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1 H A RRISBURG iflSlSfp TELEGRAPH fflß fclje Star-Independent. ■ LXXXVUI— NO. 152 16 PAGES T.'&.t HARRISBURG. PA TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 1, 1919. statP ,j Ul yi 9 SJ'SS'hVM"' siSmiaES. iPALMER WILL PROSECUTE VIOLATORS OF WARTIME DRY LAWS THROUGHOUT NATION; NINE KILLED IN BIG NEW YORK RAIL WRECK 'Air Pressure Shut Off by Tramp Found Dead in Wreckage I NINE VICTIMS OF MORNING WRECK ON NEW YORK CENTRAL Air Shut Off train Train as It Plows Into Coaches at Dan kirk Sta'ian; Man Stealing Rifle May Innocently Have Sliat Off Pressure From Cars in tl Rear Hy Associated Press• Washington, July I.—An unidentified tramp, killed in the X<w York Central Railroad wreck at Dunkirk this morning was, according to reports to the railroad administration, probably the cause of the tragedy. The mechanism controlling the flow of air from the locomotive to the brakes on the train was found shut off at the place where the tramp was riding. Had to Use Torches The official report says that when the locomotive of train N'o. 7 < xploded after telescoping the steel pullmans it drove the wreck into such a tangled mass that I'. C. C rowley, general mana ger of the New York C entral, who was in Dunkirk, had to order acetylene flame torches to separate the wreckage. Fhe official report to the railroad administration puts the known dead at nine, the mortally injured at three; the seriously hurt at seventeen, and does not gi\e the number of lesser wound ed although it is -aid to be large. Brakes Right at Buffalo The preliminary investigation has developed that on leaving the Buffalo yards the engineer of tiain No. 7 testtel his brakes three times and found them working, and had no further occa sion i . use them until running into Dunkirk, when he encoun tered a caution ignal registered by No, 11 st; nding in Dunkirk station. \\ hen he applied the air. it acted on the locomotive and tender only and was not communicated ti the cars following. The train crew states that the engineer whistled f< r haml brakes but urforr th■ \ could he used No. 7 clashed into the standing No. 41. Angle Cock Is Closed \- the wreckage was cleared die crushed body of the tramp twas i< und on the "head end," the narrow space between the ten der and the firs' car of the train. '[ he angle cock controlling the flow of air through the brake pipes was closer . It probably will never be developed whether the man unwittingly closed it with his foot, as he used the cock as a step to lift h.m'self up onto the car. or whether it was done intentionally. F Dunkirk. N. Y.. July I.—Nine, persons arc known to he 'lead l and more than forty injured as I the result of ;■ rear-end collision j between the second section of' | trfiln No. 41. and train No 7. known n. "the \\>st "rn • r." on the No e York Central Railroad, it 2:20 <•' lock (hit- | f FIGHTERS ENTER RING WITH BARK * HANDS, IS ORDER W illc'irfl Scores Point With I Hicknrtl in Request l*or l)e- I pnrturc Front Custom Tolrtln, July 1 JOSH WillarJ ,1 nd • for th< hr-\ hnmplonHhlp con trM hrr * Friday with ham hands. and all bnrwiatrlnc and i*pinc will br- dope • ' n i N of ■••• apt ri t t..runii eeco*ids Thin nnn un*m nt u t prnadr to ' 11 t t:. ring .9 mwardrd n vVt.r> for Wil- Inrd. who pmtrntnl . utlnF* F' tnpm* "w kplstni to ,'! Mt ttlO ( • i•• it l i• i itl l* cf.- on bin h;t IKIH in \-\o dr* * in r ; room Willnrd Mid ho would Innlr* a thin Itfvr of mtton nnrpiral uidftffM and onlv *n<>tißh tap? tf hold tin hand airo* In plaro. Final nrranimm'n* nnu totu is of tho hiR contort were -mp!i'lbl H a ronforon*r hetwerj. th< t \rs. n ana- Rora and Itb-knrd Th* bo . r* will |f wear *por l,i 11 v made flvo on nr.