Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 05, 1918, Page 11, Image 11

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roar guard defense of any cor.se
juence are opposite the edge of the
plateau paralleling the Aisne, over
'"Vhich it is obvious they have remov
jd their stores and heavy artillery.
Germans Resist
The advance of the Americans In
force began at 4 o'clock yesterday
morning and patrols, one after an
, Jther, have been going all day and
meeting sharp resistance at 3ome
Substantial progress has been
made by the Americans.
Orders reached the American com
manders before daylight to send out
patrols to Investigate and their re.-
ports caused the immediate dispatch
)f supporting patrols. Before night
fall a large part of the army which
had been camping along the Vesle
ivas In action on the slopes north of
the river. And there was action,
notwithstanding that the Germans
jiready had taken the initiative in
fheir withdrawal.
Americans Advance Near Bazoehcs
Near Bazoches the Americans were
advancing along the highway north
it the river while a little to the east
:hey were south of the river.
Smoke arising from behind che
3crman lines has been observed for
the past few days. In some In
stances* the cause is known to have
aeen from the explosion of an am
munition dump fired by a direct n't
from an allied battery** but the in
creasing number of smoke columns
Pas given rise to the suggestion that
the Germans are burning such of
their depot structures and supplies
is it is inadvisable to remove.
Patrols sent out early in the day
reported that the German retreat
was under way.
sach-Side Loses Plane
h Big Battle in Air
By Associated Press
With the American Army iltj
Prance, "Wednesday, Sept. 4.—Ten 1
German airplanes attacked a group j
of American pursuit planes this!
morning arid after a brief fight one'
Fokker was brought down by Lieu- j
tenant Stroso. An American machine
ivent ciowji behind the German lines, j
apparently under control.
American airmen shot down anj
observation balloon in the Wcevre 1
this morning. Another was forced
down yesterday afternoon.
American Aviators
Drive Off Hun Flyers
With the American Army in Lor
raine, Wednesday, Sept. 4.—Amer
ican aviators in a battle with Ger
mans near Pont-a-Mousson to-day
routed the enemy. One enemy ma
chine is believed to have been driven
Yankee Bombers Drop
'^r plosives oh the Enemy
With the American Army in Lor
raine, Wednesday, Sept. 4.—Ameri
can bombing machines in their at
tack on Conflans and Longuyon yes
terday were successful. In Lon
guyon the raiders dropped forty
four bombs and seven direct hits
were observed at the east end of
the railroad yard, two on a round
house and repair shop and two on
other buildings. One American ma
chine turned back after dropping
its bomb. At Baroncourt four direct
hits were observed.
In the Conflans raid more than a
thousand kilograms of bombs were
bunched on the junction of the
Briey-Confians-Metz railway. The
-bridge of the former road was de
stroyed. All of our machines re
turned safely.
Enemy bombers were active last i
night in the villages far behind our
Believe Health Officials Have
Power to Cope With
* Situation.
While no official action was taken, |
City Commissioners at A conference |
in Council Chamber last night
agreed that instead of passing an or
dinance providing a number of hous
ing regulations the City Health
Bureau should include all necessary
restrictions in rules of the depart
ment and then present them to
Council for approval.
According to the Commissioners,
with a few exceptions, present rules
of the bureau give the health offi
cials broad powers in coping with
the housing troubles in Harrisburg,
and by adding a few regulations no
' ordinance will be necessary as it is
possible for fines to be imposed for
their violation the same as for the
violation of any city law passed by
City Solicitor John E. Fox, Assist
ant E. Bruce Tayor and Health
Officer J. M. J. Raunick, attended
the meeting. During the course of
the discussion on the housing needs
of the city and necessary restrictions
the state housing law was read. One
of the Commissioners said that in
case drastic action was needed the
State Bureau of Housing had full
power to act.
