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Immediate Strike Vote Is Ordered to Determine Final Action in Shoj s Wage Demand
HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH &lje otar~2ni>epcnsefil. 1 LXXXVIII NO. 200 IS PAGES Dal^ a uer ep at S the d p?:- 8 t offl^at a Harris°burK lass HARRISBURG. PA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 27, 1919. on, k KWSI'APEIi N S ll a'h I USD UK G* * * 3 HOME EDITION WILSON STARTS ON COAST TRIP IN SHORT TIME Plans to Leave Washington Just as Soon as Details Can Be Arranged FEELS TRIP NECESSARY AN*ill Probably Review Pacific Fleet at San Francisco, September 15 | Washington, Aug. 27. President Wilson will begin his trip to the ' Pacific coast just as soon as details j can be arranged, probably within ten • days or two weeks. Secretary Tumulty made this ; definite announcement to-day adding ; that the President felt he should make the trip. It is regarded as i likely that the President will reach j the Pacific coast in time to review 1 the Pacific fleet at San Francisco, i September 13. Tour of 23 Pays Secretary Tumulty said the tour! would occupy about 25 days, "if the ! President can stand it." The President was represented as j regarding it more pressing than ever j that he should make the trip and i* was explained that he would not i necessarily wait for the Peace Treaty / to lie reported to the Senate by the j Foreign Relations Committee. Secretary Tumulty said the Presi dent in his anxiety for an early start ! might possibly greet General Per shing, somewhere in the west, prob- 1 ably at St. I.ouis, as the general plans to go to his old home in Missouri , soon after returning from overseas. Unification of AH U. S. Railways Suggested in New Bill Before Senate Washington. Aug. 27. Unifica tion of the railroads of the country into one privately owned system with minimum earnings guaranteed, the 1 management shared by the security holders, public, and employes and . with provision for sharing excess 1 profits between the public and em- > ployes is proposed in a bill intro- j duced to-day by Senator I.enroot, of I Wisconsin. The bill which differs j radically from the Plumb plan, was ) dfftwn by the Citizens' National | Railroad I.eague in collaboration j with Senator Lenroot. Under the proposed plan, the rail- j reads of the country would be placed I under the private ownership and op eration of one corporation, the man agement of which, however, would be under the supervision of the In terstate Commerce Commission but conducted directly by a board of eleven directors appointed by the President and confirmed by the Sen ate, consisting of two employes, two representing the United States Chamber of Commerce, two farmers, three security holders and one each from the Interstate Commerce Com mission and the State Railway Com missions. Maurer Is Coming Home to Await Developments Reading, Pa„ Aug. 27. —James H. Maurer, taken oTf the steamer lap land in New York yesterday, to-day telegraphed his wife that he is coming home to await results to in quiry into reasons for his deten tion. Maurer is chairman of the State Old AgC Pension Commission, and was going to Europe ostensibly to study pension systems there. About u year ago he was made a radical delegate from a labor con gress in New York to a meeting of internationals and radicals in Lon don. but Washington frowned on United States representatives there and Maurer stayed in America. OFFICIALS MUM New York, Aug. 27.—Federal offi cials here to-day refused to com ment on the removal from the steamship Lapland yesterday of James H. Maurer, of Reading, Pa., chairman, and A. Epstein, of Har m-burg, director of the Pennsylva nia Old Age Pension Commission. The two men were taken off the boat three minutes before she sailed and their passports cancelled, it is said, on orders from the State Depart ment. Mr. Maurer left for Wash ington last night, declaring he would demand action on the mat ter by the Pennsylvania Congres sional delegation. The Governor's office was to-day informed by the State Department that the taking of Maurer from the ship was done by the Department of Justice. No information as to the reasons has been given to the State authorities, who are inquiring into the matter. Governor Sproul is ex pected to