Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 24, 1918, Page 7, Image 7

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Attorney General's Depart-'
ment Gallery of LaW Offi
cers About Completed
Attorneys General
ln the Attorney
General*® depart-
SJSjhffitiJvij'-V ment at the Can
|W CQBSeV itol ha® been odd-
LI ÜBHBBMJ ed to by portraits
of Ahe twu Frank
jgpt!!!SkyiUfc Una, served
livers of the Com
monwealth almost forty pears apart.
They were Walter FVanklifi, commis
ieioned in 1808 and his sod, Thomas
E. Franklin, commissioned in 1851,
The gallery in the department is now
about completed, several donations
of oil paintings having been made in
■ the last few years,
In addition to the Franklins the
department contains the portraits
of the two Todds, James Todd, Attor
ney General in 183 and hi® eorl, M-.j
Hampton Todd, Attorney General un
der Edwin S. Stuart. Portraits of the
two Brewrsters, Benjamin Harris
Brewster and F. Carroll Brewster
and the two Heeds, Joseph Heed and
William B. Reed.
Would Abandon Line—The unusual
application of a railroad seeking to
abandon part of its line has been
listed by the Public-Service Commia-,
sion for next Wednesday, It was filed
by the Bellefonte Central which de
sires to give up a branch running
front its line between State College
and Pine Grove Mills. Thursday the
hearing of complaints against fare
increases of the Reading Transit and
Light will be held in Reading,
Thirty-six Join—Thirty-six states
have Joined in the movement to
change fire prevention day from Oc
tober to November, because of its
original date falling within the period
for the Liberty Loan drive. The state
fire marshal's of.ice lias issued no
tices to thousands of industrial plants
and municipalities by the hundreds
to co-operate in clearing away fire,
hazards, /
The Last Quota '—The last of the
quotas for the calls made this week
for drafted men from Pennsylvania
to go to camp in the first six days
of September were completed at
state draft headquarters to-day, They
are for 2,500 white men for Camp
Forrest, Ga. and 500 white men for
Camp Sherman, Ohio, to be entrain
ed between September 8 and 6, The
quotas are apportioned almost en
tirely to counties west of Indiana and
Jefferson. The quotas for the Camp
Lee movement commencing Monday
are about complete. To-day young
men who have become twenty-one
since June 5 are registering in every
district and boards will receive others
on Monday who will not register to
day . because of religion, Monday
night they will report number reg
istered. Preparations for tho registra
tion of men under the new draft |
law are under way, the first ship-;
ments of supplies having come here, i
include 2,466,009 registration j
cards. Questionnaires will l>e sent to i
all men registered by Monday night.
One Month Left—The period for
filing nomination petitions for the
Supreme Court, whereby names w'lll
be printed on the ballot for the two
Supreme Court justice seats to be
SUed this year, will expire in just
about one month. Already eight sets
of nominating petitions have been
filed. Numerous inquiries have been
made here in the last ten days as to
requirements. The time for filing
withdrawals and substitutions for
legislative nominations will not ex
pire for six weeks.
No definite arrangements have
been made as yet for the taking of
the votes of the soldiers, but com
missioners will undoubtedly be
named for the army camps in this
Fighting Fires. State forestry
authorities have started in to pre
pare for the usual outbreak of fall
forest fires and will warn all per
sons going into the woods to camp
of the dangers of destruction of valu
able timber at a time when it is
sought, to conserve it. The state has
paid $22,000 since March for fighting
1270 forest fires which burned over
210,000 acres and caused loss of
splendid trees.
bnow to Inquire. The report of
the Pennsylvania Railroad engineers
to the State Public Service Commis
sion to the effect that the State street
bridge in this city needs further re
pairs was to-day sent to Chief Engi
neer Snow of tho commission for fur
ther steps.
Typhoid rases. State health in
spectors have determined thai the
cause of the typhoid outbreak at
Lewlstown was infected mil!; bottles,
while ice cream is blamed for the
disease in Downingtown and vicinity.
Inspectors were to-day detailed to
Hastings to make an inquiry into ten
cases of typhoid In that place.
Sewerage Hearing. The Public
Service Commission has fixed Septem
ber 18 as the date to hear complaints
against the new rates of the Wayne
Sewerage Company, brought by town
ships and individuals living near the
Philadelphia city line.
Conrad Hoffsommer Dies
After a Long Illness
Conrad Hoffsommer, 322 South Sev
enteenth street., retired. Harrisburg
businessman, died yesterday morning
at his residence fnpm the effects of an
operation a month ago, aged 6S years
i His widow survives with tiiree chil
dren: Dr. Walter Edward Hoffsom
mer, a missionary in Tokio, Japan;
Miss Mabel Hoffgommer, a teacher in
the city schools, and Alfred Franklin
Hoffsommer, also of this city, He was
a member of the Stevens Memorial
Funeral services will be held on
Sunday evening, at 6:45 o'clock, con
ducted by Dr. George Edward Reed,
acting pastor of Grace Methodist
Church. The body will be taken to
Phoenixville for burial.
After a year's illness, Mrs. Eliza
r "*"beth Wenrich, wife of C. E. Wenrich,
a city employe, died at her home, 7
South Sixteenth street, yesterday af
ternoon. Mrs. Wenrfch was 66 years
old. Her maiden name was Shuey.
She is survived bv her husband and
three daughters. Mrs, Thomas Looker,
Mrs. E. F. Corbie and Mrs. L. Me-
Creary, all of this city. Funeral ser
vices will be held on Tuesday after
noon, at 4 o'clock, the Rev. Ammon E.
