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HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH ■LXXXVIII— NO. 12 16 PAGES Da, &S, M S ?Wo y st IIARRISBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14. 1919. S,^S 3 HOME EDITION >EACE DELEGATES ARE TO BIND THE WORLD'S NATIONS iussia May Have Seat at the First Formal Meeting of Board "OCH GOES TO TREVES Germany's Commercial Fleet to Be Turned Over For Troop Transports WILSON PLANS PUBLICITY lay Stannard Baker Chosen Agent to Make Known the Peace Developments By Associated Press Paris. Jan. 14. —Russia may be ■epresented, together with all the other nations that were engaged in the war against Germany, "at the first formal meeting of the peace con ference. Whether Russia will have present at that time a delegation of prominent Russians, irrespective of party, or other spokesmen, if any, probably will be decided at the next lieeting preliminary to the congress. This will be held to-morrow be cause of the opening of the session of French Parliament to-day. The first question to come up be fore the actual peace conference will be that of the proposed League of Nations, and it was made known to-day it had been planned for the conferees to devote twelve hours daily to this work if necessary, until it is on the way to completion. Foch Starts For Treves Marshal Foch, the Allied comman der-in-chief. to-day is on the way to his headquarters at Treves to meet the German delegates and lay down terms for the extension of the armis tice. The terms provide for the turn ng over of the German commercial leet to transport troops, in exchange for food; for the restitution of ma terial taken from France and Bel gium, and for full compliance with the terms of the • original armis tice. A start has been made on the ma chinery through which the Ameri can public will learn of the doings af the peace conference. It has been lecided to issue a joint communique, irepared by a committee represent ng all the nations, this to be the lole official outgifing. President Wilson has also decided 0 communicate with the represent itives of the American newspapers of vhich there are more than one hun- Ired in Paris, through a publicity igent. Ray Stannard, Baker, a for ner magazine writer, has been se eded as the agent. America to Get the News The plan as announced to-day is or President Wilson or some mem >er of the American mission to com nunicate to Mr. Baker such details >f the proceedings as were not em traced in the communiques and vhich the President desires to make >ublic. Mr. Baker will convey the nformation to the correspondents, vho will not have original contact vith the source of information. An interesting feature of yester lay's meeting, as also of Sunday's, vus that more than two lfours of the iiscussion was conducted in French, f which neither President Wilson lor Secretary of Stale Lansing had 1 conversational knowledge and vhich David Lloyd George, the Brtt sh Premier, understands to only a imited extent. All the conversations :oncerning the renewal of the armls ice were conducted in French. Gives \\ llson Credit The French press to-day gives •"resident Wilson credit for the de rision by which Brazil secures three ielegates to the peace congress, and or that placing the number of com nittees at five instead of at twenty is the French plan proposed. The * igaro says that when the question >f the publicity of treaties and se ret diplomacy was discussed Presi lent Wilson, while supporting the r.ajority in favor of secrecy, ex iresscd the opinion that treaties liould be public, although the ne gotiations leading up to them called or the exercise of a certain discre ion. Delegates Agreed On France, Great Britain, tiie United itates, Italy and Japan will each lave five representatives in the >eace congress. This was decided ipon to-day by the Supreme Coun lil engaged in the preliminary work if organizing the peace procedure. Brazil was given three represen btives. Belgium, Serbia, Greece Poland, Czecho-Slovaklu, Rumania nd China were assigned two repre entathes each. Portugal, and the tates which did not declare war up n Germany but merely broke off iplomatic relations with her were iven one delegate each. The British dominions it was de ided, will be represented apart rom Great Britain. Canada, Aus ralia. South Africa and India will ave two representatives each and 'ew Zealand will have one delegate, onsideration of the question of Rus lan representation was postponed. The size of the representation of ach nation was decided upon not. as roposed by the French plan, in ao ordance with, the part played by the ation in the war, but following the meriean and British plan, in pro ortion to the extent of the interest f each nation in the peace settle ient.. THE WEATHER" For llnrrisburg and vicialfyi Inudy to-night and W ednes dnyj aot nmrh rhnnge In Irni lr rut lire; lonml 10-nlght nhoiit freezing. River The Snsquehnnaii river and nil Its branches will fnll slowly or re