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Government Program For Smashing High Prices ot Food Is Fast Hearing Cornp
JLXXX\ 111 NO. 181 16 PAGES Offlce e at*Ha S rrlaburg' aSS HA.RRIS HXIRG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4 1919 ON, iireiv£? IVG ASSOCI 'En I'll ESS SINGLE COPIES UFLMP EDITION ' ° A M:\VSPAPEH IN nvmusiuiui TWO CENTS HUITIL LIJiIIUJM YOUTHS OF 19 WILL BE GIVEN ARMY TRAINING IN NEW BILL Permanent Military Policy as Transmitted to Congress by Baker Provides For Field Army of 1.250,000 Men TWENTY INFANTRY DIVISIONS PLANNED Universal Drill Made Compul sory; Active Force of 510,- 000 Regulars Called For: No Change For National Guard By Associated Press. Washington, Aug. 4.—Main tenance of one field army with a strength of 1.250.000 men is proposed in a bill establishing a permanent military policy which was sent to Congress to day by Secretary Baker. The active force of this army ! would he 510,000 regulars while j the remainder would be young: men who had taken a three months' military training course : which would be compulsory for all 19-year-old youths. This re serve strength would be used to < fill out the twenty infantry di visions and one cavalry division into which it is proposed to di vide the Regular Army. The plans were embodied in a bill which represents the pol icy of the War Department with respect to the peace-time military establishment. Under the measure all special service built up during the war would be maintained as separate j branches except the chemical warfare service, which would j be merged with the engineers' j corps. Compulsory Training Three months' military train ing for youths of 19 would be made compulsory and promo tion of officers by seniority j would be abolished. Secretary Baker said the war had shown this system of promotion to be defective. No change in the existing law ■with regard to the organization of the National Guard and its rela- i tion to the regular army was sug- ; gested. Mr. Baker said it was as sumed that the national defense act Federalizing the Guard would be re tained in force. Under the War Department's plan, youths would he subject to military service for two years after completing the course of military training, and in the event of war , the selective service act in force . during the great war would become operative. Brief Training 'Period Secretary Baker said in a letter 1 accompanying the bill that the plan had not yet been referred to Genera'. Pershing, but that pending his re turn from France it could be used as the basis for hearings which the Senate Military Committee is to have before drafting legislation es tablishing a permanent military policy. "The bill as drawn." said Secre-! tary Baker, "provides for a system j of univer.-al training for a very brief period, applicable to all male citi zens. with suitable provision for ex emptions and deferments. "It does not. however, provide for' any reserve ob'igation. since it is! unnecessary with a system of univer sal service in time of emergency. The period suggested for training is! brief, but not too brief, it is believed : to secure a careful stock jaking of the health and physical condition of! the young manhcod of the Nation, j [Continued on Page 12.] Sergeanl Graefi First on New Police List Applicants for appointment to the city police force who passed the civil service examinations and are ' on the eligible list were announced to-day as follows by R. Ross isea- i man. clerk of the bourd: Charles' M. Graeff. 2212 North Sixth street, < rating 88.35 per cent.; James li. : Long. 1105 Cowden, 88.25; Howard i Shickley, 2142 Greenwood. 86.05, ail 1 of whom were in service during the I war, and Harry Leonard Johnson, j colored. 