Hansen, pastor of Park Street Evan
gelical Church, officiating. Burial
will be in East Harrisburg Cemetery.
A large number of otheF relatives sur
vive. •
Private funeral services will be held
to-morrow for Mrs. Caroline Stephens
* Baldwin, wife of Chauncey O. Bald
win, of Perth ATnboy, who died yes
terday, from the home of her sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth Heister, llflf) North
Front street. Burial will be private.
Catherine B. Houston, 14 years old,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hous
ton, 1224 North Sixth street, died last
evening. Funeral services will be held
from the home of her parents on Tues
day afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock, con
ducted by the Rev. Edwin S. ,Rupp.
pastor of the Otterbein United Breth
ren Church. Burial will be made in
the Harrisburg Cemetery.
1,300 SCHOOL
Most Expected to Start Nine-
Month School Term on
September 2
Thirteen hundred children of
school age, between six and sixteen
years, live in Middlet*>wrt, the asses
sors* list shows, Practically ail of
these are expected to be in attend
ance when the term opens
for nine motiths on September 2,
Superintendent H, J, Wlckey has
announced that for the benefit of
those who failed to be promoted on
account of illneeß or other reasons
and have done special work during
the summer, a special examination
Will be given iff the High school
building' as follows* Grade below the
grammar school, Wednesday, August
28, at 8.30 a, m, Grammar and High
school grades, Thursday, August 29,
at 8.30 a, m. Pupils desiring to take
these examinations should notify the 1
superintendent not later than Mon
day, August 20,
Any children who have moved tO|
town since last term should report j
at the superintendent's office, Friday
morning, August 80, between 8 and
10 o'clock, to be assigned to the
proper grade and building,
No person shall attend any schdol
in the borough of Middletown unless
they have been successfully vacci
nated or are pronounced immune.
Children who become six years of
age prior to January 1, 1919, will be
admitted to school at the beginning
of the term, September 2, Children
becoming six years of age after
January 1, 1919, and before the close
of the school term, will be admitted,
to the schools after the holidays.
Mrs. George Carr and three, chil
dren spent Thursday at Stoverdaie as
the guests of Mr, and Mrs. Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Peck Garver and
three children. Alice, Dorothy and
Richard, are camping at Clifton for
a week.
Miss Annie Heagy, of Chester, is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Levi Heagy, State street.
Charles Smith, a military guard
on the New Jersey coast, is spending
a few days in Royalton with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Smith.
The following persons from town
picnicked at Boilipg Springs on Wed
nesday: Mrs. Charles Dasher, MVs.
William Wagnef, Mrs. Barbara
Horst. Mrs. William Houser, Jr.,
Mrs. Joseph Ebersole, Mrs. M. Espen
shade, Mrs. George Selser, Mrs. F. I.
Atkinson. Mrs. Lydia Page, Mrs. John
Baker, Mrs. Katharine Selser, Mrs.
Charles Wade, Miss Victoria Kavan
augh. Miss Nellie Selser.
Many local boys and girts are en
tered in the Shetland pony contest of
the Red Cross. The boy'or girl turn
ing in the most money until Septem
ber 1 will be awarded the pony.
Those in the contest are: Ruth Leg
gore, Evelyn Deimler, Anna Bates,
Meade Campbell, Hazel Rife, John
Brown, Harold Webb, Charles Wel
oom'er. Nelson Rife, Edgar Cryder,
Lybun Cohaugh, Marl in Fager; Wil
liam Siler, George Rife, Hilda Shire
man, Esther Welsh, William Welsh,
Hass, Walter Stoops, Claude
Green, Raymond Young, William
Young, Harry Longsdorf, Harold
Romberger, Earl Hench. Wilmer
•Good, Chester Brown. Eaxl Cain and |
Donald Hunter.
Robert *Fornwalt has secured a
position as clerk at the Pennsylvania
freight station, succeeding Leroy
Hippie. ,
11. C. Lindemuth is attending the
fifty-first annual convention of the
Pennsylvania grand lodge Knights of
Pythias, at Bradford. • this week,
representing lodge No. 268.
A sacred concert in the form of a
union service will be held on the
lawn of the St. Peter's Lutheran
Church to-morrow evening. The
collection will be for the Red Cross.
Edgar Nuskey, mail carrier, is on
a two weeks' vacation.
Miss Ethel Shelly, of Shenandoah.
Is visiting Sirs. John Groupe, Swatara
Harry Alleman. Jr.. the 3-year-oJd
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alleman.
died at his parent's home in Royal
ton yesterday morning. Funeral ser
vices will be held from the home on
Sunday morning at 8.30 o'clock with
further aervices at 10 o'clock at
Good's Church. Burial will be In
the cemetery.
The-Rev. M. L. Hocker, pastor of
St. John's Lutheran Church, at West
ville, N. J., will preach in the Church
of God Sunday morning at 11 a. m.
Howard Wcirich lias resigned as
president of the Rescue Hose Com
pany because of being called in the
Mrs. Mary McKee, Ann street, is
visiting ia Philadelphia. She was
accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Mc-
Kee, who spent several weeks with
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
A. McKee, Ann street.
Members of Brownstone Castle,
N0.456, K. G, E„ will visit at Lan
caster this evening. They will go
by auto truck.
The Rev, B, F, Alleman, of Lan
caster, will preach in St, Peter's
Lutheran Church to-morrow morn
ing at 10.45,
To Fill Pulpit at
Olivet Presbyterian
* '
The Rev, James B. McClurfe, who
has been invited by the Olivet Pres
byterian Church to act as pulpit
supply will have charge of both
morning and evening services to
morrow, The Rev. Mr. McClurc has?
been engaged in evangelistic work
for a number of years and recently
purchased a new home at Paxtang.
