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• / • . < HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH M O or\ Tl> A C 17Q Daily Kxropt Sunday. ICntered n. Second Clbsh O. w wU lAD LO Matter at the Post Office at llarrisbur£ LXXXVIII — NINE INCHES OF SNOW FALLS IN FIRST STORM i Traffic Moves at Ordinary Pace Despite Bad Weather TEMPERATURE TO DROP! Much Colder Weather Sched-! uled to Arrive Before Night , Temperatures as low as fifteen' degrees to-night and ton degrees or! even lower to-morrow night, are! expected to accompany the fairj weather which will follow last' night's storm, according to E. R.' Demain, weather forecaster. Continued cloudiness and perhaps' another fall of snow, were predicted! for this afternoon. Mr. Domain said i that the first snow storm was caused I by disturbances preceding the cold' ware which Is coming from the west.l "he cold wave is expected to-night, i so that most of tho snow is over.; although if was thought a snow flurry might develop this afternoon. Mine Inches on Ground The snow started at 3.12 vester- j day and continued until 10.30 this morning. The hardest part of the; fall was from about five o'clock ves terday until an early hour to-day.! Nine inches of snow fell during! the storm. Marrisburg had the heaviest fall reported in the Sus quehanna valley, there being onlv! six and a half inches at Wilkes j rre and W illiamsimrt, and two inches at Clearfield. Southward the| snow was heavier, tiften inches fating at Washington. lT>rt of this.' Mr. Domain said, fell as rain. .Moderate Temperature temperature of 20 to 32 degrees prevailed during the storin, and at! noon to-day it remained at 30 de-' grees. A blanke* of nine inches of heavy.' wet snow covered the ground when l Darrisburg wakened tit's morning! and prepared for its day's business. ' Lowering temperatures were de-! clared by the weather bureau to be 1 in the wake of the first snowfall. The snow began to fall in huge. ! soggy fakes about 4.43 yesterday' afternoon and continued unabated until an early hour this morning., The snowfall was very heavy and; thick, notwithstanding the predic-1 tion of old-fmers that storms, marked by largo, slowly-falling flakes quick>y spend themseves. Conditions under foot were unusu ally bad. Owing to the eWttfflMl dampness of the snow, early mormhjfG wayfarers quickly packed paths along the sidewalks, which degen erated into s ushy ice troughs within an hour. Landscapes presented a beautiful j aspect early in the day. with their first appeal ance of untrninmeled' white wastes. Trees and telegraph | rOontiimod on Page li>] Put Bread Crumbs in Yards to Keep Birds From Starving, Is Plea "Now that the snow has come the birds must have food. It is up to the people of Harrisburg to supply it." ' This is the message sent out this morning by a prominent Harrisburg lover, a member of the Harrisburg Natural History Society. If the peo- j pie of the city wish to keep the! many birds here they should place bread crumbs and similar dainties in places where the birds can get them. When the river freezes the birds won't be able to get any water and it is suggested that small pans ! be placed in an advantageous place. ; Gold Star Register The National War Aid Daugh ters of 1917 wish to make a com plete list of the nten residing in Harrisburg and surrounding towns who have given their lives in the world war. Relatives of every man who died are asked to fill out the accompanying . blank, cut it out and mail it at once to Sir's. .Meade <D. Detweiler, 21 North Front street. This is the only way a complete list can be made. Name of sender Address Relative in service who died .... Name Branch of service Where located How related THE WEATHER For llarrUhurg nn<l vicinity I Probably fair to-night nnd Sat urday. Much colder. I.oupMt temperature to-night about I.* degree*. For Kaatern Prnnsyl*anlni Snow Ihla afternoon. Probably fair to-Mlgbt nnd Saturday. Mnrh colder. Strong northwest wind. Heavy Snow Clinging to Trees and Buildings Lends Beautiful Tone to Drab Winter Scenes of City Life r , . .