Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 27, 1919, Image 1

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    Need of Navigable Susquehanna Is Emphasized by Statistics Showing Wealth of Productiveness
While Preparations For Walkout Saturday
Are Going Ahead, Announcement
Is Made That Men Are Will
ing to Negotiate
Indianapolis, Oct. 27.—While preparations for the strike of
the half million soft coal miners of the United States, ordered for
next Saturday are being continued, it was said at the interna
tional headquarters of the United Mine Workers of America here
to-day that the miners are ready and willing to negotiate a new
wage agreement between now and November 1 that will avert
the strike.
• "We don't know what the week C
will bring forth," said Ellis Searles,
editor of the Mine Workers' Journal,
the official publication of the
ization. "We do know this, that the
miners ure ready and willing and
have .been to negotiate a new
wage ' agreement between now and
November 1. And we do know that
the operators hav refused. They
have rejected proposal after pro
Urge V. S. Pressure
"Now if the Government would
use the same amount of pressure on
the operators that it is using on the
United Mine Workers of America,
there would be no trouble in bring
ing about a settlement. All pres
sure, so far, has been on the miners
and none on the operators. • The
Government eould bring the opera
tors into conference easily, if it'
wanted to.
"The organized miners do not
want to strike it is the last reort.
It is. and always has been the policy
of the mine workers to use ail hon
orable means to avoid a strike. We
hope the operators yet may be in
duced to meet the miners and reach
an agreement, which will make the
strike, called for November 1, un
500,000 Will Strike
"We want the public to know that
the miners have done everything
in their power to bring about a con
ference so that a new wage agree
ment could be negotiated and the
strike avoided. Up to this time our
efforts have been unsuccessful; the
operators seem determined to force
a strike on the public in order to
maintain the high price of coal at
the mines."
Should the strike go into effect
Saturday next, Mr. Searles said, every
organized bituminous coal miner in
the United States would cease the
production of coal and a large num
ber of nonorganized miners would
loin the strike. He estimated that
between 500,000 and 600.000 men
would walk out, and added that the
Governfiient estimated that the shut
down would cut oft eighty per cent,
of the bituminous coal produced in
the United States.
Central Pennsylvania Fields
The strike according to Mr. Searles
would affect the partly organized
fields of Central Pennsylvania; parts
of West Virginia, excluding the Po
cahontas field, which is not organ
ized; portions of eastern Kentucky
and Tennessee, Alabama and Col
orado, and all of the 100 per cent,
organized fields which include Ohio,
Indiana. Michigan, Illinois, Western
Kentucky/ Missouri, Kansas, Okla
homa, Montana and Washington.
Force Will Not Allay
Crisis, Lewis Declares,
in Answer to Wilson
By Associated Press
Springfield. Ills., Oct. 27. Pre
facing his announcement with the
statement that he had received no
communication from government
sources as to President Wilson's
stand against the threatened strike
of soft coal miners. November 1,
John L. Lewis, acting president of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, to-day declared "the widely
heralded intimation that force may
he resorted to will not serve to allay
the crisis."
Asked whether the President's
declaration would act to suspend the
strike call, Mr. Lewis said he had
nothing to say on this subject.
Mr. Lewis went to his home in this
city last night, cut himself off from
communication with the outside
world, and left word that he was
not to be bothered before 11 a. m.
Referring to a brief statement,
given out at Bloomington enroute to
this city, Mr. Lewis said that repre
sented the sum total of what he
would say at present.
"I will simply add, he declared,
"that the status quo prevails."
Hopes U. S. Will Not Act
In regard to this answer Lewis
would only say:
"I am an American, free born,
with all the pride of my heritage. I
love my country with its institutions
and traditions. With Abraham Lin
coln, I think God that we have a
country where men may strike. May
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Harrlshurß and Vicinity: Con
tinued cloudy with probably
nhowera nnd Tuenday.
\ot much change In tempera
ture. lowont to-night. about
M drier ecu.
Knntern IVnimy I van Ia : Showera
probable to-night and TUCN
• day. Not much change in tem
perature. tie it le variable wlndn.
Rivers The SuMquehannn river a d
a>l it* tributaries* will prob
ably fall Mlottly or remain near
ly stationary. A stance of about
S.K.V feet IN Indicated for llar
rlahurg Tueitdii) morning.
1A DAPTTC Dally Except Sunday. Entered an Second Claaa T_r A DDTCT3TTPP "PA
ID rAUW Matter ut the Poet Office at Harrlaburg nAIVKiODU AU, JT I\.