mnln nearly statlonnry with some decrease In Ihe quantity of Ice. A stage of nhoiit 4.3 feet Is Indicated for Hnrrloburg W rdnesday morning. Let's See, It Cinderella Who Was Left at Home l Scrub the Floor? INCREASED FARE ! PROTEST HEARD BY STATE BOARD Quinn's Appeal Against Trac tion Company Before Pub lic Service Commission j Further hearings in the protest of Charles A. Quinn against the pro j posed increased rates of the Harris-, i burg Railways, were lieard this aft- I ernoon by Commissioner Alcorn, of ! the Public Service Commission, in I the Senate caucus room. The case ! was scheduled to start at 2 o'clock, . but was called late. I Arthur D. Rupley. of Carlisle, was i the attorney lor -Mr. Quinn. and i Charles A. Bailey appeared for the | traction company. I Since the last hearing in the case, ;by permission of the commission. I three auditors have been working on 1 the books of the company. T. J. ] Bard Is in charge of this work. He | was assisted by John P. Geyer and | Ira Rider. C. J. Lewis, electrical en -1 gineer, has ben in charge of the val • uation work. Treasurer O'Connel, of the Har j risburg Railways Company, was i the first called to the stand. Mr. j O'Connel testiiied as to rental and | dividends paid to a number of small (lines, including the Harrisburg City i Railways Company and the East I Harrisburg Passenger Railways. 3,200 MORE YANKS SAIi Washington. Jan. 14.—The trans port Manchuria has sailed from France for New York, with more than 4,(100 troops, and the transport Canada for Boston with about 1 - 200. U. S. TO ERECT THREE BIG WAREHOUSES HERE! Sixty to Eighty Acres More Land at Middletown to Be Used by the War Department For Buildings; Now Considered Permanent Depot Sixty to eighty acres more land, will be necessary for the government I developments in connection with the | Ordnance Department Depot at Mid- ] dletown, it was said to-day- There have been rumors for sonfe , time that the Middletown Depot. which is designed as a permanent] structure, will have to be enlarged to meet the ndeds of the army and i it is practically assured that at least ; three more large warehouses will be required. A number of very large steel warehouses intended for use in] Franc* are now in the possession of t lie government in "knock-down" shape and these ordnance officers are endeavoring to procure for use here. . They were on tile verge or being sent to France when the war came sud denly to an end and are now await- ' i-ig disposal Government officers! hold that it would be much better] to utilize these than to build new J f FORMER KAISER Y GROWS A BEARD; FEELING BETTER By Associated Press Auicrougen, Jan. 14. —William Hohenzollern, the former German emperor, is growing a beard to protect hfs ear, which was re centlj operated upon, and which is badly affected by this climate. His facial appearance, therefore, is underoing a radical change. The beard is iron gray, and. while it is still quite short, it makes him rook considerably older. The' fugitive shows some improvement in health and is able to continue his walks in the garden oi the chateau where he is living. v NATIONAL BANKS NAME DIRECTORS; SOME ORGANIZE Banks Which Did Not Organ ize Today Will Elect This Week The directors of the National | Banks of Harrisburg and Dauphin county were elected to-day, accord : ing to the by-laws of national banks, i Directors will mefet to-morr&w to I elect officers, although some of the banks will not complete their organ ization until toward the end of ttie ; week. In one case, the organization [Continued on Page I,] , warehouses of the type already on I the ground. ] The Middletown Depot was intend ed from the first to be much larger < i than it Is. l'"or some reason never ; explained work was cut short there 1 I before it had been gotten fairly un- . i der way and thousands of dollars ] have been spent in fitting the ground, I , providing water and drainage for a very much bigger depot than has; been built, j The present single warehouse is i entirely too small to meet the needs lof the department. Many carloads of ordnance and other supplies that should be under roof are either in ! the open air or in cars that are need ed for other purposes and when the army is demobilized this will be vast ly increased. Somewhere there must be created a big depot to take care , of equipment coming back from over ! seas and Middletown is looked upnni j favorably by. those familiar with its ' accessibility from both the Atlantei ports and the Interior. As a rtorage I ! and trans-shipping point It is unex j celled In the United States. SI)C gtoc-Infrtpcnftent BEIDLEMAN GIVES $1,500 SENATE PAY TO POOR CHILDREN Industrial Home, Nursery Home and Sylvan Heights Each Gets SSOO Senator E. E. Beidleman. who on 1 Tuesday next becomes lieutenant i governor of Pennsylvania and re i signs then as a member of the State ' Senate, to-day announced that tvhile j the law entitled him to $1,500 salary I for the present session of the Senate, he