*• -• ' ♦ ' „ * t A l -. * % - v•• . -V;.,--.: • .1 - ' 4 ,s' • ■*♦•?•" . . . ' • -5 RESCUERS TAKE pJIJURED YANKS ; OFF TRANSPORT I Big Vessel Pounded by Heavy Sea Is Still Fast Off Fire Island MARINERS FEAR HALES ! Work of Removing Fighters ■From Northern Pacific Begins at Daylight By Associated Press New }ork, Jan. 3. Information that approximately one thousand | ; troops, including some of the wound- i ed, had been removed from the ' American transport Northern Pa- ' citic. aground at Fire Island, was re- ! . ceived by Navy Department officials j ■ here at 10.30 a. m. to-day. This in- j | dicuted that fewer than 1,500 sol-' , diers remained on board and tho : i work of removing these in small I j boats and with breeches buoy was ! , progressing favorably, it was stated. I The position of the transport was | declared to be virtually unchanged, I the danger of her breaking up being no greater than it was last ! i night notwithstanding the continued ' I pounding of the seas. Repairs had j been made which prevento irther | i water trom entering the ds a I | message from the ship said. | lire Island, x\ V., Jan. 3.—With; : the fust ray of light to-day rescuing ' I parties left their improvised lodg- I ings and gathered on the beach in i the pouring rain, prepared to re-' sume the task, abandoned yesterday ! [Continued on Page 1!) ] Forty-Four Sent From County to Penitentiary; Three Murderers Executed Forty-four defendants, convicted in the county criminal courts during 1918, were sent to the Kastern peni-. j tentiory at Philadelphia, records for the year show. Three men, convict ed of first degree murder, were elec- \ j trocuted. They were John O. Christ- : | ley, Andy Carey and Charles Kyler. Sixty-four persons were sent to the State Lunatic Hospital, including , ; two who were prisoners in the coun- | !ty jail, and two who were serving ! sentences in the penitentiary. The : j largest number sent to the hospital was in December when thirteen were ; ordered to be taken there. During the other months the number scr.t : there follows: January, (J; February, 15; March, 5; April, 2; May, 1; June, I 10. July, 1; Augus', 2; September, 8; October, 4. November. 6. Three ! other persons were sent to theJspring City Hospital for the Feeble-Minded. In juvenile court twenty-six boys | and girls, some of them old offend ers, were sent to reformatories; y : of them being sent to Glenn Mills: 10 to the Slaton Farms school; 3 to the Downlngtown farms, and one to the Phoenixviiie protectory. Twenty- 1 five other defendants were sent to-' the Huntingdon Reformatory. J I BERLIN ROWDIES HAVE FIREARMS i Berlin Jan. 3.—Munich news papers of this morning's date re |j eeived here publish extended re ports of shooting in the streets of the city on New Year's Eve. Nine persons are declared to have been i wounded. while the accounts state that the rioters used hand grenades against the police and threw s milar missiles at the front of the Catholic Society building. The newspapers declare that the lawless element lias many ' weapons. CHARITY SHOW TO BE STAGED i | THIS EVENING iMrs. Brumbaugh I'rges City to: Lend Its Full Support i | The stage is set. the curtain ready j j to go up and the orchestra ready' j to play the opening overture for the | i big vaudeville show to be given by; employes of the Moorhead Knitting; i Company in Chestnut Street Audi- i I torium to-night for the benefit of j j the Associated Aid Societies. The finishing touches were put on i I the performance at a final dress re- | hearsal of the entire cast in Chest- , | nut Street Auditorium last night. ; ! At this rehearsal the company went j I through the program scheduled for to-night's performance. Mrs. Flu ; ence Ackley Ley, former prima J donna of the Joseph E. Howard Mu- j sieul Comedy Company, directed a ; chorus of forty young women from i the Moorhead plant in several songs, j This chor.us, incidentally, is one of the best-known musical organlza- i ! tions in the city. It formerly was' CContinued on Page 19.] CRAMP TOES IN NARROW SHOES! NEVER AGAIN, CRY EX-YANKS * • . So Dealers Are Sending Hurry Calls