be in Washington in the next few days. According to word received here Mr. Maurer did not have time to get his baggage from the ship. At the offices of the State Federation of Labor, of which Mr. Maurer is President, it was stated that no word had come from him. I THE WEATHER IlnrrlnbvirK nnd Vicinity: Gener ally fnir to-nljrlit nnd Tliur dny. Not much change In tem perature, lowcMt to-uislit about 56 dcgrecN, Eu*lcrn Pennsylvania. Showers probably to-nlvrht and Thurs day. \ot much change In tem perature. Moderate south west v, ftitd*. Hlvcr: The Susquehanna river and all Its branches will fall slowly or remain nearly stationary. "\ static of about 5 0 feet Is Indi cated for llnrrisliurK Thursday morning. Jazzing the Professor's Grand Opera Composition DIES AFTER HALF CENTURY'S WORK IN IRON MILLS G. W. Armpricstcr, Former Superintendent of Central Iron, Was in 80th Year George W. Armpriester, superin tendent of the Central Iron and Steel Company for a number of years, died this morning at 2.30 o'clock at the home of his son. Bar ton A. Armpriester, 602 Briggs street. He was in his eightieth year. Mr. Armpriester was still in the service of the Central Iron and Steel Company at the time of his death, having spent 53 years of his life in connection with the iron industry. Air. Armpriester became a puddler's helper when fourteen years old Later he became superintendent of the Pottstown Iron Company, Potts town.' after which he came to Har risburg to assume the superinten dency of the local establishment. Air. Armpriester was well known throughout Harrisburg and was rather active in fraternal circles. He was a member of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, Free and Accepted Alasons; Perseverance Chapter, No. 21, Royal Arch Alasons; Pilgrim Commandery, No. 11, Knights Tem plar; Nazareth Commandery, No. 125, Knights of Malta; Octarora Tribe, No. 91, Improved Order of Red Men, of this city, and of Mon onacy Lodge, Improved Order of Odd Fellows, of Douglassville. He was a member of the Pine Street Presbyterian Church and Airs. J. Y. Boyd's Sunday school class. He is survived by three children: Airs. Mary K. Sourbeer and Barton A. Armpriester, of this city, and Harry L. Stroh, of Washington, D. C. Funeral services will be held from the home of his son, 602 Briggs street, Saturday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. H. H. Baldwin, of Pine Street Pres byterian Church. Burial will be in the East Harrisburg Cemetery. Butts His Head Against Wall and Tops It Off With a Swig of Ink It didn't make much difference what he drank. Ink would do as well as anything, decided Wayne Kepford, of West Falrview, during a short stay in the offices of Clarence O. Backenstoss, at police headquarters. Kepford had been taken into cus tody by the police after he had butted his head against the walls of the Harrisburg Hospital to which he was taken for treatment earlier in the afternoon. He will be given a hear ing in police court this afternoon on a disorderly conduct charge. NEW JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS OPENED FOR FIRST TIME Edison and Camp Curtin Schools to Accommodate • 2,700 Pupils Friends of Robert A. Enders and representatives of various civic so cieties in Harrisburg were very much impressed with the general excellence of the two new Junior High schools, the Camp Curtin in the Tenth ward, and the Thomas A. Edison, in the eastern section of the city, during an inspection to-day of these two nearly completed build ings. The guests assembled at the Camp Curtin buildings upon invitation of Air. Enders, the party including Su perintendent F. E. Downes, Secre tary D. D. Hammelbaugh. Architect M. I. Kast, designer of the uptown school, and C. Howard Lloyd, archi tect of the Edison building. Mr. Kast and J. J. Brehm, superinten dent of the Camp Curtin school, took the party through the Camp Curtin school, which has more than three acres of floor space, and Air. Lloyd and A. B. Wallize, superin tendent of the Edison building, es corted the visitors through that structure, which is almost as large. The Camp Curtin building will ac commodate 1,400 pupils and the hill school was designed for 1,200 but 1,300 will be taken care of there. Not Entirely Completed Neither building is quite com plete and