One of Pair Who Broke Into
ProweH Store Found
Hiding in Cellar
New Cumberland, Pa,, Aug. 5A
Early this morning Mrs* B, F, Prow
ell, of Third Btreeit, heard a noise
In the storeroom conducted by her
husband in the building they also
ocupy as a residence. She called
Mr, Prowall and he weent to the
storeroom on the first floor and saw
two men in the place. He fired a
shot from his pistol and the robbers
ran. He then summoned several
neighbors and they made a search
of the premises and found one of
the men hiding behind the furnace
In the cellar. The other man ee
caped, but in the storeroom they
found a coat and a revolver, and
alongside of them a bag in which
were about $9 in pennies and small
change, evidently stolen at Bomo
other place, .
Entrance to the Prowell store was
made by the burglars through tho
poolroom of Harry Parthemore, next |
door. The screen in a small win
dow in the back part of the building
TV as cut out, the thieves piling up
boxes to reaeh the window.
The borough constable was sum
moned and the man was taken to
tho lockup. He Is about eighteen
years of age and refused to give his
name. He admitted that he had a
partner, who escaped from the |
store. This morning the young man I
was taken to Carlisle aVid placed In !
the county Jail.
Organizing Red Cross
Auxiliary at Camp Hill
Camp Hill, Pa., Aug. 2 4.—Perma
nent organization of a Red Cross
Auxiliary will be effected at a tweet
ing in the High school audltoMum
on Thursday- evening. The move for
the organization of a branch to the
Harrisburg Chapter was launched at;
a citizens' meeting held in the Metho-I
dist Church last Thursday evening. |
At this meeting several hundred
citizens pledged themselves. Three
speakers told their part In the rally.
Captain Frank Schwab, British ar
tillery offleeh telling how the Red
Cross i appreciated. Then Dr. Frank
Richardson, of the National Rod
Cross headquarters at Washington,
pointed out the duty of every one to
become a member and aid the Red
Cross and Mrs, Lew Palmer, of Har
risburg Chapter, told how the organ
ization should be effected.
Mrs. E. O. Pardoe had charge of
the community singing which featur
ed the musical program. Several solo
parts were given by Mrs. H. F. Sigler
while Mrs. Baugher played the ac
companiments. Burgess H. C. Zach
arias presided. Mrs. Robert L. Myers
is temporary chairman of the com
mittee in charge of the organiza
tion. Permanent officers will be elect
ed on Thursday evening.
Camp Hill, Pa., Aug. 24.—The hist
of a series of union patriotic serv
ices of the Presbyterian, Methodist
and Church of God churches will be
held in ehe Methodist Church to
morrow evening.
At 7.15 p. m. there will be special
music hy the united choirs under tho
leadership of Mrs. E. O. Pardoe, to
gether with short patriotic addresses
bv prominent l.iymen in attendance.
The pastors will also join in this
At 8 o'clock Dr. George P. Mains,
of Harrishurg. formerly associated
with the Methodist Episcopal book
concern in New York City, will de
liver a lecture, entitled "The Duty
of Christian Nations Toward Ger
many." This will he a patriotic lec
ture and the Presbyterian. Methodist
and Church of God congregations of
Camp Hill urge all citizens to attend.
New Cumberland, Pa., Aug. 24. j
Mrs. Harry Miller, of New Cumber-1
land, entertained her friends with a
picnic at Paxtang park on Thurs-,
day in honor of her birthday. Those
present were: Mrs. Poffenberger,
Mrs. Shuey, Mrs. Hippie, Mrs. Dean,
Mrs. Schriver, Miss Emma Greis-i
haber. Miss Amy Levan. Miss Helen,
Iswat. Miss Dorothy Stoner, Mrs.
Shealfer. Mrs. MUler and daughters,
Winifred, Mildred and Dorothy Jane.
Slilremanstown, Pa., Aug. 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Souders, of West
Main street .announce the birth of
a son. Walter Earle Senders. Tues
day, August 20,1918. Mrs. Souders
was formerly. Miss Ethel Parks, of
Special services will be held in
Baughman Memorial Methodist
Church tomorrow. Preaching at
10.30 hy the Rev, Mr. Bronteman,
of the Methodist <J!hureh. Camp
Heill, at which time n solo will be
sung by Mrs. Russel Kohr. In the
evening at 7.30 a musicale will be
Murysville, Pa.. Aug, 23.—Annual
vacations has decided limited church
services in Marysville to-morrow,
only a total of four preaching serv
ices being held In the five churches
throughout the day and all of these
are in two churches,, the United
Evangeiical and the Methodist Epis
copal. The Rev, C. D. Pewterhaugh
and the Rev. S, B. Bldlaek, pastors,
will deliver sermons both morting
and evening.
The Rev. Wesley Wright, pastor
pf the Church of God, is on his an
nual vacation. He will also bo out
of Marysville next Sunday, hut the
Rev. Dr. William N, Yates, pastor
of the Harrisburg Fourth Street
Church of God. Harrisburg, has been
secured to speak to tho Sunday
school at 2 o'clock, In the'evening
at 7.30 o'clock, the Rev, S, G, Yohn
will speak at the regular evening
The Rev, Ralph 13, artman, pas
tor of the Trinity Reformed Church,
contitues absent from Marysvllle on
his vacation, *
Another Marysvillo Churoh in
New Cumberland, Pa., Aug, 04.—Mr,
an dMrs. R, H, Myers, of Second
stret, eannnunna the birth of a
daughter, Gladys, Marie Myers, on
Monday, August 18,
Mr, a ndMrs, George Hyler an
nounce the boirth of a daughter,
Vada Lucille Hyler,
"AH confidence and optimism of
the • millions behind the line's Is
strengthened by the grafonola."
