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J— AA A V 111 1\ 0. J 1 /YCil—o Matter at the Post Office at Hurrisburg
Full Attendancel
of Nations Is
Americans Only
Partly Ready
With Plans
By Associated Press
Paris, Jan. 10. After!
nearly a month of waiting"
and preparations, conversa-i
tions which will lay the j
foundation of the actual
peace congress arq, about to
start. American delegates feci
that a great deal of progress {
might have been made before j
now if a full representation of i
the nations allied against Get-,
many had arrived promptly. j
The British plenipotentiaries
now are expected to arrive Sat- :
urday. As many of the princi-j
pal questions to he threshed out;
in preliminary conferences concern j
most intimately the United States,:
Greut Britain and France, there is j
some hope for fair headway being!
made while awaiting the official an-1
nouncement of the full Italian dele-1
gation and the arrival of the Japa
nese representatives. The Belgians;
will arrive next week.
To Tell Congress of Action
The first few conferences between I
the Americans, French and British]
will probably develop just how muchj
progress may lie expected before I
President Wilson goes Miome next j
month. It is settled that when he]
reaches America one of his first actst
will be to address Congress and give!
a report on what has been accom- j
plished. Some American diplomats j
here agree that the most Mr. Wilson |
can hope to report will probably be
a general undertaking of the widest'
sort upon a set of principles which |
must be left, to lie applied by the |
peace congress. Physical conditions ,
alone will probably prevent the ae- i
complisliment of more than this dur- '
ing the remaining six weeks of his'
Yankee Plans Delayed
Organization work has taken the
Americans a month, and even now
they are only partly ready. The
French, of course, have their organ
ization on the spot. The British have |
brought over from England a highly
developed machine which is virtually
ready to function. The Japanese will
have to orgunize after reaching here,
as will the Belgians and other minor
belligerents. •
These preliminaries will not neces-l
sariiy deiay tlie informal conversa
tions, but they will hamper the,
working of "group plan" confer
ences by which the principal bellig
erents expect to thresh out points
with interested neutrals, non-bellig
erents or minor nations engaged in
the war, and reduce their results to
memoranda which are to go to the
peace congress for inclusion in the
final settlement.
Americans Disappointed
President Wilson's feeling, on com
ing to Europe as -early as they did,
was that all the Entente govern
ments had made their preparations
lb get down to talking peace. He
and the American commissioners
have been disappointed by the de
lays. The American delegates are
understood to feel very strongly that
unless pians are made to permit the
activities ot peace to be resumed in
warring countries the demobilization
of their armies may bring unwel
come problems.
The return of Mr. Wilson to the
United States will reduce the Ameri
can delegation to four, but it was
explained to-day that delegations will
vote as units, and that the President
never had intended to sit continu
ously at the peace table.
Ail the progress that has been
made has been in President Wilson's
conferences with French, British
and Italian statesmen. These con
ferences have approached only broad
principles. In the conversations
about to begin the progress that has
been made with individual countries
probably w.il be brought into the
discussion and general agreements
Chicago, Jan. 10.—Victor L. Ber
ger, of Milwaukee, one of the live
Socialist leaders found guilty of con
spiracy under the espionage act to
obstruct the government's war pro
gram, plans to fight to obtain a seat
in the Nationul Assembly. Complaint
to bar him from Congress as disloy
al already has been filed by J. P.
Carney, Democrat, whom Bcrger de
feated in the November election.
For Harrlmliurg and vicinity: Fair
to-night and Saturday: nnrmtr
to-night, lowest temperature
about 111 degrees.
For Eastern I'enimyb nnln: Fair
to-night nnd Sntordny : warmer
to-night: strong southwest and
went winds.
.\u mnterlnl ehnngrn will oeeur In
gauge heights or Ire condition*.