1102 North Twelfth, 84.25.' Graeff was a first sergeant in Com- f pany X, of the old Eighth Pennsyl vania Guard Regiment when it left ! for camp. Two vacancies are to be filled on j the force and it is likely Council ! will act to-morrow when the eligible list will be presented. I THE WEATHER | Harrlftburic nn<! vicinity* Partly j cloud A, prolinlilj shotver* anil j tl undo rMtorniM to-nlalit and Tuesday. .Not much chunKc In temperature. Knateru IVnnay Ivanla t Partly cloudy, prohnlily Nhotvcr* and thundcratomiM to-nlxht nnd Tuesday, Warmer to-nlc'if In nortlionKl portion. Gentle to moderate variable %vind, mostly aouth. HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Pretty Former Clerk in Ten-Cent Store in International Tangle Miss Jean Troupman. formerly of Steelton and a clerk in one of the city's stores, now is the tearful | bride of Ernesto Carranza. whose father is enormously wealthy and a cousin of President Carrunza, of Mexico. Ernesto appears to have been taken home by his mother. RESIDENTS FLEE AS MAGAZINES OF POWDER LET GO Eight Killed .and Twenty-Five Injured in Series of Blasts at United States Plant By Associated Press. Now Brunswick, X. J.. Aug:. 4. j Eight persons are reported to have j been killed and 25 injured in four ' | explosions of ammunition in the J | Raritan arsenal of the United States ; Army five miles from here. Twenty-five beds have been pre pared at St. Peter's Hospital here to receive the injured. A boxcar on a siding near the • j arsenal is said to have blown up at 1 p. m. setting fire to three maga- j ! zincs which exploded. | Residents of the vicinity are flee- [ ' ing from their homes, fearing that other magazines will be destroyed. ; Helpless on Floor For Days After Effort to Operate on Himself By Associated Press. , Hinghanitnii, X. Y„ Aug. 4.—nlr. j ; Albert D. Turner, an aged wealthy | I dentist living alone, was found dy- i : ing in hisapartmentsSatprday after- j 1 noon as the result of an attempt on | i his part to relieve a chronic affection j ! of the bladder without assistance. ! He had evidently fainted during the | ' operation and was too weak when j ! he revived to summon assistance. | It is thought he had lain on the I i floor several hours. Money amount- ! | ing to several hundred dollars and 1 ; valuable papers were found scat- i tered about the room. He was re moved to the city hospital and died I last night. He was eighty years old. j VICTIM OF APHASIA Xcw YoA, Aug. 4.—An unidenti- j tied young woman, apparently about I 25 years old was taken from the Grand Central station to Bellevue Hospital, to-day. supposedly a victim of aphasia. She was a passenger on a Xew York Central train, which she boarded at Bridgeport, Conn., and collapsed upon reaching here. The young woman wore a wedding ring with the inscription, "Herman Lei to to K. V. Die." , STEELTON BRIDE IS SUING SR. CARRANZA I Pretty Miss Jean Troupman, Wife of Cousin of Mexican President, Says Married Life Was Wrecked by Mother of Youthful and Wealthy Cuban * ! c . rrom a clerk in a local five and ten cent store through a more or \ less exciting career on the stage, to a marriage with the immensely wealthy cousin of I'resident Car | ranza, of Mexico, are chapters in ; the stormy life of a Steelton* girl. | who still has many friends in the j borough and a rather wide ac- . | quamtanceship in this city. Born, Jennie Gamby, in Steelton, i the young woman attracted con j siderable attention locally because , .of her good looks. Early in life Miss Gamby's mother married uguin j and she was known sometimes as i Jennie or Jean Troupman, her step ; father's name. Xow she is Mrs. i Ernesto Carranza, of Cuba, whose | father's cousin is President Car- ! ! ranza. Mrs. Carranza now is suing the j wealthy parents of her husband,!" i charging them with conspiracy to J keep her youthful husband from j her. The courts of Xew York have ! j been asked to decide whether the i j youthful husband owes his first j j allegiance to his wife or to his!' mother. It appears, according to ]' ! the Xew York American, to whom' ; credit for the photograph also is ; i due, that Carranza believes he i ; should obey his mother first al- i ■ j though his pretty little deserted ! I wife claims that she has received j ' ! many protestations