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■ HARRISBURG S|§l§lill TELEGRAPH-: She otor-!n&cpcnt>ent. T y YYinTT "NT/-* 10 1 A T3 A Dally Except Sunday. Entered as Second Class I-..A..A..A. V 111 INO. XL> It- ir/\.Vji_o Matter at the Post Office at Harrisburg WLEAGUE OF NATIONS TAKES I FIRST PLACE IN THOUGHTS I OF PEACE COMMISSIONERS Lord Cecil Thinks Moral Force Is to Command GERMANY MUST MAKE AMENDS Public Opinion Is Depended On to Keep Poise By Associated Press By Associated Press Paris, Jan. 15.—The Supreme Council of the Peace Congress resumed its sessions at 10.30 o'clock to-day. Those in attend ance were Premier Clcmenccau and Foreign Minister Inchon for France; President Wilson and Secretary of State lonising for lite Vnited States; Premier Lloyd George and Foreign Sec retary Balfour for Great Bri tain; Foreign Minister Somiliio for Italy, and Viscount Chimin and Bui-on Mutsut for Jnpan. Paris, Jan. 15.—Lord Robert Ce ■ll, who has been charged by the Jritlsh government with the duty of iresenting Great Britain's ideas vlth regurd to a league of nations, ast night gave the American jour lalists his views as to the actual vorking details of the proposed eague. It was the most comprchen ive statement yet undertauen oy iny of the delegates to the peace conference. At he outset Lord Robert offered lis dellnition of a league of nations, s follows: "An improved association of nations providing sui'egunrds for IK-aco and the securing of bet ter international co-operation." The busls ol' n league of na tions, as conceived by Ix>rd Robert, may be epitomized as follows: > An agreement among nations by which each nation binds it self to sec that ull warlike dis putes arc presented to the league's tribunul for consider utin, and the use of force to ac complish tills, if necessary. f Quarrels to Have Time QuniTcis arc to remain under consideration for a spec Hied time, and further time is to elapse after a decision has been reached before the contending countries shall IK: allowed to go to war. .Moral force, however, is to he the ultimate factor cm ployed to prevent war. In amplification Lord Robert as erted that an international army ind navy were not feasible at this inie. Nations, lie said, were not eady to surrender tlielr sovereignty 0 a league of nations to the extent hat they would be willing to allow 1 league to dictate whether they ihould employ the forces in the set ling of a quarrel which the trib inal had been unable to prevent by noral suasion. Lord Robert Cecil laid h,e believed, however, thut each miion should bind itself to use all neans, even force, In order to com lei the dispute to be brought before he league's tribunal. Weight Behind the League "The preservation of peace would ie the normal instead of the special |Bunctlon of the league," said Lord "ln case of a quarrel the could only express an opin- because an international army is feasible for settling disputes. The H>ower behind the league would not H [Continued on Page 13.] Afany Seek Invitations || to Informal Dinner and " Smoker at Penn-Harris I If there ever was any doubt about Penn-Harris Hotel becoming center of the activities of Hnr —social, business, profes sional and industrial—that doubt been dissipated since the open- of the hotel. From the very crowds have thronged this de lightful place of public entertain- and the future is brighter Hrom every standpoint than the pub ■c spirited citizens who made pos- this great hotel could ever imagined. jlB The informal dinner and smoker Friday evening this week will be culmination of the opening cere- Several hundred of the and best knon men of Har- will gather for this occa- Bon and already W. M. Ogelsby, sec- of the hotel company, is be sieged with applications for reserva tions at the tables. iS It is to be entirely Informal as to i^S resa and the entertainment features comprise a series of interesting that are being guarded with secrecy by the committee in gfl The great 16unge will be used for Be Friday evening affair and all have neglected to secure their or admonished by the to do so while It is yet to save themselves embarrass- on the night of the dinner and ■THE WEATHER Blur Hnrrlaburs and vicinity! Fair SfSSI tf-nlght anil Thursday; some. ..! what colder to-night, vrlth low ' I cat temperature nhont 30 de - I green. Fasten Pennsylvania! Fair ;;v I to-night and Thnradnyi colder B tn-nlght| fresh northwest and I west w|nds. Troops Grip Reds in Moabit By Associated Press Berlin, Jan. 15.