Dr. Downes said this morning that the public will have to be lenient with the management for several weeks until matters are working to the satisfaction of all concerned. It is the regret of everybody con nected with the school board that all of the eighth grade pupils can not be accommodated in the two buildings. The intention of the board is to transform the Technical High school building into a junior High school as soon as it can take care of the high school students in a new building or series of buildings on the Hoffman's Woods site. The directors have puzzled over the problem for a long time and have been compelled to reach a decision [Continued on Page 18.] French Exercised Over U. S. Warning to Turkey Bp Associated Prj,s Paris, Aug. 27. —French officials are much exercised over a warning to Turkey that massacres of Armen ians must cease in which the United States is alleged to have acted alone in sending to the Turkish govern ment. The subject has been discussed by the Supreme Council. It is re ported that there was sharp crit.- csm of American interference i.i Turkey through missions and other wise despite the fact that the United States has shown no disposition to accept a mandate for the adminis tration of any Turkish territory. TEAM OF FOUR WOMEN SOUGHT AS SHOPLIFTERS Strangers Leave Large Hand bag When Detected by Shopkeeper What Is believed to have been de signed as an extensive shoplifting operation was nipped in the bud at a store in Market Square yesterday. Four women were included in the party which had started operations in the store when discovered by em ployes, according to a report received at police station. Actions of the women aroused the suspicion of employes within a short time after the quartet had entered the store. Carefully watching them, one of the employes noticed two of them remove various articles from the counters to large handbags which they carried. Starting toward the women with the intention of recovering the stolen articles, the man drew their atten tion to himself, and they beat a hasty retreat. A large handbag, dropped by one of the quartet in her flight, was later found on the store floor, but it was empty. The four made good their escape before suf ficient time was had to notify the police. Detectives have been as signed to the case, but they have been handicapped because of the amount of time that elapsed before they could get to the scene. England Stops Work on Warships to Clear Ways For Steamships Tty Associated Pres• London, Aug. 27. All private shipbuilding yards throughout the country, numbering about twenty, are effected by the government or der that all work be stopped on war ships except those about to be launched. The Admiralty yards at Chatham, Devonport and Ports mouth will not stop, however, as they are entirely occupied with' *he refitting of 2,700 steamers which are about to be returned to the own ers, from whom they were requisi tioned for war service. Among the warships being built at private yards are cruisers .destroyers and ' sub marines and the work on some of these may be continued, according to the Mail, if it is found cheaper to complete than to break them up. The Mail quotes an officer of the Admirality as saying that one sound reason for stopping work on war ships is that the step will clear the yards for commercial building. There is an excellent demand for new tonnage and this work will probably absorb the men liberated by the stoppage of work on naval vessels. According to the Glasgow Pally Record work on forty warships valued at 25,000,000 pounds ster ling, has been stopped. STRIKE STOPS TRANSPORTATION IN CALIFORNIA Trainmen and Shopmen Walk! Out in Sympathy With Los Angeles Workers MUCH MAIL ACCUMULATES Warren S. Stone. Telegraphs, j Asking Men to Return to Jobs San Francisco. Auk. 27. Most ! of California was without rail trans- j portation to-day on account of; strikes of trainmen and shopmen, j Strikes, some announced to be in ! sympathy with striking employes of the Pacific Electric Company, at Los j ' Angeles and some without any an- I nounccd reason, broke rapidly last i night and were followed by orders j | here and in the east against selling ] j tickets to or through the troubled j ! areas. Mainly, the strikes in the south are | J of members of