Get Labor For Mines;
to Oppose Price Increase
Washington, Oct. 25. Coal
dealers, represented in the Ameri
can Wholesale Coal Association, do
ing an annual business of 100,000,-
000 tons in all the principal cities of
the country, pledged their efforts
to prevent any increase in the price
of coal as a result of the impending
coal strike, or after such a strike,
should one result.
To insure an uninterrupted supply
of coal for public utilities, includ
ing railroads, in event of a strike,
the association recommended to
Chairman Frellngliuysen and the
members of thg Senate committee
investigating coal prices, that the
War Department be asked to put the
draft into operation to supply the
mines with workers.
Nomination of Williams
Rejected by Senate
Banking Committee
Washington, Oct. 25.—8y a vote
of 0 to 7 the Senate Banking Com
mittee to-day recommended rejec
tion of the nomination of John Skel
ton Williams to be comptroller of
the currency.
Republican members of the com
mittee voted solidly against confir
mation and Democrats for it.
The nomination will be reported
out immediately, and in view of the
strict party division which Demo
cratic leaders had hoped to avoid.
Republicans said the Senate would
refuse to confirm.
Mr. Williams' nomination has been
in controversy for nearly a year,
j Having failed of confirmation during
| tho last Congress, it has been under
fire since the recess appointment was
I made.
| Extensive hearings were held by
the committee on charges against
Air. Williams of persecution of the
Riggs National Bank of this city and
improper official conduct in connec
tion with the Union Savings Bank of
Washington and a bank at Union
town, Pa.
Aged Jap Diplomat
Reported Dead When He
Sinks Into Coma t Lives
Tokio, Oct. 21. Field Alarshal
Count Seiki Terauchl, ex-premier of
Japan, whose death was reported
here yesterday, is still alive, his phy
sicians announce to-day.
When the aged diplomat sank into
a coma yesterday his physicians be
lieved that death had overtaken him
and news of his demise was given to
the world.
Camphor injections given the
count as a precautionary measure
restored consciousness.
Count Terauchi's death had been
officially pronounced and posthu
mous honors had been bestowed up
on him by the imperial court.
Letters on the estate of George
Marzolf, late of the city, were is
sued to-day by Register Ed H
Fisher to the Central Trust Com
pany. The estate, valued at $l7-
200, is bequeathed to the immediate
family according to the provisional
of the will.
Hard to Keep Going
Two Other Men Arrested in
Connection With Loot at
Beaver Falls Released
By Associated Press
Beaver Falls, Pa., Oct. 25. —Of-
ficials of Beaver county announced
here to-day that the man who was
killed by an armed posse near
Cook's Ferry, eighteen miles from
here late last night, was not one of
the three bandits who yesterday
robbed the State Bank of Beaver
Falls, murdered a director of the in
stitution, and escaped with more
than $1,500 in currency. Two other
men, arrested by the posse after a
running battle, were released from
the county jail to-day when Herbert
Peirsol, teller of the bank, viewed
the prisoners and declared they
were not the bandits.
The dead man was known to them
as Martania. His companions gave
their names as Walter Roecella and
Peter Marno, of Youngstown, Ohio.
They said that when members of the
posse called on them to halt they |
didn't understand and started to
run, and the shooting followed. First
reports from Cook's Ferry were to
the effect that the posse had killed
one of the bandits and captured the
Early to-day Chief of Police M. J.
Coyne, of Beaver Falls, received a
message from Youngstown authori
ties stating that three men had been
arrested there as suspects and were
being held in connection with the
robbery. The said the pris
oners tally with the description of
the bandits and added that they had
been captured in an automobile
which came from the direction of
the Pennsylvania State line.
The police here say they have the
fourth member of the bandit party
in custody. He was captured by
the posse eight miles from here, ac
cording to the police and gave the
name of A. J. Bergman, of Pitts
burgh. He confessed that he drove
the automobile in which the bandits
traveled from Pittsburgh to Beaver
Falls, adding that the three men
had hired him and that he bad no
knowledge of the robbery until after
the shooing occurred.
Flying justs above the highest
downtown buildings an aviator this
afternoon thrilled thousands in the
business district by bringing his ma
chine so close to the ground.
fltye otac- N 3n&cpcn&ent
Saloons May Close Rather
Than Sell Beer Without
Brewers of Harrisburg and Steel
ton are "up in the air." So are the
They don't know what they will
do if President Wilson signs the
prohibition enforcement measure
passed by Congress and the Senate,
and they frankly admit it.
The bill will become law on Mon
day midnight unless President Wil
son vetoes the measure in the. mean
time. All but drinks containing less
than one-half of one per cent, will
go under the ban. Brewers were
not willing to say whether they
would make a brew such as per
mitted under the drastic act.
City dealers are facing consider
able loss if the measure becomes law.
Many of them have considerable
supplies of alcoholic beverages of'
greater percentage, which they will ,
be unable to dispose of. Brewers J
and saloonkeepers are not especially
exuberant over the prospects.
Market Square Corner
Sold to Yoffe Bros.
