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Rumania Declares War on Germany; Bolshevism Recognized at Berlin; Former Fos n Gtfzml
\ ' s!jc olcr- Independent.
Marks Time Until
Foch Announces
Next Move
Americans Join
With French
in Gaiety
By Associated Prtss
With (lie American Army at the
Front, Nov. 13.—The American Army
is marking time until orders come
from Marshal Koch for the next
move. The roads near the front are
tilled with the panoply of the war
that has ended. The soldiers are
wondering when they will get home.
All day yesterday there were many
explosions behind the German lines,
indicating that the enemy was blow
ing up ammunition dumps. Very
lew German soldiers were seen along
the front line, giving rise to the be
lief that plans already are under
way for the retirement back to their
own border.
(It is not probable that the Ger
mans were destroying ammunition
dumps after the signing of the armis
tice terms. Because of the congested
cables it is probable that portions of
tiiis dispatch were written on No
vember 11 and in some unaccount
able manner were delivered with and
us a part of dispatches filed to-day.)
Must (in Home Through Liege
The German command will have a
difficult task, it Is believed, to ac
complish this in time, because since
the Americans have cut the Mezieres-
Longuyon line at Sedan, the Germans
have but one main line over which
to return to Germany. This line runs
through Liege.
The terms of the armistice forbid
American airplanes from going over
the German lines, and inasmuch as
no prisoners are being taken, it is
virtually impossible to get any in
formation as to the movements of the
German Army.
Wonderful Change on War Front
The hours since the cessation of
hostilities have wrought a wonder
ful change on the front. Silence pre
vails. Ambulances are parked along
the road. Laughing groups of Amer
ican and French soldiers are rejoicing
over their success. It is taken for
granted that war cannot start going
Only one thing goes on as it did
before—the work of the German pris
oners who are repairing the damage
German guns and mines have done to
the roads of France.
Olelirntions Continue
The celebrations over the signing
of the armistice in the towns in this
part of France continue with un
abated Joy. The villages are illum
inated for the first time in four'years.
Paris. Nov. 13.—With dawn of Mon
day there was no hint of the cessa
tion of hostilities. East of the Meuse,
regardless of the situation, the Amer
ican second army attacked in force
[Continued on Page ll.]
'.'The Heart Breaker"
Begins Today
BEGINNING to-day, the Teie
grnph begins Ihe publication
of Airs. Virginia Terhune Van
dp Water's new serial, ' The Heart
Breaker"—a real American love
story which gives a fine picture of
life in a small town.
This serial should be read for
its fidelity to human nature by
every intelligent woman. It sets
forth the experiences, difficulties
and trials of two sisters whom the
deaths of their parents made or
phans early in life.
One sister has morfe attractive
qualities, while the other, though
not so beautiful, is blessed with
ninny degrees more of common
sense. Their experiences are told
'n a faithful, human way that
should appeal to lovers of all that
• good in romance.
Far Harriabnrg and vicinity! Fair
to-night end Thnrndnyt not
much change In temperature.
lon eat to-night about 3d de
For Kant era Pennsylvania: Gen
erally fnlr to-night and Thurs
day: not rnneh change In tem
perature; moderate treat to
northwest winds.
Tbr Snaqtirhnnna river nnd nil Its
tributaries will continue to (nil
a lowly. A stage of nhont 4A
feet la Indicated for Harrisburg
Thursday morning.
London, Nov. 13.—'The Allied
high command lias sent to (lie
German high command by French
wireless a message that there 'an
lie no modification of the eontli
tions of the arinistiee. including
the annexes, at this time.
It Is addc dtliat a supplemen
tary period of 21 hours for the
evarit tine of Belgium, Luxem
burg and Alsace- l-orrahie has
been added to the fourteen days
stipulated in the original text,
so as to permit the text to reach
German headquarters at the de
sired time.
Three Cents For
the Soldiers
in France!
WOULD you believe it possible
that any citizen of Harrisburg
coulfl so little appreciate the
sacrifices and the hardships and ail
that has been done for their coun
try by the American soldiers over
there as to contribute THREE
CENTS to the support of the seven
welfare organizations which are ad
ministering to our fighting forces? j
Another contributor gave ten
cents, less than the price of admis
siop to a ntovie show, and still others
seemed to think they had been most
generous when they gave SI.OO.