to Manufacturers For Boots With Plenty of Room Shoes that are built for comfort i rather than for style are coming into' their own'in Harrisburg. Sensibly! built, broad-toed shoes are finding' an increased number of wearers and promise soon to displace the English model shoes In popularity races, at! least among the men. The youhs returning from army' service, formerly srongly addicted to the wear of long, polntcd-toed shoes! that allowed llttlo or no freedom for ! moving about the toes, during their l times In the service found that never before In the English-wearing days did they have such foot comfort and they forified a genuine love for those • broad-toed shoes that Uncle Sam j furnished them. And coming home j to Harrisburg they have brought the I HARRISBURG. PA.. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3, 1919. SALES OF REAL ! ESTATE IN CITY BREAK RECORD j Nineteen Hundred and Twen ty Property Sold in the Twelve Months ! ASSESSED VALUE *4.711,2301 I - : Closing Months Showed Big Activity in Transfers of Property Real estate sales in Harrisburg in 1918 set a new record City Assessor James C. Thompson reported to-day. T->ast year 1,920 properties in the city, with an assessed valuation of $4,711,230, were sold according to records he has compiled. In 1917 there were 1,007 property transfers with a valuation totaling $4,349,- 968. In December alone the sales of 184 properties added $596,050 to the total; while in November 137 trans fers conveyed buildings and ground valued at $360,670. The Ninth ward total for 1918 is the highest In the city. During the year 339 properties in that district [Continued on Page 19.] Bakei Hopes Pershing Men Will Not Be.Held in France Two Years Washington, Jan. •"!. Secretary of War Maker was asked to-da.v whether it would he necessary to keep a large force in Kurope for at least two years. He said: "We hope that is not true; we are not planning for it." The secretary said 700,000 men had been discharged from the army since the armistice was signed and that another million men would be dis charged within the next five weeks. i desire with them, paying much less j attention than formerly to the dic tates of style. , The habit Is becoming contagions, j too. Hearing the, praises of the broad-toed boots surig so lustily, others have determined to give such | pedal encasements a trial. "Never before have we had such a call for broad-toed model shoes," Harrisburg shoe dealers announce I unanimously. "We have been coin il pelled to send rush orders to the manufacturers to meet the fast-in creasing demand for them." one ! manager announces. But the custom has afTected little j the Impervious female. Hlgh-heel j ed. pointed-toed, fancy-model, high : topped styles still prevail among I them. ! ! PEACE SHOULD COME QUICKLY, LODGE REPLIES | Washington. Jan. 3.—Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, Repub lican leader, rep.ied to and denied ' in the Senate to-day the charge i I made yesterday by Senator Lewis, of Illinois, Democrat, that the He- , | publicans were attempting to em- i barrass President Wilson abroad and prevent unity in the Senate. ! j He declared peace negotiations should be completed as quickly ! as possible, for every day's delay i made it more difficult to make i peace with Germany. _ GREAT PORTS ARE! I CLOSED TO ALL FOOD SHIPMENTS ! 'New York, Philadelphia and! Boston Under Strict Embargo | _ | /1 v Associated Press \ New York, Jan. 3.—Shipment of' ! all classes of freight, and I foodstuffs intended for American j j troops abroad and Europe's starv- j , ing people, was embargoed from 1 olher parts of the country through j the ports of Boston, Philadelphia I and New York, for export by order iof the Freight Traffic Committee I ' to-day. j Food and supplies are accumulated | lon tlie piers of New York to such an j extent that it i 3 impossible for it to, ; be bandied or for cargo space to be ; [ provhled for its transportation, ; abroad. Similar conditions are do- | , dared to exist in Boston and Phil- i ! adelphia, With the situatioij becom- : j ing more serious. | Three