2112 North Sixth street, adv.
Smallest Woman in State
Lives Near New Cumberland
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! Now Cubntcrland, Aug, 34. —Mrs.
Susan Slple, who makes her home
with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Clay,
In York county, Is one of the small
est women In Pensylvaitlo, being two
feet and a half tall. Sho was a resi
dent of New Cumberland until last
Spring. Sho assisted with the' house
work until she had an attack of
pneumonia about a year ago atd
now posses her tlmo piecing quilts.
Mrs. Slple was born In New York.
Personal and Social Items
of Towns on West Shore
Miss Ruth Heifleman, of New
Cumberland, left for Annvllle to-day
where she will accept a position as
teacher of science In the public
Charles Ross and son, Cloyd, of
Bridge street. New Cumberland,
spent several days at New York.
Misses Irene and Florence Wolf,
stenographers at the New Cumber
land knitting mill, \111 leave for a
week's vacation at Delaware Water
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Wintermyer
and children, of New Cumberland,
are visiting relatives In lowa. •
i Mr. and Mrs. Samuel* Snoke and
children, of Philadelphia, are guests
of Mrs. Melville Mathlas, at New
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph N. Hencli,
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Melster, Miss Bar
bara Roush and Sergeant Paul L.
Ellenberger, of Marysville, motored
to Newville, on Thursday evening,
where they visited with Mr. and
Mrs. Harry E. Hippie.
Miss Emily Shearer has returned
to her home at Marysville, after vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Snyder, at Rose Glen.
The Rev. S. L. Flickinger has re
turned to his home at Shepherds
town, W. Va., after visiting at Marys
ville. He served several years as pas
tor of tho Trinity Reformed Church
Mrs. Susan Reamer, of Harrisburg,
visited with friends at Marysville yes
Mr. and Mrs. Melvln Linn and
daughter, of Lucknow, are visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D.
William Ruhl, of Monkton, and
son. Sergeant Harry Ruhl, of Leav
enworth, Kan., spent Wednesday
with their cousin, Mra Charles Leaf,
at New Cumberland.
Mr. Thomas, of Newcastle, visited
Mrs. Harry Ross and Harry Koch's
family. New Cumberland, this week.
Miss Carrie Simmons, of Hershey,
visited Mr. and Mra William Sim
mons, at New Cumberland, yester
Morris Freoburn's family, of New
Cumberland, are at Atlantic City.
Miss Esther Yeagley, of Harris
burg, was a recent guest of Miss H.
Marie Senseman, at Shiremanstown.
Mra Mary Zimmerman has return
ed to her home at Shiremanstown,
after spending two weeks in Harris
Miss Almeda Yohn, of New York,
visited relatives at Shiremanstown,
on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goudy, and
daughter, Mabel Goudy, of West
Falrvlew, spent Thursday with Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac McKonley, at Shire
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rudolph,
daughters, Charlotte and Janet
Rudolph, of Middletown; Mr. and
Mrs. Harry A. Dill, daughter, Miss
Marian Dill, of Harrisburg, were en
tertained on Thursday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob B. Frey,* at
Mrs. Harry Spahr and Miss Alice
Peiffer have returned to their homes
at Philadelphia, after spending two
weeks with Mrs. Spahr's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Wolfe and other
relatives, at Shiremanstown.
Mrs. A. L. Helges and daughtor,
have returned to their homo at Mo
ehanlcsburg, after visiting tho form
er's parents, at Shiremanstown.
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Peffer and Miss
Hilda Famous, of Washington
Heights, motored to Longsdorf, where
they visited Mr. and Mrs. E, P, Tritt.
Mr, und Mrs, Irvln Doardorff and
family, of Washington Heights, visit
ed friends at Dlllsburg, this week.
MISH Edith Bishop and Miss Prances
Bishop, of Washington Heights, are
visiting Miss Bessie Dilllnger at
Miss Maude PelTer and Mrs. R, M.
Peffer, of Washington Heights, are
visiting friends at Oreason, Carlisle
and I^ongsdorf,
Mrs, William Bishop, of Moore's
Mills, Is the guest of Mrs. Irvln Dear
dorf, at Washington Heights.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O, Rlshel, of Wash
ington Heights, visited Mr. and Mrs.