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Here is the man who introduced
the bone-dry bill in Congress, which
makes it illegal to sell any bever
age containing one-half of one per
cent, of alcohol. This drastic bill
becomes a law at midnight if Presi
dent Wilson does not veto it.
Some Action Will Be Taken
at the Meeting on
Washington, Oct. 27. The next
movement toward settlement of the
strike, .it was said, must come from
the miners; the operators having
accepted "'in its entirety" President
Wilson's proposal, made to the joint
conference Friday, that the two
sides start with a new slate, nego
tiate their differences, resorting to
arbitration only when negotiations
failed, and keep the mines in opera
tion. Secretary Wilson has explained
that the miners agreed to negotiate,
but held over for future considera
tion the question of arbitration and
withdrawal of the strike order.
Officials believe it is possible to
reopen the case in view of Lewis'
statement that the miners were will
ing to negotiate a new wage agree
ment, the big bone of contention.
An offer to this effect may be pre
sented to the executive board at In
[Continucd on Page 9.]
Awaiting Effect Before
Further Steps Toward
Conference of Governors
Dcs Moines, la., Oct. 27.—Gov
ernor W. L. Harding, of lowa, was
awaiting to-day what effect the mes
sage of President Wilson concerning
the threaten coal strike might have
before he took further steps toward
calling the proposed conference of
governors of coal-producing states
in Indianapolis.
The fact that John L. Lewis, act
ing president of the United Mine
Workers of America, had called a
conference of union officials at In
dianapolis for Wednesday, Mr.
Harding said, might have some
bearing on the governors' confer
In a message to President Wilson,
Governor Harding said whatever
power and influence bis office had
was at the President's disposal, first
to settle the threatened strike, and
if efforts at settlement fail, then to
, prevent it.
FOR $30,000 AND
48,000 MEMBERS
Great Drive to Be Conducted
in Harrisburg Between
November 2 and 11
Former Successful Appeals
Hearten Women Workers
For Long Drive
Thirty thousand dollars cash!
Forty-eight thousand members!
That is what National Red Cross 1
headquarters has asked of Harris- j
burg District, the Red Cross.
And these 48,000 members and $30,-
000 cash must be produced in the nine |
days beginning November 2 and end- !
ing November 11.
That is to say on the first anniver- j
sary of the one day in history on '
which Har-risburg completely lost its j
head, this city and the remainder of j
the territory comprising the Harris- !
burg district, must do better for the i
Red Cross in membership than it has I
ever done; and in addition must pro- '
duce $30,000 cash.
'• Colonels" X timed
But it will be easy, say the "colo- •
nels" who are in charge of the big |
drive in the city. The yare:
First district, Mrs. C. H. Hunter. j
Second district, Mrs. Gilbert L. Cul. j
Third district. Miss Anne McCop
Fourth district, Mrs. E. F. Dohne.
Fifth district. Mrs. A. S. Dillinger.
Sixth district, Mrs. F. R. Oyster.
These colonels were appointed by j
William Jennings, Red Cross Christ
mas rollcall, chairman. Mr. Jen- i
r.ings, incidentally, has been chair-1
man of all the Red Cross membership 1
campaigns and in all of them, as in
this, he has had the assistance of
Mercer B. Tate as vice-chairman.
A Hard Task
"This is going to be hard work,"
said Mr. Jennings to-day, "but we'll
put it over—as Harrlsburg has put
over every other Red Crot
Mr. Tate was very busy at head
quarters in the basement of the Li
brary building. Front and Walnut.
"The town doesn't look much like
there was a Red Cross campaign t
ahead of us, but in 24 hours we are
going to have the city 'circused' with I
posters and other material.- These]
signs and paper will call upon every ;
man, woman and child in Harrlsburg ]
to do his or her duty. All that is |
needed, you know, is a heart and $2." I
"That's an improvement on the Red ]
Cross slogan, isn't it?"
"Yes; the Red Cross slogan is 'AH
You Need is a Heart and a Dollar." j
Ours is going to be "All you Need is a|
Heart and Two Dollars," because we j
want one dollar for membership and '
the other dollar for that $30,000 pot ]
wo must raise if we are to retain our I
standing among Red Cross commun- ]
ities of America."