A stage of about 8.3 feet I* Indi
cated for Harrlaburg Saturday
LONDON, .lull. 10.—Messages
from Doris indicate lliat Dremlers
Clcmenceau and Lloyd George
have scored a great success on
the question of the freedom of the
seas and tliat very little is likely
to be said on this subject when
the actual peace conference as
The Spanish-Moroccan question
also lias been settled to the satis- j
faction of Kngluinl and Trance.
Wilson Advised of Great Tie- j
up; Early Heply Is Ex
pected From Paris
By Associated Press
Washington. Jan. to.—Presi
dent Wilson's iiillucncc to com
pose tlie strike situation in Now
York is expected to be exerted
to-day. lie has been inform
ed by cable of the situation and
an early reply from him is ex
New York, Jan. 10. Just as
word was received here of expected j
action by President Wilson to at- j
tempt a settlement of the strike]
which has tied up all harbor traffic, i
offers of the marine workers' affi-!
liation went into conference today
declaring that no solution would be
accepted oilier than "unconditional I
surrender" of the boat owners whose j
refusal to arbitrate their employes' j
demands for higher wages and an
eight-hour day precipitated the |
No Hat-gaining, Says Leader
The strikers met to deliberate up- j
on the proposal of A. H. Smith, east- 1
crn regional director of railroads, in j
whose district 1.200 government I
controlled craft were abandoned by
their crews, for a 48-hour "armis- !
tice ' during which the men would j
return to their posts pending an
agreement to solve the strike prob- !
lent "across the table." In addition i
to declaring that "unconditional sur- j
render" would be demanded, Presi
dent Delahunty, of the marine
workers' affiliation, asserted that -
"there will bo no individual bargain
ing, not even with the railroads. It
is the sentiment of the men that
the strike must be settled in Its en
tirety by both railroad and inde
pendent boat operators.
Mr. Smith submitted his request
to the strikers' representatives at a
conference last night and told them i
I if it was granted the strike could be
J settled. After the meeting the men's
I representatives assert that Mr.
| Smith's proposition to them was "fa
vorable" but none would predict
I what action the general strike com
: miltee might take upon it.
Herouto Food For State
Kailroad officials today were de
; voting their efforts to rerouting food
I for the city from points in New
Jersey to points in New York state
when it can be brought here by
train. The food situation was de
scribed us "more critical than even
the most pessimistic can realize." in
a statement issued late last night
| from the office of Mr. Smith. It de
clared that the lives of thousands of
persons in the greater city depended
upon the success of the efforts to
reroute food so urgently needed.
Uniformed policemen turned deck
hands down at dawn and enabled
Staten Island shipbuilding to pro
gress uninterruptedly by getting the
workers to tlie yards on time. The
policemen operated one municipal
ferry boat between Manhattan and
| Staten Island.
More Warehouses
at Middletown, Is
Washington Rumor
A\ aslilngton, Jan. 10.—Ordnance
department oftleiuls are discussing
the advisability of adding to the
warehouse capacity of the ordance
depot near Middletown, Dauphin
county, Pennsylvania. It is possiblo
that within the next few weeks
plans will be approved for the erec
tion of three or four more ware
houses at that place. Additional
ground will be necessary for the de
velopment. The depot is now able
to house a great accumulation of
material that but for the cessation
of the war would be now on its way
to Prance. It was planned on a
much larger scale but for some un
known reason work was stopped af
ter only • two warehouses were
The foregoing report front Wash
ington is in accord with a rumor
that has been afloat here for some
weeks, ever since Captain Douglass
was sent here front Delaware City
to make a survey of tlie Middletown
plot. It was said at that time thut
several warehouses designed for
France, the maleriul for which is on
hand, would be sent to Middletown
lo add to the unit there. The new
warehouses, which may be erected
in the spring, will be of permanent
Eighty Delegates
Are to Sit at
Peace Board
Freedom of Seas
May Not Loom
at Table
By Associated Press
Paris, Jan. 10. There!
probably will be eighty del-1
egatcs at the peace congress i
if the program presented to |
the delegates to-day by the
French government is approved j
bv the Supreme Council. There;
will, in addition, be extra dele-!
gates from most of the nations
represented. These will he called!
into the congress when special!
subjects upon which they arel
experts are under consideration.]