After disposing of the housing
problem the Commissioners dis-
Hcussed plans to provide an adequate
water supply for the Fourteenth
* ward. Commissioner S. F. Hassler
said he hoped to have arrange
ments completed -so that city water
could be furnished to the recently
added district before the close of the
year. A proposition has been sub
mitted for the purchase of the water
pipe of the Dauphin Consolidated
Water Company, but city officials
said they are planning to make a
different proposal to the company,
the nature of which they did not
t disclose. Officials this afternoon in
spected the Fourteenth ward system
and tested some of the pipes and
By Associated Press
New York, Sept. 5. The American
Steel Foundries to-day declared an
extra dividend of IVi per cent., to
gether with the regular quarterly dis
bursement of 1% per cent. The extra
dividend will be payable in second
Liberty 4 per cent, bonis.
Allison Hill Lads Join the Or
ganization, G. Swartz Help
ing to Beat Crescent
W. L. Pet.
Summit 24 6 'BOO
Swatara 24 11 .656
Albion 9 16 .360
Crescent ' 6 24 .200
To-night, Swatara vs. Albion.
Summit took another step toward
the pennant by defeating the Cres
cents, 7 to 4, last evening. The Alli
son Hill veterans are becoming ac
quainted with the Junior League and
are getting signed up in large num
bers. among them G. Swartz, who
succeeded in landing two doubles,
and also Boatman, the Galahad
twirler, who busted out a double.
' The Summits bounded McGuffe's
delivery the first inning and rounded
up four runs. The Crescents made'
strong comebacks in the third and
fourth innings and registered two
runs in both innings. This made
things look better, but Summit quick
ly made a stronger rally and sent
three runners across the rubber.
Ab. R. H. O. A. E.
Geigar, rf 4 0 1 0 0 0
Michlevitz, cf . 4 1 1 10 0
McGuffe, p 4 1 0 1 3 0
Lutz, ss 3 0 1 2 3 1
Boatman, lb ... 3 0 1 4 0 0
Reel, 2b 3 0 1 0 1 1
Gilbert, If 3 0 1 0 0 0
Books, 3b 3 1 1 1 2 0
Ditzel, c 3 1 0 3 0 0
Total 30 4 7 12 9 2
Ab. R. H. O. A. E.
Snyder, cf 4 2 1 0 0 0
Lehrman. 3b ... 3 0 0 2 2 0
C. Swartz, ss ... 3 2 2 1 2 0
G. Swartz, c . . 3 1 2 4 0 0
H. Swartz, p... 3 1 1 2 2 0
Delatin, 2b 3 0 0 1 1 0
Demma, 1b.... 3 0 0 4 0 0
Phillippelli. If .. 3 0 1 1 0 0
Mercurio, rf ... 3 1 0 0 0 0
Total 28 7 7 15 7 0
Crescent 0022 o—40 —4
Summit ...., 4003 x—7
Two-base hits, G. Swartz, 2; C.
Swartz, Boatman; home runs, Sny
der: sacrifice hits, Lehrman, 2; Gil
bert; double plays,' Summit one, H.
Swartz to Delatin to Demma; struck
out, by Swartz, 3; McGuffe, 1; base
on balls, off Swartz, 1; McGuffe, 1;
left on base. Summit, 4; Crescent, 2;
stolen bases, Reel, Ditzel, Snyder, C.
Swartz; passed balls, Ditzel, 1; in
nings pitched, Swartz, 5; McGuffe, 4;
time, 1.09; umpires, Sperl and Stauf
Will of Late Senator
Cameron Is Probated
James M. Cameron, a son of the
late Ex-Senator J. D. Cameron, noted
statesman and former Cabinet officer,
aifd Joseph Gardner Bradley, of Clay,
West Virginia, a grandson, are
named as executors in the last will
which was probated to-day.
As a trust fund was created a few
years ago under which provision for
the distribution of a large part of
the estate to near relatives is made.