Scores Injured in
Pitched Battle Which
Rages in New York
By Associated Press
Now York, Oct. 27.—Scores of
persons were injured in a pitched
battle between 2,000 striking long
shoremen and several hundred men
who were on their way to work at
the Bush terminal Brook
lyn, this morning. Between 50 and
100 revolver shots were fired and
sticks, stones, bricks and clubs used
by the combatants. Police reserves
were summoned and ten arrests were
The disturbance occurred at Forty-
Third street and Second avenue,
Brooklyn, and raged along both
streets for two blocks before it was
quelled by the police, who used then
clubs freely. One policeman was
struck in the head by a brick and
| seriously injured.
] The ten men arrested were badly
beaten up and had their wounds
1 dressed by police surgeons. Two of
i them were taken to the hospital.
(Others wounded in the fighting were
taken away by friends. Four of the
men arrested were charged with
felonious assault and carrying con
cealed Weapons and the others with
disorderly conduct.
Three Bank Bandits
Are Still at Large
By Associated Press
Beaver Falls, Pa., Oct. 27.— The
three bandits who robbed the State
Bank of Beaver Falls last Friday
and murdered a director of the in
stitution were still at large early
to-day. and authorities expressed
the opinion that they had made their
escape to Pittsburgh.
A bank examiner who went over
the books of the State Bank an
nounced that the institution was in
good financial condition.
The members of the Temple Sis
terhood of Ohev Sholom are busy
getting together articles for their
Rummage Sale which will be held
on Wednesday and Thursday. The
I articles that will be offered at the
j sale will include clothing of all
j kinds for men. women and children,
shoes, hats, furniture and bric-a
brac. One item which will be of
particular interest is a complete
Russian lace bed set. The sale will
be held at 108 South Fourth street,
which is one of the new storerooms
fronting on the approach to the
Mulberry street viaduct.
GET sso.oon
By Associated Press
Cincinnati. Oct. 27.—The safety
deposit vault of the bank of Alex
andria, at Alexandria, Ky„ a. few
mi'es south of Cincinnati, was blown
open bv cracksmen early to-dny.
Rank officials estimate that $40,000
worth of Liberty BRnds comprised
the loot obtained by the robbers.
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On the birthday of Theodore Roosevelt, the Telegraph reprints, at the request of scores of Its readers th
remarkable cartoon by "Ding," which appeared first In the columns of this newspaper shortly after the deal
of the former President last January . A limited number of souvenir copies will be presented with the comul
I ments of this newspaper to those who attend the Roosevelt memorial meeting at Chestnut Street Hall to-nigh
Memorial Week to Be Ob
served Here With Enroll
ment of Many Members
| Observance of Roosevelt Me
morial week will begin in Harris-
I burg to-night with a mass meeting
;in the Chestnut Street Auditorium,
|at 8 o'clock. Addresses will be made
lon the life and work of Roosevelt
j and an elaborate musical program
will be given.
Before the meeting the Municipal
j Band will give a concert in Market
Square and a short street parade,
j There will be no reserved seats for
jthe memorial meeting in the audi
torium, and no admission will be
I charged.
During this week a membership
j campaign will be conducted through
out the city. Ward leaders will name
assistants to aid in making a can
vas of each district. Membership
subscriptions of $1 or more will be
received at headquarters of the
Dauphin County Roosevelt Memorial
[Continued on Page 6.]
Brown Sugar Now Sells
at 20 Cents a Pound
Consumers who read Saturday
that brown sugar, formerly used for
baking purposes, to-day sent in
grocers' receipts showing that the
price in Harrisburg had jumped to
twenty cents a pound. Wholesale
dealers would not make public the
i wholesale prices, saying that "it
j would not be fair to the retail
No more granulated sugar arrived
since last week's shipment, and the
demand for sweets has been grow
! ing daily. Dispatches from Philadel
j phia to-day say that John A. Mc
j.Carthy, State Sugar Administrator,
jis planning to prosecute sugar
profiteers. Mr. McCarthy also has
| disproved the idea of selling sugar
j only with groceries, although this
! plan has been approved by many
i as a means to prevent hoarding.
i Thief Gets $350 in
Money and Jewelry
Money, watch chains, rings, pins
and otlier jewelry, valued at more,
than $350, is reported to have been
taken from the residence of J. W.
Cowden, 1711 >*>rth Second street,
Saturday night. ,
The house was entered between
6 and 9 o'c'ock in the evening,
while the family was out. Entrance
was gained by prying open a front
window. Included in the booty was
$36 in cash, Thrift Stamps worth
$2.50, a gold wutch chain worth
SIOO, a turquotse ring worth SIOO,
stick pins, brooches, bracelets, etc.