* rrlover and onrh will be allowed *n have five L t#eondi In th#ir mrm-rn. T*io fori r Ur rholc* of crnerr will not raid* I L until the day 'f battle. fe Bryan Balks When a Asked to Ride Camel i Cotarr.hu*. Ohio, July 1. William; % Jennlnir* Hryan. balked to-day on rtdinjr a ramel lit ihe prohibition i day pn-ade al Ihe Methodist <'en-; lenarv celehratlon here, fenteniryl official* had planned to have Mr. | Bryan rh'e a lamel at the head of | the parade. Intlead he viewed the! parade from the (trandatand. | I THE WEATHEFc] HarrlubMc •>< ll'lnllri fair to nlikl and \% rdnrHny nlth ■Ualr rfulni, temperature, Inw rl fa-nlght about (10 drirtci. I morr.ng at the Third street station [ here. I Kipnt bodies vere taken from the | wreckage and rescuers clearing the ! debris this morning were working to ward what the • believe to be two : additional bodies. Twenty persons, some seriously injured, were taken (Cnntiimo i on Page 15) LACK OF HOMES DELAYING WORK | OF DAN CUPID j Halls Marriage Ceremony Housing Foireau of C. of C. Finds There is not one vacant unfur nished house fo rent in the entire city of Harrisburg." litis was the lesult given out to day at the Cha nber of Commerce after a complete canvass by the housing committee, which is show- In-- great. efficiency and energy tn helping to solte the imperative problem of tak ng care of a big population whit h wants to move here and get iivii g accommodations. T he situation is shot with some fir 'itercst, fo ■ no iess than one dozen orbUs and grooms are halting the marriage certmony until certain tn being able tc find a permanent bt inc. The strest. of uncertain wait ing lias got thise eager folks on edge and the housing committee has been bombarded the last week to dig up lodgings of some class for these nnfortuna e unmarried sup plicants. The housing bureau of the Cham ber of Commerci is only one month old to-day, but r ever in the history i o: the ctfv has a new activity found itself wilt? surh a crowded hour. , Action started immediately when tt.e Civic Club workers brought in ' the card records -f all houses, rooms i.nd upanments to rent At that | precise moment there were thirty f:\e vacant 'k uses, albeit some were eliminated by the Board of ' lltalth as unsanitary. The ones re -1 maiultig formtd • nucleus of regle -1 tration and new this bureau is as ! popular as a sod,-, fountain with the I weather batting tigh hot averages. | The demand wai so fast that 200 [Continued on I'uge H.] TO IM PR IVE ROAD | The county conn itsslonera decided to | appropriate I i.K>n toward the cost of permanently Impn'Ving the road be tween Hummelstow- i and Hoernerstown In South Hanover ownshlp. The total cost will kr fit sou, the township paying to* other half. NATION MUST BE SATISFIED WITH KICKLESS BEERS Pending Court Ruling or Ac tion by Congress Depart ment of Justice Waits WILL SEE lAW TESTED Palmer Decides to Prosecute Violators of Law as Interpreted WILL PROSECUTE WET VIOLATORS By Associated Press. Washington, July I.—Attorney General Palmer said to-day: "We propose to make immedi \ ate arrests of persons who vio- I late the war-time prohibition law according to our interpreta i tion thereof. "The. department does not in [ tend, however, to be swept off its feet the first day that prohibi tion comes into effect. We will proceed in an orderly fashion to establish whether intoxicating beverages proscribed hy law In clude those having less than per vent, of rtcohol." The Attorney General said the test cases in New York resulted in a derision requiring the prose cution to prove that the beer in question was intoxicating in each individual ease anil that, there l fore, a decision in the Baltimore ; ease was desired to give a clear cut interpretation of whether per rent, beer was in fact intoxi cating. If upheld by the Supreme Court, such a decision would be applicable to the entire country. When informed of reports that saloons in Atlantic City were con tinuing to dispense whisky and similar drinks, Mr. Palmer said: "Welt, there is no uncertainty in eases like that." By Associated Press Washington, July I.—The whole nation awoke to-day to a realization of prohibition. Only those who had been provident enough to "stock up" in advance for the long drought or who could find solace in 2% brew were able to start the day with an early morning "bracer." War-time prohibition, banning for the time being all distilled liquors and leaving in a cloud of doubt the future of beer, was effective at mid night. Exemption of beer from the list of forbidden beverages came as a result of an eleventh hour an nouncement by the Department of Justice that pending decisions in (Continued on Page 15) Six-Hour Mail Service Starts Out of New York Washington, July 1. Air mail service between New York and <'hi cago was inaugurated to-day with a six-hour service. The first plane left New York at 5:15 a. m„ flew to llelle fonte, Pa. v at the rate of 123 miles an hour, and there transferred its mail to another plane, which -cached Cleve land at 9:30 a. m. in time -o transfer the mail to the regular Cleveland-to- Chicago machine. • SFNKA HOME FROM WAR Hy Associated Press New York. July I.