—A cordon of troops has been thrown around the suburb of Moabit, one of the most Important industrial sections In greater Berlin, In order to facilitate disarming of civilians and Spar tacan lighters still at liberty. Pedestrians are being halted and the houses entered by searching parties. This section of Berlin is notorious for its riotous tendencies and is generally looked upon as a gathering place for all the criminal ele ments. The employes of the Schwartzkopff works, one of the most radical bodies among the Berlin proletarians, voted to-day to resume work on Wednesday morning. Similar action also ended the strike of railway employes this noon. V J Shaffer's Last Flight The Story of Dauphin County's Fighting Birdman's Final Air Battle and His Experiences Behind the Enemy's Lines Told With Startling Detail by Twice Decorated Aviator The Harrisburg Telegraph today is able to give the thrilling story of Walter Shaffer's last flight over the enemy's lines as , written by the daring Dauphin aviator soon after he was re leased from an enemy prison camp. The letter to his mother, Mrs. Charles E. Shaffer is of such length, so much was crowded in the last days of the war for the Dauphin lad. that it covers in detail the battle with the observation balloon, the thickly flying bullets, the riddled airplane, the fall to the ground and glimpses of hos pital and prison life behind the Hun lines. The cruelty, the starvation and the hardships Allied prisoners suffered are told By the twice decorated aviator in the same homely, style which marked the letters of his early adventures which proved so popular in the Harrisburg Telegraph. The letter follows: N'amur, Belgium. Dear Mother: IT isn't possible I will mail this in N'amur, because tliey have no post. Any letters that are sent go by messenger or foot, and you will admit from here to Dauphin is quite a "promenade," and one damp enough to make rubbers necessary. However,- I am writing anyway. I have so much to write about, for so much has happened to me during the last two months that 1 don't know where to begin. It would be just like me to start at the back end and work forward, and such a system, I feel sure would suit you right down to the ground as you always look in the back of the book anyway, to see If there was a happy ending. That there is a happy ending is LONG SENTENCES GIVEN WOMEN WHO STOLE $250 Court Intimates Little Mercy Will Be Shown in Seri ous Offenses Convicted of robbing: Henry Sears, Verbeke street, of $250 when he was returning home one night last No vember, Frances Green, Josephine Willi's and Ethel Davis, ail colored, were sentenced to terms of from two and one-half to four years in the Eastern Penitentiary by ' President Judge George Kunkel. Judge Kunkel reminded them that in stopping a man in the street and robbing him they had committed as serious an offense as a deliberate as sault and then robbery. That all per sons arrested and convicted on such charges will be given little mercy in the local courts was intimated again a*< the sentences were imposed. Judge Kunkel has repeatedly voiced the sen timent of the court in cases where larceny from the person is charged, and records show that offenders have been given long sentences for such violations. It was shown also that the Willis woman had served sen tences in other states. Knlfewieliler Sentenced Harrison Brown, convicted of slashing David Brown with a knife, the blade of which was four Inches long, was given a penitentiary sen [Coiitiiuietl on Page 13.] Three More States Take Action on the Prohibition Measure By Associated Press Denver, Jan. 15. By a vote of 29 to 1 the Senate of the Colorado Legis lature to-day adopted the concurrent House Prohibition Resolution, there by ratifying the national prohibiten amendment. The House adopted the reaolutdn last week. Concord, N. IT., Jan. 15. The New Hampshire House of Representatives to-day voted 221 to 121 to ratify the Federal Prohibition Amendment. The resolution now goes to tHe Senate. Drs Moines, la.. Jan. 15. The lowa Legislature ratified the Federal Prohibition Amendment to-day. Hardscrabble Cases Are Held Over by the Court City Solicitor John K. Fox and at torneys for property owners on the east side of North Front street, from llerr to Calder streets, agreed to have the six cases on the common pleas trial list* for next week, con tinued because the regular scaslona of that court will not begin until Wednesday. President Judge George Kunkel was petitioned by Solicitor Fox to continue the cases and did so when opposing attorneys agreed. It ia likely that a special session of court will be asked in order to dis pose of the eleven suits which remain to be heard. In each of these chhoh now pending the city la nsklng the right to assess a certain amount of benefits to properties on the west side of the street, because of the pro posed improvement on the west side.! I ; easy to see—no, I didn't get mar j ried or anything so dangerous as all that —but I don't often indulge iu I my favorite dissipation—writing unles 1 am fairly warm and well fed. I am both of that here. In fact, such a good cook is my pretty host ess, and so well does she cater to my tastes, that I have fear that the buttons of my coat will break under