Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, November 21, 1919, Image 1

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    Proffer of Wage Increase to Miners by Operators Interpreted as Opening Wedge of Final Peace
IW W Ml-NO. 274 28 PAGES D " n & a u*e c r S the d p 6 c offlcrat"a S rr??bur ia "' HARRISBURG, PA. FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1919. •■ single copies uomc rnirinw
Believed Death Penalty on
Villa's Chief Would Un
seat Carranza
Bandit Leader Reported Gath
ering His Forces For New
Series of Outrages
By Associated Press.
151 Paso, Texas, Nov. 21.—General
Felipe Angeles, chief lieutenant of
Francisco Villa, and famous artillery
expert, captured last Wednesday by
Mexican Federal forces under Gen
eral Gabino Olive, near Valle Oliva,
faced trial by court-martial to-day in
Chihuahua City, Mexico. ' The triul
is considered by Mexican authorities
as the most important held in that
country during a decade of revolu
tion and banditry.
Reports in circulation along the
border to-day were General Angeles
would be accused of rebellion against
his government and that the death
penalty would be ashed. Many Car
ranza officials were said to favor this
disposition of the case as a warn
ing to all rebel chieftains. Short
ness of time between his capture and
the date set for the trial was point
ed to as indicating the possible fate
in store for General Angeles.
Revolution Will Follow
Conjecture was rife as to the ef
fect of the trial. Some authorities
In El Puso believed his execution
would be disastrous to the Carranza
♦,'overnment in that a new revolution
ary movement might follow.
Villa sympathizers, here to-day
were outspoken in the opinion that
the bandit leader would make some
demonstration over the captui'e of
his chief lieutenant. Villa was re
ported In the broken country south
east of Ojinaga. Chihuahua, on the
the international boundary, gather
his forces for a new offensive with
in the next month.
Reputed Inventor of 75
General Angeles was a graduate
of Chapultepec, the military West
Point of Mexico, lie was sent to
Kurope on military missions by
President Diaz and attended French
artillery, schools. He is the au
thor of several military textbooks
that are used in European and w ,
World military schools, and reputed I
Inventor of the French 75 millime- j
ter gun. He was decorated with the j
Legion of Honor by the French gov- 1
ernment for his work.
Against Border Attacks
Angeles cast his lot with the Ma
dero revolution while still in Europe.
He returned to be commander of
Chapultepec. When Madero was
assassinated Angeles was imprison
ed, but was released by Huerta and
then banished. When Carranza and
Villa parted. Angeles, who had join
ed them, cast his lot with Villa. He
abandoned the latter after Villa's
raid on Columbus, N. M., which An
geles refused to countenance. An
geles then became an inspector of
munitions for the French. He again
returned to Villa early this year
when the latter issued a manifesto
that he was "done killing Ameri
cans." Angeles again advised ihe
bandit leader against border dem
onstration when Villa decided to at
tack Juarez this year. In this attack
Villa was defeated when American
troops crossed the boundary after
shots had been fired into El Paso.
Federal Judge Sanctions
Lifting of Lid on Beer
Ban in St. Louis District j
By Associated Press.
St. Ix>uis, Nov. 21.—Federal Judge
Pollock today granted a temporary
lnjunctlon against the District At
torney and the Internal revenue col
lector from enforcing the provisions
of the Volstead wartime prohibition
enforcement act pending further
In effect Judge Pollock sanctioned
the lifting of the lid on beer in St.
In the decision Judge Pollock
granted a temporary restraining or
der enjoining United States District
Attorney Hensley and Collector of
Internal Revenue Moore from en
forcing the provisions of the Vol
stead wartime prohibition act. The
District Attorney is restrained from
prosecuting alleged violators of the
measure and the internal revenue
collector Is enjoined from refusing
to issue revenue stamps for • beer
cotaining one-half of one per cent,
or more of alcohol.
The order is made operative at
By Associated Press.
Paris. Nov. 21. Dispatches re
ceived from Belgrade state that the
Serbian government has authorized
that country's delegation at Paris to
sign the Treaty with Austria, which
Serbia did not sign at St. Germain
on September 10.
By Associated Press.
Washington. Nov. 21. The
Comptroller of the Currency to-dav
issued a call for the condition of all
National Banks at the close of busi
ness on Monday, November 17.
Harrlsburg and Vielnltyi Fair and
warmer to-night, lowest tern
. prrntnrr nbout 30 degree*, fiat,
urdiiy partly Hotiriv.
Eantrrn Pennsylvania t F*| P „ n d
T-wT" 0 ' , S-turdny
partly cloudy. Modemte aouth
*vo*t wind*.