—Survivor of fifteen attacks of German subma rines, the United States coast guard cutter Seneca arrived here to-day after two years duty in European waters. During her adventurous war career, the Seneca rescued more than 500 persons from other less lucky ships which were sent to the bottom hy the German undersea boats. Ten of her crew perished while trying to take ashore the British steamship Wellington, tor pedoed in the Bay of Biscay last Sep tember. GINGER A'l.F, AT CHRISTENING By Associated Press Newark, N. J., July 1. —A bottle of ginger ale instead of the tradi tional champagne, was used to chris ten the freighter Waco which was launched to-day at the yards of the Submarine Boat Corporation in New ark bay. Mrs. J. D. O'Hara, of Waco, Texas, was sponsor for the vessel. 11 Alt 111 AGE I.ICK.VSKS •lames W. Morgan and Daisy E. Smith. Harrisburg. Charles W. Hosan and Iva M. King, Harrisburg Earl J Stnnesifer and Catharine B. Horner. Harrisburg. Henry J. Seibert and Florence Morris, Harrisburg. John 'E. Tyler and Mary E. Smith, I Harrisburg. THREE OF GREAT POWERS TO GIVE PACT APPROVAL Speedy Ratification of Ver sailles Covenant Anticipated in the French Capital B.y Associated Press. Paris. July I.—Speedy ratification j of the Peace Treaty with Germany J b" three of the great powers whose ] ratification, together with that of ; Germany, is necessary to make the j treaty effective, is anticipated by the j French press. The only appreciable i delays expected are in the case of ' Italy, where difficult national prob- | lenis are taking precedence, and the . United States, where the newspapers j forecast probably prolonged discus- j sion in the Senate. Japan, it is anticipated, will ex pedite the ratification process. I (With Great Britain and France, the ratification of the treaty by Japan would be all that was necessary to put the treaty into effect for those powers and Germany, given favor- | able action by the German National I Assembly.) The German delegation has sent j to the Conference a note inquiring | when and where it will begin ne- ; gotiations regarding the application j of the conditions agreed upon fori the administration of the left h of the Rhine during the period of : occupation.. By Associated Press. C'ohlptir, July J.—Control of civil ' affairs, which have been under the jurisdiction of the Army during the period of occupation, will be the first ' department to be taken over from the military authorities by the Inter- i Allied Rhineland Commission, which is to be the administrative body of all the occupied areas in Germany. It was announced to-day that the date upon which the commission will come into -supreme power in the Rhinelands is still uncertain. Pier repont Noyes, American Commission er, said upon his return from I'arisj to-day that the understanding was that the commission would not come into full control until the treaty had been ratified by Germany and three of, the great powers. Governor Approves Higher Salaries For Judges of the State Announcement of the approval by j Governor Sproul of the judges' salary i raiser, was made at the Executive De- i partment late to-day. The hill becomes I effective at once. I'nder Its provisions j the chief justice of the Supreme Court j will receive $15,000 and the associate | judges $14,000. The president judge of j the Superior Court will receive $13,500 ! and the associate judges $13,000. In ! Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. ' Common Pleas and Orphans' Court judges will receive $,12,000 each. The ] salaries for Common Picas and Or- | phans' Court judges in districts out- | side of Philadelphia and Allegheny | counties will receive the following: In districts having a population of ! more than 100.000 and less than 500.- 000. $10,000; districts having a popu lation of more than 05.000 and less than 100.000, $8,000; in districts having a population of less than 65.000. $7,000. For trying State cases each of the judges on the Dauphin county bench are to receive an additional $3,000. In the county court in Allegheny and the municipal courts of Philadel phia, the judges will receive $B,OOO and each president judge will receive an ad ditional $5OO. Estimates that have been made show that more than $200,000 will be necessary to meet the increases. MRS. HOI.MKES OIKS OF HERTS j By Associated Press. PlttNflcld. Mass., July I.