the strain.. After several well-ar ranged meals I have had to loosen a few buttons. It may sound pig gish, I know, but I should be excus ed on that score when one consid ers how little I ate when under the protecting(?) wing of the Ilun [Continued on Page 11.] COUNTRYHOME IS SUGGESTED FOR CHILDREN Senator Beidleman Endorses Memorial For Soldiers AVith Some Utility "My idea of a proper memorial for the soldiers of the city who took part in the great war would be a tine country home with farm sur rounding to house the present Chil dren's Industrial Home and the Nur sery Home," said Lieutenant-Gov eernor-elect E. E. Beidleman to-day. "These two homes are in dire need, I understand," said Senator Beidleman, "and while the commu nity must provide liberally for their immediate welfare, a broader view I than that should be taken of the whole situation. To my mind it would be well to unite the two institutions named, and locate them on a farm within easy reach of a railroad and trolley line not too far from town but far enough away to permit the buildings to be surrounded by farm land. The children should be housed in modern buildings, out where there is plenty of fresh air and where they could be usefully and healthfully oc cupied in the pleasant work of gardening for a sufficient period of their time to make them strong and healthy and to teach them industry and useful pursuits. "I believe there is plenty of money ,in Harrisburg for this enterprise if some individuals or organizations get behind it. Our soldiers fought for the welfare of the coming genera tions and I believe it would be in ac cord with that principle and their w-ishes if we expressed . our appre ciation for their efforts in a way that would benefit the boys and girls of the coming years." Ten Persons and Dozen Horses Killed When Tank of Molasses Blows Up By Associated Press Boston, Jan. 15. At least ten persons are known to have been kill ed by the explosion of a storage tank of molasses in a freight yard near Cutts wharf off Commercial street, to-day. The explosion blew awav two of the supporting pillars of the Atlantic avenue elevated railway structure, demolished several buildings, blew an ehectric freight car off the track, overturned a number of heavily load ed trucks and killed about a dozen horses. - The men kilted were teamsters and employes of tiie city who were at work in the city street department yard adjoining the electric freight yard where the explosion occurred. The molasses spread over the street to a depth of two or three inches. Many of those killed or injured were covered witli molasses and could not be readily identified. MAW IN MILITARY ROLL Assessors making complete reports for the city and county for the IUI9 military roll have Included a total of 26,496 names the county commis sioners announced after receiving the books. Last year the total was 26,607. lIARRISBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 15, 1919. The Ear at the Key Hole MEN REPORTED DEAD IN ACTION TELL OF BATTLES Three Veterans of Company C Visit Their Former Commander TELL TALES OF BRAVERY Captain Stine Learns llow the Pennyslvania Boys Fought in France Three members of Company C, of the old Eighth Pennsylvania Regi- ment, who were in service overseas for months, were wounded and dec- orated for their bravery stopped in the city a short time to visit their former commanding officer,' Captain Henry If. Stine. They are Sergeant Argenbright, Sergeant Howard Slien offen and Private Dulebahm, of Chambersburg, and have been dis charged from service. All had at one time been reported killed in action. They told Captain Stine many stor ies of the bravery of the Pennsyl vania boys, including the ones in their own company. While they, too, had been in some of the worst of the fighting they were modest about their part, telling instead of the experiences of their comrades. Ser geant Argenbright was wounded in the side and the neck; Sergeant Shenoffen, about the head and shoul ders, anr Private Dulebohm about the shoulders, arms and back. He was reported killed twice and the two sergeants, each were reported dead once. Corporal N'ltterhous. of Company C, died in the arms of Sergeant Shen offen, a few minutes after he was hit. Another private in the com pany was wounded and fell The men thought him dead, but picked him up and took him back where he was revived. He told the surgeon he felt fine, asked for a cigaret and smaked It, then died a few minutes later. An examination showed that he had nineteen bullet holes through his stomach. Corporal Welch, of the same com pany, was wounded In the right arm In the fighting at Chateau-Thierry. His men asked him to go back but using a revolver he kept on firing until he was killed. The men also told Captain Stlne that they were not paid from last April until the time they were dis charged They told of the