AMERICAN Legion buttons j
have arrlvecKfind may be se
cured by members at the |
itamp window of the Post Office ,
after 3 o'clock any afternoon. |
Treasurer Wilbar, of Post 27, will
also be at that window every ,
evening ar.-d will pass out buttons
as long as the supply lasts. For
the Information of members who
are not receiving their American
Legion Weekly, it is suggested
that they give the! r names to Mr.
Wilbar so that the error can be
Major Gray's Estimates Amply
Borne Out by Secretary
Woodward's Statistics
The Department of Internal Af
fairs, acting on the request of the
United States Government, has pro
vided the engineers surveying the
Susquehanna river with information
showing the wonderful possibilities
of water traffic on this great stream.
The figures amply justify the vision
of Mayor William B. Tray, who, in
an address before the Harrisburg
Rotary Club, started the present
movement for the canalization of
the river. The club, taking up the
subject, was instrumental in the
forming of the Susquehanna River
Association and Congressmen Greist
and Kreider pushed the survey ap
propriation bill through the last Con
gress. Last week, Warren H. Man
ning, the planning engineer, ad
dressing the Rotary Club, Chamber
of Commerce and Kiwanis Club,
touched upon the subject of a deeper
Susquehanna and predicted that it
will one day be one of the great
transportation routes north and
south, with Harrisburg a much big
ger and more important city than
at present.
Eight Pennsylvania counties which
would contribute directly to the
shipping on a navigable Susquehanna
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•Twelve New Dwellings
to Go Up in Green Street
M. H. Gettys, contractor for Har
vey E. Dewalt, secured a permit to
day to erect twelve two-story brick
houses in the west side of Green
street, north of Woodbine, The
dwellings will rost Mo,ooo. H. G.
Hippie, contractor for H. C. Ken
nedy, will build a' ono-story-brlck
garage at the rear of 242 4 North
i Second street, at a cost of SI,OOO.
j Relatives Receive Word That
W. O. Jenkins Is at
By Associated Press
| Hanford, Cal., Oct. 27.—William
O. Jenkins, American consular agent
■ at Puebla, Mexico, and wealthy
manufacturer, probably was at lib
erty to-day after being abducted 1
and held a week by three masked i
Mexican bandits for a ransom of i
Wotd that he had been rescued
from the bandits who seized him at
his ranch near Puebla a week ago
Sunday, wes received late last night
, by his father, John W. Jenkins, of
this city, in a brief telegram from
Miss Annie Jenkins, sister of the
■ consular agent.
The Message
The message did not indicate
whether any portion of the ransom
demanded had been paid or whether
the efforts of the Mexican govern
ment in response to urgent demands
of the American State Department
had effected the release. It read:
"Oscar was rescued this after
, noon. Advise relatives."
Although Jenkins was kidnaped
i on October 19, news of his deten
tion did not reach his family here
until last Wednesday when a tele
gram was received from his sister.
Later word came from here that be
sides kidnapirig Mr. Jenkins, the
' bandits who held him for ransom
had also plundered his ranch home,
securing $60,000. Whether all or
any part of this had been recovered
was not clear here. Another point
not disclosed was the exact time
of Jenkins' release. His sister's mes
sage, telephoned here from Fresno,
I said "to-day" but the date of the
■|" message was not telephoned, the
consular agent's father said, and
whether his detention had ended
. Saturday or Sundav was not known.
State Department
Gets Official Report
, I By Associated Press
Washington, Oct. 27.—William C.
Jenkins. the American consular
agent at Puebla. who was kidnaped
October 19, by Mexican bandits, was
released after payment of ransom,
the State Department was advised to
day by the American embassy at
Mexico City.
The bandits who had held Jenkins
demanded $150,000 In gold The
message to the department said that
Matthew E. Hanna. third secretary
'of the embassy, which was sent
jto Puebla yesterday had re
ceived a message from Jenkins sent
from wtthin the Mexican federal
i lines that the ransom had been paid
! to the kidnapers and that he- was on
i his way to Puebla. ,
Turns Down Amendment Seeking to
Equalize Voting Power of U. S. and
Great Britain With Her Dominions
Washington, Oct. 27.—The Johnson amendment to the Peace
Treaty, proposing in effect that the voting power of the United
States in the League of Nations be increased to equal that of
Great Britain and her dominions, was rejected to-day by the
The vote was 38 for the amendment and 40 against it
The rollcall follows - .