It was announced to-day that
Samuel A. Greene, who recently
purchased the Senate Hotel and the
property at the rear of It located at
the corner of River and Market
streets, had sold part of the hotel
property to Yoffe Brothers, proprie
tors of the Keystone Bottling Works.
The property which was sold was
the two-and-one-half-story brick
building at the northwest corner of
Market Square, which it is under
stood wil be used by them for some
business enterprise. The considera
tion is said to have been more than
The court to-day fixed November
24 to hear the escheat, proceedings
brought by the State against the
Commonwealth Trust Company to
have the bank pay over to the
State sums of money which have
been on deposit for more thnn seven
years and for which no claim has
been made.
Harrisburg Man Made Presi
dent of Big Corporation;
Started at Bottom
Word has been received here that
at a special meeting of the board of
directors of the Bell Telephone Com
pany oi Pennsylvania, held in Phila
delphia this morning, Leonard H.
Kinnard was elected president of the
| Mr. Kinnard, whose election will
be very gratifying to his many
I friends in this city, succeeds Frank
H. Bethel], who was president of the
company for many years and who
recently resigned to engage in other
work. Mr. Kinnard tyas born and
raised in this city and his telephone
and civic activities were here until
1908 when he went to Philadelphia,
occupying various positions in the
Bell organizaton until in 1912 when
he was made vice-president and
general manager.
Mr. Kinnard's rise in the Bell or
ganization lias been notable. He first
joined the organization as a clerk
in the office of the Pennsylvania
Telephone Company, starting square
ly at the foot of the ladder. Show
ing adaptability to the work he was
shortly promoted to the position of
local manager In Carlisle, then to
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Grayson Does Not Care
to Have Wilson Take
Up Further Business
Tty Associated Press
j Washington. Oct. 25.—"President
| Wilson is slowly gaining in strength "
said a bulletin issued to-day by his
physicians, Rear Admiral Grayson
and Stitt, and Dr. Sterling Ruffln of
this city.
Dr. Grayson said he did not ap
prove of the President being both
ered with business cares to-day and
this was taken to mean that the Pro
hibition enforcement bill would not
be placed before him until next
Postmaster General Burleson pre
sented to Dr. Grayson to-day sever*'
matters he desired brought 'to the
President's attention. Dr. Grayson
did not transmit any of them he
Dr.J Grayson had under con
sideration to-day a plan to elimi
nate some of the daily bulletins
Consumers Complain of New
High Prices For Cane
Louisiana Product Not Under
Control of Federal
Harrisburg and Steelton grocers
: are selling brown sugar at 17 and
; 18 cents a pound.
Wholesale dealers to-day said that
: Louisiana brown sugar, the kind ]
[ normally used only in a few dishes,
i is not within the scope of the Fed- ]
j eral Equalization Board and that,
therefore, retailers who are so In
! clined may charge any price and
j make any profit they may see fit.
Attention was first called to the
j 17-cent brown sugar by irate cus
j tomers of a Steelton grocer. It was
i then learned that some grocers are
j asking a cent more here in the city.
With the demand for all kinds
j of sweetening greatly In demand of
| the supply there were some indica
tions that prices might mount still
I higher. Xo one apparently knows
! what the holders of the brown sugar
| supply may ask in the near
! future. Many grocers who have been
in more or less close touch with the
; syrup and molasses say that prices
for these commodities may go sky
i high.
Nary a Tree Is Spared
by Brave and Sturdy Band
Subsisting on 'Hot Dogs'
The woodchoppers of Harrisburg
got a way to a good start at 1.30 this
afternoon, when members of the "Y."
the Kimanis Club, the Chamber of
Commerce, and the Rotary Club met
at the "Y." building. Second and Lo
cust streets, and headed for the open
With axes over their shoulders,
these brawn woodsmen paraded down
the Square and around Market street
in a walkaround before they autoed
to Wildwood Park and the lumber
.Tack O'Xeil was at the head df the
line, with a four-foot axe wrapped
aroupdjjils neck, while close behind
him came the fighting members of
the Klwanis Chopping Association, an
organization formed recently for the
purpose of out-wooding the Rotary.
Sauerkraut, "hot dogs" and coffee
were waiting for them as they came
into the Division street entrance to
Wildwood, and the first wood had
scarcely been cut up before the mob
fell upon the kitchens and swamped
the servers-out with appeals for hot
stuff. All the early part of the after
noon the slaughter went on, and
when the sun was about to set, the
weary lines wended homeward with
the knowledge that they had done a
good day's work in supplying the
Nursery Home, the Children's Indus
trial Home, and the T. M. C. A. with
v, ood for the coming winter.
Ohio National Guard
Mobilized as Rioting
Breaks Out at Canton
By Associated Press
Colnmbus, Ohio, Oct. 25.—Upon
receiving reports of serious rioting
at Canton in connection with the
steel strike, Governor Cox shortly
after noon to-day, ordered practical
ly the entire Ohio National Guard
to mobilize at Akron for active duty
at Canton.