Were it not that Harrisburg has
demonstrated its loyalty and its pa
triotism and its devotion to our sol
diers in all the war activities the
conviction would be forced home
that there is mighty little patriotism
in this community.
But It is not so. The three-cent
citizen and the ten-cent-citizen is a
rare exception to the rule, when as
is evident, one stops to consider
what our fighters have done and how
they have protected our men, women
and children from the awful condi
tions which are now prevailing in
Russia, Germany and elsewhere in
the combat urea.
However, the thousands of loyal,
patriotic men and women and chil
dren of Harrisburg are going to
answer the call for the big fund that
is necessary to keep our boys in com
fort until they come back. Those'
who have been so indifferent as to j
throw a few pennies to the soldiers
as they might to the beggar on the
sidewalk, must settle with their own
consciences. We leave them to their
thoughts which may he no more
pleusant than those which now con
cern the late Kaiser and his group.
Of course, those who are giving of
their penury are not in the class to
which this story applies. Those who
are poor in this world's goods and
#vho have given all that they can af
ford to give are rich in comparison
with those who have large revenues
; and large wages and who give dimes
j where they should give hundreds. ,
Former Kaiser Styles
Himself Count and Plans
to Buy Holland Estate
By Associated I'ress
London. Nov. 13. Holland will
j permit William Hohenzollcrn to re
| main on Dutch soil on the same
| terms of internment as other high
officers of the German army. He has
1 taken the name of Count William
Hohenzollcrn and is expected to buy
an estate and remain in Holland, ac
cording to an Amsterdam dispatch
to the Exchange Telegraph Com
The Telegraaf of Amsterdam snvs
he was allowed to take only his
I personal property from his train, the
I nonpersonal property which was
| brought to Holland being confiscut
| ed, as is usual in internment cuses.
Recent dispatches have stated that
the former emperor had taken a
\earload of archives with him into
Wilhelm Says He Didn't
Flee From Falling Empire
By Associated I'ress
London, Nov. 13. — A published
statement, which the former Ger
man emperor wishes to be regarded
as his reason for going to Holland,
says that the Journey was not a
flight, according to an Amsterdam
dispatch to the Dally Telegraph. His
departure from Germany was actu
ated by a desire to facilitate the
work of the new government by
ridding them of any embarrassment
his presence in Germany might
cause, 'such as an attempt to muke
him the center of a royalist agita
tion. I
Ward Quotas Are Announced
With Workers on Toes
For Victory
Ward Quotas
First >O,OOO
Second 11,.*>00
Third 40,500
Fourth 31,500
Firth 5,000
Slxlli 5,000
Seventh 40.000
Eighth . . .•! 3,500
Ninth 10,000
Tenth 8,000
Eleventh 7,000
Twelfth 5,500
Thirteenth 15,000
Fourteenth 1,000
Total >IBO,OOO
When those quotas are raised,
llnrrisbiirg will be over the top
hi the United War Work Cam
The number and size of the
Industries hi the wards were taken
into account when the quotas
were determined.
The first reports of the homes
canvassers who began this morning
to visit every house in Harrisburg
for a contribution to the quota o>f
SIBO,OOO for the United War Work
fund, will be received at headquar
ters in the Gilbert storroom this aft
| ernoon.
With ward quotas assigned and a
! definite goal to work for, the soiicit
| ors began their canvass early this
I morning, determined to make the
j meeting in the Chestnut Street Audi
j torini Friday night, when the returns
| are received, a Jubilation. The ean
j vassers hope to raise far more than
I the city's quota in the whirlwind
I campaign of to-day, to-morrow and
| Friday.
Ward and precinct maps with ev
ery block marked out, were given to
ward leaders and precinct lieuten
• [Continued on Page ll.]
