Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 07, 1918, Page 7, Image 7

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Public Service Commission
Has More Than 150 Cases
to Be Heard in Four Days
Just one hun
' JL \ \ /// dred and flfty
\\A eight cases, the
fo^a single week's
WIKA hearings, have
been listed for the
pub Y C j Sei j ic ®
tlon an executive j
session will be neld.
Practically all of the complaints
to be heard are based upon increases
in rates and half a dozen classes of
public utility are involved. At
Wilkes-Barre and Towanda, Chair
man W. D. B. Ainey will hear sixty
five cases, while Commissioner John
S. Rilling will have 46 at Pitts
burgh. The Harrisburg cases will
be heard bv Commissioners M. J.
Brecht and H. M. McClure with
Chief Vale, of the bureau of public
convenienca. Commissioners M. J.
Ryan and James Alcorn, sitting in
State Buys Roads—Acquisition by
the state of ten miles of tollroad be
tween Lancaster and Columbia leaves
175 miles of turnpike remaining on
the state main highway system ofi
over 10, COO miles. Thre are 123,
miles of turnpike not on state high-(
ways. The purchase this week has
come close to exhausting the state
appropriation of $500,000 made for
the two years commencing with
1917. Recently there have been,
bought four tollroads in Lancaster,
and the same number in York coun-j
ties with others in Blair. Westmore-|
land, Chester, Montgomery and Lack
awanna. An appropriation of a half
to three-quarters of a million will,
be asked of the next Legislature fori
purchase of others, some of which,
can be had under agreements tenta- ,
tively outlined by the State High- j
way Department.
Paying Thousands —State Treasury!
checks calling for $620,000 of the:
$945,000 appropriated to meet the:
state obligation to second class town- I
ships for cash road tax bonus have;
been issued and the remainder will,
likely go out this month. This will j
clear up the bonus payments as fnrj
as 1912. Probably a million dollars
will be needed for the following two
years. 1
Cars Away Up—According to fig-,
ures at the State Highway Depart- |
ment's automobile division there j
have been tags sent out for 362.000 j
pneumatic-tired automobiles in:
Pennsylvania. The registrations are
about 10.000 less. This is the high]
water mark for cars in the state,
and in addition there are over 50.-
000 trucks and motorcycles, all of ]
which would be affected by the no
Sunday riding order.
To Try Piers —The State Board
of Public' Grounds and Buildings will
next week try the experiment of
getting bids for construction of piers
for a bridge up the state on which
it failed to get bids for building of
vw the structure itself. The engineers
looked over the ground after the
board did not get bids and sug-,
gested that the piers be rebuilt. j
Dorsctt on .Job—E. B. Dorsett, the
now chief of the State Bureau of
Markets, lias taken charge of the
job und plans to make it a lively;
end of the state government. Since
February Mr. Dorsett has been
traveling about as a farm adviser
and has gotten a line on marketing
conditions, which have totally
changed since the war struck trans
portation and lie plans some new
projects. The new chief believes that
farmers by using the carload lot can
do better.
Now Has a Flag—State Draft
Headquarters now has a division
flag. It is the white division flag
with appropriate lettering in the
regulation colors. It was the work
of M. P. Johncon, one of the bureau
Now Examiner—A. B. Kiser, as
sistant cashier of a national bank
at Jenltintown, was to-day appoint
ed a state bank examiner to succeed
Albert Wagner, Pittsburgh, who re
signed because of ill health.
Railroad Pares Up—The lronton
Railroad Company, operating in Le
high county, has filed notice with
the Public Service Commission in
creasing the fares five cents gen
erally and between certain points
from five to fifteen cents.
Sharon Hill Hard Hit —The bor
ough of Sharon Hill to-day entered
complaint before the Public Service
Commission against the new fire
protection rates of the Springfield
Consolidated Water Company, set
ting forth that it was not a party
to complaints which led to the mak
ing of the order for new rates by
the Commission and that it made no
provision for the Increase in the
taxes levied, while it is also de
clared that the new rate which is
six times the old rate is excessive
and unjust. The city of Scranton
complained against the tariff of the
Scranton Railway Company for
eight-cent fares, contending that it
violated a five-cent fare ordinance,
while complaints over rates were
filed against the Altoona and Logan
Valley Electric Railway Company,
and the Pottsville Steam Heat and
Power Company.