from him that I I she is the only woman he will ever i j love. Ernesto has gone home with i i his mother. From the story pieced together | I bit by bit. it appears that Jean and ! j young Carranza met while she was ! : playing with "Listen Lester" and he j | was a college student. She tearfully j < refutes Carranza's mother's charge 1 i that she married the young man for \ ! his money by saying that the youth j • | had spent his college allowance and ! i that she pawned, a '*d sold her per- ! | i sonal effects to tide them over. It appears that Luis Carranza I claims his son is 18 years old, the ' mother avers that he is but 17. Miss < Jean declares that he is all of 22. , The bride is said by Steelton friends to be about 30 years old. 1 MORE OF SECOND SAIL New York, Aug. 4.—The transport , Virginian arrived to-day from Brest l with 118 officers and 3,049 men of > the 23rd Infantry, of the Second Di- S vision. . ■r CHURCH WANTS TO CHANGE NAME Application for a court t rder | amendin-g the charter of t'.e j Church of God at Fourth and I Strawberry streets, known as the i Fourth Street Church of God. | vas made to-day by counsel for h.-> congregation, the court fixing September 8 for a hearing. The L congregation is asking to have j the name of the church changed j to the "First Church of God;" j to have the annual income al- ; lowed from real estate raised j from $4,000 to $20,000; to have i the office of deacon- created, and ] the church council as reorgan- l ized to include the deacons, eld- j ers and minister. - 1 , FIVE KILLED IN RIOT By Associated Press. I 1 Paris, Sunday. Aug. 3. Five i persons were killed at Basle, i Switzerland, during the recent) strike riots there, according to of-1 ficial reports on the disorders, j Fifteen persons were wounded. ' NEIGHBORS TELL COURT OF FAMILY DISCORD Mother Beat Children For Hours, Says First; Frightened by Fight, Says Second "She beat them all the time," Mrs. Mary Gearhart, 2 711 North Sixth street, declared to-day in testify ing against Mrs. Catharine L. Mc- Laughlin, mother of three children whose father is attempting to se cure their custody through habeas corpus proceedings. "Sometimes she would beat thn I from 5 to 11 o'clock in the evening," Mrs. Gearhart said. "One night it | got so bad I had to call the neigh- j bors. They heard it, too. 1 couldn't stand it any more. Some mornings the boys would come out with black and blue eyes and then she would U.S.MAY MAKE CITY STATION ON AIRPLANE ROUTE Site to Be Picked For Land ing Place For Aviators; Need a Large Field COMMERCE CHAMBER AIDS Planes on Transcontinental Tour to Make Stops at Harrisburg That Harrisburg likely will be a permanent station cn the trans continental airplane route now be ing laid out by the War Department, is assured in a communication ad- I dressed to the Harrisburg Chamber j |of Commerce by Lieutenant J. T. i I Christensen, who is taking part in j I the task of laying out the route, i Arrangements for the first trans- [ i continental flight from New York to j San Francisco, which are now be i ing completed, include Harrisburg, j [according to the letter, which asks j for the co-operation cf the Cham-j j her of Commerce. "This route will undoubtedly be i used as a regular trans-continental | j route in the near future," said Lieu-j l tenant Christensen. and officials of| the Chamber announced that they! will lore no time in complying with j the request for the organization's! co-operation. Harrisburg is especial-- ly qua'tfied to take care of the needs; of transient aviators, as experience: in the past has qualified the Oham-| j ber to meet their demands. A mus- | lin arrow, one hundred and ten feet ! long, has been prepared for sucb j use. and has been found to meet with ! the requirements of aviators. The Chamber's co-operation will: mean the providing of this marker! on a suitable field, approximately | one-ha'f mile long by two hundred j yards wide, the furnishing of definite information regarding topography! jof