—Mrs. Mar- | tha Holmes, died to-day as a result] of being thrown from an automobile ' which fell into a brook at Lanesboro, I Sunday. I BUTTER MILK THAN WHISKY, WRITES THE PUNNING SCRIBE This Is Buttermilk Day and It's Due to Bring Better Health, Says Dr. Raunick "Butter milk than whisky" observed the steady patron of a Market street hostelry to-day, as the bar-tenders methodically supplied a big bottle off the ice, filled with whitish milk, dot ted plentifully with specks of butter. "Gov'men* says we're to drink this," whispered the bartender feeb ly. "1 used to drink it when we lived on a farm; and they say its good for you." This statement was verified by Dr. J. M. J. Raunick, of the City Health Bureau, who agreed that buttermilk is one of the best drinks known,, nu THOUSAND VOICES ! TO JOIN IN OLD JUBILEE SONGS Famous Old Negro Songs to Be Sung by Colored A thousand persons of this city | and Steelton are ready to take part in the big jubilee of famous old ! negro songs scheduled to be held on the Island this, evening beginning at eight o'clock, under the auspices of the War Camp Community Serv j ice. This event had originally been > scheduled to take place last week, ; but had been postponed because of , unfavorable weather conditions, j Choruses of various kinds are in j eluded on the attractive program | that has been prepared for the oc- I casion. Mrs. Florence Ackley Ley, i musical director of the War Camp J Community Service; Professor Maker ! and A. Duff, of this city, and Prof, j Howard, of Steelton, will lead the. I singing. I Invitations for this evening's event '.have been extended to Governor I Sproul and other State and city offi ! cials; members of the city School j Board and city teachers, and the j ministers of the several churches of j the city and to the general public. ; The first part of the program will i be made up of seven events as fol ! lows: "The Patriotic Pole," Mrs. ; John Fields, sponsor; "The Little Weeds," Miss Georgia Potter, spon ; sor; "The Little Cherry Pickers," i Mrs. F. L. Jefferson, sponsor; "The Message of the Fairies," Mrs. Helen I Duffman. sponsor: "The Hoop Drill," I Miss olive Harrold and Miss Susie | Beckwith, sponsors. "The Liberty I Bells," Mrs. Mary Braxton Roberts j arid Mrs. Steven J. Lewis, sponsors; "The Star Spangled Banner Pan tomine," Mrs. Charles Howard, j " Part two is made up largely of choruses, as follows: America, Children's Chorus, con ducted by A. Duffan; "Bridal j Chorus." from The Rose Maiden, conducted by Prof. Baker; "Hark, i the Bells Arc Wildly Kinging," (tune, 1 "Annie Laurie"): "I'm Glad I'm I Home Againi" (Soldiers chorus); i "Be Not Afraid," from oratorio ] "Elijah," conducted by Prof. How ] ard. Spirituals—combined chorus 'of 1,(100 voices. "Want To Go To I Heaven When I Die," "Lord, I Want, j To Be A Christian," "It's Me," "Old I Black Joe," "Steal Away To Jesus," j "Swing Low." "The Star-Spangled ! Banner." | j FIRED \T IT, S. CONSUL By Associated Press New York. July I. Reports that I three shots had been fired on June i 22 at Benjamin F. Chase, Fnited ] States consul at San Jose, Costa j Rica, by a government policeman, I were brought here to-day by pas . sengers who arrived on the steam- I ship Tivives from Port Union. F. S. j Sisterman, a New York merchant, I said Consul Chase told him of the incident. One of the bullets was said to have passed through Mr. Chase's clothing. MAILS WRIT FOR TH Ml By Associated Press. New York. July t.—Papers execut ed by Governor Smith asking for the extradition of Harry K. Thaw from Pennsylvania were mailed to-day by District Attorney Swann to Governor W. C. Sproul. of Pennsylvania. Thaw Is under indictment here charged charged with an attack on Frederick Gump at the Hotel McAlpin several years ago. STOCK BROKER FAIUS New York, July 'l.