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Fall of Petrograd Imminent as Anti-Bolsheviki Forces Draw Closer to Former Capital of Soviets
HARRISBURG ifSSBIII TELEGRAPH Slac-ln&cpcn&ent. LXXXVIII NO. 247 18 PAGES HARRISBURG. PA. TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 21, 1919. "^cFciSSB 58 HOME EDITION MACHINERY FOR ENFORCING DRY LAW IS READY Local Revenue Officers Told to Be Ready to Act at Once SALOONMEN UNCERTAIN J Have No Plans For Future if I New Regulations Are Put Into Force DOOM OF 2.75 APPARENT] Beverages Sold Must Contain 1 Less Than One-Half of One Per Cent. Alcohol That they are to he ready to j act immediately on instructions, which will be issued for the en- i forcement of the Federal pro- 1 .hibition measure now before! President Wilson, is the mes-j sage that has been sent to offi-j cials of the Harrisburg Internal j Revenue Office. Xo detailed instructions have yet I been received at the local office, and ! it is not expected that any will be re- j ceived until the measure becomes of- ' fective, either with or without Pres- ' icient Wilson's signature, which will be not later than next Tuesday. That j they are to be ready is the limit of j the instructions given here to em- ; ployes. -.7.1 Apparently Doomed Barring loopholes, the measure will ! spell the doom of 2.75 per cent, beer: and all its near and far relatives, j Even one-half of one per cent, stuff j is barred, and it is doubtful how j many "near-beers" and other softj diinks will fall within the scope of; the measure. The burden of the enforcement of i the measure will be with the Internal 1 Revenue Department, with Collector: Kphraim Lederer, directing the work in this territory. Heavy fines are provided in the measure. Denlerx I ncertaln Harrisburg liquor dealers' have not ■ formulated any definite plans for the 1 future. It is not believed, however, i that there will be any attempt on the j part of city dealers to evade the law. j Many of them are facing heavy ; loss by the provisions of the meas- j ure, which promises to become effect- j ive within a short time. Heavy sup- I plies are held by some of therti and j under the measures, they will be un- I able to dispose of this in any manner. Debate on Irish Question Threatens in Senate's Treaty Consideration By Associated Press. Washington, Oct. 21. Having completed the long task ot having the Treaty read, the Senate to-day ■was ready to proceed to uninterrupt ed consideration of the Peace Treaty. Technically the amendment pro posed by Senator Johnson, Repub lican, of California, to equalize the voting strength of the United States and Great Britain in the League As sembly was before the Senate to-day. The general opinion was, however, that a rollcall on this amendment would not be reached until to-mor row. Debate on the Irish question threatened again to-day, centering about the resolution of Senator Walsh, Democrat, of Montana, pledg ing the United States to present to the League at an early date the claims of the Irish for independence. Violators of War-Time Prohibition Are Fined By Associated rress. Scran ton, Pa., Oct. 21. —Four liquor dealers pleaded guilty to-day before Judge Witmcr in the United States Court here charged with vio lating the wartime prohibition amendment. They were fined $B5O. "I serve notice on all you liquor dealers that if there are any more of these cases coming into this court to annoy the United States govern ment, this court will impose sen tences of imprisonment in conjunc tion with the fines," said Judge Wit mer. "All pleas will be of no avail. This business must be stopped. There can be no questions raised. The government must be upheld and this court will use its full power to uphold the law." Others accused of the same viola tion of the law elected to stand trial. UNCOVER REVOLT PLAN'S By Associated Press, Paris. Oct. 21. (Havas) —Plans for a revolt in Alsace to take place on November 9 have been discover ed at Strnsburg, according to the Echo de Paris. The alleged arch conspirator, an engineer named Koessler, has been arrested, with two accomplices, and it is said that a leader of a Socialist union, a for mer Alsatian deputy and a French Socialist arc believed to have been implicated. STRIKERS IN* DEMONSTRATION* By Associated Press. Mingo Junction, 0., Oct. 21. JThere was a demonstration at the 'entrance to the Carnegie steel mills here this morning when 600 strik ing steel workers gathered at the mill gates. JAP MARSHAL DIES By Associated Press. Tokto, Monday. Oct. 20.