Every available machine gun
company and seven infantry com
panies were ordered mobilized. The
mobilization order followed a report
to the governor by Colonel John M..
Bingham ,of the adjutant general's
office, who has been making a per
sonal investigation at Canton.-
At the same time Governor Cox
sent a telegram to Mayor Charles E.
Poorman, of Canton, notifying him
that he will be expected to bring
about immediate order. The tele
gram stated that if this were not
done, Mayor Poorman would be
summoned to the governor's office
Monday to show cause why he
should not be removed from office
Reading, Pa., Oct. 25.—"A
bomb will hit the high cost of
living this winter," said John
Drake, the Frush Valley prog
nostlcator, who for the past five
yeara has predicted weather con
ditions with fair success. He
made his annual forecast yester
day. Even those who have no
faith in foiecasting the degree of
severity of the elements admit
that "Prophet" Drake usually
hits it right.
"The weatherman has declared
war against the profiteer and the
high cost of living will como
down," said the sage, who re
cently took a half hour's trip by
night in an airplane to study the
planets. With his "weather
scope—device created by him
self and which he guards safely
so as not to reveal its mysteri
ous makeup, he observed the
stars in the heavens. He return
ed to earth much pleased with
his meteorological observations.
Drake assures the public that
the winter will be a mild one,
without blizzards and very little
snow. Christmas, however, will
be white, he feels certain, and no
early cold spells need to be ex
The mild winter will save on
coal bills and clothing costs,"
says Drake.
Rain Next Week
Ry Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 25.—Weather
; predictions for the week begin
-1 ninß Monday issued by the
■ Weather Bureau to-day are:
North and Middle Atlantic
States, considerable cloudiness
| and occasional rains first part of
; week. Considerably colder and
frosts after Monday.
Capitol Park Extension Plans
Also Interested Visit
ing Ruler
"What a magnificent prospect and
what a fine site for a bridge," de
clared King Albert, of Belgium, to
Governor William C. Sproul as ' ••
rode on State street bridge yesterm.y
on his way to Steelton and looked
over the lines laid down for Penn
sylvania's Memorial Bridge to its
soldier and sailor sons. The Bel
gian monarch was. impressed with
the splendors of the State Capitol,
but when the Governor explained to
him as they rode from the building
through East State street the plan to
make the State Capitol the civic
center of the Commonwealth the far
traveled king became enthusiastic.
Governor Sproul, who had ex
plained to the King during the visit
to his office plans for the ornamen
tation of the Capitol, the formal en
trance and the changes to the plaza
on the west front, found that he had
an eager auditor when he showed
the Brunner pictures for the new
office buildings, the granite terrace,
the "people's court," tl\e Mall and
the bridge. The King had seen the
model of the Brunner-Greiner
bridge in his trip through the Sen
ate chamber and was keenly inter
ested. AVhen he got into the park
extension district and was told what
it had cost to clear the area he said
that Pennsylvania was "doing things
in a big way."
During the ride the Governor ex
plained that the plan was to build j
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i account of illness, had an opportunity to • [J ,
A Andrew J.Milnko nnd Ann" Balclt, StrcUoni Frank 1.. Holalla* 4*
anil Mary E. Snmbnugh, Pmhruok; Aormnii C. Mnunt. Mlllvlllr aniiiL
Myrtle K. Welllver. Berwick, Paul H. Gutrral. nnd M.b™J Cri.l?leb-T
nnon; Mrhln F.. Wolfannß and. Ruth Miller. Mlllr rahura, .Inch fX
H°i"Lf " Harrlaburai Harry W. Srhory, Phlla- X
dclphln, and barah E. Garberlch. Prnbrook. T
Mrs. Oscar A. Newman Shot
Through Body When
Gun Falls
Hunting Piece Said to Have
Been Loaded Since
Hunting Trip
Mrs. T.lUiam B. Newman, wife of Or
Oscar A. Newman, of 617 Race street,
was killed this morning when a rifle
owned by her husband toppled over and
was discharged into her side.
Mrs. Newman was cleaning the liv
ing rooms of her home when the acci
dent occurred. It is said she was mov
ing room of her home when the acci
the floor.
The bullet entered her right side and
passed through her body. Mrs. New
man was 39 years old and leaves a
small daughter.
The rifle evidently has remained
loaded since the last time Dr. Newman,
who is a hunting devotee, had used it.
Trotzky Escapes by
Jumping Freight When
His Staff Is Captured
Copenhagen, Oct. 25—The entire
staff of Reon Ttrozky, Rolshevik min
ister of war and marine of Russia,
has been captured at Tsarskoe-Selo,
according to a Reval dispatch to the
National Tidende. Trotzky, himself
escaped by clinging to a railroad car
and later fleeing from the scene in
an automobile.
Troops of the northwestern Rus
sian army pursued the minister and
fired upon his car, but Trotzky suc
ceeded in reaching Petrograd.
The left flank of General Yuden
itch's army is reported to be under
fire from the Bolshevik dreadnaught
Poltava, which is lying in the Neva
river, inside of the limits of Petro
grad and shooting over the house