C, F, Taylor, of Mechanlcsburg, on
Mr, and Mrs, J, M. Trltt and family,
of Washington Heights, motored to
Carlisle on Thursday where they vis
ited the former's parents, Mr and
Mrs. J, A. Trltt,
Now Cumberland, Pa., Aug. 2 4.—-A
pleasant surprise was arranged by
the clerks at the freight station In
honor of the agent, J, A, Wltmeyer,
on Thursday evening. The warehouse
was converted Into a banquet hall,
whilo the baggage truck served as a
'able, There was eating, speeches
and laughter and the evening will
long he remembered, Quests present
were olerka of tha station. They
were| Roy Parthemore, Harry Le
fever, Luke Qasswent, George Har
lng, Miss Btxler, Mlas Qulstwhlte, of
New Cumberland and William
Qullds, of Cly,
which there will be no preaching
services is the Zlon Lutheran, The
Rev, J, C, Relghard, of Blaln, re
cently elected pastor, will soon take
up his new duties, and will deliver
his opening serqjon to the Marys
ville congregation next Sunday even
ing at 7.18 o'clock, |
Man Seriously Injured in
Accident at Waynesboro
Waynesboro, Pa., Aug. 34.—Dan
iel Wagaman, of Huntsdale, Cum
berland county, was the victim of u
serious accident yesterday morning,
while on a visit to relatives Jiere, It
being his first visit to Waynesboro in
twenty-four years. Mr, Wagaman
took a ride with his nephew, Cyrus
Corbeta, in a bread wagon, while tho
latter was delivering bread to custo
mers over tho route. Some boys had
stretched topes across one of tho
side streets and, the horse got its
legs entangled in these and started
to run off. Mr, Wagaman became
frightened and while endeavoring to
Jump from the wagon he fell and
his left hip was fractured and dislo
cated. Mr. Wagaman was taken to
the hospital at Carlisle for treat
ment. He la 63 years old and had
come to Waynesboro to spend his
birthday with his sister, Mrs. Peter
Urgent Call For Knitters by
Mechanicsburg Red Cross
Mechanlcsburg, Pa., Aug. 24.—An
urgent request for. knitters is sent
out by the Mechanlcsburg Red Cross
nnd it is hoped thero will be an im
mediate response by patriotic wo
men. The present supply of knitted
goods Is entirely exhausted and bo
fore the next quota of boys go to
camp, at least thirty sweaters, sixty
pairs of stockings and sixty pairs of
wristlets are needed by September 6.
All persons who will knit will piease
apply Immediately at the Red Cross
rooms for yarn, as the need Is con
sidered vital.
Mechanlcsburg, Pa., Aug. 24.
Through the efforts ofVhe Red Cross
members of Mechanicsburg and
auxiliaries" on Thursday at the sec
ond annual Farmers' and Industrial
Exhibit at Williams Grove, approxi
mately the sum of $BOO was cleared.
A hurdy-gurdy last evening played
by Red Cross members and solicitors
accompanying It, traversed the
streets of tho town and supplement
ed the above amount to a consider
able extent.
Mechanicsburg. Pa., Aug. 24.—To
morrow tho pulpit of Trinity Luth
eran Church will be occupied by the
Rev. Dr. John Singmaster, of Get
tysburg College In the absence of
the pastor, the Rev. H. Hall Sharp.
Dlllsburg. Pa., Aug. 24. —John O.
Smith has received a letter from his
brother Daniel who had been wound
ed in action in France while in action
last spring. Tho letter was dated
July 31 and stated that after being
in the hospital for one month and
thirteen days he had returned to the
fronl and was gassed July 20 and
again sent to the hospital. At the
time of writing he was again on his
way to tre front to join his com
panions. '
Dlllsburg, Pa., Asig. 24.—0n Mon
day morning there was a change in
employes in the railroad office and
warehouse here. The Cumberland
Valley Railroad officials desired a
woman clerk and Mr. Wenger, the
agent, secured the services of Miss
Ethel Rearick, of Dillsburg. Park
King resigned from the freight ware
house to become a brakeman on the
Cumberland Valley railroad and
George Enrich, who has been assist
ing the agent, took the vacant place
in the freight, warehouse. Miss
Rearick has resigned as teacher of
the intermediate school and Miss
Anna Tyson, Dillsburg, R. D. No. 1,
was elected to fill tho vacancy.
DlUsbnrg, Pa., Aug. 24. —Mr. and
Mrs. James Hcikes and Mr. and Mrs.
Ira L. Heikes attended tjie reunion
of the Gates family at Boiling
solos, selections by the octet and also
about fifty people present from Lan
caster. Shlppensburg, Allen, Caflislo,
Boiling Springs and Dillsburg.
Dillsburg, Pa., Aug. 24.—The la
dles' octet will give a musicale and
literary entertainment in the Dills
burg Opera House this evening for
the benefit of the Red Cross. The
program will consist of readings,
solos, selection shy tho octet and also
a comedy in one act, entitled "Coats
and Petticoats."
Dr. George Edward Reed
Preaches at Westminster
The Rev. Dr. George M. Reed, of
Newville, will fill the pulpit of West
minster Presbyterian Church to
morrow morning, in the absence ot
the pastor, the Rev. Edwin E. Cur
tis, who is still at Mount Gretna.
Mrs. Curtis is slowly recovering from
sereve illness.
Serving in France
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Melvln M. Oren, son of Abram Oron.
of Newport, has been In Franoe with
the American Expeditionary Forces
einoe July 13, He left Newport last
September and had been In training
at Camp Greene, N, C., before he left
with Company B, 103 d Ammunition
Letters From Overseas Give Thrilling
Tales of Warfare With Huns in
France; "We Have Hellish Hun
on Run>" Writes Physician
AFTER two weeks of almost con
tinuous combat, the victorious
Iron Division Is back In rest
billets where the heroic Pennsylva
nia guardsmen are recounting In
their letters home the details of their
advance from the Marne to the
In the gallant drive of this division
the clash of steel against steel car
ried the Pennsylvania boys forward.
Letters from wounded infantrymen
In base hospitals behind the lines,
describing bayonet wounds, reveal
how closely the division pressed the
retreating Huns, .
From July 15, when the last Ger
man offensive was Jiftrled in vain
against the Iron Division at the
Marne, to July 80, when the Huns
failed again in trying to loose the
grip of the Yankees on the north
bank of the Vesle, the Pennsylva
nians were in the thick of it,
Prussian guards, picked divisions
of Bavarians, the best of the crowfii
prince's army, were met and driven
back during these two weeks.