Riven The Susquehanna river and
all MM branch's ntll fall slow-
LY. A stage of about 4.5 feet is
•ndiented for Harrtsburg Sat
urday morning.
Churches May Nqt Use Over
Fifteen Gallons of Wine
a Year
Druggists, barbers and grocers
who have been annoyed by increased
demands for flavoring extracts, toilet
waters supplies, perfumes and pa
tent medicines on the part of to
pers who want to use them for
beverages to-day were informed that
the manufacture and sale of all
such articles containing alcohol must
cease after January 16 when the na
[ tional prohibition amendment be-
I comes effective.
Notice that toilet articles and
flavoring extract will come under
the ban was sent to merchants to
day by E. Lederer, collector of in
ternal revenue for this, district. Mr.
Lederer also issued a'ruling which
permits physicians to order two
quarts of liquor a year and gives
churches 15 gallons of wine annually
for sacramental purposes.
Mr. Lederer'a ruling is based *on
orders received from Daniel C. Ro
per, commissioner of internal reve
nue department, who has called a
conference of manufacturers to meet
December 1 in Washington. The]
ban is divided into three classes as
Barbers' supplies and perfumes,
liquid medicinal compounds and
flavoring extracts.
The police have had some trouble
with disorderly persons who. pur
chased toilet waters and flavoring
extracts in drugstores and ' grocery
Army of 450,000
and Three Years Needed
to Quell Mexico
Washington, Nov. 21.—State De
partment officials In discussing the
Mexican situation to-day disclosed
that three years ago the army gen
eral staff estimated that an army
of 450,000 men and three years
would be required for complete in
tervention in Mexico by the United
Officials did not say what the
present estimate of the general staff
was, but it was understood to be
less than that prepared before the
World War, due to the development
of new instruments of warfare and
an enormous increase in American
war materials of all kinds, particu
larly motorized transports, airplanes
and artillery.
Discussing the case of William O.
Jenkins, American consular agent at
Puebln. who was rearrested last
Tuesday on charges in connection
with his abduction by bandits, offi
cials said because of the Mexican
government's laxity in trying to put
down the revolution, it had failed to
give proper protection to Jenkins
and that consequently he might have
ground for claim against the Mex
ican government for the ransom
money paid to his captors.
Curtin Kinslnger, of Halifax, is in
the Keystone Hospital, as a result
of gunshot wounds, suffered yester
day. He was wounded when his
nephew shot at a rabbit. His con
dition is good.
Cincinnati, 0.. Nov. 21. Barney
Scbreiber, well-known turfman, died
suddenly here to-day of apoplexy in
his room at a local hotel.
Removal of Unsightly Poles
Means Much to the City
Removal of the Immense poles carrying scores of wires and heavy cables by the
Bell Telephone Company has cleared Walnut street of an unsightly mass which busi
nessmen objected to. The Bell company has placed Its wires under ground at consid
erable expense.
The first engraving shows tValnut street looking east before the poles and wires
were removed. The larger engraving shows the improvement. The only poles left are
light standards and supports of trolley car wires. The smaller etching shows one of
the enormous crosspieces which formerly broke the view directly over the county prison.
Removal of all wires In the central part of the city was advocated by the Harrlsburg
Telegraph several years ago and met with the approval of the wire operators.
Butter Sells at 45 Cents per
Pound and Eggs Go at 65
Cents a Dozen to Consum
ers Who Are Able to Go Into
Rural Communities to Buy
TOi figlit the high cost of living
drive the family flivver into the
hearty of Perry county.
That is the advice of farmers and
storekeepers 20 miles away l'roni the
city, where the prospect of 65-cent
turkey is looming strongly before
the good housewife now planning her
Thanksgiving Day dinner.
The turkey, the hatural occupant
of any dinner table on Thanksgiving
Day. is to-day selling anywhere from
35 to 45 cents, live weight, according
to the section of the county in which
the fowl may have been purchased.
Chicken at 25 Cents
But chickens will form a satis
factory substitute. And the price
is such that no Perry countian is go
ing to be without fowl. Grocery
stores and dealers are selling them
at from 25. to 26 cents per pound,
live weight, with ducks and other
fowls selling at but slightly higher
figures. These figures are those
quoted by dealers, but many con
sumers are getting their birds for
Plans to Be Drawn For Action
Early in Spring; Must
Carry Heavy Loads
Plans for rebuilding a number of
county bridges are being considered
by the County Commissioners, so
that reports of viewers can be sub
mitted to grand juries at the Janu
ary and March quarter Sessions
courts and work started early in the
Many of the bridges in the county,
while in good condition, should be
replaced, the commissioners said. A
recent law allows auto trucks
weighing a maximum of thirteen
tons to travel on the highways and
some of the bridges probably would
not be strong enough for constant
heavy traffic.