Good Housewives of City
Bake Cookies For Soldiers
That Harrisburg cooks are respond
ing warmly to the call of Mrs. Wil
liam Jennings, asking them to main
tain a cookie jar at the Civic Club
house for the soldiers and sailors,
is evidenced by the announcement of
contributors to last week's jar. The
jar is filled with crisp, spicy cookies
for the soldiers who are entertained
at the Saturday and Sunday hostess
house entertainments under the au
spices of the Red Cross and the
Civic Club. The following list of
contributors was made public by
Mrs. Jennings:
Mrs. Henry Gross, Stroh apart
ments; Mrs. Catherine H. Umberger,
k :i2OS North Sixth street. Miss Slays
/ man. Mrs. Lincoln Bumgardner, Alt
liouse apartment; Mrs. Herbert
Snow, 1909 North Front street; Mrs.
George Horner; Mrs. Samuel Flem
ing, 104 South street: Mrs. Charles
H Bergner, 1919 North Front street:
Miss Anne MeCormick, Rosegardens.
Mrs. Mary Jennings. 611 North Front
street; Mrs. Robert H. Thomas, Mrs.
William Jennings, 7 South Front
In addition to the gifts of these
patriotic women, a number of pack
ages of cookies, bearing no names,
were received. To women who con
tribute to thte evening's and other
evening's entertainments, the re
quest has been made that they mark
their names and addresses on the
packages so that proper acknowledg
ment can be given through the
columns of the Telegraph.
Middlcburg, Pa., Sept. 7.—Sheriff
Mattern, chairman of the Snyder
county draft board, has named A. D.
Oougler, J. G. Thompson and T. A.
Stetlar as registrars for Middleburg,
for the new draft on September 12.
Steelton News Items
New Schedule Will Prevail in
the Borough During Com
ing Winter Months
| Prices for coal under the new
, schedule devised by the Dauphin
I county fuel administrator which
went into effect on the first of the
month, were announced last night
by the Steelton Coal Exchange. The
prices as announced Include only
deliveries in the borough exclusive
of tne East End.
When the fuel must be carried
into the house from the wagons an
additional charge of twenty-five cents
on 100 Q. pounds and twenty cents on
every 500 pound lot. This is for the
borough exclusive of the East End.
On deliveries in Bressler, Enhaut
and Oberlin a charge of twenty-five
cents on a half ton will be made.
The prices as announced for the
East End are: 2000 pounds, extra
charge 50 cents; 1000 pounds, extra
charge, 35 cents.
The county fuel administrator has
placed his approval on these extra
charges and any charge over these
' designated should be reported to the
; central office. Any dealer in Middle
' town, Paxtang and Highspire shall
i charge these prices.
The prices as announced last night
Size Lvkens Val. White Ash
Broken ... $9.40 $9.00
i Egg 9.05 8.65
i Stove 9.45 8.90
i Chestnut . 9.45 8.95
Pea 7.80 7.50
j No. 2 Nut . 8.65 8.25
James Cuddy, 48 South Harrisburg
[ street, who will leave for an Army
, cantonment with one of the new
t quotas of draftees entertained a
I number of his friends at a farewell
■ party Thursday night. Those present
I included:
Mrs. J. Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Grey,
■ Meehanicsburg; Miss Beatrice Stein-
I er. Miss Marie Steiner, Miss Mary
Heberlig. Miss Margaret Weaver,
1 Mrs. Wagner, Harrisburg: Miss
Buella Rhoads, Miss Elsie Cuddy,
j Miss Enima Cuddy, Miss Catherine
1 Cuddy, Chester Rhebuck, Jacob Heb
| erlig, Mrs. C'ullison, Mr. and Mrs.
I Thomas Cuddy, Mr. and Mrs. James
i Maurer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cuddy,
i Mr. and Mrs. William Burkhold'H,
I Mr- and Mrs. H. J. Heist. Mr. and
j Mrs. W. H. Laird, Mr. and Mrs. Ed-
I ward Cuddy.
! An urgent call for additional work
-1 ers has been made by officials of the
| local Red Cross chapter. The pres
ent number of workers is inadequate
if the September allotment is tc be
i completed. The report for last month
as read at the meeting yesterday fol
| lows: Hospital gament department.
! 1.234 garments completed and !n-
I spected; knitting department. 724
knitted articles turned in and ma
j terials given out for 296 articles to
| be finished; turned in by children of
i the playgrounds, forty-one sweaters,
forty pairs of wristlets, one pair of
socks, two helmets, forty-five scarfs.
The Highspire, Oberlin, Bressler
! and Cumhler's Heights auxiliaries
' contributed to this work.