No estimate of the value of the en
tire estate was given. In the will of
the ex-Senator he mentions this
trust frequently in disposing of his
personal property and in announcing'
that no further provision is neces
sary for a number of relatives. There
are no public bequests made in the
will, much of which is devoted to
disposition of such property as the
furniture and silverware at the
homes in Donegal, Lochiel and this
Commissioners See Increase
in County Revenues and
Lower Tax Rate
Real estate assessors in county dis
tricts were advised to-day at the
County Commissioners office to put
equitable valuations on all properties
in their respective localities in mak
ing the triennial assessment. A num
ber of the assessors also have charge
of registry of voter and called at
the office to make returns. They
were furnished necessary blanks and
other supplies to make the assess
County officials, in speaking to the
assessors declared they are deter
mined to have the valuations, of all
properties in the county fixed on an ,
equitable basis. Returns with some
properties only assessed at one-half
the market value will not be ac
"The assessors are not asked to
make exhorbitant advances in prop
erty valuations," one of the officials
said. "What is wanted is a fair esti
mate of what a property would sell
for at forced sale. The result will
be an enormous increase in the total
valuation of county property; the
benefit of this move will be a reduc
tion in the county tax rate. Some
of the assessors are in doubt about
the results in the localities in so far
as school tax and other rates are to
be levied. Officials in charge of the
financial affairs in those districts will
readily see that with a fair and equi
table assessment of all properties it
will not be necessary to maintain
such high tax rates for school pur
poses and other improvements."
In the city rapid progress is being
made in the completion of valuations
for the triennial assessment accord
ing to Assessor James C. Thompson.
With his assistants, Mr. JThompson
began work in the Third ward to
day. The Fourth and Fourteenth
wards are the only two which are to
be visited.
By Assocutted Press
Washington. Sept. 6. To hasten
construction of six new Marine hos
pitals, President Wilson to-day sus
pended provision of the eight-hour
law for work on the contracts. One
of the hospitals will be located at Bal
timore. Not less than time and one
half will be r*"d for overtime.
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Register Today and You
Can Vote For Governor
To-day is the first registration
Electors of all parties who de
sire to participate in the guber
natorial election in November
must register anew.
Tuesday, September 17, and
Saturday, October 5, are the last
two days for registration.
Upon each day the polls will be
open from 7 a. m. to 10 a. m. and
from 4 p. m. to 10 p. m.
No one can register who has
not paid a state or county tax
within two years.
day to get as many voters on the
lists as possible. All previous reg
istrations are void.
Two more registration days will
be held, one on September 17 and
the other October 5.
Registration Light
Registration in the various dis
tricts during the early part of the
day varied but in the majority of
cases the officials reported that only
a few voters signed up. They expect
ed larger numbers to register late
in the afternoon and during the
evening. In only a few districts scat
tered over the city the number placed
on the lists wa slarge and in these
cases the total number of voters in
thfe section is larger in proportion to
the voters in other localities.
Early in the day when the polling
places were first opened a number
of registrars were not present for
duty, having resigned becatlse they
held railroad positions. The county
commissioners held a morning ses
sion and at once made the following
Eighth ward, Third precinct, By
ron C. Murray; Sixth ward, First,
Howard O. Holstein; Ninth ward,
Ninth, Raymond S. Caton; Thir
teenth ward, First, Harry Motter;
Tenth ward, Second, Geotge C. Mc-
Cahan; Tenth ward. Third, David E.
Brightbill; Third ward. Third, Wil
liam D. Bailey and Benjamin F.
Africa; Ninth ward, Fourth, Charles
A. Hoverter.
Polling places in the city at which
registrars arc sitting to-day fol
First Ward
Ist, house, 1276 South Cameron.
2d, Barber Sho- Ninth and Hemlock.
3rd, house, 600 Race. '
, Second Ward
Ist, Alderman Caveny's office, 234
South Second.
2d. Paxton Engine House, S. Second.
3rd, Cigar store, 1129 Mulberry.
4th, Garage, Nectarine and Reese.
sth, Allison Fire Company,
bth. Sixteenth and Compass.
Third Ward
Ist, Friendship Engine House, S. Third.
2d, Central Hotel. 311 Market.
3rd, Courthouse rotunda.
Fourth Wurd
Ist, Tailor Shop E. J. Huggins, 207
2d, Hope Engine House, North Second.
Fifth Wurd
Ist, C. A. Sibbetts, 923 Capital.
2d, Chdrles Adler's office, 1002 North
3rd. Sullivan's cigar store. Third and
4th, Simonetti's Hotel, 401 Verbeke.