For adoption:
Republicans Ball, Borah, Bran
degee, Capper, Cummins, Curtis,
Dillingham, Fall, France, Freling
huysen, Gronna, Harding, Johnson,
of California: Jones, of Washington;
Kenyon, Knox, LaFollette, Lenroot,
Lodge, MeCormick, McLean, Moses,
New, Newberry, NorHs, Page, Pen
rose, Phipps, Poindexter, Sherman,
Smoot, Spencer, Sutherland, Town
send, Wadsworth and Warren 36.
Democrats Gore and Shields
2. Total, 38.
Against adoption:
Republicans Colt, Edge, Hale,
Kellogg, Keyes, McCumber, McNary,
Nelson and Sterling 9.
Democrats Bankhead, Cham
berlain, Culberson, Dial, Fletcher,
Gay, Gerry, Harris, Harrison, Hen
derson, Hitchcock, Jones, of New
Mexico; King, Kirby, McKellar,
Myers, Nugent, Overman, Pomerene,
Ransdell, Robinson, Sheptwrd, Sim
mons, Smith, of Arizona; Smith, of
Maryland; Swanson, Thomas, Tram
mell, Underwood, Walsh, of Mon
tana, and Williams 3l. Total, 40.
Of the 18 Senators not voting.
Senator Walsh, Democrat, Massa
chusetts, voted for the Johnson
amendment buf v later withdrew his
vote in the absence of his pair,
u y .
American demand* until tin next, i- pro- Ja
itji . .. •■■■•!■! .1 f
day from Presidqrit Alejo Gareceno, of the Cuban Sugar yj
Manufacturers Association to Chairman V
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. 4 4
Washington! exhibiting the red flag or ad- y
vocating over.thriow of the government would he subje;X
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reported by the Senate Judiciary .Committee. X •
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Vjborg 4", Reports wer£ received here to-day that X
a'naval battle occurred off -Kroiyitadt yesterday. The y"!
reports wnnch were uncotifirnied gave no deta y
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Vtii, y
Columbus! -T- Governor Cox to-day suspended Mayor y
Charles E. Podrman, of Canton, because of alleged inef-
ficient handling of the steel strike riots in that city and y
appealed to a committee of Canton business men to rally ..a|
around Vice-Mayor Schrantz.' X
h, J
) Reval. THpyfall of Petrograd ts inevitable, accord- 4
h . to reliable advice-: General Yudenitch intends after '
' M-W IL
the capture qf thf.' city not'to halt in Petrograd, but to y
march forWSr'dPirt of Ladega. y
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Vv i hington. "The President's progress continues, y
as during the past few days, satisfactorily," said a bulle- .or
tin to-day by his physicians. * [y
Andrew J. Mhlnko and Aim" Baleh. Strflloni Frank I~ Holetlne.T
anil Mnry K. SnnibuuKh, Penbrook| Norman C. Maunt, MlllTllle, andW >
M>rtlr K. Welllver, Hrrwlrki Paul H. Uutwala and Mabel I'rtut, l.eb- 5
nnont Melvln K. WolfKHim and Hulk Miller. Mlllrralmra;, Jarob P.T
Von K and Haltle H. I.erpard. Harrlaburm Harry W. Srhory, Phlla
d< Iphlu, and Sarah E, Garbcrleh, Penbrook.
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Senator Stanley, Democrat, of Ken
lucky, who opposed the amendment.
Others absent or paired and not
voting were:
For adoption—Senator Calder, Re
publican, New York; Reed, Demo
crat, Missouri; Elkins, RepubUcuij,
West Virginia; Fernald, Republican,
Maine, and Watson, Republican,
Against—Ashurst. Democrat, Ari
zona: Beckham, Democrat, Ken
tucky; Democrat, South
.Dakota; Kendriek, Democrat, \\ y
lofnlng; Martin, Democrat, Vilginia;
Owen, Democrat, Oklahoma; Phelan,
Democrat, California; Pitlman,
Democrat, Georgia: Smith, Democrat,
South Carolina; Walcott, Democrat,
City Commisioners, City Engineer
M. B. Cowden and City Solicitor
John E. Fox, together with mem
bers of the City Planning Commis
sion, will hold a conference at 11
o'clock to-morrow morning, follow
ing the regular council meeting, to
discuss the proposed terms for the
acceptance of the Italian Park tract
from the McKee-Graham estate.
Provisions in the agreement which
has been approved by the executors
of the estate, require the city to
make important street changes and
develop the park for public use
within three years.