Among the bridges which may be
rebuilt next year are: One over
Bear ireek, in Wlconisco township;
one crossing the Philadelphia and
Reading railway tracks at the Boyd
station Just south of the highway
between Harrisburg and Hummels
town; two bridges between Dauphin
and Lancaster counties, one at Bev
erly and the other at Bellalre; an In
tercounty bridge on the State hjgh
wav crossing Conewago creek; two.
bridges over Deep creek, in Lykens
It is also the plan of the County
Commisloners to ask for bids for
the construction of a new bridge
over Manada creek, at Sand Beach,
so that work can be started there
early in the year.
Butter 45c
Eggs 65c
Potatoes $1.25
Hard 27c
Shoulder 27c
Ham Sic
Dima Beans 1 7 C
Soup Beans 13c
Live Chickens 25c
Live Turkeys 35c-4 5c
Thanksgiving at lower figures.
Chickens in some instances are be
ing purchased from the farmer at
as low as 20 cents, while some
turkeys are being bought in Newport
for 35 cents per pound.
Other ingredients of a well-bal
anced Perry county Thanksgiving
dinner are selling at proportionally
low costs.
Butter, pure, rich, freshly-churned
butter, can be bought in any quan
tity at 45 cents a pound, according
to quotations issued from Blain this
morning. These same reports toll
that eggs, but several hours from the
fowl, ean be purchased at 65 cents
a dozen.
Shoulder and ham. smoked with
special care, was selling to-day in
Blain at from 27 to 31 cents a pound,
while lard is far below the luxury
class. To-day this necessity in Perry
county cookery was selling at 27
cents a pound at Blain.
Plans For Big Holiday Drive
to Be Made This
Plans for the Bed Cross Christmas
Seal sales In the city, county and
the West Shore will be made to-night
at a meeting of the committee to be
held at the home of Mrs. William
Henderson, 26 North Front street.
D. D. Haminelbaugh, chairman of
the Christmas Seal organization of
the Anti-Tuberculosis Society of
Dauphin county, will appoint com
mittees to take charge of the various
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Deny Un-American
Ideas Taking Hold in
Members of Negro Raco
By Associated Press.
Baltimore, Nov. 21. The editors
of the four negro newspapers pub
lished here to-day joined in an open
letter to Attorney General Palmer
expressing their belief that the re
cent report to the Attorney General
that Bolshevism and X. W. W. propa
ganda-Is making converts among the
colored people is unfounded and
deny that un-American ideas have
■taken hold among their race.
They say that there are few radical
publications among the colored peo
ple and that the colored people,
through their press "will continue to
demand every right of American
citizenship." %
ffljt S!ar-3nt)cpcnt>tl.
Both Sides Believe ttie Con
cession of Owners Is the
Opening Wedge
Washington, Nov. 21.—Both min
ers and operators to-day believe the
"Ice has been broken" In the con
troversy over the miners' demands
for an Increase in wages. The ac
tion of the operators yesterday in
offering the miners' representatives
a flat increase of fifteen cents a ton
on coal mined and a twenty per
cent. Increase for day workers, is
believed to be an opening wedge for
the trading to-day.
Officials have assumed this atti
tude despite the fact that John L.
Lewis, acting president of the mine
worker's union, has declared that
the concession Is wholly Inadequate.
Not Enough—Lewis
"The operators are proposing
something that they know can't be
accepted," Lewis said. "The In
crease they would give they simul
taneously arrange to take back in
increased charges to miners for sup
plies. Then they haven't talked the
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Anti-Railroad Strike
Bill to Be Pushed at
Next Session of Congress
Washington. D. C., Nov. 21.—The
House Railroad bill, considered in
committee for several months nnd
passed by the House in seven days
as the finishing touch to Its pro
gram of reconstruction legislation,
prpbabiy will be ignored by the Sen
In moving that railroad legislation
become the unfinished business of
the Senate by adjournment to De
cember 1. Senator Cummins did so
with the Intention of presenting the
bill which bears his name and which
has been favorably "reported by the
Senate Interstate Commerce Com
mittee and of focusing the entire
thought of the Senate upon that bill
until it Is perfected and passed
The bill us completed by Senate
action will then be made a substi
tute for the entire House bill, with
the exception of the enacting clause
and will go to conference in that
form, there to be whipped Into shape
if possible.