—Field Mnr shal Count Seiki Terauchi, former jaremicr of Japan, died to-day. IPs Hard to See How We Are Going to Get Anywhere If They Insist on Staying Up on Their High Horses J&S&r V 1 /- <A ! i )j gjjfetortjbjN | 4| nil } il 7/ 7 ( 1 CITY RESPONSIVE TO CANVASS FOR MEMORIAL FUND | Solicitors Hope to Have $75,- 000 Raised by Tomor row Noon Solicitors who this morning be gan canvassing the 85,000 people of Harrisburg in an effort to raise $70,000 to pay for the soldiers' memorial to he erected at Thirteenth and State streets were saying at noon that the people were coming through right nobly. "It doesn't look to me that we will have much difficultv in raising this money," said Treasurer Stanley Jean at Chamber of Commerce headquarters. "It doesn't look to me that we will have so little money that our memorial will be a 'flivver.' And I hope that the experience of those patriots who years ago pro posed a memorial to the 'Boys of '6l' will be repeated. That mem orial was only half finished lor a long time; and it was a standing testimonial to the fact that some times we don't do our duty." To finish in 21 Hours All of the several hundred solic itors who went to work to-day did so with the idea that the campaign will be finished and cleaned up by noon to-morrow, when reports will be made at a luncheon in Chestnut Street Auditorium. "I trust that every one of these several hundred men will work as earnestly for this campaign the last of the war, as he did for the various Liberty Loan, Red Cross and [Continued on Page 11.] Republican Club's Reception Thursday The Harrisburg Republican Club will hold its reception to candidates Thursday evening, instead of Friday, as previously announced, with Gov ernor Sproul as a guest of honor. Supper will be served after the speaking program, which will include addresses by Lieutenant Governor Beidleman, Attorney General Snyder and other prominent Republicans. MAYBE, MR. WHITE, THAT IS WHY HE SOLD THE SUIT "Darkirine" Evidently Is No Proper Color For a Palm Beach on a Cool Fall Day Keeord Clerk Karl White, Complaint Clerk Henry Bueh, patrolmen, detec tives and others about police station were stumped this morning. They learned the name of a new ' olor. but it is the color Itself that has them scratching their heads. "Darklrlne." That's the color and all information concerning it will be gratefully received by Mr. White. CAMP HILL RECTOR IS MADE A BISHOP Word was received here to-day | that the Rev. W. H. Overs, who ! built the Episcopal Church in j Camp Hill and who was rector of :t for several years, to-day was | elected Bishop of Liberia. Bishop Overs recently has : been rector of an Episcopal church in- Bradford. He has i many friends here. 1,800 CHILDREN TO TAKE PART IN ARBOR DAY FETE Number of White Pines to Be Planted in Park To morrow At least 1800 school children from the fourth and fifth grades of city schools will participate in the Arbor Day program on Friday afternoon, it was announced to-day by Commis sioner E. Z. Gross. Mr. Gross con ferred yesterday afternoon with Su perintendent F. E. Downes. It is likely that Dr. Downes will arrange to have practically all fourth and fifth grade and probably some sixth grade pupils in the city present at tin Arbor Day exercises in Reservoir park. Notice will be given to the school principals and teachers about the ar rangements which will be made for Friday's observance. Professor W. M. Harclerode, supervisor of music in the city schools, will have charge of the singing, which will include two planting songs. Arrangements are being made, also, for music by a quartet and by a band. Some of the white pine trees to be used as memorials in honor of dead scldiers will be planted to-morrow under the supervision of City Forest er Louis G. Baltimore. Arrangements will be made also for planting a few trees during the memorial exercises on Friday, when the ground for the grove will be dedicated by Dr. J. George Becht. deputy superinten dent of public instruction. This word <was used by one of the city's second hand clothing merch ants in his report to the police de partment in describing a palm beach suit he had purchased. The munificent sum of 11.50 was paid for the suit, complete, which was otiginally sold in Harrisburg by one of the Market street's clothing merch ants. WILSON FROM BED SEEKS TO AVERT BREAK Outlines His Views on Indus trial Conference Deadlock in Dictated Letter By Associated Press. Washington, Oct. 21. President Wilson, despite his illness, took a personal hand in the National In dustrial Conference in an effort to avert a break which is threatened as a result of the inability of the cap ital and labor groups to reach a sat isfactory agreement on the collec tive bargaining issue. Jn a 600-word letter to Secretary Lane, chairman of the conference, dictated from his sick bed, the Presi dent outlined his views as to the conference situation. The letter was immediately dispatched to Mr. Lane, who, it was explained, was to use it at his discretion. May Be Ucld in Reserve The conference was not in session when Mr. Lane received the com munication, having met at 10.15 a. m., and adjourned at the request of the labor group after two resolu tions had been presented. It was [Continued on Page 11.] BOLSHEVIKI SHIP DOCUMENTS AND CASH TO MOSCOW Chief Soviet Representative Flees Petrograd With All Ablc-Bodied Men By Associated Press. Amsterdam, Oct. 21. Commis sary Zinovieff, the chief Bolshevik government representative in Petro grad, has withdrawn from that city, taking with him all men able to bear arms, according to reports to the German press. The official docu ments and cash, it is declared, have been taken to Moscow. Hclsingfors, Finland, Oct 21. — General Yudenitch has encountered strong Bolshevist resistance beyond Pulkovo, about seven miles south of Petrograd. He had therefore halt ed his advance to concentrate his forces while awaiting reinforcements and heavy artillery. One hundred guns reached his army to-day. Ijondon, Oct. 21.