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Transport Harragansett Ashore in Furious Sea. at End of Isle fyight; Radio Calls Bring Assists: m * • 'I • ; , • / HARRISBURG iSSiffb' TELEGRAPH M Wye gtoc-lwftcpcnfrcnt. * LXXXVIII — No. 27 14 PAGES Da Matter at the Post Office at H&rrlsburg HARRISBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVE.\ING, FEBRUARY 1. 1919. tSVSJSSUR— "HQSMB? HOME EDITION FIRST STEPS TOWARD ACTUAL PEACE TO START THIS MONTH; BERNSTORFF ON "14 POINTS" Peace of Justice as Defined by Count Bernstorff NO INTEREST IN FATE OF RUSSIA Wants Guilt For the War Submitted to Neutrals By . tssociatcd Press Berlin, Feb. I.—Count Yon llernstorft has given the Asso ciated Press a statement written by him after a consultation with Foreign Minister Broekdorff- Kantzau and xither high officials of the German foreign office. Since the count is one of the men en trusted with the working out of the details for Germany's participation in the pen o conference and will, with the foreign minister, be a Ger man delegate, the statement may be regarded as official. It was written in Knglish as follows: "The question, What would Ger many consider a peace of right and justice? may briefly be answered in this way: 'That we would regard as such a settlement the terms of peace laid down in President Wilson's ad dress to Congress January 8, 101S, and the ■ principles of settlement in his subsequent addresses, carried out in true accordance with the high-minded and far-seeing spirit in which they were conceived.' The Dominating Point "Among the fourteen points, the dominating note, in our opinion, is to be attributed to point No. 14, providing for the constitution of a l.eague of Nations, which, as Mr. Wilson said on September 27, 'must he a part and in a sense the most essential part, of the peace settle ment itself.' "As the great success of the re cently founded German Reaguo of Nations Society proves. German leading men clearly recognize that nothing but an International league of free and equal peoples can do away with imperialism and bring forth a new world of order. The German people feel that, given sueb a league and compulsory arbitra tion, peace negotiations would offer J no particular difficulties, while with-1 out its constitution in the peace set tlement a peace of right and justice will be well-nigh impossible. To Abandon Compulsory Service "With regard to the first, second | and third points in Mr. Wilson's Pro-| gram we are in perfect accord with j him. In connection with point No. 4 j it may be mentioned that Germany i is about to abolish obligatory ntili- ] tury service, which thus far has I been considered the cornerstone of j her exposed position in Europe. As for point No. G, we welcome: T'tee,! open-minded and absolutely impar- j tial adjustment of all colonial \ claims,' proposed by Mr. Wilson and accepted by the entente govern ments. and we are looking forward to n discussion of those claims in the peace conference in the spirit! outlined by the American president.] Disclaims Interest in Russia "Regarding point No. 6, we are I completely disinterested concerning sill questions relative to Russia ex cept insofar as they concern our own [Continued on I'age 2.] PALMER'S HAT OFF TO ARMY liy .-Undated Prest New York, Feb. 1. Major 1 Frederick Palmer, chief press I censor of the American expedi_ tionary forces during the early i part of the war and later at- j taehed to the .staff of General j Pershing, returned on the Adri- I atic last night, eloquent in praise | of the foreign-born soldiers, "who | fought only as Americans." "I take my hat off to the whole atmy," said the major, "but in particular I want to state my opinion of our soldiers who were born in other lands. They for got they were anything but Americans in the grim task be fore them, and were a. credit to tlie army." Major Palmer also commended ! the work of General Pershing's j staff, which he said performed its I functions brilliantly, especially in i the great ull-Amerlcan offensive at St. Mlhiel. 'THE WEATHER] For llarrlahurg and vicinity: Fair, continued cold to-night, with lowest trmprraturr about 33 ilr grccui Sunday partly cloudy and ■ lightly warmer. Fur Kastrrn l'rnn*ylvaiilni Fair 10-nlght| Sunday partly cloudy and allghtly wirairr| gentle to moderate north and northwent wind*. Hlvcr The Susquehanna river nod nil Itn . branches will fall alowly or re- ' main nearly stationary. Some Ice from the Upper Weat ltrnnrh, which pnaard t'lrnrllrld on January 34, and probably lodge,! ; below l urk Haven, passed XVll llnmsport Friday. A stage of about 4.N feet Is Indicated for | llarrlsburg Sunday morning. SOLDIERS OVERSEA MUST WRITE HOME By Associated Press Paris, Feb. I.