"The division is making a name
for itself that will go down in his
tory," writes Lieutenant "Jack" Ben
der, Company L, 111 th Infantry.
"The Boches are worried now,"
says Lieutenant Morris McGuire, of
Sfcranton, with Company K, 109 th
Infantry. "They were told that the
American troops, particularly the
National Guard and the National
Army, were ot poor quality. They
know better now."
First word that the Pennsylvania
troops were in the rest billets came
in letters from officers of Company
B, 112 th, which regiment was in the
fighting up to the recent Yank vic
tory at the Vesle.
Two casualties recently reported
from this regiment indicate its close
contact with the Hun. John Clair
Fry, of McVeytown, of Company M,
is in a hospital with a bayonet
wound in the right arm. John Lan
dis, of the, same company, of Lewis
town, has a bayonet wound in the
Grover Earl Sunderland, 23 years
old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Sunderland, of Vineyard, Pa., made
the supreme sacrifice July 4 under
heavy shell fire. He was a member
of the machine gun company at
tached to the 38th Infantfiy, and a
letter from Captain Butler tenders
his sympathy to the parents and
"Your son was a most excellent
soldier, loyal and trustworthy. He
died in a good, cause with his face
to the enemy. I will inform you as
to the location of his grave later."
A letter from the young man, writ
ten July 3 to his parents and left for
the censor, was inclosed.
Sunderland is the second young
man of tho little hamlet ot Vine
yard, numbering a dozen souls, to
die in the cause in less than a week.
William Lloyd Rhoades was the
"We have the hellish liun on the
run and we are after him with a
vengeance," wrote Captain H. C.
Harper, a former New Castle phy
sician, who was in the thickest of the
fighting along the Marne. "I have
been through hell twice," Captain
Harper said in his letter to
per, "had several narrow escapes, but
so far am sound and well."
A tribute to First Lieutenant John
L. Carney, of the Pigeon intelligence
section, signal corps, United States
Army in France, is paid by the men
of his command in a letter received
in Pittsburgh. The letter was signed
by twelve soldiers. Referring to Lieu
tenant Carney, the men said: "He
came to our left When the shells were
hottest, and put nerve in us by giving
cheerful words of courage: and,
believe me, we are proud to have our
commanding officer, for ho is the
right man in the lyght place, always
working hard for the boys, always
giving us words of courage in the
darkest hours of danger, and last,
but not least, working hard for the
homing pigeon, which he so dearly
Lieutenant Carney, whose home is
in Dormont, was a Pittsburgh news
paperman until his entrance into the
military service. He is a Spanish-
American War veteran:
How One Pennsylvania Boy Died
Hero is a typical Pennsylvania
boy's description of the gallantry of
the Yankees in the Marne fighting.
Private Abe Bevan, of Wilkes-
Barre, writes to his mother from a
hospital where he is recovering
from burns by Hun gas:
"Mother, it sure was great how
tho American boys stood up and
fought. I want to tell you just how
some of the boys fell. Well, one
boy got shot through the stomach
and he wanted some one to help
him back to the first aid. So Billy
McCoy and another fellow started
out to help him. They got him a
little ways, when he said.:
" 'Boys, I am going to die. Let
mo down htre and go back to help
our country.'
"Mother, when I heard that I
cried like a baby. I will never for
get that night of the fourteenth. It
was just like hell on earth. It must
have boen your prayers that saved
And this Pennsylvania boy, fight
ing in the Thirtieth Infantry, adds
as a postscript to his letter:
"Thank God I am an American!"
Private George Ruff, of Johns
town, Is with Company F, One Hun
dred Tenth Infantry, the regiment
tried by fire again and again during
tho two woeks' advance. He writes,
Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Orbln, of Pitts
burgh,' motored to Annvllle, where
they are spending the week as guests
of Mrs. Elizabeth. Henry,
Prof, I, W. Huntzberger, of Wash
ington, D, C., who, with his family, la
occupying hla cottage at Mount
Gretna, waa a vlaltor here on Wed
Mra, Ladle Mumma and daughtei,
Miss Ethyl Mumma, of Harriaburg,
spent Thursday here,
Miss Lucy Uhler spent a day at
Mr, und Mra, A, O, M. Helster and
family, motored to York on Wednes
day, where they will spend some
Mr, and Mra, I*vlng Roemig and
family, are trending several weeks
camping at the Water Works,
Miss M, Dohner, of Philadelphia, la
the guest of Mr, and tin. Iwing
Roemig at the Watar Works,
AUGUST 24, 1918.
of the beginning of the German
drive at tho Marne:
"Was very much surprised my
self, and I thought for a while I was
going to be scared; .but after I
ducked a few and saw what was
going on I never thought a thing
about it.
"And maybe our boys did not give
it to the Germans! And they aro
still ut It. Tho Germans pulled
some yellowgtricks .coming over at
night through tunnels, but they were
surprised tcv find Americans, and
they got some welcome. When day
came they also found that tho
Americans were not afraid to fight
in the daylight. It's easy to get
them on the run.
"One of our officers and seven
men took a whole machine gun out
fit. and many more brave acts have
been done by the men. Ail the
Johnstown boys are fine and stick
ing great. Of course, we swallow
hard once in a while."
"Hot" Birthday For Him
Private Elmer McKechnie, of
Pringle, who is with the Thirtieth
Infantry, writes to his brother:
"On July 16 was my birthday, and
on that very day the battle with the
Boches started red hot. Some cele
bration, hey bo? We kept after the
Germans for days, and the Huns
could not stand our cold steel and
artillery fire, so they finally had to
retreat. We hot-footed after them
and mowed them down in squads.