In the campaign to breakup the
! trespassing on its property infor
i mation was brought yesterday by the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
against three small boys for tres
i passing on company • premises. The
] lads were given a hearing beferc
| Squire Stees and fined.
Louisa Scott and Walter Jones
I both of the borough, were married
yesterday by Justice of the Peace
I Dickinson.
| Patrolman John Wynn, of the bor
| ougli police force has returned tc
duty after spending his vacation in
! the New England states.
Teachers Addressed by Uni
versity Professor in Tech
High Auditorium
"The struggles of Russia to-day J
may be compared with the efforts of'
a year and a half old baby just
learning to walk." said Dr. Henry T.
Colestock, of Bucknell University, l
addressing the assembled school i
teachers of Harrisburg this morning
in Tech High auditorium, at the an-.
nual Teachers' Institute.
"When a babe is young," con-;
tinued Dr. Colestoc k, "he makes,
many senseless movements; he falls; |
he bruises himself, but gradually he!
overcomes his weakness. So it is
with Russia. Russia has made ser.se-1
less movements; she has fallen; shej
has bruised herself, but ner vicjssi-j
tudes are those of youth, not of old
age. She is awakening to the new
potential privileges and rights of lib-j
erty, and, like the child, will in time ,
overcome her weakness"
Dr. Colestock told of the many I
difficulties which confront the new;
born republic, including a popula
tion 90 per cent, illiterate, 150 dif-;
ferent languages and dialects, and
the vast distances separating the
different centers of population.
The session was'opened with sing-|
ing under the direction of Edward
G. Rose, supervisor of music of the
city's schools, several patriotic songs j
being sung with great zest by
Dr. J. D Mahoney of the West
Philadelphia High school, gave an;
interesting and witty talk on "Story
Telling as an Aid to Teachers." j
The institute was adjourned withj
music under the direction of Profes
sor Rose.
Dauphin, Pa., Sept. 7.—Borough!
schools will open Monday morning.
with one of the largest enrollments,
ever recorded. Ralph Shoop will re- j
tain his position as principal of the |
schools and teacher of the High |
school and Miss Effle Zweizig as
teacher of the grammar school.
Owing to the resignation of Miss
Eleanor Emmert, teacher of the pri
mary school, her place will be taken
by Miss Emma Sipe, of Wiconisco.
Miss Sipe graduated from the Mil
lersville Normal school class of 1918.
Red Cross Will Collect
Gum, Papers and Bottles
Thursday of next week has been
designated as collection day for old
rubber, bottles and paper by the
Steelton Red Cross chapter. The sal
vaged goods will be collected on the
Steelton playground in Front street.
I Every person in town having any of
| the articles wanted by the Red Cross
I are requested to bring them to the
| designated point and donate tliem j
jto the organization.
Steelton Churches
First Presbyterian—The Rev. J. H. i
! Held, Lebanon, will preach at IX andj
|at 7.30; Sunday school, 9.45.
First Methodist —The Rev. H. A.
| Sawyer, pastor, will preach at 10.45
jon "God Found in Adversity." and
at 7.30 on "The Transfigured Life";
Sunday school, 9.30; Epworth Lea
gue, 6.30.
Main Street Church of God—The
Rev. G. W. Getz, pastor, will preach
at 10.30 on "The Siege of Jericho"
| and at 7.30 on "Grieving the Holy
| Spirit"; Sunday school, 2; Jr. C. E.,
16; Sr. C. E„ 6.30.
j St. John's Lutheran —The Rev. G.
'X. Lauffev, pastor, will preach at
! 10.45 on "Joy In God's House," and
at 7.30 on "The Captivity of
Thought"; Sunday school, 10-43; C.
E., 6.30.
First Reformed —The Rev. H. H.
j Rupp, pastor, will preach at 10.45
'on "The Conquest of Fear," and at
| 7.30 on "Unloading Our Cares"; Har-
I vest Home September 15.
Trinity Episcopal—The Rev. \V". C.
Heilman, recior. 8, holy commun-
I ion: 10, church school: 11, morning
i prayer and sermon, "Man's Depend
ience"; 7.30, evening prayer and ser
mon. "Our Daily Bread."
Grace United Evangelical The
Rev. J. It. Hoffman, pastor, will
preach at 10.30 on "The Old Testa
ment Harvest Home Service and Its
! Lessons," and at 7.30 on "Lessons
: from a Basket of Summer Fruit";
Sunday school, 9.15; C. E., 6.45.
Plans for conducting a social and
religious survey of the borough are
being worked out by the Church
Federation of Steelton. A meeting
to further discuss the plans lias been
called for to-morrow evening in the
First Reformed Church. The Rev.