—Every member of the Amerioun expeditionary forces will write a postal card and start it homeward in the im mediate future, according to an I order to-day. The order pre ] scribes that the post card shall be dated and inform the next of j kin of the soldier's station, phys ! ical condition and the organiza | tion to which he is attached. The I post cards will be furnished by J the organization commanders, j who are ordered to collect and J Censor the cards promptly and ! make every effort to despatch | them speedily. i The order was found to be ' necessary owing to the neglct of many soldiers to write to their people at home, who remained i in ignorance cf the whereabouts 1 and health of their soldier rela tives and therefore were kept in a couGunc state of mental i anxiety. AMERICAN ARMY FREE OF CRIME, i WIRES PERSHING I Paris Stories Greatly Exag gerated, Says tlic Com mander-in-Chief Washington. Feb. 1. General ; Pershing in an official telegram to j Secretary Baker to-day charcuctcr \ ized the sensational reports in ; French newspapers of assaults and | burglaries having been committed ,in Paris by American soldiers as j "gross exaggerations." ' The number of crimes committed by Amercian soldiers, he said, was almost negligible the large number of men in the vicinity. jHc recommended that a full refuta tion of the charges be put before the American public. Since the conclusion of the ar mistice, the report added, Paris has offered attraction to men tnische viously and criminally inclined and this lias resulted in monor disturb ances, but the military police or ganization is excellent and disor ders are kept at a minimum. Demobilization of Army Passes the Million Mark; Thirty-three Generals Out By Associated rress Washington. Feb. I. Demobili zation of the army passed the mil lion mark during the past week. General March itfnnouryed to-day, with 51,237 officers and 932,411 men actually discharged. Of the officers mustered out 2,444 were on duty in AVashington. The demobilization has proceeded to such a point that general officers are being di.'liharg ed from the war organization. General March announced the honorable discharge of thirty-three generals, ail except four of them being regulars, who returned to their rank in the regular establish ment. Three National Guard officers or dered mustered out are Brigadier Generals Charles N. Zimmerman, who commanded the 73rd Infantry Brigade; Roy Hoffman, who was temporarily in command of the 93rd Division, and S. Sweetzer. Brigadier General John A. Johnston, a former regular appointed from civil life, is the fourth other than the regulars to be discharged. The total number of men order ed for early discharge has reached 1,396,000, including 135,000 return ing from overseas. Snow at Both Ends of Coming Week With Fair Spot in the Middle AA'asliington, Feb. I.—Weather predictions for the week beginning Monday, issqed by the weather bu reau to-duy are:, "North and Middle Atlantic states: Snow over northern and snow or rain over southern portion early in week and again about end of week: fair weather middle of the week. Temperature slightly above normal early in the week and nearly normal thereafter." Soldier Drops Shell; Train Blows Up and 64 Are Killed in Belgium Brussels, Feb. I.—Sixty German prisoners, three French officers and one American were killed and many injured when a munition train ex ploded on the railroad between Au bange and Longwy yesterday. The accident was due to a soldier drop ping a sll%ll. Hungarian Regiments Attack Czecho-Slovaks l'arls, Feb. 1. Caeeho-Slovak troops were attacked by the Thirty second and Thtrty-eighth Hungarian regimeijts Thursday at Balassa, forty-five miles north of Budapest, according to a Budapest dispatch, says a Zurich telegram to the Matin. There was fierce fighting uround the barracks occupied by the Czecho-Slovaks and when the dis patch was filed the Hungarians were preparing to bomb the buildings from airplanes. Unrest in Germany Moves Conferees .. to Make Haste BASIC TERMS TO BEMADEKNOWN Need For a Return to Peace Time Basis Seen .% By Associated Press Paris, Feb. I. —Preliminary I peace terms will probably be I presented to Germany along j with conditions for a further j renewal of the armistice this I month. Recognizing the need for a re turn of the world to a normal peace time basis, the nations associated against G< • mahy are considering/ i making a start toward the actual i peace treaty by inserting some of! ' the elementary terms into the condi j tions which will he submitted to the German armistice commission on! I February 17. ' Defines Application of "Colonies" No official statement of the de-! t tails of the "compromise plan" for! j the government of the former Ger-j i man colonies by mandatories has j been made but it is understood that 1 j