"It surely was a regular hell for
several days, but thank the Lord
we triumphed over Kaiser Bill's
William H. McCombs, fighting in
Pieardy, writes to his parents at
New Castle:
"The second time I was on the
front line a raid was attempted at
dawn on our immediate right. It
was repulsed, and when I saw the
Germans falling back across No
Man's Land I thought I'd show off
and got my machine gun and went
about ten yards out and started
shooting at them.
"About that time I heard a
'P-s-s-t' past my head, and another
kicked up some dirt, and you should
have seen me somersault back into
that trench! This is a false courage
which an experienced soldier never
has, and the only trouble with some
recruits is that they must see half
a dozen other recruits bumped off
before they get any sense."
Eight Blair county boys, seven of
them members of Company G, are
reported missing in action. The
Company G men are Privates Dun
can B. Mclntyre,, G. Howard Vance,
Harry E. Rhine, Bernard C. Rob
iaon and Charles F. Stewart, Al
toona; Alfred Smith, of Hollidays
burg, and Francis Diehl, of Tyrone.
Private John M. Anderson, of Bell
wood, with the headquarters com
pany of this regiment, is also miss
Letters from Company I men of
the One Hundred Tenth, who are
wounded, have been received at
Greensburg. Edward E. Hainan,
Richard Leone and Thomas W. Rids
dale aro in hospitals. Jacob Elpern
was gassed and buried beneath
eighteen feet of earth by a shell ex
plosion. Edward Eyring is recover
ing from wounds. Emory Drinks,
of Grapeville, and Roy E. Clawson,
of Youngwood, are missing.
From Company E, Dewey King,
of Tarr; Dewey Sheplar, of Ruffs
dale, and George Mawhinney, of
Tarr, were wounded July 29. From
Company kl Sergeant George Byerly,
of Youngstown, and tne following
from Latrobe were wounded: Ser
geant George Dunn, Corporal James
Gallagher, Corporal Gray, Corporal
Russell B. Mowry, Private Don
Howry, Private Carl J. Clark and
Private John R. McCallen.
Emil Lindquist, of Vandergrift,
and William Tosh, of Ligonier, both
with the One Hundred Tenth, have
been missing since August 2. Henry
Harrison ..Null, of , Greensburg, of
the headquarters company, is miss
Alexander Meyers, of Green Lane,
with Company M, One Hundred
Ninth Infantry, is missing. Meyers
was born in Russia. Ray A. Master,
with the Fifty-eighth Infantry, who
escaped death when the Moldavia
was torpedoed, was killed in action
August 4, according to word re
ceived at his homo in Reading.
Huns Use Women to. Fight
Private Sterling Alexander, of the
Marines, is missing, and Corporal
Roy V. Milton, Seventh Infantry,
has been wounded. Both of these
boys are from Franklin. In a let
ter to friends at Franklin, Corporal
James A. Murrin, of Company F,
One Hundred Twelfth Infantry,
"The Germans are using women
to fight now. Our boys have seen
women o' the Hun machine guns
fighting from trees."
Edward Williams, of Mahanoy
City, with the Twenty-eighth In
fantry, is a prisoner in Germany.
Private. David Elchcr, of Somerset,
Is in tho samo prison camp as Cap
tain W. Curtis Truxal, who led Com
pany C, Ono Hundred Tenth In
fantry, in barring ho path of the
Germans to Peris at th? Marne,
At least ono wounded soldier of
tbo Iron division has been returned
to America. Ho Is Dewey Bowman,
of Chester, with Company C, One
Hundred Eleventh Infantry. He was
gassed and is now at a hospital in
South Carolina.
Elisabethvllle. Pa., Aug, 24.—A so
cial was held at the home of laalah
Swab, north of town, on Thursday
evening, in honor of Mra, Swab, The
guesta were oloae friends of the hos
tess living here, There were games
and mualo. Mra, Swab served re
freshment!!, The following attendedl
Mr, and Mrs, Isaiah Swab, daughters,
Carrie, Mildred and Norwood Swab,
Mrs, Paulina Snyder and daughter,
Vivian June, Mr, and Mrs, Herbert
Weaver, Mrs, Oscar Bimmerman, Mrs,
O, W, Mattis, Misses Jlaude Weaver,
Vivian Weaver, Daisy Weaver, Ma
bells Weave,, Anna Hoyer, Bertha
Teeter, Mr.'and Mrs, Abner Rossman
and son, Jack, Misses Mary £nyder,
Grace Forney, Anna Gaupp, Miriam
Bauder, Helen Baker, Messrs. gcott
Weaver, Howard Weaves, Paul Lehr
end William Miller,
Paris Awaits Boom
of Yankee "Bertha*
Paris, Aug. 24.—1n special type
Tj'Heure pflnts prominently tfcbj
enigmatic note:
"Will the echo to the great Berths
soon be heard? Will that echo }iav4
a Yankee accent?"
The Intimation In L'Heure thatj
America's big gun Is soon to be
action recalls that Samuel M.
claln, vice-president of the Baldwin .
Locomotive Works, several months
ago asserted this piece of artilleiK
from the United States would makd
the German gun bombarding Paris
at a distance of seventy-five mile*
"look like a popgun." Units wert
made at the Midvale Steel Works
and mounted at the Eddystone plant
of the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
They weigh 500,000 pounds each, or
more than 200 tons, and are said to
he able to Are fourtecn-lnch shells
114 miles.
