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dim M Gitiwg $106,000,000 to Feed Fair.: Europe After War
iussia May Have Seat at the
First Formal Meeting
of Board
Germany's Commercial Fleet
to Be Turned Over For
Troop Transports
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
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
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
For llnrrisburg and vicialfyi
Inudy to-night and W ednes
dnyj aot nmrh rhnnge In Irni
lr rut lire; lonml 10-nlght nhoiit
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
Scrub the Floor?
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.
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 -
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
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.
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
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
Director Says Only 300 Per
sons Have Helped the
Building at Nineteenth and
Swatara Ancient and
Dr. Keen in Charge of Influ
enza Cases at Former
"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.
\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."
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
Presents A nnual
Report to City
Financial Status Is
Excellent Mayor
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
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. ,
"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
Would Have Reserve Force I
From Which to Build
l'p Department
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
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
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.
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
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
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'
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. 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
Congressman Griest's Measure
Is Included in River
Penrose and Knox Will Push
It in the Upper
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.
New York, Jan. 14.—The transport
Abaagaras from Bordeaux landed
eighty-nine officers and eleven men
here yesterday, mostly from the west
and south.

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