sucb a field, and the adjacency! |of machine shop, gasoline supplies, j i nnd other necessities -f aviation, to i I those who are arranging the route.; i This information is being prepared ! at the offices of the Chamber of; Commerce, and will be dispatched | at once to Lieutenant Christensen. Carries Blazing Alcohol From George E. Etter's Home and Checks Fire Only the presence of mmd of J. j I G. Prentz, a workman of the Blake j j shop, saved a serious fire this morn- [ ! ing in the residence of George E. j | Etter, 209 Pine street. Prentz [ ! grabbed a blazing can of alcohol j and dashed with it to the street. He j was burned about the arms but not.j badly. Another workman was busy on ; the stairs of the Etter home with i the cleaning materials and lighted a candle near the open can of ulco- j hoi. He became exicited and knock- i ed tho can over the banister. ! Prentz. who was working in another ! part of the house, heard a shout [ and rushing downstairs discovered ' the flaming mass in the lower hall, j He picked it up and threw it out into Pine street. By this time sev eral fire engines had arrived and they extinguished the fire, which stili flared h ! gh on the curbstone. The loss, covered by insurance, will be principally from the smoke which filled the house, and a small I amount of water which was used. "Coolest Burglar" Wakes Up Family and Asks For Jewelry and Money) By Associated Press. New York, Aug. 4.—Described j j by detectives as the "coolest burglar j j who ever operated in New York." ! George Williams, alias Witson, alias ! j Wilson, was brought here to-day j [ for arraignment following his arrest : j after he had stepped from theNNc r ! ; Jersey State prison at Trenton alter j ; serving a term for buiglary in Al- J lantic City. A long series of burglaries here, |in Philadelphia and in Atlantic ] i City is charged against Williams. ! I who is 55 years old and an English - I man by birth. The specific indict- j ! ment on which he was arraigned is for the robbery of the home of ! j Frank Taylor, a New York lawyer j After entering the lawyer's home, I Williams is said to have awakened j Taylor and his wife and explained i calmly tht he had come for their j jewelry and wealth and was quite ! harmless if he was not interfered ! with. A tearful plea by Mrs. Tuy- ' lor prompted him to return her I wedding ring. say they must have fallen oft the swing." Mrs. McLaughlin lives at 2709 I North Sixth street, next door to Mrs. Gearhart. The two wopen are not on good terms, the latter admitted on cross-examination, because she ordered the McLaughlin woman away from her door. Efforts were made by Mrs. Mc- Laughlin's counsel to show that the children cried because they were scared when Mrs. Gearhart and her daughter fought. "Didn't your daughter throw dishes and cups at you and when they hit the wall it scared the chil -4 Continued on rage B.] I UNION LEADERS I IN CONFERENCE " ON FOOD COSTS Hines Telling Officials His Plan to Have Congress Create Commission to go : into Railroad Wages j: By .-Issociafeii Press. Washington, Aug. 4. All I railroad union officials now in ; Washington were asked by l)i --| rector General 1 lines to meet j j with hiru at noon to-day for a ! ! conference on the high cost of j ; living. i Besides the chiefs of the engineers | and railway trainmen who already j i have made demands for increased j 1 wages to meet high living costs, u I was expected that the heads of the | I other two brotherhoods and the oi - > gamzations of the shopmen and j clerks would attend the meeting. 