the "big four" rail- i ; road brotherhoods, but in northern | , California, where they began yes- j j terday and last night they princi ! pally are of yard employes. Xone | I of the strikes are sanctioned by in- | | ternational officers of the unions, j Trains at Standstill | F.ailroad administration officials j j here admit themselves unable to ! : move trains and declared to-day they i | must remain so until some change 1 takes place in the situation. Virtu- I j ally similar conditions prevail at Los] ! Angeles. Much mall is accumulat- | | in* _ I.os Angeles, Aug. 27. Repre- I j sentatives of the four railroad j brotherhoods here have received I ! definite telegraphic instructions from I i Warren S. Stone, president of the j j Brotherhood of Locomotive En- j ! gineers, to return to work imme- I diately, It was announced to-day. I Leaders of the striking trainmen said a meeting would be held to determine what action would be ] taken on Mr. Stone's instructions. | L. Sanford, a representative of the engineers, said the President's telegram amounted to virtually an order and that he was certain the wheels would be turning before noon to-day." j Senators Pound Their | Desks in Discussion of U. S. Peace Treaty Washington, Aug. 27. Senator Fall. Republican, New Mexico, re- I plying in the Senate to-day to an ad- I dress yesterday, by Senator McCumb i er, Republican, North Dakota, criti cising the Foreign Relations Com mittee for amending the Shantung provision of the peace treaty, said Senators who had not read the treaty and did not know its contents were the most inistent that it be ratified immediately. "There is no use attempting to chop this treaty into mincemeat," I declared Senator Nelson-, Republican, of Minnesota. "If that is the sena tor's object, be will find that mince meat will be wiped aside by the Sen ate." Later interruptions of Senator Fall's speech by Senator McOumber led to one of the bitterest exchanges since the treaty began. Facing each other at a distance of a few feet, the two senators raised their voices and pounded their desks. t Sends Bullet Crasking Into Temple as He Sits in Front of City Hospital Joseph Kaluza, age 35 years, be lieved to be from Pittsburgh, shot himself in the right temple this af ternoon. He was sitting on a bench near the Harrisburg Hospital to which he was taken. He is in a critical condition. Boys heard the shot and called two men who assisted in get ting the man to the Hospital. The man was apparently in good health. It is believed he is an Aus trian. He had S2OO and a bank book in his pocket. Attendants about the hospital noticed the man occupying a seat in the River Park almost di rectly opposite that institution, and said he had been there since 12.30. It is the belief the man will not re cover. Conductor Falls to Death From Box Car j Sunbury, Pa., Aug. 27. —Falling I from the top of a box car in the , Northumberland classification yards yesterday morning, Conductor Wtl | liam H. McKinney, of this place, ; for 2 7 years in the Pennsylvania I train service, suffered injuries from i which he died, while being brought | to Sunbury to the Mary M. Packer j Hospital. He was dead when the light engine which was bringing him to this place, reached the hos pital. Death was due to a fractured skull. SILK MILLS CLOSE /•j, Associated Pro;* Sunbury. Pa., Aug. 27.—The Susque hanna Silk Mills here closed its big weaving plant to-day because eleven hundred of its employes struck last night. With 900 workers of the Sun bury converting works out since last week, two thousand men are now in the strike. A week ago the converting works, it is alleged, discharged twen ty-six of its men for joining a textile workers' union, precipitating the trouble. VOTERS TO REGISTER FOR FALL ELECTIONS Polling Places to Be Open To-- morrow For Men Who Want j lo Take Part in September Primaries; Tax Receipts Necessary For Enrollment FORMER REGISTRATION IS NO LONGER VALID Tomorrow will be the first regis tration day for voters who intend to take part in the fall primaries, and general election. Registrars will sit at the polling places. Countv tax collectors in the city j wards also, will also sit in the court- | house for the last time to receive, 191!) county taxes. Thousands of I property owners and tenants paid ! county taxes to the collectors at the ; courthouse this year and a big rush Is expected to-morrow. All voters who intend to use a | 1919 tax receipt to present to regis- j tears on any of the registration days should determine at once whether they have been assessed by wing the ward assessor of the district in which they reside. If not assessed they have until September to have their names placed on the books so I that they can pay either a property j i or poll tax. ; Assessors in the city wards fol- j I low: I First ward —John W. Sloathour, 3Sf ; : South Front street. \ Second ward—Elmer F. Compton, 1 428 South Thirteenth street. 