—An involun jtary pe'ti'tfdM' in bankruptcy was ] filed to-day in the U. S. District Court against J. Frank Lilly & Com pany. Broadway stock brokers. The I liabilities and assets are not stated. tritious, palatable; full of zest and vim. The U. S. Department of Agriculture evidently is of the same opinion, for it has sent out an appeal requesting creameries, milk plants and all dairy establishments to co-operate in the plan to popularize the drink. One of the combinations is made by adding the Juice of two or three lemons to a quart of muttermilk, with sugar, if desired; orange juice is also being tried and with eggs and sugar frozen buttermilk dainty can be produced. The call in Harrisburg to-day for the old-fashioned elixir was waxing stronger every hour. 50 ACRES ARE OFFERED TO CITY FOR PARK PURPOSES AND HIGH SCHOOL SITE Salient Points of Offer The following high points stand forth in the offer to sell and give the city and school district a plot of sixty acres: Taking over by tlic school district and tile city all the ground between Third and Sixth streets. Division and Catherine streets, Fourteenth ward, held by the NlcKce-Graliani estate. Site to be used to convert lower part, known as Italian Park, into known as Hoffman's Woods, anil adjoining field to lc used l'or high school development. Would allow about thirty-five acres of ground for schools. Green street to bo laid out through tract 120 feet wide, extending through Riverside and connecting with street in Fstherton already laid out at width of 120 feet. ~ Sixth street to bo continued and widened, connecting with Eliza beth street. Third street to bo continued to blulT above Italian Park, connect ing with Third street in Riverside. New street to he laid out between Harrisliurg Academy and service road or strict to be provided between park and MoKoe property. ATLANTIC CITY WET IN SPITE OF EDICT Authorities Say Government Must Take Initiative in Stop ping Sale of Liquors Other Than Light Beer By Associated Press. Atlantic City, N. J., July I. Practically every saloon in this re sort is open to-day and dispensing liquid refreshments of all kinds. Whisky, brandy, gin and any other sort of liquor called for is served to patrons. The exceptions are the beach front hotels, all of which closed their barrooms with one exception. The wholesale houses also are closed. Mayor Harry Bacharach said to day the question of liquor selling in Atlantic City is entirely for the United States government to de cide. Waits on Government United States Commissioner Henry SALOONS REOPEN FOR SALE OF BEER AFTER A NIGHT OF REVELRY Every Hotel in City and County Ready to Continue Sale of 2% Per Cent. Brew Except Lochiel and Hershey House Harrisburg's saloons opened quietly this morning after being closed tighter than a drum for a few hours in the middle of the night. Bartenders, who joyously trooped back to their jobs after going home in the small hours of the morning expecting to take a long vacation, reported that business was fair. Men who had "welcomed" prohibition last night expecting to see no more of the intoxicants ambled into the hotels by ones and twos just to see how things were getting along un der the ruling made by Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer that no prosecutions will be ordered where 2% per beer is sold. "Just ljke going to a funeral ex pecting to view the corpse and then to find that old John Barleycorn is still alive," said-one man who went to bed never expecting to see the inside of a saloon again. Two liars Quit Two old bars, however, passed out for all time. The manager of the Ivochiel announced this morning that they will clear out their fixtures. Similar announcement was made several days ago at the Hershey House, -neither bar taking out the July monthly license. There was little whisky and gin in the local stocks left after the raids of last night. The shelves and cellars of virtually all the whole sale houses were ceaned bare by the last minute crowds. The stocks of "hard" liquors also was greatly reduced in the hotels. None of this was for sale to-day, all the saloon men declaring that the war-time prohibition order will be vigorously enforced and that nothing will be W. Lewis said he has not proceeded against the saloonkeepers who yes terday obtained a renewal of their licenses from the City Commission ers who held a special meeting for the purpose of granting them. He declares he can do nothing until the Department of Justice officials in Philadelphia institute a proceeding. The Rev. Henry Merle Mellen, chairman of the Civic committee of the Ministerial Association, de nounced cafe proprietors who are to-day selling any kind of liquor called for in defiance of Ihe law. He said the