The difference between the two
measures are so radical in many Im
portant particulars that prolonged
consideration! in conference is cer
tain with a possibility that the two
branches of Congress will lock horns
for an Indefinite period. In the event
that President Wilson ends Federal
control In January, Congress almost
certainly will be forced to enact
interim legislation to bridge the gap
between the end of Federal control
and the outlining of a legislative
policy for continued private opera
Hartford Sonday Globe
to Cease Publication
Hartford. Conn.. Nov. 21. The
Hartford Courant" announces that
the Hartford Sunday Globe will
cease publication after to-morrow
.. T w e P a P er , co "ld not go on with
Its limited circulation, the scarcity
of print paper and the high cost of
other elements of production. "
The Currant has purchased the
stock of the publishing company an( j
will dose up Ita affairs.
Supreme Council Agrees to
Act Despite Rejection
by U. S. Senate
But American Conferees Be
lieve Compromise Ratifica
tion Will Be Effected
• By Associattd Frtss.
Paris. Nov. 21.—The Supreme
Council to-day agreed on December
1 as the date when the German
Pence Treaty will be formally rati
Further Informal discussions have
been held with the German repre
sentatives here lu connection with
the notification by the Allies that
a protocol must be signed by Ger
many guaranteeing fulfillment of the
armistice conditions. These discus
sions have been confined chiefly to
the methods of procedure fn con
sidering the protocol. The Germans
have not yet stated whether they
will sign the document.
The American delegation is still
without Instructions as to its partici
pation In the Peace Conference fol
lowing the failure of the Senate to
ratify the Treaty, but Henry White
attended the meeting of the Su
preme Council to-day as representa
tive of the United States, Under
Secretary Polk being absent in Don- J
don, and the entire delegation is;
continuing its work In the belief |
that a compromise ratification reso- j
lution will be agreed to In the Unit- J
ed States.
Tills view Is apparently shared by ]
most of the members of the Coun
cil, who are anxious for the con- '
tinuance of the United States in the
deliberations of the peace-making
body. The council, however, is
working out plans so that the en- 1
forcement of the Treaty will not he
hindered if the United Sttaes fails
to ratify the Treaty later.
Jules Catnbon, of the French dele
gation, presided over the council's
session in the abesnce of Foreign
Minister Pichon. The next meeting
will be held on Monday.
$50,000 in Loot Is
Recovered When Arrests
Break Up Robber Band
Detroit, Nov. 21. Jewelry, cloth
ing and silverware, said to total up
ward of $50,000 in value, stolen in
a long series of burglaries, was re
covered last night, the police an
nounced to-day, with the arrest of
seven men who, the authorities de
clare, are members of a gang of New
York gunmen.
According to detectives one of the
men In custody confessed to forty
house robberies here and a large
number in Cleveland. The loot, it
is stated, was found in an east side
tailor shop operated by Hine Rosen,
one of those arrested. The others
under arrest gave their flames as
Joseph Miller, Leo Levy, Benjamin
Klein, George Lewis, Robert Con
pardl, and Joseph Kinehlner, all of
New York.
The arrest of tho men, the police
declared, frustrated a plan they had
conceived to aid their alleged leader
William "Jack" Shapiro, held in the
county Jail on a burglary charge,
to shoot his way to freedom last
night. The gang, the police allege,
originally intended to gather only
enough loot to raise funds to meet
Shapiro's bail bonds. The plan later
was abandoned and a Jail delivery
decided upon.
Court to Decide on
Mumma's Demand For
10-Cent Dog License Fee
Twenty-six cases have been listed
for the session of argument court
to be held next Tuesday, making one
of the largest lists to be- disposed
of In months. Two cases of Hard
scrabble proceedings will be argued,
the question for the court to decide
being whether the city has the right
to assess benefits against property
owners on the east side of North
Front street, for proposed improve
ments to the west side.
Another case which will be sub
mitted to the court Is that, of the
action between County Treasurer
Mark Mumma and the county com
missioners. Mr. Mumma claims he
should be paid ten cents for each
dog license he issued last year in
addition to his salary provided by
law. The county commissioners
contend his salary Is for all services
to the county. The court will be
asked to settle the case on the facts
submitted in briefs.
Motions for new trials will be
argued in a number of other cases
and a motion to enter a verdict of
acquittal In favor of Charles H.
Mauk, an undertaker convicted of
false pretense, will be disposed of.