custom of the Germans and the Kngllsh to cease,firing across the lines on "wash days but the practice stopped when the Americans came./ "The Ger mans washed clothea once after the Americans got Ihere," one of them said. "After that they never went back." Princess Charlotte Chosen to Succeed Grand Duchess Marie | —Princess Charlotte, sister of I Grand Duchess Marie, has been | chosen as the latter's successor by j the Chamber of Deputies, which | met immediately after the abdi- | I cation of the Grand Duchess was I announced. By a vote of thirty I to nineteen, the chamber de . cided to immediately appoint a ! delegation to receive Princess 1 Charlotte's oath of office. Prin j cess Charlotte will assume office j Wednesday. M'CORMICK QUITS CHAIRMANSHIP TO BE AMBASSADOR (But Reports Say Ho May Not Re Selected For Post in Paris Washington, Jan. 15.—Vance O. I MeCorniick, who is now in Paris to I assist the American representatives ' at the peace conference has resign ed as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. This fact be cameknuwji liere last night coinci dent with the report that his ap pointment as an ambassador to France was under consideration by President Wilson. William Graves Sharp, who has been the representative of the Amer ican government at Paris since the early days of the war, was said to have tendered his resignation to the [Continued on Page 13.] Price of Clothing For 1919 Will Not Go Up, Report By Associated Press j Chicago. Jan. lu.—Conservative I members of the National Association of Retail Clothiers, whit opened a | peace time readjustment conference here yesterday, declared there will ho no advance in the price of cloth ing for 1919. It was said the same price levels of the fall of 1918 might be expected to be maintained. One prominent manufacturer said there is no demand for new styles in men's clothing and that the numerous styles that have been in use will be continued with the mili tary cut and belted models predomi nating. HlXnKXßt'ltU TO I.EAII TROOPS OPPOSING POI.ES , By Associated Press Copenhagen, Jan. 15. Field Mar-j shal Von Hindenburg will anon take 1 command of the German troops op posing Polish forces In eastern Ger many, according to advices received here from Bromberg. quoting news papers printed In the province of Posen, ONLY EVENING ASSOCIATED PRESS SINGLE COPIES f''V rhITIAM NEWSPAPER IN HAHIIISBVUG TWO CENTS J EiUl 1 IUIs RAUNICK ISSUES WARNING AGAINST ! SPREAD OF 'FLU' j Unseasonable Weather Said i Responsible For Much 111 Health PHYSICIANS ARE RUSY ! "Co to Rod" Is First Thing Advised by Health Rureau . | The present unseasonable weather, 11 which lias prevailed practically all i of the winter, has caused more "than the usual amount of sickness in Har. risburg during the past two months. I At present influenza, grippe, coughs. ', colds and pneumonia are widely prevalent here. I Dr. J. M. J. Raunick this morning ■ j issued a warning against the spread l of influenza. Health Rout's Don't gather in crowded places, especially where there j is coughing or sneezing. Always use a handkerchief when cough , ing or sneezing, and do not ex , pectorate in public places or on the streets. [ At the tirst sign of influenza go to bed and call a doctor. Don t resort to home remedies, but remain in bed until the doc ( tor allows you to get up. Many get up too early after a mild attack, and suffer a relapse, which leads to pneumonia, and ! death. With proper precautions it is felt ' that the influenza situation will not I develop seriously. Doctors Busy Doctors are busier than usual com batting the effects of coughs and , colds. The varying temperatures, : witli the unseasonably warm spells , which have been common, and the ; I sudden cold waves, cause colds even [ when persons are most careful. In- I fluenza, while not common to an alarming degree, Is common I throughout the city, nnd physicians II declare that the utmost precautions I must ho maintained to prevent an i I other epidemic. I I Tnere are teir influenza patients liit the hospital. Four are from the , industrial Home, two of whom were i j admitted since yesterday. Tlvy a-e j I',lnter Crawford, aged 15, and Cur . tiss Brlcker, aged 10. The Craw ford boy is declared to be seriously i ill. The conditions at the Children's Industrial Home have Improved greatly during tho past twenty-four hours. All but eleven of the youth ful patients were able to be up yes | terday, and half of these were so I much improved to-day that they I I were declared able to be about. TO WED AT 71 Ohurles O. Spencer, aged 74. a far mer, residing in Rye township, Perry county, near Marysville, ap plied for a license to wed Duey A. Knaub, aged 81, also of Rya town ship. * I INVITATION LIST FOR GRAND BALL IS EXHAUSTED Three Thousand Expected to Attend Ceremonies in Auditorium GOVERNOR TO ATTEND Prominent Men to Take Part in Opening