felt that as he has been elevated o the lieutenant governorship it would not be proper for him to ac ' ce,->t the money for his own uses, lie I thereiore has forwarded to the Nurs , ery Home of Uarrisburg, the Chil .dren's Industrial Home and the Syl van Heights Home a check for SSOO ' each, with which to meet the great 1 expenses the influenea epidemic and | the higher eost of living have placed : upon them. In the letter acconi ; panying the checks. Senator Beidle man says: 1 will resign my position as State Senator, to take effect Janu ary 21. Under the law, how ever, 1 am entitled to receive us compensation for the Session of 1919 the sum of $1,500. I do not I believe, in light of my assuming the oflice of lieutenant governor, f I should apply this sum to my personal use. and I have accord j ingly asked the State Treasurer for three checks of SSOO each, payatble to my order, one of which 1 have endorsed to the Children's Industrial Home, an other to the Nursery Home of Uarrisburg and the other to the Sylvan Heights Orphanage. I take pleasure in handing you herewith the one marked paya- I hie to you, and 1 trust it will serve to meet some of the needs of your institution. Indiana Joins the "Dry" Forces of Nation; House Voted 87 t oil Today By Assqciatri Press IndlnnapolU, Jan. 14. Indiana rat .jifled the prohibition amendment to ■ j the Federal Con.itllution to-day. Fol lowing the action of the Stale Bcn -1 ate yesterday in approving ihe amendment, the House to-day toek similar action by a vote of ST to 11. Red Flag Down With Park Closed to Skaters Because of the rising tempera lure park department officials took down j the red (lag on the Union Trust building to-day and V. Grant Kor rer assistant park superintendent, [announced that during the after- I noon and evening no one will be al ; lowed on the ice at Wildwood lake or the other skating ponda in the 'city parks. J CHILDREN AT THE INDUSTRIAL HOME GET LITTLE AID Director Says Only 300 Per sons Have Helped the Institution 64 DOWN WITH THE FLU Building at Nineteenth and Swatara Ancient and Crowded NURSERY HOME IN NEED Dr. Keen in Charge of Influ enza Cases at Former Place "A shame and a disgrace to Har- I risburg," is the way one of the di- i rectors of the Children's Industrial . Home Association to-day identified the co-operation of citizens with this j admirable activity. Of a population of some 80.000 in the city alone, only '> three hundred persons help to sup- ( port an establishment which is even now in the throes of taking care of sixty-four children influenza victims. This home for orphan children takes ! care of boys and girls throughout the j county, also, and the county is just ; as reprehensible. Every person who has traveled about Harrisburg has noticed the conspicuous building which arches its cupulos high on the hill at Nine teenth and Swatara streets. Few per sons have the humanity to inquire as to how these destitute children of the metropolis are cared for. The same may be said of civic help for' the Harrisburg Nursery on Cameron I street, and the suggestion imme- j diately conies up: Why not combine i these two institutions and set them ! on a farm where the children may | raise fruits and vegetables, thus' partly supporting themselves and at the same time getting wholesome, robust life. Building Crowded Walking up the steep approach to the present Industrial Home the visitor sees a rather sinister build ing with ancient efficiency. There are three dormitories. In No. 1 are forty babies; In No. 2, fifty boys, ' and it is to be noted that boys are i more numerous than girls; No. 3 I contains forty' girls. Crowded is no ! name for this. Many of these chil dren are being supported by sheer j charity. As an example it may be I ; pointed out that the very consider- j I able coal heap has been supplied ! jby a few charitable citizens, but i I there is no standarized way of be- ' ing sure coal will be supplied. In the present influenza catastro ! phy all praise must be given to Dr. |C. E. L. Keen, physician in charge. 1 the other attending physicians being ; Drs. V. H. Eager and John Eager. Jr. The demands were strenuous. 1 Some of the medicine needed cost sl3 an ounce. The Red Cross was foremost in helping out. furnishing nurses and supplies. The Ilarris i burg Hospital was right in the swing, and the Visiting Nurses gave ! splendid aid Also, should be men tioned many volunteer nurses who | helped take care of these homeless j children But help is sadly needed 1 ! in the kitchen, and in short, the city ! is not backing up this activity which | aims to make sturdy citizens of un i fortunate children. Only One Death I In spite of this congestion and 1 lack of support on the part of 80.00U ' Harrisburg citizens but one death i has so far been registered, but tire ; nurse in charge said to-day that i there would probably be another [death due to a parent taking away i the child against advice. Four were I sent to the Harrisburg Hospital; the