—Orel has been retaken by the Bolsheviki, who also have defeated nineteen regiments of General Mamontoff's army outside of Voronezh, according to a wlre [Continued on Page It] DETAILS OF NEW ITALIAN PARK TO BE WORKED OUT Conference of City Officials on Plans Is Set For Next Tuesday 'BLUEPRINTS ARE READY ! Harrisburg Academy Agrees to Widening of Green Street Without Asking Damages Counciimen, members of the City Planning Commission, City Solicitor John E. Fox and City Engineer M. B. Cowiien will hold a joint meet ing next Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock to discuss details of the pro posed Italian Park development and widening and relaying lines of streets in the Fourteenth ward, be ginning at Division street. The letter from the Planning Com mission explaining the plan of de velopment which has been agreed to by the executors of the McKee- Graham estate, was submitted to Council to-day. It was published in full a few days ago. and provides for extensive street changes, drain ing of the water area in the park or providing a pool, and the develop ment of the park for use within three years. To Study Blueprints Counciimen this morning said they desired to see blueprints and other drawings of the proposed improve ments. E. Clark Cowden, engineer lor the Planning Commission, said he had these and would show them to Council. It is understood that plans will be made at the conference next week for the preparation of necessary legislation to carry out the provisions of the tentative agreement with the trustees of the MoKee-Graham estate. In the letter from the Planning l Commission it was stated that of-! ficials of the Harrisburg Academy; had agreed to have Green street; opened to a width of 120 feel, through their property without I claiming any damages. Contracts Approved Council approved the award of j contracts to the Central Construction Corporation for the paving of Zar-I ker street. Nineteenth to Twentieth:! Chestnut street, Eighteenth to Nine-] teenth, and Brensinger, Forrest to: Woodbine, at a cost of $3.36 a. square yard. A letter was received from Local > Union No. 520, United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters, in eluding a resolution asking for the appointment of a journeyman plumber on the City Plumbing Ex amining Board, which at present con sists of the Plumbing Inspector, the .City Health Officer and two master plumbers. The letter and resolu tion were referred to Commissioner S. P. Hassler for consideration and recommendation for action. To Close Street A petition was received front property owners asking Council to strike York street. Sixteenth to Seventeenth, from the city official map. Commissioner Lynch introduced an ordinance authorizing the paving of Nineteenth street. Swatara to Derry. It was petitioned for by property owners including ex-Com missioner S. E. Dunkle. Council passed finally an ordinance placing Harvey alley on the city map. Commissioner Lynch was author ized by resolution to open the Misli ! Run sewer at the place where it crosses Cameron street. He report ed that the bottom of the sewer had been washed out and must be re placed. The sewer is five feet in diameter and drains the entire dis trict. south of Derry street from Twenty-First street west. WHEELER GETS FOUR YEARS By Associated Press. Philadelphia, Oct. 21.—William T. Wheeler, formerly a judge of the municipal court of this city, convict ed of embezzling more than $40,000 of trust funds of an estate for which he acted as attorney while serving as a judge, was to-day sentenced to serve four years imprisonment and pay a fine of $2,000. Pending decision on an appeal Wheeler was released on $150,000 bail. UNIONISM UNDER PRESENT LEADERS BEING ATTACKED Senator Assails It as "New Autocracy, Tending To ward Bolshevism By Associated Press. Washington, Oct. 21. Unionism under its present leadership was attacked in the Senate to-day by Senator Frelinghuysen, Republican, New Jersey, as a "new autocracy, tending toward Bolshevism." Criticising the demands of the bituminous coal miners, for a five day week, and increased wages, Sen ator Frelinghuysen, who is chairman of the Senate Committee investigat ing the coal strike, called upon American public opinion to scotch a movement which he feared would result in class government. The New Jersey Senator said the demands of the miners, half of them aliens, were '"inordinate" and could not be granted as they would result in decreased production and an in crease in price to the consumer of from $2 to $2.50 a ton. "Is the United States ready to be dictated to by these men?" he aakccL MORE WANT EXTRA HOUR OF DAYLIGHT j Among the additional daylight j saving petitions sent to-day to the j Harrisburg Telegraph are two i signed by additional employes of the Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending Company and by the of ficers and employes of the East End Bank. The Pipe Bending petition means that the big plant now is nearly unanimous for an extra I hour of sunshine for the five I summer months of next year. i FINAL EFFORT TO AVERT SOFT COAL STRIKE Workers and Operators in Conference With Secretary of Labor Wilson BOTH SIDES STAND FIRM Insist They Will Not Modify Demands; Asked to Save Country Untold Distress By Associated Press. Washington, Oct. 21. Repre sentatives of miners and operators met to-day with Secretary of Labor Wilson in a final effort to settle wage disputes and thus avert the strike of 500,000 bituminous coal miners called for November 1. John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers of America and Thomas L. Brewster, chairman of the opera tors committee, headed the two delegations comprising in all nearly 100 members. In opening the conference. Secre tary Wilson urged that the differ ences be adjusted in some way so as to save tlie country untold distress from the closing down of the mines in winter with less than a month's supply of coal on hand. Standing Finn Lewis and Brewster on their way to the meeting, which was secret, each declared that miners and oper ators were standing tirm. | "There will lie no settlement un less all our demands including the I live-day week are granted," Lewis i said, while BreWster announced that | the operators would not open peace i negotiations unless the strike order I was withdrawn. I After conferring with members of I the miners' committee who arrived I here yesterday, President laiwis de clared there would be no compromise of any of the issues involved, reiter ated that the old wartime wage agreement went out of existence with the end of hostilities nearly a year ago, and that operators could meet the new wage demanded without in creasing the cost of coal. Lewis en | tered vigorous denial of reports that , in standing out for the five-day week I the mine workers were trying tot torce through an ultra-radical doc trine. Although the full scale committee fixed lh< pay in the Central Competi tive field, embracing Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Lew- I is explained that the strike order af fected bituminous miners everywhere, who, lie said, will quit work the first of next month unless some agency meanwhile can prevent it. Demands of bituminous coal miners for increased wages and a shorter work week, "if met would make coal a luxury for the rich only, and as a manufacturing nation we would be unable to compete with foreign na tions," Representative Mondell. Wy oming, Republican floor leader, de clared yesterday during debate in the House. The coal miners, Representa tive Mondell asserted, were among the first workmen during the war tc get increased wages, receiving, he said, "perhaps as great an advance as anyone." i Y. M. C. A. to Resume Its Sunday Afternoon Work The religions worft committee of the Central Y. M. C. A. of which Arthur D. Bacon is chairman, has arranged for an interesting series of meetings for men to be held in J Fahnestock Hall on Sunday after noons at 3.30 o'clock, beginning next Sunday afternoon. The speaker at the first meeting next Sunday will be Dr. H. M. J. Klein, professor of history at Frank lin and Marshall College, Lancaster, who will speak on "Roosevelt as a Man." This is a timely topic as October 27 is Roosevelt's birthday. SUSTAINS PUBLIC SERVICE By Associated Press. Philadelphia. Oct. 21.—The Su perior Court to-day sustained the Public Service Commission in its decision ordering William Piereely to cease operating an automobile as a common carrier without a certili cate from the Commission. Fiercely ran between Masontown and Mount Sterling, Fayette county, and when he was ordered by the Commission to stop appealed to the Superior Court. .FORTY DIE IN DISASTER By Associated Press. Penan nee, England, Oct. 21.—A dis aster In the Levant mine, at St. Just. Cornwall, to-day caused about 40 deaths. Many miners wore injured. 