Specialist sto Be Called
Lord ilardinge. former viceroy of ]
India; Sir Louis Mallet, British am-i
bassador to Turkey and Sir Kstne
t\. Howard, British minister to i
Switerland probably will appear for!
great Britain as. extra delegates.
Bernard Barucli, Vance McCormick
and other specialists# wilt be called
upon by the United States peace
Changes in the plans hitherto
considered were suggested to-day.
They concerned, principally, the
number of delegates to be given the
smaller powers. Most of those which
declared war on the Central Empires
will have three. These nations are'
Greece, Serbia, Portugal, Humania.
Brail and China. Poland and
Czeeho-Slovakia will have two each.
Countries which simply broke rela
tions with either of the Central
Powers will have one delegate. '
Foes' Delegates Problematical
Neutrals will be represented
when their special interests are
taken up. The number of dele
gates to be apportioned to Germany,
Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey will
be decided later.
Bishop Darlington
Is Made Colonel on
the Governor's Staff
Bsliop James Henry Darlington,
of the Harrisburg Protestant Episco
pal diocese who last week was hon
ored with the French Legion of
Honor, was to-day appointed aid
de-camp witlt the rank of colonel
on the Governor's staff by Govern
or Brumbaugh.
The appointment is to till the
vacancy made by the resignation of
Henry W. Shumaker, which was
received by the Governor to-day.
The appointment is for eleven days
only, as the Governor's staff retires
with the outgoing executive.
The bishop may be the last civil
ian ever to receive this honor which
carries with it the right during his
term of office of wearing the uniform
that goes with it for state occasions,
as Governor-elect Sproul has said
that he does not Intend to appoint a
staff, or if he does it will be made
1 up entirely of military officers who
have seen service in the war. It is
said Bishop Darlington is contem
plating a trip abroad within the next
Paris, Jan. 10. —The urgent de
mands pf the Czecho-Slovaks und
Poles for food, which involve a mili
tation of tlie naval blockade, after
consideration by the American peace
delegates have been referred to of
ficials of the American food admin
Sergeant Hah?y and Corporal Fisher Win Honors on Field
of Battle, Companion Writes
How Harrisburg soldiers in the
One Hundred and Eighth Field Ar
tillery, Twenty-eighth Division, aid
ed in driving back the Hun masses,
is told in an interesting letter to the
Telegraph from Corp9>-al O. W. Yea
cork, of Philadelphia, a member of
Battery P. He says:
"Sergeant L. A. Haley and Cor
poral Clyde Fisher have done some
very good work in driving back the
Huns. Several incidents of good
work done by Sergeant Haley could
be explained but to be brief I will
tell of the coolness of the Sergeant
In holding a bunch of drivers on
a road during an air raid.
"When everyone was worried as
to what to do, Haley shouted orders
to "hold your horses and stand pat.'
This the men did and after 'Jerry un
loaded ills coal' some three hundred
yards front the men they were or
dered to mount and proceed in good
Add—Horrors of War
tilSfefci#' fY° ( great TO get jfj
Generals Pershing and Wood
and Senators Figure in Gos
sip at Chicago Meeting
Chicago. Jan. 10.—Party leaders
from nearly every state have ar
rived here to attend the meeting of
the Republican National Committee.
The session is to be in the nature of a
political love feast at which the Re
publican victory at the Congressional
elections last November will be can
vassed and plans for the 1920 Presi
dential campaign discussed. Virtually
[Continued on Page 10.]
County Has Good Day
With No Bills to Pay
For tlie first time in the last seven
years no money was paid out of the
county treasury, although the doors
opened for business according to
Deputy Treasurer Josh E. Ruther
Yesterday tlie office was open dur
ing the. regular hours but not one
voucher aws presented or a single
bill paid, he said. This is the first
time there has been no funds ex
pended in one day since Mr. Ruth
erford has been connected with the
I office.