the use of the word "colonics" in I official statements does not limit the; j scope of the plan to former German j territory. It may also apply to such j i territories as Mesopotamia, Ar-! j menia and Palestine. Chinese and Japanese claims to, j Tsing-Tao, .t is understood, will be! left for adjustment to the League orl • Nations and it is also believed the! same order will prevail as to Dal-( j matia an<i Albania, over which Italy! and Juo-Slavia are at odds. Coming Meeting at Berne The peace .societies of Switzer-! | land, Poland, Denmark. Norway andl (Sweden are organizing an interna j tional conference to be held at! i Berne the middle of February to| : deal with the question of a League' of Nations. The Dutch pacifist, Dr. De Jong; Dr. Broda, of Vienna, and Dr. Troesch of Berne, are the lead ing officials of the organization in j arranging details for the meeting. Arthur Henderson, the British labor leader, who came to Paris this week after having been at Berne to attend preliminary meetings of the labor and socialist conference, has returned to that city. Kurt Eisner, the Bavarian premier, also has arived at Berne. The President is making frequent Irips to the Paris White House and is conferring with Colonel House and other members of the league of] nations commission. Last night hel went to American headquarters for another discussion on this subject' with Lord Robert Cecil, the British I representative, Colonel House, Sec retary of .State Lansing and others.i These conferences are being held! while the supremo council of the! great powers is occupied with some! of the lesser controversies —those jn ' tlic Balkans and Poland. , Rumania's Secret Treaty Two premiers, of Rumania and! Serbia. M. Bratiano and M. Pacliitch, j were heard by the council yesterday j on the boundary issues, the last ques- 1 tion lying between them. It develop-! Ed that another, secret treaty .was I signed in, August, 1916, as a condi tion of Rumania's entry into the! war, under which Rumania was! holding all the territory within des ignated river boundaries. M. Paehitch, on behalf of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, declared that the Rumanian treaty was not made without the knowledge of [Continued on Pagc f 2.] BR'ER GROUNDHOG WILL SEE HIS SHADOW TOMORROW Winter, Six Good Hard Weeks of It, Will Follow, Say Prognisticators, Who Believe in the Little Rodent; Plenty of Time Yet to Burn Wister Coal Harrisburg householders who have 'been filled with much trepidation lest they should not need, because of the mild weather of this winter, the coal they bought at high prices in anticipation of a cold winter, may now rest assured that they were wise after all. Coal dealers of Harrisburg to-day are not pushing the sale of coal as anxiously as they were several weeks ago, when their yards were filled with the precious black dia monds for the first time since the war began. The secret of the situation is that Harrisburg and surrounding country is to 'have six weeks of winter w,enther. This is the tip passed out to-day by weather prognosticators. They say that to-morrow .will be a fair day, with the sun peeping from under the clouds that the groundhog may plainly see his shadow when he emerges from his hole, and that he surely will determine to re-enter his nest for another month-and-a lialf siesta. "Go On In—Whatcha 'Fraid Oi!" TEAM WORKERS ARE NAMED FOR ! Y.M.C.A.DRIVE • I Fifteen Hundred Members Is Goal Set by Progress ive Organization Names of team workers anl cap- j tains for the campaign for member- j ship to be launched by the Central | A*. M. C. A. Monday night wore an nounced this morning. The organiza- j tion is now incomplete, but it is ex- I pectcd that by Monday it will be 1 possible to complete the personnel of*! all teams. The campaign will open with :i ( dinner for team workers and cap- 1 tains Monday night. It will continifc j through the week until Friday night. I Team workers will meet for dinner J every night in the Central "Y" build- ! ing, Second and Locust streets, when ! /Continued on Page 2.] Aged Pennsy Official Dies; 70 Years Old Wilmington, Del., Feb. I.—Wil-| liam L. Bannard, who for nearly a ; quarter of a century was superinten- 1 dent of the Maryland division of i the Pennsylvania railroad, died at | his home here yesterday. He was ! 