great bulk were attended by Dr. ! Keen. j The object of this institution is to take care of a child without father 'br mother, or both. Harrisburg has i not helped either this activity or the J Nursery Home; nor helped an, iota I compared with its generosity to for | eign nations. The city government ! gives nothing. Help is Bcarce, too. at the Nur j sery Home. Miss Laura Beltz. head ' nurse, has gone good work, it is said. Only one case of influenza has occur ' red there. The Rotary Club has shown vast I concern in this situation and the [ Industrial Home is now credited for (purchases at .Bowman's store, same 'to be paid by the club. It is rumor ! Ed that as soon as war activities de | crease a co-operative effort will be J made to combine the two Harris ' burg charities and estalish them on la farm near the city. SRkk "ROOSEVELT l.ttU" \tn tark. Jan. 14.—The expedition which Captain Robert A. Br.rtlelt wil" lead to the Polar regions next June to make an aerial survey of the North Pole will be known as the Roosevelt Memorial Expedition, according to an announcement here last night by tin Aero Club of America, which is finan cing the trip. And land discovered will be named "Roosevelt Land." SAUERKRAUT BY ANY OTHER NAME IS NOT SO SWEET It'll Taste Belter by the Old-Time Name, Say Epicures, Who Do Not Favor "Liberty Cabbage" is it sauerkraut or Liberty cabbage now that the armistice Is signed? This is the question C. W. Miller, physical director of the Central Y. M. C. A., must solve before Friday night, v lien members of the Businessmen's gymnasium class will meet at a din ner. The delicacy to be served is the cabbage with roast pork. But In sending out the invitations the words, "sauerkraut" org "Liberty cabbage, ' must be used. Mr. Miller Is in a quandary as to which phrase is cor rect. MAYOR PROPOSES MEMORIAL FOR BOYS WHO SAW SERVICE Presents A nnual Report to City Council DECLARES CITY IN GOOD HEALTH Financial Status Is Excellent Mayor Reports Pointing to Harrisburg's many possibilities for future | improvement and develop ment, and to the importance of giving all these plans im mediate and constant attention,| Mayor Daniel L. Keister pre-i sen'ted to council to-dav an an- 1 nual message reviewing work of the last year in each of j the bureaus of city government J and making many suggestions! and recommendations. Memorial Suggested It was th" iirst report from a chief executive of the city to the other members of council in the last few years, and was a comprehensive study of each departmental activity. 11l addition to considering the muni cipal governmental work the mayor speaks at length of the part liar risburg has played in winning the war, praising the work of the men and women, and suggesting that a fitting memorial to the boys who were in service would be the plac ing of tablets in the proposed city and county office building. !"A general review of this patriotic service at this time would be out ofj the question," Mayor Keister stated, j "except to say that the spirit which t 1 animated the citizens of Ilarrisburg i 'at the entrance of the United States| j into the war against the Central Powers of Europe has never flagged." Bridge Is Mentioned ! Mentioning the fact that about j 3,000 men from the city answered ] the call to the colors, a number of them dying on the field of battle, 1 Mayor Keister then suggested the I dedication of a fitting memorial in i 1 their honor, in addition to the me | mortal bridge which the state will erect at State street. To carry out the construction of tlie proposed memorial bridge atten ' tion of the voters is called to the 1 ' transfer of the bridge loan which 1 j will be submitted to them soon for (decision. In the conclusion of this ' I part of the report the Mayor said jin part: "Too much cannot be said of the loyal support given the coun i try by its manhood during the crisis, , but a duty would be neglected if due i notice was not given to tlie iinpor itant part tendered by the woman [ I hood. * * * The honor due them 1 j is so great that idle words seem in [C'oiitinucil on Page 12.] Marines and Blue Jackets to Head Inaugural Parade; Sproul Here Next Monday Colonel Lewis E. Beitlcr, chief of slaff of the inaugural parade, an nounced to-day that the procession will he headed by a detachment of United States Marines and Blue Jackets from the ships in the Lea gue Island navy yards and by a Ma rine band. In addition to the provisional regiment of Pennsylvania Reserve Militia, and the political clubs and the firemen already announced, there will he in line the Cumberland county home defense police, a de tachment of state police, 150 cadets and hand of 150 pieces and stu dent body to the number of 350 representing Pennsylvania State College. Governor-elect William C. Sproul and family will arrive in Harris burg next Monday afternoon. They will spend the night previous to the inauguration in the Executive Man sion. The retiring Governor and Mrs. Brumbaugh will leave