Sixth Ward
Ist. J. R. Miller's livery office, 350
2d, Prihting office, 1405 N. Third.
3rd, Barber shop. 306 Reily.
Seventh Wurd
Ist, Charles Cummings, 944 N. Seventh.
2d. Alderman J. H. Shaner's office. 1102
North Seventh.
3rd, Good Will Engine House.
4th, United Ice and Coal Company of
fice, 1721 North Sixth.
sth, house Edw. Asure. 1911 N. Sixth.
6th, Sheldon's Cafe. 1028 Herr.
Eighth. Wurd
Ist and 2d moved to 3rd, 124 Linden.
4th, moved to 802 Cowden.
sth, Garage, rear 1522 State.
Ninth Ward
Ist, Washington House, Walnut and
2d, Mt. Pleasant Hotel. 1101 Market.
3rd, Paxton Hotel, 1108 Market.
4th, Mount Pleasant Engine House.
Bth, G. E. Runkel store, 1522 Derry.
6th, 1408 Rcgina. a
7th. Weist Garage, Regina.
Bth, Miller's garage, Nineteenth and
9th, Eighteenth and Chestnut.
Tenth Ward
Ist. Garage, 2112 North Third.
2d. 2126 North Sixth.
3rd. Poolroom. Sixth and Emerald.
4th, Camp Curtin Pire Engine House.
Eleventh Ward
Ist. Reily Hose House. Fourth.
2d, Barber shop. 2004 North Sixth.
3rd, W. H. lliffenderfer. 1846 Green
4th, Garage 1940 North Third.
Twelfth Ward
Ist, 1537 North Third.
2d. W. S. Fortenbaugh, 1613 N. Third
3rd, Barber shop, 401 Kelker.
Thirteenth Ward
Ist, Storeroom, 1911 Derry.
2d, Carpenter .shop, 1922 Berryhill.
Fourteenth Word
Plumbing shop. Fourth and Vaughn.
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Ed the line they held up to the Ger
man attack on April 9, last, while
to the eastward of Givenchy sections
of the old German positions have
been taken. ,
On the battle line in front of
Cambrai an improvement in the
British postion south of Moeuvres is
reported. The positions to the east
of Hermies, near the Canal du Nord,
just to the south, also have been im
proved. Still farther south the Brit
ish have captured the villages of
Neuville-Bourjouval, east of the
Canal du Nord.
More than 16,000 prisoners and
more than one hundred guns have
been taken by the British in the past
four days.
French Push On
Paris, Sept. s.—The German re
treat before the French northeast of
Noyon continued during the night,
says to-day's war office announce
ment. The French troops kept in
touch with the enemy rear guards
and pushed after the retreating foe
east of the Canal du Nord. Advancing
north of the Vesle, French and.
American troops reached the crest of
the ridge dominating the river Aisne,
In the Nesle region on the Somme
front, the French crossed the Somme
canal near Voyennes and Offoy. Just
to the south they have reached the
region beyond Hombleux, Eslery-
Hallon and Flavy-Le-Meldeux.
Cross on Wide Front
Between the Ailette and the Aisne
the towns of Clamecy, Braye and
Missy-sur-Aisne have- been captured.
The operation on the Vesle has
been extended to the east and a
crossing has been effected between
Venteaux and Jonchery, a two arid
a half mile front. „
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ber 12 is also the day on which many
million men throughout the United
States will register for the draft.
Receptacles For Gifts
So that morning, each of the 12,-
000 men in Harrisburg who goes to!
register is urged by Mercer B.
Tate's "S. O. S." committee to carry
a bundle of rubber with him and
place it in a receptacle placed out
side the registration houses.
"Every time you see an old over
shoe think of that "S. O. R.' cam
paign," said Andrew S. Patterson
this morning.
"I'd like to see every automobile
owner in the city who goes to reg
ister September 12 trundle an old
shoe' with him and leave it for the
Red Cross," said J. Clyde Myton.