Department of Justice has been asked to send men here to ob tain evidence upon which every vio lator of the FedFral law will lie ar rested. ■sold but beer which all declare is nonintoxicuting. A Holiday Spirit The central part of the city was surcharged with an air that was al together peculiar, to the occasion. The crowd was tilled with a feeling akin to that of a holiday. Hundreds of men frankly were out to visit old haunts for the last time, a few to get insensibly drunk and hundreds of others to join in as spectators. The big crowds which surged up and down Market street was in good humor. To hear the shouts and cheers the spectators would have gained the impression that the crowd really was glad that old John Bar leycorn had beet) given a death blow. The throngs in all the saloons fre quented by the better class of men were remarkably free from trouble makers despite the evident hilarity of the crowjl.s. I'oiV "Medicine Only"' There was a touch of humor in the business done at the wholesale [Continued on Page ".] Bolsheviki Losing Out Before Foes in Russia IJy Associated Press. I.ondon. July I. Anti-Bolshevik forces are advancing against Kursk, 250 miles south of Moscow and Voro nezh, hoping to tind Moscow, accord ing to a Russian wireless message, quoting official Bolshevik organ Izveatina. It ia added that the Bolsheviki suf fered a severe defeat at Kharkov, 130 miles south of Kursk, and have also lost Ekaterinoslav, 115 miles southwest of Karkov. f Idea Advanced by Planning Commission PRICE SAID REASONABLE Third of Plot Is Free of Cost if City Accepts The City Planning Commis sion, at a luncheon in the Penn- Harris Hotel at noon to-day, submitted for the consideration of City Council and the School Board of Harrisburg, the mem bers of which two bodies were in attendance, plans for the tak ing over and development by the area, lying between Third street and the bluff, from Division to Katharine streets, commonly known as Italian Park, for park purposes, comprising about fifteen acres, to be deeded free by the owners, the McKee-Graham estate, and the pur chase ut $-,250 an acre of all the remainder of the irt:- Kee-Graham plot, bordered by the top of the bluff on the west, I Sixth street on the east, Division street on the south and Katherine ! street on the north. The two areas | take in old Italian Park, the whole : of Hoffman's woods and the Held be- I tween the two. There are about ! thirty-five acres in the proposed school site. In A'ttendunec All of the members of the Plan ning Commission, the members of the School Board, Mayor Keister and the City Commissioners, except Commissioner Gross, who is sick, were present. In addition there were Dr. F. K. Downes, city superin tendent of schools; I). D. Hammel baugh, secretary, and Dr. Charles B. [ l ager, principal of the Technical High school. The School Board, to whom the proposal comes as no new thing, for it was said they have been cinsidering this site among others for some time, viewed the. plan so favorably that the directors will meet late this afternoon when the matter will he formally considered. To-day's meeting was called by Chairman E. S. Herman, of the City Planning Commission, after a care ful study of the situation by the ! Commission, and Secretary Francis J. Hall read the formal letter to City Council as follows: In 1903 a study of the possibil ities for parks and parkways in the city was made by Mr. Warren H. Manning, of Boston, who pre pared plans and made recommen dations which have in a large measure been executed with the results so well known that it Is unnecessary to enumerate thein here. In this plan there are certain recommendations, very desirable but owing to circumstances the city was unable to acquire the property or finance all the sug [ Continued on Page 2.] WILSON LEAVES CHAOS IN EUROPE By .dssocialcd Press. Homo, July I.—Critical com ment on President Wilson's so journ in Europe is made to-day by the Trihuna in discussing his return to the United States. "Seven months ago an Immense halo of popularity surrounded President Wilson." the Tribuna editorial rays; "His return to America, leaving behind him a ehaos of disorder, passions and disillusions, since he could not conclude peace according to his principles, but made a compro mise brought about by the over bearing attitude of the strong to ward the weak"