principal causes are assign- ' : ed. One is the strike of freight! j handlers, which was reported to bo J spreading to-day. Another was a disposition on the part of ship own j ers to put their vessels in drydock! i upon being relieved from the war j strain, inteud of continuing the ships jin trade. Still another was the holi- . , day season, with consequent decrease I ; in labor facilities regardless of ex- i I isting s'r'ke conditions. Representatives of the railroad ad- < ' ministration. Federal Food Adminis-! : tration. steamship lines and the army : ; and navy were in conference here to- i ! day to discuss the situation and plan a solution, it was indicated an an- 1 ; nouncement would be issued this aft-' ; ernoon. , Regarding the ship situation, it was declared that vessels for use by' 'the Food Administration had not be-' l come aval able in the tonnage that j had been expected, and that other: rContinued on Page 10.] KILLED BY BOLSEYIK CRUELTY \ Paris, Jan. 3.—Pierre Davcy, pres. 1 ldent of the French Chamber of ! Commerce of Moscow, is dead as the | result of hardships undergone in Bolshevik prisons, according to n dispatch from Moscow. He had been I .confined for several months, BIG BORROWING j CAPACITY GIVES CITY ADVANTAGE Sound Financial Stalus of the County Due to Careful J Management MANY BONDS REDEEMED Debts Constantly Reduced to | Minimum Figure by Sink ing Funds j Financially the city and county | closed 191S with a tine record, having ' large balances in the treasury and making big reductions in bonded in j debtedness. The annual reports for the city and county at the close of ! the fiscal year on Monday will bo i issued in a week or two, but officials ! who have been in touch with the 1 financial status of the municipality ' are commenting already on the | treasury balances. 1 The total bonded indebtedness of i the city now is $1,735,900. Each ! year a large amount is set, aside in ' the sinking funds to meet borids : which come clue, and annually a I number of bonds arc redeemed as ! the important loan issues were in serial form; some of the bonds be ■ ing payable each year, beginning five I years after the date of the loan and extending until thirty years from the ; issnc. This method reduces the in j terest charge annually, thereby sav | ing. much money. The present city [Coiiliyiiccl mi INige 10.] Sleuths Without Clue in Bomb Outrage; Free Suspect After Probe Philadelphia, Jan. 3. —, Edward 1 Moore, suspect in the bomb explosions Monday night, probably will lie re i leased toduy or to-morrow "by the po lice. I Detectives say the investigation has clearly proven his innocence of com plicity in the bomb plots, lie was arrested Tuesday, and tlie following day was held tinder a technical I charge for a further hearing Monday. I The inquiry directed against Moore j as a principal In the explosions, the j plolce say. has only disclosed he was i a revolutionist, an enemy of the gov- I eminent and a leuder in agitations ! against the operation of the selec ; five draft. The collapse of the suspicion ! against Moore, who is fifty-six years ] I old, leaves the police with but scant | 1 clues to the perpetrators of the-bomb 1 outrages. Michigan Has Ratified the Dry Amendment ; Lansing. Mich., Jan. 3.—The i Michigan Legislature yesterday ruti i lied the amendment to the United i States constitution providing for a dry nation. Both houses adopted the resolution without debate, and the I only opposition came in the house, whore three votes wcro cast against the proposal. Michigan is the six j teenth state to ratify the amend i inent. SINGLE COPIES TWO CENTS ITALY'S KING AND QUEEN WELCOME WILSON TO ROME Bonfires Blaze in Wake of Train to Capital GREAT CROWD | AT STATION To Visit Pope and\ Church College To-morrow i By Associated Press * i i Home, Jan. 3.—President Wi'son j arrived in Rome at 10.23 o'clock this I morning. 