1 Third ward—Harvey J. Miller, 107 | South River street. j Fourth ward—William A. Leach, 404 Spring street. I Fifth ward—John F. Adams, 1110 j I Green street. I Sixth ward—Robert E. Mclntvre, | j 1500 Penn street. j Seventh ward —Albert A. Poist, ISI3 j i North Sixth street. J Eighth word—W. L. Grimes, 1623 i I North street. 1 j Ninth ward—Jesse Reese, 1545 , Regina street. Tenth ward— Henry G. Peters, 2118 Moore street. Eleventh ward —James A. Rankin, 1912 Penn street. ' Twelfth ward—James E. Seal, 1605 Green street. Thirteenth ward—A. L. Michener, 747 South Twentv-first street. Fourteenth ward—L. G. Dapp, 5030 j | North Third street. > Registrars Named Eight registrars were appointed] to-day by the County Commission- j 4 ers to till vacancies in various city | districts. The first registration day I is to-morrow, and the other two this year are September 2 and 13. | Those who were appointed were: | Clifford H. Zellors, 1706 North Third street. Republican, for Twelfth ward. Third precinct, succeeding ! Joseph J. Brady; Carl W. Holtz i man. 2547 North Sixth, Democratic. ! Tenth ward. Fourth, succeeding Deo A. Werner; W. M. Wo'ser, 1851 Re gina, Democratic, Ninth ward, Eighth, succeeding Austin N. Mil ler: A. V. Wagner, Republican, Sec ond ward, Fourth. succeeding I August W. Ahlborn: H. A. Dickey, I 1519 Berryhill, Republican, Second I ward, Sixth, succeeding L. P. Dickey; Arthur Carter, 1114 Grape, Republican, Seventh ward. Second, I succeeding William A. Dockena; ! David I. Wilson, 1401 North Fourth, I Republican, Sixth ward, Second, succeeding Raymond H. Johnson; j Sydney T. Snyder, 2015 Penn, Dem | ocratic, Eleventh ward, Fourth, | succeeding D. M. Fleisher. Petitions for changing two polling places in the city and one in the j county have been presented to the j County Commissioners for their ap j proval after which they will be pre sented to the court for an order ' authorizing the change. Those which are to be moved are: Ninth ward. Second precinct, from 1101 Market to 5 South Cameron street: Ninth ward, Th'rd, from restaurant, 1108 Market, to babersliop at 11 OS Market: First ward, Millersburg, from Hotel Koppenhaver to fire house in Center street. York Joins Cities Who Will Save Daylight York, Pa,. Aug. 27.—Efforts will be made in this city to keep the day light saving plan in force, and as a result of a conference of shopmen with Mayor E. S. Hugentugler, peti tions will be circulated and after a sufficient number of signatures have been secured to show that there is a pronounced sentiment in favor of i daylight saving they will be present ed to the city council for action. The daylight saving met with considerable favor in York. It is believed that various bodies in this | city made up of businessmen will | join with the shopmen in advocat- I l ing the ordnance. The Chamber of i ! Commerce has not acted yet, hut | j that organization favored it in the past and is expected to advocate It again. U. S. Steel Refuses to Meet Organized Labor J);i Associated Press New York, Aug. 27.—Elhert H. Gary, chairman of the board of the I United States Steel Corporation, made, public to-day a communication sent bv b'm to a committee of the American i Federation of Labor which is organ iztng workers In the iron and steel 1 industry, asserting that his corpora tion would decline to discuss business relations with trades unions as such. IUJRXS CABBAGE TO KEEP UP PRICES Pit Associated Press Allcntown, Pa.. Aug. 27.