1 I Thus a majority of the 2,000,u io | ' railroad workers would be repre j seated. Mr. llines expected to cx ! plain his plan to have Congress I create a commission to go into all I phases of railroad wages. This plan ! was proposed to Congress last week < by the President. In Close Touch As chairman of the committee ' appointed by Attorney General Pul- I nier's conference on means to re duce the cost of living, Mr. Mines ; is in close touch with plans under ' consideration to bring about a nor ! mal level of prices and relieve the j distress of the average citizen, it ! was said to-day that the Director : General devoted the whole of Sun j day to considering the cost of liv ! ing problem, going over many sug j gestions made by Assistant Secix- j j tary Lettingwell and Commissioner Colver, the other two members of , j the committee. A report to '.he con- i ! ference will be made to-morrow it 1 I the second meeting of cabinet mem- ; | bers and other otficials called to gether by Mr. Palmer and recom- j ' mendations are expected to lie | transmitted soon to President Wil- j son. Three Radical Steps The subcommittee of the Commit tee of Eight High Government Of ficials. named by President Wilson to formulate a program to reduce sharply the cost of living necessi ties, has unanimously decided to recommend three steps of a radical nature. This subcommittee, composed of W. B. Colver, chairman of the Fecl deral Trade Commission: Walker D. Mines, Director Generals of Rail- ' roads, and R. C. Lefflngwell, Assist- j ant Secretary of the Treasury, has I agreed upon this program: 1. For the government int- icdiatoly to buy a billion I bushels of wheat at the guaran teed price of 82.26 a bushel, and immediately place it hack on the market at 51.50 a bush el. the government to take tip the entailed loss of $760,000,- 000. 2. For summary action through the Department of Justice under the so-called I.cvcr law, the act creating the Food and Fuel Administration. This law gives the government sweeping powers and has some sections not even used during the war, which it is now pro posed to bring into play as n means immediately at hand to [Continued on Page B.] Wiiliamsport Is Seeking Prices on Foodstuffs j Wiiliamsport people want to buy ! government food if it can be had at j a reasonable price. For that reason | they sent their Mayor, A. M. Hoag land, to New Cumberland, to inves : tigate quality and prices. With j Mayor Hoagland are Dr. Frederick | Robbins, city superintendent of I schools of Wiiliamsport, and Elmer ; Schuyler, editor of the Gazette-Bul letin, formerly of the Harrisburg | j Telegraph staff. These prominent citizens of Wil | liamsport were accompaniedd by i Mrs. Hoagland and four-year-old] i daughter Miriam, and Mrs. Robbina, j who is president of the Civic Club at Wiiliamsport. They motored from ! Wiiliamsport and were guests to-day jat the Penn-Harris. Following a I visit to the Army Reserve Depot at j New Cumberland Mayor Hoagland | and party caled on Mayor Daniel L. ' | Keister, At New Cumberland Mayor I Hoagland and party were shown | samples of the goods for sale and 1 will take back with them a price ' f list. , , Another Revolution Is Under Way in Salvador By Associated Press. San Salvador, Republic of Salva dor, Sunday, Aug. 3. The depart ments of Gracias, Comayagua and ' Choluteca and the towns of Ocote-i. peque, Santa Rosa and Yuscaran in Honduras were reported to-day in j dispatches published here to have j taken up arms against the govern-!, ment of President Bertrand, in the j revolutionary movement headed byj' j General Lopez Gutierrez. The city , jof Intibuca was said to have de clared Dr. Bertrand an outlaw. GERMANS STEAL PAPERS By Associated Press. Rome, Sunday, Aug. 3.—(Havas) , —Advices received here from Ber lin report that trunks belonging to two members of the Allied Armi.s- ' Bee Commission in Germany were , stolen recently. The- trunks con-- ' talned Important documents con-]' corning agrcments for the restltu- I' tion to Belgium and France of. i, machinery that had beeu removed j, by the Germans. - i Grain and Provisions Take Downward Slide Chicago, Aug. I.—Grain and provisions dropped heavily to day in value. Selling was on a large scale influenced chiefly by j | the widespread agitation against i the high cost of living. Within I an hour coin prices dropped 5 I-2 to 8 cents a bushel and pork 5t.25 a barrel. December delivery ol' .corn the principal option. fell to St. lit 1-1 and January pork to 1 818. RAILROADERS ARE READY FOR FINISH FIGHT Brotherhoods Serve Notice on Congress 1 hey Are Going to Force Nationalizing Lines Washington, Aug. 4.