Wounded Harrisburg Boy
Arrives at American Port
J .lames H. Craig deputy secretary
| of Internal affairs, 1702 North Sec
ond street, has received a Red Cross
postal, announcing that his son, Car
roll P. Caig, has arrived at De
barkation Hospital No. 2, Staten Is
land, N. Y„ from overseas.
Carroll P. Craig graduated at the
Harrisburg Academy in the class of
1916 and entered the Department of
Dabor and Industry as a messenger.
He enlisted iri the Governor's Troop
and left with that command for
Camp Hancock. He was afterward
transferred to Battery E, 108 th Field'
Artillery, 28th Division. He em
barked for France last May, was
promoted to first class private, quali
fied as a wireless operator and was
attached to Regimental Headquar
ters' Company. On August 18 he
was wounded in the leg by u fiiece of
shell when entering the village of
Chevy, about two miles south of Fts
j mes. since which time lie has been
in hospitals in France. The only
information as to his.conditions con
tained in the card is that he is feel
ing well.
What Have You Really Given—Not LENT
I Dauphin Aviator Reported
Lost in Air Battle Located
j by Red Cross in Unnamed
Prison Cantonment
I Official worrl to the effect that Wal
] ter J. Sraffer, the Dauphin aviator,
|is a prisoner in a German prison
i camp, was received from the Bureau
I of Communication of the American
I Red Cross last night by Mi3s Helen
! R. Leib, of the local chapter's Home
! Service Section. Immediately after
I the receipt of the news. Miss Leib
i attempted to get into communication
| with the parents of the flyer, Mr.
| and Mrs. Charles S. Shaffer, Dauphin.
The proud possessor of a French
War Cross, Shaffer is widely known
throughout Pennsylvania. He wrote
a series of remarkably interesting
letters descriptive of the life of an
aviator overseas, which were pub
lished in the Harrisburg Telcif.-.iph.
j They were eagerly read by thousands
| and were later used in a metropoli
j tan daily.
! Shaffer held the rank, of adjutant,
j the highest noncommissioned rank
iin the French Army. He won high
| honors by bringing down a balloon
! and two planes in action. The tlirll-
Iling story of these exploits was re
counted in a recent letter published
in this paper.
| (Is was a member of the French
| Flying Corps and was one of the
Harrisburg Railways Com
pany Appears Before Pub
i liee Service Commission
Hearing 1 of the complaint of O. F.
j Quinn against the six-cent fare and
] service of the Harrisburg Railways
j Company, in which it was claimed
I that people who did not get seats
I should not be'made to pay full fate
iand In which a drive for a valuation
was start-id, speedily became involved
In large sheets of figures to-day be
i fore Public Service Commissioner
j James Alcorn. The tables showed
I the costs of operation. material,
■j wages and other Items and finally an
' adjournment had to be taken ,iour..l
[Continued on Page 12.]
I Washington. Nov. 13.—The VOluh
| tary censorship regulations under
! which newspapers In the United
■ States have refrained front mentlon-
I ing the ntovements of all mere-hunt
i ships plying in and out of "Atlantic
! ports have been lifted. This was
1 announced last night by Secretary
i Daniels. j
Americans who were moved by.the
atrocities of the Hun nnd his Allies,
to offer their services to nearly-ex
hausted France, before America en
tered the war.
Several weeks ago members of his
squad informed his parents that his
plane had been shot down by anti
aircraft Are while he was attacking
h balloon. It was not Known whether
lie had been killed or taken prison
er. No details as to his condition
have been received.
No Chance For Boys Being j
Home by Christinas,
Parents Are Told
Cast night's meeting In the Chest-;
nut street auditorium was a dash'
of cold water in the face of the hopes
of many. To the unthinking who
arc taking seriously the expression, j
"home before Christmas," it wus un-j
equivocably stated by E. T. Oolton, |
Y. SI. C. A. director who has recent- j
ly returned from Russia, that the I
soldiers probably will not start home j
[Continued on Page ll.]