Urge School Children to Help
But the registering men are not
the only ones who have a special
task laid out for them. Every school
child in the city is urged tQ gather
old rubber, ready for the drfve next
week. The kiddos' big day will be
Saturday, September 14, and thou
sands of them will cast their rub
ber bundles on the triangle on the
post office lawn. Third and Walnut
streets. Anything that's rubber will
be money in the Red Cross treas
Pleads For Red Cross
"I wish the men who will register
September 12, would pay particular
attention to this request we're mak
ing," said Mercer Tate to-day. "Many
of them won't be called into the
army. But they can help the ones
who are going to fight by carrying
rubber with them when they go to
put down their names. This is an
easy thing to do and it costs them
nothing at all, while It will do the
Red Cross a world of good."
A Philadelphia sporting page an
nounces in a head line this morning
"Scott Perry to Work in Cramps."
It seems rather severe punishment
for his desertion from Boston.
The Central Iron and Steel League
went along with its schedule last
evening when Electric Shop rolled the
vacuum cleaner over Frog and
Switch made up of Bethlehem Steel
Company Leaguers, 4-0. It was
sweet revenge. "Kid" Shay outdid
himself in the box, whiffing 15. The
teams are now. tied with identical
average, .500.
Toronto won the pennant of the
first season of the New International
League by downing Buffalo in a
double-header on Labor Day.
A Seattle Japanese baseball team
is going to sunny Japan to show the
home folks how the American na
tional game is played. The Asahi,
composed of the pick of the Oriental
diamond stars in the northwest, will
leave on a tour which will last six
The Japanese team Is not the best
amateur aggregation, but it can give
any of them a battle. With a record
of fifteen games won and nine lost
for the season, the Asahi have shown
that they rank well with the Amer
ican players. While a little weak in
batting, the little fellows are wonder
ful fielders, fast and good base run
Fukuda, who was cashier in a Seat
tle bank, is managing the team. The
club will play more than thirty
games. Among the crack teams they
will meet are the Keio, the Waseda
and the Meiji University teams. These
three have made tours in this coun
Flying Cadet G. M. Milliken, former
Pittsburgh National League pitcher,
died here to-day from injuries re
ceived yesterday when he crashed to
earth in an airplane with Lieut. Sid
ney Green.
Lieutenant Green was instantly
killed in the fall, but Cadet Mllli
ken's injuries were not considered
serious at the time of the accident.
The new style of prize fighters is
to be modeled on a high type, even
excelling Gentleman James Corbett.
Speaking of this epoch. Tad, the car
toonist tells one on Gid Griffo, like
"I 'ad a bit of 'ard luck when I
first came to this country," said
Griffo, scratching his gray head.
"One of my first bouts in this coun
try was with a lad named Bull Mc-
Carthy and it took place in Sacra
mento, Cal. We. boxed 19 rounds, i
think, and finally the fellow collapsed
Aged Chaplain Gives Up
Post at County Home;
Served Nearly 20 Years
Chaplain at the Dauphin county
almshouse for almost twenty years,
the Rev. O. J. Farling, of the
Church of God denomination, be
cause of his advanced age. has ten
dered his resignation to the county
directors of the poor, effective Oc
tober 27. 1918.
During the entire time he was
chaplain the Rev. Mr. Farling held
services every two weeks for the
scores of inmates there. No service
the minister could give was too
much trouble for him and many
times ho visited the institution at
all hours of the night to pray at the
bedside of a dying inmate. He also
officiated at times at funerals when
there were no friends or relatives to
make the arrangements. He re
ceived no fee lor his services at any
time other than the small sum set
aside by the poor board.
The Rev. Mr. Farling began his
duties November 20, 1898, and has
been chaplain at the institution ever
since that date. He served under five
stewards. In his letter to the direc
tors he commends them for their
work in the Interests of the poor,
and also highly praises John W.
Early, the present steward, for his
kind treatment of the .unfortunates
who are now being cared for there.
in the ring. That night he died, and
it really was from over-exertion, not
from the punching. However, 1 was
put in jail, charged with murder, and
I 'adn't a friend in the bloomin' land.
"Next morning, to my surprise a
stout little fellow named Tram John
son, a lawyer, who 'ad seen me box,
came to my cell and said: 'Griffo,
I'll represent you in this case. I'll
get you ofT.
