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LXXXVIII — No. 27 14 PAGES Da Matter at the Post Office at H&rrlsburg
Peace of Justice as
Defined by Count
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.]
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.
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
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.
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.
I Paris Stories Greatly Exag
gerated, Says tlic Com
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
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
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
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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!"
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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 !
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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. ,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
American Vessel Battered on
High ltocks in Snow
Freight Steamer Smashed to |
Hits; Paris in the
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
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
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;
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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. *
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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
found near Harrisburg. The coure overruled the 4
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on of the defense that th 'X
4 tion, and case went td the jury without any o 4
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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
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
* Washington-—An appropriation of $3-000,000 to X
e * X
tain the National Guard at a strength of 106,000 c ,4
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~ and men during th- next fi C 1 year wan • *
**. approved by the House Military Affairs Commit?'.**. UL
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4 to-day. 4
® * Washington—The battleship North Caro! t 4
arrive at New York February. 8 has on board t!. X
r battalions, 20th engineers- 32nd Company 20th X
* w t i. i..pr.-.iei ,ol *.ir service trocps, Ge.'.v, 4
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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.
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Pennsylvania's Proud Record
Revealed in List of Cas
ualties Suffered
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,
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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,

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