March 011 Tuesday Evening Fully three thousand people are expected at the Chestnut Street Au ditorium next Tuesday evening. I when the Harrisburg Republican Club will hold its Inaugural ball in honor of Governor William C. Sproul. Governor and Mrs. Sproui and Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs Beidleman will be present, and oth er prominent state officials and leg-1 islators have accepted invitations to attend. Eveytlilng is in readiness to make the ball one of the most successful In local annals. Decorations started last Monday to convert the huge hall into a scene of beauty. Some thing tine and original is being con ceived for the decorative scheme, for which materials have been sup plied by Dives, Pomeroy and Stew art. Charles Schmidt, florist, will fur nish the cut flowers for the march and floor managers. The potted plants will be furnished by the Berryhill Nursery. The supply of invitations has been exhausted, and women's admittance cards only are available. The small ballroom will be used for checking women's wraps. There will be no confusion pre ceding the dance. Automobiles will enter Chestnut street from Second and a canopy will be stretched to the curb from the entrance of the building. Updegrove's concert orchestra of twelve pieces will furnish music for the dancing from 9 until 1 o'clock. Handsome programs containing por traits of Governor-elect Sproul and Lieutenant Governor-elect E. E. Beidleman. and twenty-four dance numbers, have been prepared. The doors will open at 7.45 o'clock and a concert will begin at 8 o'clock. At 9 o'clock the grand march will begin, to be followed by the cance program. Harrisburg- Complaint was heard to-day against the J I adv JL wr Coma to • iav filed, by residents jr • of the Cumberland Valley. The hearing was adjourned A , until February 24. The protest against the special serv- i 1 ice rate of the Harrisburg Light and Power Company A made by the Central Iron and Steel Company and the Z Harrisburg Railways Company was held over pending A final settlement between the parties. <l \ % OREGON IN THE "DRY" COLUMN , I if Salem, Ore.—The Legislature of Oregon completed iSS f ratification of the Natior.a! Pi hibitkm -rnmilnu'iit to-day X P when the Senate, by a unanimous vote adopted the amend | ment. The House ratified the amendment last night, A £ S3 to 3. T L Berlin —Property Josses during the past week of terror X P amount to millions of marks in addition to the T! A ft damage to newspaper p!a it and government buildings- <p J WITNESSES SAY SIGNAL SWERE MISSING J t . Y. —V'-':. ic-day coiTolon,',.:.! '...a -4; 4) T P statement of Engineer John Friedley, of the Soutlp ,T jj* western Limited, which crashed into the Wolverine Lim- A ' * A a ited and killed 22 people, that no fuse was burning and Z that the flagman did not swing lights in warning. j* £ GENERAL WOOD ORDERED TO CHICAGO X F Washington—Orders directing Major General Leon- jL jr ard Wood, now commanding Camp Funston, Kansas, to K L proceed to Chicago and take eommand of the central de- A L partment, were issued to-day by the War Department. M |j He succeeds Major General Barry, transferred to Gov- tr L em T sland. s 4 £ BERLIN R. R. MEN STRIKE A J* Copenhagen—Employes'of the elevated and under- IX § gt u i railroads in Berlin have struck, as heir demand it £ for higher wages has not been met, according to dis- jX P patches received here. ; A j MARRIAGE LICENSES £ r* < hnrlen I . Hpenver and A. Knnub, It ye lonnnhln Perry *1 w eounlyt Philip p. sturitl*. Philadelphia, and Anna Fldler. Sohnn- *t® I Hnymond A. Walker nnd Mary (rail I ndrrnood, Harrtsbaroi X t }l'" rr K - JMnrffle S. Shaffer. Hnrrlaburfft t'hnrlea E. T L Howermnn nnd Catherine H. W Miner, HarrUbor*. £, sfl* *jHe jk AA A Ok REIGN OF TERROR IN BERLIN ENDS, ISLATESTREPORT Small Bands of Rebels Unable to Revive Bolshevist Acts LITTLE HOUSETOP FIRING Liebknecht's Sister Arrested; Many Rebels Under Arrest 200 DEAD, 1,000 WOUNDED Overwhelming Majority of These Are Bolshevists, It Is Indicated Py Associated Press Berlin, Jan. 15.—Berlin's long week of Bolshevism is ended. | Here and there, scattered des | pcradocs, mostly youths, still fire l occasionally from some house top and during the nights at tempts are made by small bands of the followers of Dr. Karl Licbknecht to revvie the reign of terror. They are insig nificant, however, compared with what has passed. A few Spartacans tried to re capture the Charlottenburg police headquarters the night after they were taken by govern ment troops. Dr. Liebknecht's sister was arrested to-day and several hun dred rebels are locked up . wait ing trial which, inasmuch as martial law was not proclaimed, must be left to the regular courts. Losses inflicted on each side during the past week are as yet estimated only roughly, but it is believed that they will greatly [Continued on Pago 13.]