70 years old. Death was due to j a general breakdown. More winter is in store for Har rlsburg than she has had yet thus far. Skaters are aßain examining their skates, testtiiß their straps and providins that their skates may he good , and sharp that they may not miss a moment's sport when the ice finally does reappear on the Susque hanna river and lakes and creeks of this territory. Ice dealers are a little more confi dent to-day that they will be able to supply the great portioji of the city's needs of ice next summer from the natural supply. Several weeks ago the word was passed around that unless the wqather soon became colder the city would experience an lee' famine, although there was no real cause to worry until Febru ary 15. This danger is all past now and Harrisburg dealers expect to cut the bulk of their supply after the late date, for therfe exists now net a shadow of a doubt that the sun will be in such condition us to permit the groundhog to plainly see his reflection when he peeps out to-morrow. , BERLIN TROOPS ON MARCH TO BREMEN Uv Ai'cciatrd Press London, Feb. I.—A critical sit uation exists at Bremen, towards which city troops are advancing from Berlin. Demands that the city be surrendered .have been refused by the workers there, who have decided to defend it, according to Copenhagen advices to the Exchange Telegraph Com pany. It is said that hard light ing is expected. LUTHERANS WILL' GIVE THANKS FOR ! VICTORY IN WAR j President of Church Union Will Speak Before Patriotic Bally 1 A huge victory and Merger Muss | meeting with ttie Rev. F. H. Knubel, ! president of the United Lutheran j churches of America and the Itev. J. A. !W. Haas, noted patriotic orator as principal speaker, will be held in Chest nut street auditorium to-morrow night. [ An overflow* meeting will be arranged | in the Zion Lutheran church. The Itev. J. Bradley Markward, pres ident of the Harrisburg Conference of the East Pennsylvania Synod, will pre side at the Chestnut street auditorium meeting. In the Zion Lutheran church the Rev. H. K. Lantz, president of the Harrisbu.g Conference, the Pennsyl vania Minlsterium will preside, vicinity an opportunity to take part in to give the Lutherans of Harrisburg and The avowed purpose of the meeting is a service of thanksgiving celebrating the victory of our armies and of our ."llies, and also coniummation of the merger which has resulted In the merg er of the United Lutheran church. Dele gations will be present from virtually every Lutheran church In Harrisburg and the surrounding towns. The me Ring will open at 7.30. The auditorium will be opened at 6.30. Chamber of Commerce to Select Design For Flag at Meeting Tuesday Noon The Chamber of Commerce Flag design contest, conducted for the purpose of securing a suitable de sign for an official flag, ended to-day. A number of creditable designs have been submitted to the committee. Warren R. Jackson, secretary, said. The best design will be selected by the committee at 12.30 o'clock Tues day, when the members will meet as the guests of Arthur hi. Brown, chairman, at the Harrisburg Acad emy. The Chamber of Commerce will award $5 to the designer of the successful flag and the Harrisburg Telegraph has offered a prize of $1 for the second best design. [REALTY SALES THREE TIMES THOSE OF 1918 Flatiron Building Sold by Samuel Kunkel Estate For $40,500 „ William J. Soliland, real estate dealer, purchased from the Samuel Kunkel slati}, the four-story brick building at Nineteenth and Derry streets, known as the "Flatiron" building for $40,500. The .structure was erected years ago and at present IHe entire first lloor is used for stores and offices, forming a small business center for the Thirteenth ward. The deed showing the transfer was filed yesterday. Mr. Sohlanil a few days ago pur ! chased the three-story brick apart ment at 28 South Third street, from j !''• Eugene Walz. From stamps placed ion the deed the purchase price, it lis said, probably exceeded $20,000, Real estate sales in Harrisburg last ! month were ulmost three times as j many as during the same period in (1918, according to the monthly re port of City Assessor James C. Thompson. During lost month 180 transfers of property were recorded. The assessed valuation of the ground and buildings is $439,746. During January, 1918, there were 65 sales of properties assessed at $167,970. The sales last month by wards follows: Number of Assessed Ward Properties Valuations 1 9 $7,926 2 21 35,630 3 5' 26,830 4 3 14,120 5 12 29,350 8 4 3,260 7 IV 45,220 1 8 8 14,720 I 9 26 .119,410 1° 29 67,760 11 16 26,380 12 17 29,860 13 10 14,360 14 3 4,920 Total 180 $439,745 Riotous Vienna Paraders Pillage Shops; Police Quell Disorderly Idlers in City . By Associated Press London, Feb. I.