"Gee! I could hardly believe mo
eyes " piped Griffo. "Blime me if 'e
wasn't in court for me that day. Got
me out of the scrape. Wouldn't take
a cent for his trouble. Just shook
me 'and and wished me luck. 'ls
name was Tram Johnson. I'll never
forget it. i"ou know, I never saw
new 'eard of 'im since.
"I wonder if 'e's still out there."
And Griffo shook his head, thinking.
Such is fame! Eh, men?
Sammy Schiff of Harrisburg, will (
be on the card at the Olympic club in j
Philadelphia, September 16, when '
Lightweight Champion Benny Leo
nard meets Harry Pierce, of Brook
lyn. Schiff is scheduled in a semi
wind-up round with Kid Brown, of
West Philadelphia. Schiff has been
asked to show at Camp Colt under
the auspices of the Knights of Co
Judge Bonniwell Says
Liquor Interests Are Not
Financing His Campaign
By Associated Press
Milford, Pa.. Sept. 5. Judge
Eugene C. Bonniwell, Democratic
candidate for Governor, to-day en
tered a general denial of all the
charges contained in an attack made
upon him yesterday by A. Mitchell
Palmer, Democratic national chair
man, at the platform meeting of the
state committee.
Judge Bonniwell is spending a
brief vacation in this vicinity. After
learning of the charges by Mr. Pal
mer that his nomination had come
from the office of Senator Penrose
and that John Sinnott, head of the
Wholesale Liquor Dealers' Associa
tion, is financing his campaign. Judge
Bonniwell said:
"X do not wish to make a formal
statement in reply to this attack at
the moment. I wish to digest the
statement and the objects behind it.
The statement that piy campaign is
being financed by Mr. Sinnott and
the liquor interests is unqualifiedly
false. The other statements are un
true and I will take them up care
fully a little later."
Soldier's Forgetfulness
Proves Y. M. C. A. Work
As proof of his assertion that the
work of the Y. M. C. A. is far
reaching, A. H. Dinsmore, boys work
secretary of the Central Y. M. C. A.,
displayed this morning two letters
written on Army Y. M. C. A sta
tionery. The letters were, mailed in
Harrisburg by a soldier who neglect
ed to place a three-cent stamp
thereon. Immediately the letters
were returned to the Central Y. M.
C. A. where they were stamped and
"That's what X call 'Y' service,"
Secretary Dinsmore declared.
Hotel Man Assaulted by
Soldier; Gave Up Room
Arthur C. Mallery, stationed with
the 616 th Aerial Squadron detach
ment at Middletown, was arrested
last night on the charge of striking
Theodore Lavis, proprietor of the
Alva Hotel, 422 Market street, in the
face and knocking him down.
It is said he went to a room in
company with another soldier, and
after staying a while, decided he did
not want it. When Lavis refused to
return his money the fight began. It
is said Mallery was under the in
fluence of liquor.
Planjc and Tesreau to Battle
For Bethlehem Steel League
Flag at Cottage Hill
Talk about world series baseball!
What would you call the brand which
is to be displayed at Cottage Hill on
Saturday when Steelton and Bethle
hem meet to battle for the Bethlehem
Steel League 'pennant. Lddie Plank
opposed to Jeff Tesreau should offer
as tine a'n exhibition of the national
pastime as any two flingirs now in
captivity can put up, not barring the
big league stars. Posed in the Cot
tage Hill arena both of these men,
who have had post-season experience,
will pitch their very cleverest to win
for the rivalry in Schwab's League is
keen, and all eyes are set on these
clubs, now handcuffed in average. It
will be the highest class of baseball
to be seen anywhere, for nearly, the
whole roster of experts is made up
of graduates of major company.
Preparations were begun to-day by
the athletic committee for a mon
ster crowd, which will be entertained
prior to hostilities by the Steelton
band. Owing to the tremendous in
terest in this decision victory will
not depend on one game, but after
Saturday's contest the next one comes
oft at Bethlehem on September 12. So
closely are the teams matched that
most likely a third game will bo
needetf. and that w4ll probably go to
Lieutenant James T. Long, of the
One hundred and Twelfth Regiment,
who has just returned from the big
push in France, addressed the em
ployes of the Moorhead Knitting Com
pany plant, Cameron and Walnut
streets, at noon to-day. giving many
thrilling experiences.