Election Board Charged
With Primary Fraud Is
Discharged by Alderman
Cases against the election board of
the Second ward, Sixth precinct, al
leging that a fraudulent return had
been made of the primary election
vote in that district, were dismissed
last night by Alderman C. E. Murray.
The suits had been pending for the
last two weeks, three hearings being
held. John E. Fox. attorney for the
election officials ptltloned the mag
istrate to dismiss the case, stating
that insufficient evidence had been
produced to warrant returning the
case to court. Counsel prosecuting
the case argued that a petition was
pending In court to have the ballot
box opened, but Mr. Fox stated that
the box could only be opened after
an indictment had been returned Al
derman Murray dismissed the cases,
saying that they lacked enough evi
dence to return Una to 00art.
Whole Subject Will Be Taken Up by
President When Lawmakers Meet
in Regular Session, Dec. 1
By Associated I'rtss
Washington, Nov. 21,-President Wilson will take trp the
v\ lole subject of the 1 reaty of \ ersailles in his message to Con
gress December 1, it was stated officially to-dav at the White
Senate s action in rejecting the Treaty.
leaders Seek Compromise
Before Congress convenes, It was
said, administration senators will
confer and it is possible that the mild
reservationlsts on the Republican
side will participate with a view to
working out an acceptable compro
mise on reservations.
Regardless of who is selected to
succeed the lute Senator Martin, a
Democratic leader in the Senate
there will he no change in the leader
ship in the Treaty light, it was said
at the White House. President Wil
son considers that Senator Hitch
cock, of Nebraska, lias conducted the
tight ably and sees no reason why
lie should not again lead tlie admin
istration force.
Senator Underwood, of Alabama,
whose name lias been mentioned
prominently in connection with the
Democratic leadership, called at the
White House to-day to see Secretary
Discuss Trade Kflfoct
Discussion here to-day of the
Peace Treaty concerned chiefly the
probable effect the nonralitication of
the pact by the .Senate would have
on the commercial and financial busi
ness of the United States with Ku
rope. Technically, as has been
pointed out, the United .States still
is in a state of war witli the central
powers and it is feared that com
plications may arise which would
tend to retard international com
The White House Is being: watched
closely for developments, hut so far
Washington. Action by the Supreme Council at
Paris, fixing December 1 as the date for formal proclam
ation of a state of peace between the powers ratifying
the Treaty of Versailles fulfilled the expectations of
administration officials. After the Senate had ended its
special session without ratifying the Treaty the general
feeling here was that Europe would not wait longer for
this country's decision.
Paris. Stephen Pichon, French foreign minister,
and Sir Eyre Crowe, assistant under secretary for for
eign affairs of Great Britain last night exchanged ratifi
cations of the treaty guaranteeing British aid to France
if, without provocation, she is attacked by Germany
Sir Eyre is the representative of Great Britain in the
Supreme Council during the absence of Premier Lloyd
Denver. George O. Johnson, district president
of the United Mine Workers of Ameria, to-day announce
ed that the strike of the bituminous coal miners in CoW
orado which has been ordered for Friday midnight, had
been called off in connection with the injunction issued
last night.
Paris. V arshal Foch has been offered the nom
ination for Senator in the Department of Finisterree,
according to the Presse De Paris, which says he has
accepted the nomination on condition that all parties will
unite in supporting him. .
All'n W. HIIM-, Pottnlown. nnd Carrie E. Fleecer. *
William H. Miller nnd Nlnn n. MneUennld. I.ewl.towni Albee? ?'
Pnncnke and Corn M. 1,. SMnncnna, HarrUbnr*. " ow "'
silence has reigned there and those
who had hoped for a formal declara
tion of peace by Presidential procla
mation have had their attention di
rected to the statement of President
V\ ilson last August in reply to a ques
tion by Senator Fall in which the
President said:
"I feel constrained to say In reply
to your first question not oniy that
•n my judgment 1 have not the "power
by proclamation to declure that
peace exists, but that I could In no
circumstances consent to take such
a course prior to the ratification of
a formal Treaty of Peace."
Ultimate Adoption
Supporters of ratification of the
I rcaty have not given up hope of
its ultimate adoption. At the regu
lar December session of Congress
they plan to present to the Senate a
compromise proposal which they
believe will be acceptable to both
The mild reservatlonlst group of
senators apparently hold the balance
of power and both Republicans and
Democrats are working to swing
their support. This group followed
the Republican leadership in the
dramatic battle during the closing
hours of the last Congress, but the
Democratic leaders believe they
have a plan which the "mild reser
vationists" will approve.
Republicans and Democrats each
have challenged the other to carry
the issue to the people. If this chal
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