—Serious disturb ances have occurred ut Vienna, where thousands of the unemployed, incited by violent speeches to imitate the people of Budapest and refuse to pay rent, paruded through the streets, according to a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from the Austrian capital. The paraders marched to the Relclisrat building, pigging shops on the way, but were iinally dis persed by the police. BIG TRANSPORT GOES ASHORE IN TERRIFIC GALE American Vessel Battered on High ltocks in Snow Storm SOLDIERS ARK REMOVED Freight Steamer Smashed to | Hits; Paris in the Middle Soiitluimpton, Eng., Feb. I. All the troops on board llie I American transport Narr&gun- j Sett, which ran agiound last night on the ledge off Hem- ! bridge, at the eastern end of the ' isle of Wight, have been re- j moved by tugs and the local life I boats. The removal was effected I while the steamer held fast on | the ledge. despite the snow storm and high sea that pre- j vailed. I London, Feb. I.—The American transport Narraganseit, Havre to! Southampton, is ashore at Bembridge i Point, on the extreme eastern end! of the isle of Wight. A train ferry j is standing by to receive the troops! if necessary. Tug assistance is being sent from Porthniouth and South ampton. Radio calls brought'local lifeboats; and tugs, which arc now taking off) tlie troops, which are reported to! number about two thousand. The ship is high on the rocks, a j heavy sea is running and it is snow-1 ing, but it is believed that the men; [Continued on Page 2.] Butter and Eggs Hit Downward Path at Last Butter and eggs hit the downward 1 path in local markets this morning. Both commodities had been selling at from 70 to 75 cents. Prices quoted to-day ranged from 58 to 65 cents for eggs and 63 cents for butter. It is predicted by dealers that the prices will continue on the down ward path for at least a week until the piarket commodities reach the average price. * X ht X 7 IT 4 4 X I At V it f Z t *s t 4 2 * ; * f 4 i * X . COLLINS CONVICTED IN FIRST PEOREE 4 X Gettysburg—Murder in the first degree was the 4 4 diet returned by the jury after an hour's delib' • itio 2 X day, in the case of Clarence J. Colilr.s, who waj 'JL T with the murder cf George Bushman, whose 1 ,4 ft* found near Harrisburg. The coure overruled the 4 o *C| 'iHJ on of the defense that th 'X 4 tion, and case went td the jury without any o 4 ♦ ,*? on the part of the defense. J. . Donald Swope, JL Commonwealth addressed the jury. A motion . .4 4 trial was made immediately. The trial of Ch 4 Reinecker win be Started next week. 4 T GUARD KILLED BY MEXICAN BANDITS lZ 4 • X X guard at the Baldwin Lcccmotive Works' plant 4 4 stcne, near here, was killed early to-day in 4 4 ittle with two Y dits, who held u 4 4 4 gave chase he waS killed in an exchange of shots. 4 J * APPROVE TH LtIONS FOR THE GU 4 * Washington-—An appropriation of $3-000,000 to X e * X tain the National Guard at a strength of 106,000 c ,4 < * i^4 ~ and men during th- next fi C 1 year wan • * **. approved by the House Military Affairs Commit?'.**. UL '■ < rr 4 to-day. 4 €| PENNSYLVANIANS ON WAY OVE"; J ® * Washington—The battleship North Caro! t 4 arrive at New York February. 8 has on board t!. X t r battalions, 20th engineers- 32nd Company 20th X * w t i. i..pr.-.iei ,ol *.ir service trocps, Ge.'.v, 4 §* 4 „ # , s, ci.u casual eff.cers. t . . J II MARRIAGE LICENSES ? Daniel . Conrad. Hnmmrlitnnn. nnd Ellen M. Forreat, CHar- dL € I brllatowm Hear) 1„ Madison and Xrlllc H. Itrntlr.v, Nt.cltoo; John T . - • Barr, Shamokln, nnd Myrn C. Mc Irllnn. MrMyionnt Wallace T. * 'McCaulcy and Ualay B. Barnes, llnltlmorr. a a H* AMERICA'S WAR LOSSES TOTALED BY GEN. MARCH Pennsylvania's Proud Record Revealed in List of Cas ualties Suffered 31GTH WAS HARD HIT Keystone Division in Fiuui Ranks on Nation's Honor Roll \Vusliingion, Feb. I.—An official tabulation of casualties b.v divisions for the American Expeditionary Forces, 95 per cent, complete to date, was made public to-day by the War Department. The totals for all divisions, exclusive of the two regi ments of Murines in the Second Di vision, are: Killed in action 27,762 Died of Wounds 11,896 Missing in action 14,649 Prisoners 2,785 tirand total of major casualties 56,592 The heaviest loss in prisoners was in the Twenty-eighth Division, with 091 men taken by the enemy. Pennsylvania Dosses In the National Army divisions, the regimental losses of the Three Hundred Sixteenth Infuiitry. Sex - cnty-ninth Division, were the heavi est, totalling 800. (The Three Hun dred Sixteenth is made up of Central Pennsylvania men, many being from Dauphin county.) Among the XnUnnul Guard divi sions, the heaviest regimental losses recorded are for the One Hundred Tenth Infantry, of the Twenty eighth Division, 1.112 men, while the losses of the One Hundred Ninth Infantry, of tiie same division, stand second at 1,112. Next is the One Hundred Infantry of the Twenty sixth Division, with a total of 988, [Continued on Page 2.] 'FINAL LIBERTY IIOND PRICES New York, Feb. I.—Final prices on Liberty Bonds to-day were: 2 1-2's ?99; first eon 4's, $93.16; | second 4's, $92.90; lirst con. 4 1- 4's, | $93.50; second con. 4 1-4's, $94.46; third; 4 1-4's, $95.48; fourth 4 1-d's, $94.50.