1 THE WEATHER"] Hnrrisburg and A'lclnltri Rnln this afternoon anil to-night. Wednesday partly cloudy. Not much change In temperature, lowest to-night about 65 de grees. % Enateru Pennsylvania: Rain this afternoon nnd to-night. Wed nesday pnrtly cloudy. Not much change In temperature. Fresh south winds. River: The Susquehanna river and all Its brunches will probably fall slowly or remain stntlon nr'y, except some streams of the system m'n.v rise Ntimewlint ns a result of rain within the next 24 hours. A stage or about 4.1 feet Is indicated for Harrlsburg W-- I —--*s V KING OF BELGIUM AND HIS QUEEN TO BE IN CITY FRIDA Y Heroic Royal Family to Spend Hour and a Half Here; Entertainment in Their Honor Is Being Arranged POINTS OF INTEREST IN CITY TO BE SHOWN RULERS King Albert and Queen Elizabeth, of Belgium, and their son, the Crown Prince, will make Harrisburg a visit on Friday morn- arriving here from the West at 9 o'clock and remaining until 10.30 o'clock. This announcement was officially made at the offices of the Chamber of Commerce this afternoon. For several days \ ance C. McCormick, a director of the Chamber, has been iii touch with the State Department at Washington and the Bel gian Ambassador and the royal party en route. Governor Sproul received a telegram from Secretary Lansing, to-day at the same time a similar telegram from the same source was received at the offices of Mr. McCormick, who is out of the city stating that the distinguished tourists will be in Harrisburg on Friday morning. Plan Fur Entertainment Immediately the officials of the Chamber of Commerce got busy and arrangements will at once be made for a proper reception to the King and Queen and their party. The stop in Harrisburg was made possible be cause of tlie cancellation of the trip to South Bethlehem. It is expected that Governor Sproul and Mayor D. B. Keister will take part in the official reception. Mr. McCormick will act as chairman of a reception committee, the members of which will be announced in a day or two. Change of I'lnns The visit of the royal Belgian party to Harrisburg is a result of persistent efforts on the part of the local Cham ber of Commerce. East Sunday a tel egram was received from the Belgian Ambassador expressing regrets that the party could not include Harris burg in its itinerary. The visit was assured, however, through the can cellation of a proposed stop at South Bethlehem. A tentative program is being ar ranged for the entertainment of the * <* • ' M WED AT BRADDOCK T f ting broke out in the steel mills dia- K* ' , " • noon. According to reports JL "! * 1 mob of 1,000 per sons : ith- 'l* <i * *f 4 I plants and fighting resulted in ® * were injured. One State T a 4 ' and brought to a hospital here, m 4 H yL * v as rushed to the scene from X ®j in driving back the crowd. *s* ;LD FOR COJRT Jj r Potter, who yesterday is allege 'Jjfr * it I :. Sherman Care in the lat- J, larket street, was this afternoon * 1 ldcr $1 000 bail for his appearance in court. Pot •£ J CAPTAIN SMITH COMPLETES RACE £ jr San Francisco. Captain Lowell H. Smith, a Mather $ Field entry in the Artny's transcontinental air derby, ,T T arrived here at 9.50, unofficial, to-day, being the first of §♦ the fliers who started from San Francisco to return here. A j T 't 2 DISCUSS TREATY COMPROMISE • —J C • ... L Washington. Possibility of a compromise between ? 4* ,*r X Senate advocates and opponents of reservations to the *j T German Peace Treaty was -aid to have received serious § consideration to-day at a conference of Democratic lead- ; *P X era, held after Chairman Lodge had called a meeting to- |i X morrow of the Foreign Relations Committee to consider $5 *;■ T § new reservations and modification of those reported out 4* f by the committee September 10. i| f BLAMES GOVERNMENT FOR SUGAR SHORTA ■;>' Ml U ( X Federal control of the sugar crop v.\.s # , T < - ••efore the Senate Agriculture Com *' 4* tee b Sprecl les, of New York, who blamed gov 4* *ii X erfei i the existing sugar situation. T iJTING IN PROGRESS 4* re fighting is in progress in the t X he Russian Caucasus, between * 6 • *r- X '' hir troops from Azerbaijan prov- * ? ='• | MARRIAGE LICENSES Burlelah A. Petero, Hoxwpll. anil Ilglh O. l.rlTlpr, Mllleralmnwt* 1 f Warren Weaver and Beimlr H. Bauicbmiin, Mlddlenexi William n i !j Shlmp. Hnrrl.hunr, and Ceellla O. Palmer, Cemoyne, Robert £ £. X Uanlel and Bulb A. Boring, New Cumberland. ">• K. M., s 1&4? ' _ _ _ distinguished visitors; a parade, which will enable all the residents of Harrisburg and vicinity to see the royal party will be one feature of the program, it was assured at the Cham bci offices this afternoon. A welcome in behalf of the State will be extend, ed by Governor Sproul. in all likeli hood. at the Capitol, when the King and his party will get a glimpse of Pennsylvania's famous State House. Mayor Keister will extend a welcome in behalf of the city. May Plant Tree As Friday is Arbor Day, it is hoped that King Albert may be persuaded to plant a tree, as a lasting commem oration of his visit to the city. The royal party is made up of 25 people, including King Albeit, Queen Elizabeth, the Crown Prince, the Bel gian Ambassador, and others. Their retinue totals about 75 people. They are on their way east from California and will arrive here direct from Pittsburgh. It is understood they go from here to Philadelphia. Next Tuesday they will appear before Con gress. in Washington, and the follow ing Thursday, embark at Newport News for Belgium.