11c was received at the I | station by King Victor Emmanuel land Queen Helena members of the | government and representatives c\ j the local authorities. An immense crowd welcomed the j President with tho greatest enthu l siasnt. ! King Victor Emmanuel bus ae j ceptcd un invitation to have lunch j eon with President Wilson and fnm ' tly at the residence of Ambassador ; Page. ! Pisa, Jan. 3. When Pira was reacli- I ed by the Presidential special train ' last night, .Mr. Wilson and his party I had retired. Count Di Collere, Itul ! ian ambassador at Washington, and I Thomas Nelson Page, American ani j bassador to Italy, descended to the station p atform and conversed with officials. The people had been asked not to disturb the President by cheering when the' train passed through towns and cities, j Bonfires lighted in lienor of Mr. j Wilson were seen at many places j along the way. I The program arranged for Prcsi Pittsburgh—Attired In silk pajamas the body of a X iT your<- ice believe to be Mrs. X *?• X 4* '-. *f ? ;'■ '" "■- the body of X I*l* a Penn Avenue T ■^o ' -£j man was shot I't* head. A X |T T IT*.. sn was fully dressed, T "3* j Letters found in the room failed to throw any light on A j the tragedy. 1 j ** T |T SUNSET DIVISION COMING HOME J \j, Washington—Practically the entiro Forty-firat Div; T -ion (Sunset) was included in a list of units announce jj 1 4* to-day by the War Department as assigned for early | jf. T envoy 1, more than 500 officers and ► K* ¥ j4* 16,000 i rislng troops fro , ( Jj Washington, Oregon, Mpntana, Idaho and Wyoming, ,1 |t * v -. X \4 ' . ! 1' E In • * * T T ■ Company •Jt, , 4 aay. thej h . . r the ending of ! *4* * * |T the strike. Striking employes have been called to attend • •y a mass meeting to-night at which the union leaders say jj L •4a the . # * T • t 1* -COUNCIL IN[ SESSION ON BUDGET J* T U.v net late this - afternoon ' li a to ■ ■ r-J ;e fixing the tax ' w ' ?ate for the year at 10 mills, the same as last year. Ml ✓ i* * ❖ BRITISH PLAN NOT IN FAVOR *i* <4 Washington said to be under considera- „ X :on by the et, looking toward estab T shment of an international tribunal to adjust labor con- * • , i • : *J di, - - Ic-tyue of nations, do ' *£* * not meet with favor at the American Federation of Labor T T headquartei s. ' " * * . '?* X ► ~* * T $ MARRIAGE LICENSES ; John A. Mnirp nnd Genes* Schubert, Harris burgh 4* > ~iir*2f i *t* *3* *£."j.* "Z" ~i"|r 1 Li* 'Ji* tj"! 1 IS HOME EDITION lEACEMAKERS TO MEET ON JANUARY 13TH Paris, Jan. 3.—The peace con ference, or rather a preliminary "(inference between the four great allies, probably will open on Jan , unt> 13. the morning newspapers i say. The secretaries of tho can terencc will he I'nu Dqtnsta, the j Drench ambassador to Swltz?r --1 land, and Phlippe Berthelot, of the French foreign office, it is 1 stateu. I 1 dent Wilson's entertainment to-day ' included a luncheon with Queen ! .Mother Margherita, a reception by ; tho Parliament and a state dinner i w.th King Victor Emmanuel, follow ! ing tile visit to the President of a l deputation from the Quil'inill. In tho evening tho citizenship of Koine will he conferred upon tire American Executive. To Visit Pope To-morrow Saturday there will be a luncheon at the American embassy in honor of the President. This is also the day set for his visit to Pope Benedict and for his reception to Protestant bodies at the American church. Ho will take dinner with the Court. The President expects to leave for Genoa : on Sunday and possibly will go to Milan. On Monday he will arrive at , Turin, where he will make a short , visit, leaving for Paris on Mpnday night. The President enjoyed grefitly tlie ! rest which the trip afforded him. Both lie and Mrs. Wilson spent much ' of their time looking at the scenery. The press throughout Italy to-day publsh eulogistic articles regarding President -Wilson and the t'nited States, virtually all of the newspapers devoting their entire front page to i the v isit of the American Presi ! dent. i sr \ \<i.eis EM;AUKS SITTK AT PE.W-II AltltlS nobert S. Spangler, York, candidate | for the speakership of the House of j Representatives, has engaged rooms | in the new Fenn-Tiarris hotel and I will meet the members there next Monday. His headquarters will be on the parlor floor.