Imme diately following the inaugural for their home in Philadelphia. Lieutenant-Governor Frank B. McClaln is ill at his Lancaster home. He is expected to recover in time to be present at the Inauguration. Some months ago, it will be re membered, there was a lengthy dis cussion about the pro-German ten dencies of those who use the word "sauerkraut" and It was decided to call it "Liberty cabbage." The ar mistice is signed and peace Is here. "Why not call it sauerkraut again? It'll taste better by the old-fashioned name," friends of the oid-time dish sr.y. , William S. Yeung Is chairman of th cotnmittoe on arrangements for the dinner. , WOULD RAISE ASSESSMENTS "During the year the triennial assessment against the real estate in the city was made and the tax rate levied, and while our assessed valuations were raised considera bly over former years, I am still llriuly convinced thai In many in stances the values fixed are still lower than tliey should be hi order to innke t>:em just and equitable," Mayor lielster says in his niiiiitnl report. "I ain further satisfied tluit u. great improvement has been made and that property now Is assessed nearer to Its true value than in the work of former years." GRADED SALARY FOR POLICE IS CHIEF'S PLAN Would Have Reserve Force I From Which to Build l'p Department NEED LIGHT TOURING CAR The Department Would Have Quick Service in Time of Emergency j Graded salaries for patrolmen, a : small automobile to respond to i "hurry-up" calls, and a reserve po- I lice force, were the recommenda tions for the betterment of the po lice department suggested by J. Ed ward Wetzel, chief of police, in his annual report to the city commis sioners to-day. Chief Wetzel's plan for grading the patrolman is as follows: First [Continued on Page 11.] jjfj Harrisburg—The new board of directors of the <]• isburg Chamber of Commerce at their meeting -cided to ei *jr 4 Legislature at the Perm - futui X |i X <3 X X 4* X X ludes a solution of the ho-asing problem, a memorial j* T to the city's soldiers and sailors, and the erection of a X hos ' >r the ' • -,'>l< ' r - e . y Sixteen new names were admitted to membership in the T J Chamber. y T L 3R DELEGATES PLAN NEW TRIALS JL Chicago—To adopt definite plans for obtaining new I j* trials for Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K- Billings, now J®, fe terms for murder in Connection with the San edness t Jy #y cations met her: to-day. J WOLFF BUREAU RESUMES f 4* • : ,>: "h~ ".*> ' ; Tbute-.U. - Germ • s £ * X X official news agency, has again resumed business. Its *X y activities were interrupted when the Spartacans seized jy T Mi 4* the r.. :• office in Berlin. A * COLONEL MINER GETS ROUSING WELCOME jk T Wilkes-Barre—Colonel Asher Miner, commander of $ the lOQth field artillery, a Luzerne county.regiment, who w X as wounded at Appremont last October, returned home . 4 to-day, He was given a rousing welcome. y £ HUNTINGTON. IN PORT WITH TROOPS jX T NvW York—The United States cruiser Huntington *f? § here t;-dav from Brest with 44 officers and 1,700 I A r<-/.•ediri .tsi fnces 'jig' £ KANSAS VOTES "liKY" • •J| y !jj. 4 ; '' ,a .y ■ X A. u §_ ,4 t iIAKRiAdt, Z . iirormr M. last and Kllcnbrth Ha verier, Harrlsburat k JWaley F. Hawk and Hart ha Itrogam, I'rnbrooki I'barle* W Prtrraen. Mlddletewn, and fcveljn M. Korlf, HarrUburgi Yarne* T y fit and Ollvr Y. Hoffman. KnlerllJ*' "fr i YY. Ilakrr, Hiffhaplrc, and Uara A. Straw, 1./kena. I ** X HOUSE PASSES SUSQUEHANNA SURVEY BILL Congressman Griest's Measure Is Included in River Appropriations NOW UP TO THE SENATE Penrose and Knox Will Push It in the Upper Branch SURVEY NOW FAVORED War Department Puts Whole Matter Up to Congres sional Action Washington, Jan. 14. —Congress- man Griest's measure providing for a government survey of the Sus quehanna river, and incorporated in the rivers and harbors appropriation bill, lias been unanimously adopted in committee of the House and pass ed the House to-day. The bill now goes to the Senate, where the Sus quehanna item will be looked after by Senators Penrose and Knox. Objection had boeq made to a survey of the Susquehanna river on the ground that it had been declared by the United States government nonnavigablc north of the Maryland state line. Congressman Griest was able to secure from the War Depart ment it statement that notwith standing this declaration of non navigability, any affirmative action by Congress would remove that ob jection and the river could be de clared navigable just as far north as Congress in its wisdom decided. Those statements were accepted by both the comniitte and the , House. With the passage of the measure the lirst steps in making the river navigable will have been taken. The movement was launched by the Harrlsburg Rotary Club and busi nessmen of Central Pennsylvania. TRANSPORT REACHES X, T. New York, Jan. 14.—The transport Abaagaras from Bordeaux landed eighty-nine officers and eleven men here yesterday, mostly from the west and south.