Great interest was displayed by the
girls. Many of them had brothers or
sweethearts in Lieutenant Long's
regiment and after his address they
thronged to question him about these
To-morrow is Lafayette Day. Pa
riotic Harrisburgers by the hundreds
vill hang out the tri-color beside the
itars and Stripes in honor of the great
French soldier and patriot, who came
0 the rescue of this country when it
iras struggling for freedom against
1 German king on the English throne.
Play Safe —
Stick to
because the quality is as good as ever
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as under Captain, now major, Har
Since fflj beginning of the war,
1 100,000 men have been enlisted into
the Regular Army from Pennsylva
nia. The iocal recruiting party se
cured 35,000 of these enlistments
from the Harrisburg? district. Before
the new draft rules the station in
ducted a large number of men for
special service. Postmasters in the
district ha"e enlisted many men,
Lieutenant Lesher said.
From the city alone, 771 men, and
from the county, 497 men, were se
cured by the recruiting party for tho
Regular Army.
While the party was restricted to
the enlistment of men not in the
draft age limits of 21 to 31, 700 men
were enlistad monthly. During July,
750 men wore enlisted, and during
the first nine days of August, 250
The district comprises forty coun
ties, and embraces what was former
ly the Seranton district. All substa-
I tions have l ean closed, and goods are
| being concentrated at the Seranton
and Harrisburg offices for shipment.
There are eighty men in the detnl
covering tho district. Eighteen will
he sent to officers training camps,
twelve will receive commissions in
the Quartermasters Corps and United
States Guards at once, and others
will receive special assignments.
Many of the men in the offices are
expert stenographers.
Long in Army
I Lieutenant Lesher reported that
. he will likely be assigned to duty
in the United States Guards. Quar
termasters Corps, or as an instructor
int. a*college. He has been a soldier,
for twenty-two years, during thirteen
years of which he was in active
, service. He is now on the retired
Lieutenant Lesher enlisted in the
Regular Army in March. 1896, at
! Harrisburg, and was sent to Fort
t Ethan Allen, Vt., in the Third Cav
alry. He was in the Santiago cam
' paign in Cuba, and served five years
• in thefhillipines. The remainder of
i his active service was west of tho
t Mississippi river. Tn 1901 he was
r commissioned a second lieutenant.
! and a first lieutenant in 1908, at For*
( Sam Houston, Tex. In 1909 he was
, retired on sick leave, and recalled
| to duty at the outbreak of the great
Since he has taken charge of tho
• local recruiting parly, he has made
such a record for the district that
' it has repeatedly been mentioned as
' leading every district in the country.
I He received signal recognition when
[ he was made commander of the
! Seranton as well as the Harrisburg
' district.
r Many Promotions
The following men will go to cffl
, cers training camps at once:
j Sergeants Beary, Erford, Hollen
bach, Corbo, Gestner. Martin, Hie-
J ronymous, Burner, Ylngst, Rutter
p burg. Coalson, Wiesebrod, Partridge,
s ; Strauss, Schneider and Raymond,
j I The following men will be commis
sioned at once:
~ Sergeants Schiffman, Gibbons,
Blake, O'Crystall, Weber, Smith, Dill
man, Mau, Perry, Washok and
Among the members of the party
P were many old soldiers who had seen
active service in a number of cam-
paigns. These men have been eom
, missioned and are now in active ser
r vice at the front and in training
■ camps. They are: Lieutenants
' Hoagland, Young, Meginnis, Moran,
' Boyle. Parker. Cornelius, Wall, Ber
nard. Barber, Simpson, Mulleny and
j Partin.
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j Mrs. Katharine Sponsler, 1110 Ed
winson street, Baltimore, & in the
Harrisburg Hospital suffering with a
fractured right femur, sustained in a
" fall at the home of Edward R. Spon
• sler, 25 South Front street, where she
I has been visiting. During her visit
she was taken ill, and had not re
t covered when she fractured her leg.
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