—What city official." declare to be one of the most tlngrant violations of the Lever Act. was revealed In this city early this morning when between 12 and 15 bar re :s of perfectly good cabbage were .found dumped into the city crematory by a local produce dealer. For some tlnn past it has been reported that loads cf produce were being destroy ed in order to create an artificial scar city nnd to keep up prices. Depart- ' ment of justice officials have been! notified. | REGISTER TOMORROW Voters in order to cast ballots ' at the primary election in Sep tember, and the general election in November, must register on one of the three registration days. Previous registration is Invalid j and will not permit any one to vote this year. To-morrow is the first of the three registration days in the city. The polling places will be op-n from 8 to 1, 2 to G, nnd 7 to 18 o'clock. In order to register n voter must be a resident for GO days in the distriet in which he in tends to enroll, nnd must present a county or State tax receipt, dated within the last two years. Several Interesting Contests Scheduled in Various Wards in Aldermanic Elections; Several Arc Unopposed For Re-election Nomination contests among can didates for aldermen and constables in city wards will add much inter est in the primary election this year according to party leaders In some instances the candidates arc unop posed for nomination and in a number of wards do not have op position even on the Democratic ticket. In fact, none of the Democratic candidates is opposed for nomina tion. while for twelve of the offi cers no nomination petitions have been filed by anyone in the minority party. In the first ward Alderman John B. Nicholas, Jr., will be opposed for the Republican nomination as a candidate for a full term by Hiram M. Graham, Jr. Mr. Graham is not opposed for the Democratic nomi nation for which ho tiled papers. In the Third Ward Alderman Charles E. Murray, in office at pres ent, is opposed for nomination by Merlo Cope. Robert A. Snyder is the only Democrat running for the [Continued on Page 6.] °£"3r *s"2* e iN* i*4 , 4'^^44 , 4 , 4 M 4*4 M 4* !^® * f 4* *F f 4 *J* X *' • X,* *4* 4* s ? " * 4* *> -4* | f 4- #p4. <*• ** 2 £ A * ' 2 A. * * J 2 * s 2 I * 2 * * 2 ' 2 1 4 >* V 4 '!: 4* 'X < $ > 2 * 5 <s• w e*; • ! ' 4 * * 2 * ■ *• X '* X e *§* j * 'X * 2 r 4 * 4 I; 2 TH : X : jx iT \ fKtl 'X '"■ v ' i ' ■ i-■ x t MARRIAGE LICENSES ± ltulpli Slieplcy mid Grace Sllka, I ppcr I'tiitun tanimhlm Albert "J* Kenley iiikl Vlrglr llrotvn, Ste<ltii| Clinrlea K. Gulvin, CniiandluKUfi, i ejl V„ anil Alice Mill vlhi:i, Fenn tan, Hi. V.| Don K. lluilnon, PenbroolfiT fund Florence Cunningham, Itcnillnici Frnlko I*. Grabolott and HarrJ, *2* Keller, Ifnrrliiburg. GERMAN CHOICE FOR AMBASSADOR UNSATISFACTORY Dr. Von Haimhausen, Former Counsellor Under Von Bern storff, Is Named For Post CONNECTION IS OPPOSED U. S. Docs Not Want Any One Linked With Former Ad ministration of Affairs Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 26. Dr. Haniel Von Haimhausen, former , counsellor of the German embassy at Washington, has been selected for ; appointment as German ambassa dor to the United States, according ! to authoritative information to-day. Dr. W. S. Wolf, the secretary for : the colonies, is the selection for the i ambassadorship to Great Britain and j Herr Radowitz, former undersecre- I tary of State for the ambassador i ship to China. Fritz August Tliiel, former Ger- I man consular representative in Japan, has been picked for the post ! of ambassador at Tokio. I The appointments of the men j selected for ambassadorships, it is ! stated, depend upon the attitude of | the powers in question. If they send • charges d'ajfaires to Berlin. Ger i many will take like action as to rep ! resentation in the capitals of t ie ! powers. j There, is no mention at present of (the selection of a German ambuo.sa ■ dor to France. Washington, Aug. 27. No iti i quiry has been made of the United I States us to whether Haniel Von | Haimhausen, former counsellor of i the Imperial German embassy here, i will be acceptable as ambassador, ! but there is every indication that i this Government will not receive Haimhausen or anyone else formerly | connected with the embassy under j the regime of Count Von Bernstorff. UNDER MARTIAL LAW Paris, Aug. 27.—Martial law, I which was proclaimed in Budapest ] a few days ago, has been extended j to the whole of Hungary, according to a Havas dispatch from Buda pest.