Details of the maufacture of th
big gun were told by Mr. VauclalrJ
last April in an address before 600
guests of the Four Counties Magis
trate Association. It Is mounted on
a huge gUn carriage and so con
structed that.lt can be easily shifted
and will be adapted for special use
on the hundreds of miles of railway
system that the United States en
gineers have built in France.
A locomotive factory, Mr. Vau
clain said, was being used for the
manufacture of the guns. The last
official announcement said that one
gun had been built and that nine
others were tinder construction. The
first passed through Pniladelphia on
April 29. Mr. Vauelain is the only
man who may talk officially about
the guntftHe is the ordnance expert
for the Council of National Defense.
One military expert said the ad
vantages of the American gun more
than offset any range advantage that
the German gun may possess. "The
German supergun has its range care
fully worked out mathematically," he
said, "and It is then emplaced sc that
it will fire accordingly to tne mathe
matical calculations. There are no
test shots. If the gun is wrongly
placed, it is, for the time being, use
less. The American gun, however,
may alter Its shots, and thus can
keep in action constantly."
Suburban Notes
The Rev. Arthur Lehman and fam
ily returned home last evening after
spending vacation with relatives at
Mrs. Edward Smith and children
spent several days this week with
her parents at Richland.
Miss Edith Weber is spending the
weekend with her grandparents, Dr.
and Mrs. George Rudy, Summerdale.
Mr. and Mrs. Gdary Rife and
daughter, and Mrs. Charles Porst
and daughter, of Middletown, were
entertained by Mrs. Charles Hoffman
on Thursday.
Captain Charles C. Hummel is
spending several dhys in New York.
Ralph Bingaman is spending the
weekend at Atlantic City.
Miss Ada Walter is spending the
week with her sister, Mrs. Delos
James, at Washington.
Mrs. Thomas Jacks, Sr., spent •
several days at Allentown, the guest
of her son, David H. Jacks.
Miss Barbara Hummel Is spending
a week with her niece, Mrs. Harry
Snyder, at Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, Jr.,
have received word of the arrival of
their son, Charles W. Johnson, in
Mr. and Mrs. William McCalister,
near town, received word that their
son, Floyd, had been seriously
wounded in battlein France.
Rural Mail Carrier R. W. Sollen
berger, wife and daughter. Miss
Lucy Sollenberger, motored to New
Canton, Va., to visit relatives.
Mrs. Nan Stewart, of Horrisburg,
was the guest of her sister, Mrs. M.
E. La ml is, for a week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shenk, of
Philadelphia, visited relatives at
for several days.
Mrs. D. A. Gelvin and daughter, of
Maitland, Md., are visiting her sis
ters, Mrs. S. E. Piper and Miss Sara
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Elliott .are
spending some aimo at Atlantic City.
Miss Gertrude Reed, of Pittsburgh,
Is visiting her parents, the Rev. and
Mrs. G. M. Reed.
Mrs. J. Shields Gracey and daugh
ter, Miss Isabel, have returned hopie
from a visit to relatives at Allegheny.
Mrs. Laura Class, of New York, is
the guest of Mrs. R. S. Randall.
Samuel Abrahams, of Altoona,
spent several days with his mother,
Mr. and Mrs. John Geyer and
daughter. Miss Ruth, of Middletown,
spent a day with Mrs. Rebecca Ba
ker and family.
Adam Moyer, of Rockville, visited
friends here.
Miss Rachel and Miss Grace Bal
thaser, of Harrisburg, were th
guests of Miss Jane Care.
Mrs. Frank Walter, of Harrisburg,
Mrs. Mayme Fenstermacher and
Miss Lillian Fenstermacher, of
Mourit Joy, were recent guests of
Miss Marlon Smith.
Mrs. Mary Rhein, accompanied
her son, Dr. E. R- Rhein. and fam
ily, of Harrisburg, on an automoblls
trip to Atlantic City.
Miss Anna Bernhardt, of Harris
burg, is spending the week with C,
B. Care's family.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hopford, of
Harrisburg, spent a day as the guostl
of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Zimmerman.
Mr. and Mrs. Bang, of Harris
burg, and Mrs. Christian Demmy and
son. pf Chamber Hill, were guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Stuokey.
W. A. Mcllhenny, of Harrisburg,
was a guest of his sinter, Mrs. Annis
Mrs. Fleck Melxel, of Paxtang, was
the weekend guest of Miss Hilda
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hetiiok. of
Harrisburg. spent a day with Mr. and.
Mrs, H, Hefrlolt,
Miss Vera Care was the week-end
guest of friends at Williams Grove,
Miss Ellen Levan, of Harrisburg,
spent Thursday with her slater, Mrs,
Carrie Feeser,
Miss Mabel Orr, of Harrlaborg, en
Monday was the guest of Miss Jessie
Mrs, Meyers, of Harrlahurg, spent
Sunday with the Misses Hoke,
Mrs, David Laszarlne spent Tues
day with Miss Tillie Shumberger at
Ruth Felty and Christine Lain
zarlne and Margaretta Laszarlne
septn Tuesday with • Mrs. Stephen
Shutt, at Charlton.,
Mr, and Mrs, John Oassel, pen,
Harold, and Mr, and Mrs. John Wirt,
of Harrisburg on Wednesoay were
the guests of Mrs, Annie Smith,
Mrs. Emma Feeser ai.d daugh
ter, Anna, and Miss Anna Smith, of
Progress; tylrs, David Betchert, of
Penbrook, and Mrs. George Weaver,
qf Philadelphia. an<t Mr, and W