—The fight of : j the railroad workers of the United ; ! States to force on Congress the ac- I j ceptance of government ownership j as a solution of the railroad prob ; iem, is to begin at once, and will be i | unrelenting in its intensity. Leaders of the railroad brother hoods and organized labor general ly are convinced that their plan for [Continued on Page 12.] i @ X X X 4 s X XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX© i -J* . IX * IT GRANT BEL A KIJN HAVEN TO AVOID TROUBI E 1 X Vien ia—Bila Run, former virtual dictator of Htm- Jjj X £ t $ <7* • ¥ X * * T plaining the presence of Be!? Run in this country. The < | X * * * ■* T under detention until Hungary is able to receive them 11 X a S a,r : "i be allowed to carry on political propa- 1 1 Xsi ■ • T X RUMANIANS OCCUPY BUDAPEST * * T y ian troops that adr&nced from the River Theiss in spite 'j I I Btiß made by Lieutenant Colonel Roman- |ft X • representatine of thjt Allies *' X* ; 1 X • 200 DROP TOOLS AT CLEVELAND * \ $ Cleveland One thousand two hundred men ' X ployed by the Pennsylvania Railroad a,t three - I * freight j srd? w nt on strike .it noon to-dav. > X ORDERS "''OPMEN TO RETURN TO WORK > ■ <f AS STRIKE WAS NEVER AUTHORIZED" 'J I |4 KANSAS CITY—RAILWAY CAR REPAIRMEN J [ T WHO ARE ON STRIKE IN A NUMBER OR CITIES 4 K I OF THE COUNTRY WERE ORDERED TC \\ J* TO RETURN TO WORK BY FRANK PAQUIN, M II GENERAL VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE BROTH X ■HJ ERIIOOD OF RAILWAY CARMEN OF AMERICA. J WHO DECLARED THAT, AS A LEGAL V X I J HAD NEVER BEEN TAKEN BY THE B ROT HE; It HOOD. THE STRIKE WAS UNAUTHORIZED X 'A x X 5 V SHOPMEN TO.TAKE STRIKE VOTE ®jj X Montreal—Following the action of the railroad wot k- 'X *£ en hop trades of the railroads of the Unite 'X |X States, the executive committee of the Federated Shop X' <Jn Tr?des of Canada will send out a call for a strike vctr |X X of the 35,000 railway shop employes of Canada. The X <L T vote will he returnable at midnight August ?\. -T MARRIAGE LICENSES X Arthur C. Wctn-1 and Ituth E. C'ulton, Shamokln. ®XXzXXXj]bM*XXXXX:faH^^^ ELMER URGES NEW DEPOT FOR HARRISBURG Superintendent Says Limit Is Being Rapidly Reached; Improvement Necessary SPEAKS TO ROTARY CLUB Says .fa,000,000 Not Now in Sight For Kind of Passenger Station City Should Have There is pressing need for the eree tlon of a modern and commodious passenger depot in Harrisburg, and the $5,000,000 necessary tor this im provements may not be forthcoming at this time. The limit of capaclt is being so rapidly neared that steps must be taken soon for improvements here. These were statements made by Wil liam Elmer, superintendent of the Philadelphia Division of the Penn sylvania Railroad, who was the speaker at to-day's Rotary Club luncheon at the Penn-Harris. Mr. Elmer, with W. R. Deheney, his chief clerk, was the guest of Norris S. Longuker, division passenger agent for the Pennsylvania, with headquart ers in this city. The superintendent said that one of the tirst needs he had found upon coming to Harrisburg, as superinten dent last winter, was that of an ade quate passenger station. He said the depot and yards here were not de signed to handle the vast volume of passenger traffic now passing through the city, which is one of the greatest passenger transfer points on the Pennsylvania Railroad. The tracks are too short, and there are not enouglt of them, he said, and he ad vised the building at this point of a monumental passenger station of [Continued on Page 15.] PRESIDENT IS DEVOTING ATTENTION TO HIGH PRICES lly Associated. Press. Washington, Aug. 4.—President Wilson returned to Washington early to-day from a weekend trip down the Potomac on the May flower. He had no engagements for the forenoon and was understood to be devoting his attention to the high cost of living problem.