German Officers Turn
Gun on Revolutionists;
Kill Several in Clash
Copenhagen. Nov. 13. Fresh ■
fighting broke'out in Berlin on Mon
day, according to messages received
here from the German c-npitul. I.oyni
officers opened fire from the royal i
stables and attacked the revolution
aries with muchlne guns on the Un
ter dert Linden. Several persons were
Building Operations Expected
lo Pick Up in Short
Sow that Germany lias been de
feated. housing and building inter
ests hereabouts are looking into the
future for scarcely since the great
war started has the building fra
ternity of Harrisburg been able to
make any headway in construction
'matters, particularly in reference to
houses, causing thereby as it did al
most everywhere else, the most em
barrassing and cramped ilving con
ditions In the history of the city.
Peace having released the embargo
on building materials imposed by the
War, and having released aiso an
appreciable quantity of labor which
is sure to seek more peaceful lints
of occupation than has been us wont
since the opening of hostilities, for
ward-looking builders of this city
see a bright future ahead for their
war-delayed plans of some construc
tion. Apropos the building outlook,
John E. Glpple, president of the Har
risburg Heal Estate Hoard, had this
to say to-day:
I'rlecN Arc High
"The housing• situation in Harris
burg has been cense for over a year
and will contint'j to be for some
time to come, but with the war now
over and the government probably
If moving the embargo on building
materials, 1 am sure that the build
ers of this city will do all they cqn
to meet the housing needs."
Vast and ! Ulrica to mutters of labor,
materials and the cost of the latter,
enter into any building forecast, Mr.
G'pple pointed out who gave tt as
i his view in reference*lo the last
i named Item, that en™ of materials
(Continued on Page 12.]
United Cigar Stores to
Give Cent to War Fund
For Every Customer
j For every customer who comes
I into Ihe thrVe local stores of the
j United Cigut' Stores Company of
j America, November 14, 15, 16, 17
and 18, the corporation will give a
i penny to the United War Work
Fund. This announcement was made
i this pnorning by the local store
| manager. In addition all custo
mers will be asked to give contribu
tions. It is expected that in all of
j the stores throughout the nation
! owned by the contjJany, the con
tributions will amount to more than
Besides the. umount contributed by
! the customers and the lirm every
j employe of the stores will be the
subject of a personal appeal and
j.every effort will be made to have
100 per cent., stores officials stat
| ed.
Scwell. N. J., Nov. 13. —Reputed
j to ho worth SIOO,OOO, Charles Ros
ter, 60 years old, is dead at his
home as the result of burns SUE- ]
tallied In an accident at the'fuse
plan* at PanUboro a few days ago. A |
Hush of powder burned him about
the face and arms. Roster Is said j
to hove umawed h wealth os n i
blacksmith in Philadelphia and I
through Investment*. j
President Wants Assurances
Order Will Be Maintained
and Distribution Just .
Wilson Calls Attention to As
surance of Versailless Su
i pretne Council
Washington, Nov. 13.—Germany's
appeal for food has been answered
by President Wilson with the prom
ise that lie will take tip with the
Allies immediately the question of
sending supplies If assurances can he
given that order will he maintained
in Germany and un equitable distri
bution of food guaranteed.
| Causing Answers Ilcply
Secretary Lansing handed to Min
ister Stilzer, of Switzerland, to-day a
reply to a note delivered yesterday
transmitting a Message from Chan
cellor Ebert, urgently requesting that
the President inform him by wireless
whether the United States would
[Continued on Page 11.]
Ify Associated Press
Copenhagen, Nov. 13.—Telegrams
found in the palace of the former
German Crown Prince, according to
a Berlin telegram to the National
Tidende, show that it had been
planned to send loyal troops front
the front to Berlin in an attempt to
i crush the revolution.
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Humor of His Death Uncon
firmed by Official
Teutonic Austria Joins the
New German Re
By Associated Press
The Hague, Nov, 13.—The
former German Crown Prince
arrived.yesterday at Maastricht,
according to a dispatch received
Washington, Nov. 13.—1t was
officially stated to-day that the
American government lias no
confirmation of rumors that the
j former German Crown Prince
has been killed.
Copenhagen, Nov. 13.—Ger
man-Austria has been pro
claimed a part of the German
republic by the stale council,
says a dispatch from Vienna.
Copenhagen, Nov. 13. —
The abdication of Emperor
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