"In the case of Corporal Fisher I
will tell of his experience as best
I can, when he volunteered to take a
wounded man to a dressing station,
"About 3 o'clock one morning in
the Argonne Forest when the gun
crews were called to serve the guns
and the ttrst volley was fired, a mem
ber of one of the squads was lilt by
a piece of exploding shell. Fisher,
who was nearby, voluntered to take
the man to a dressing station. This
was some three miles back and.ne
cessitated traveling a continually
shelled road which at that time lvat
very dahgerous. But it seemed Fish
er did not care and did the mission
very well, being complimented by all
his comrades for the feat.
"I might mention that these two
men are known In Battery F as "Big
Buck" and "Bittle Buck," due to
their being together about twenty
hours out of every twenty-four. Tliey
both served on the Mexican border
with the Governor's Troop.' <
Stye JSlar-
Loiidon, Jan. 10. —Proceedings
against the former German em
peror are advised in a special
report by a subcommittee of the
commission charged with in
quiring into violations of the laws
of war, appointed two months
Plans for a tribunal to try
eases in which violations of the
laws of war are alleged have al
ready been submitted. Through
subcommittees, the commission
has Inquired into ill-treatment of
prisoners, offenses at sea and of
fenses of the air.
Not For Ten Dollars Will
Busy Give Tip of Trade
to Outsiders
Wild ducks are easy to catch
Two boys from Rockville say so,
and they were paid $1 each to catch
six. They got the ducks, also the
money, but how did they do it? The
boys refused to tell the secret, which
is a dark one. to be sure, for they
set out last night to catch the ducks
then at large in AVtldwood Park, a
small tract containing a few hun
dred acres.
The ducks were taken to the Wild
wood lake by the park department
officials early last summer. Luter
tliey were released und were Been
all over the large luke. When win
ter came with snow and cold weath
er G. Grant Forrer, assistant park
superintendent, urranged to care for
the ducks, but they could not be
caught. .Mr. > Forrer attempted to
get them but without success.
Everything Is Safe
Then the two youths appeared and
made their offer. It was accepted
at once. J.ast night they asked for
some corn and set out down the lake
after the ducks.
About two hours later the boys
came back, handed over the ducks
and asked for the money. They were
paid and were offered another $1
to tell how they caught the fowls.
"Wouldn't tell for $10," one of
them said as they disappeared in the
Tho ducks are now safe in a
large. Warm, frame pen and won't
freeze nor starve during the winter
months. Hut the park department
officials are puzzling yet over their
mysterious capture.
I Can you tell bow the boys did it?
Many Seek Invitations to Sec
ond Bi.'j Dinner to
Hotel Friends
Every day sees (he Penn-llarris
| Hotel nearer Una! completion. It
; has been an Instantaneous success
I from the standpoint ol" the transient
| guest and the fume of the new hotel
j has already spread far and wide,
j Additional furniture has been
j coming in daily by express and with
i the few last consignments of fur
| niture the hotel ought to be prac
| tically a finished undertaking with
the end of January.
The finishing touches are being
put on the grill room, one of the
attractive features of the hotel, this
week, and it is expected it will be
| regularly opened after next Satur
day night. This room is bound to
attract liundredH of people and is
likely to prove a magnet for after
theater guests.
The celebrutiou dinner and smoker
which will he given Friday evening,
January 17th, for men only, at $1.50
per plate, Is attracting much atten
tion, and W. M. Ogelsby, secretary
of the hotel company, is already
deluged with requests for invita
tions. Many persons who were not
present at the formal opening din
ner given to the stockholders and
i their guests will uttend the dinner
j and smoker a week from to-night,
j It promises to be un occasion of in
, terest and enjoyment. Henderson
| Gilbe'rt is arranging entertaining
, features and he is somewhat of an
j expert In this line.
All over the hotel the decorators
I are adding the final touches and ud
' dltional lighting fixtures of urtistic
; design have enliunced the beauty
j of the grill and other main rooms.
Many of tho most prominent men
I of the city have indicated their pur
i pose to be present at the dinner
1 and smoker next Friday night. This
j will be served In the main lounge,
where the formal opening look place
: on New Fear's eve.
No Longer Necessary to
Conserve Nation's Fuel
Washington, Jan. 10.—All orders
and regulations as lo fuel conser
i vution, except one relating to na-
I tural gas, were withdrawn by the
j fuel administration, Regulations as
' to zoneß and prices and some others
remain In effect, but In accordance
with the announced policy of the ad
ministration, the question of fuel
saving now is once more a matter
for individual determination.
Spartacan Factions Losing All Hope of
Victory When Loyal Troops Stand
Firmly by the Cabinet
By Associated Press
Berlin, Jan. 10.—The government forces are in com
plete control of that section of the inner city between the
Brandenburg gate and Friedrichstrasse. It has issued
an order prohibiting all processions.
In issuing' its order against processions, the government gave
warning that its troops have orders to fire without waiting
the Spartacans to begin and to shoot to kill.
The Spartacans apparently are losing hope. They failed to
summon a mass meeting of their supporters to-day and the streets
are almost deserted-
The streets of Berlin to-day were]
without even the usual small groupsi
of disputants.
The corerspondent is informed
that lite Berlin regiment of mounted j
sharpshooters is supporting tiic gov-1
ernment enthusiastically and that!
otiie.r troops In tlie city also are i
Many Killed
It is estimated that more than two
hundred persons havo been killed in
tlie fighting in Berlin since Mon
day. The Charlie and other outlying
hospitals cared for three hundred!
wounded Wednesday. Twelve dead
were carried into tlie Chancellor's I
palace in Wilhelmstrasse during'
Determined attacks by the govern
ment forces on tlie plants of the
Tageblatt and the Vossische Zeitung.
which are still in the hands of the
Spartacans, have been going on with
short intervals of inaction since noon
Use Machine Guns
It was given out from official
sources here yesterday that, the gov
ernment forces had recaptured po
lice headquarters from the Spurt-
? X
T* the government fore* *§•
t* Mb
At 3,
T v
j X **y- 8 than 200 persons hav
j x n killed in th §
A and other-outlying hospitals cared for 300 wounded on Zj
| X 'dnesday. Twelve dead were carried into the chancei T
I < % e ? - i-.e dur'ng Wednesday. Z' :
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X Washington—Administrationleaders decided to make > [
Mr another attempt to-monow to obtain a rule for the imr * 1
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I A the rules committee whw flj
-a favorable report. J ;
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T —Eicaom, the Spar wean police-chici, whose t. * '
4* ai to resign ieu to the present irouolc in Berlin, is * 1
. jrted to have lied that i gto a Zurich dh- a i
to the Matin. " 1
A a i
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14* Mew -0... -ihc Lriiish tinhspurt uiua arrived here • •
iw y-t* m iireat with i.OQj Airithcan tr'opps. The . J [
f the Y. 11? C. A. unu K; of C. hcid * 1
jiorces. i
c| I
A riutll* I'ullarri nnd Mary Tln, litre) ton; Stfnn I'elieke, Steel. '
Aj tun, nnd Dotty Fnlloeek, Mlddletown. j
QHy Assbeiaied Press .
Ameiongoii. Jan. 10.—William" 4
Hohonzollem was able to walk."
about in the guldens at Amwoii
gen castle on Tuesday for tlie first,
time in several weeks. His health -
is reported to bu almost normal*
Tlie secretary to the premier of
Holland visited the former Ger-;,
man emperor.
acans. It was learned last evening,
however, that this statement was
not true and tjiut the headquarters is
still In tlie hands of the Spartacan
The machine gun firing in th®
newspaper quarter is almost continu
ous. The government lias a large
number of troops in readiness and
tlie attacks seem likely to continue
to a decision.
With the exception of the fight
ing just described it has been quieter
than on any day since Sunday.

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