H. H. Rupp is president of the or
The winter activities of the Steel
ton Ministerial Association will com
mence on Monday when a meeting
will be held in the St. John's Luth
eran Church. , .
According to word received here,
Wayne Jeffries, a member of the
Sanitary Corps of the 112 th Infantry,
has been wounded while fighting in
France. Prior to his enlistment lasti
year, Jeffries was connected with the
Bethlehem Steel Company. Accord
ing to dispatches he was struck in the
right shoulder with machine gun bul
| lets.
I Work on the new intercepting
I sewer will probably be completed
I within a few days. The bottom of
| the sewer has been finished and only
a small amount of the tile pipe i.eeds
to be laid. When completed the sew
.er will drain a large tract of marsh
! land. The Pennsylvania Railroad
j Company has already commenced
| laying tracks over the sewer to the
new freight statiori.
! The Rev. Harold Germer, formerly
j pastor of the Central Baptist
j Church here, has arrived in France
j according to word) received in tha
! borough. He is a member of .he
! Aero Service Squadron.
; The Citizen Fire Company ex-
I tinguished a small fire yesterday in
1 the dump back of the Cumbler stone
I quarries. The damage was slight.
The Rev. J. H. Reid. editor of the
! Lebanon Report and a former Pres
bvterian minister, will occupy the
pulpit at the local First Presbyterian
Church to-morrow in the absence of
the Rev. C. B. Segelken, pastor who
will address the soldiers at Camp
Colt, Gettysburg.
Drastic Policy in Regard to
Code Infractions Adopted
by Game Commission
Names of offenders against the
state game laws and the fish codej
and what happens to them are being
published in pamphlet form by the!
State Game Commission as part of ]
a plan which it is hoped will aid
materially in reducing the number!
of infractions of such statutes. This |
idea was determined upon iasti
spring as a deterrent and the name
and address of every offender ar
rested between April August has
been printed and those arrested dur
ing August will also be listed and
issued in a booklet. The bulk of the
offenders mentioned are aliens who
were arrested for having Hrearnts
or dogs in their possession, against
which Legislatures of recent years
nave enacted stringent laws, but
there are also a number ot men who
hunted on Sundays and out of sea
son, took rabbits and raccoons out
of season, had dogs chasing deer,
owning terrcts without licenses, kill
ing water fowl out of season, killing
grouse in a closed county, hunting
without license, killing blackbirds out
of season, having bear in possess
ion more than thirty days after sea
son closes; killing song birds, alien
owning a gun and going hunting
on Sunday, too, shooting wild ducks
on Sunday and out of season; kill
ing does, shooting quail out of sea
son, chasing game with dogs on Sun
day, killing wild turkeys months out
of season, hunting without display
ing a tag, shipping game out of the
state, shooting robins and on Sun
day and using an automatic rifle.
The tish law violations in which
names, dates and places are given in
clude Sunday fishing, using dyna
mite to kill iish, interfering with a
warden, catching trout out of sea
son, using dip nets, having flsh too
short, using nine hooks on one bait,
employing outlines, having 20 trcut
under size, catching a dozen trout
above the limit and eight black nass
caught out of season.
Pledged to "aid the government in
every way possible." a dozen Penn
sylvania delegates left to-day for
Detroit to attend the fourth annual
convention of the American Associ
ation of Small Loan Brokers, of
which George W. Kehr, of Harris
burg is the national secretary.
McAdoo Order Will Affect
| Many Candidates For Leg
islative Seats This Fall
Twenty-rflne men who are candi
dates for Congress or Legislature In
Pennsylvania come within the ruling
of Director General W. G. McAdoo
that railroad men must get out of
politics. This does-not include Sam
uel R. Turner, Democratic candidate
for Congress-at-Large, who was for
years an active railroad man and
who is prominent in Brotherhood
affairs, but who is now said not to
be actively connected, but it does
Include William J. Burke, Pitts
burgh councilman and Republican
candidate for Congress-at-Large.
Mr. Burke is a member of the
committee of the allied brotherhoods
in charge of legislative matters and
is head of a division embracing most
of the eastern states on behalf of
the Order of Railway Conductors
and the Brotherhood of Trainmen.
Among the men who must retire
are Congressman John M. Rose, of
Johnstown, a railroad attorney, and
J; T. Davis, of Blairsville, a legisla
tive candidate, who is secretary of
a Railroad Y. M. C. A.
The list of men affected, if the
ruling stands are as follows:
Congress-at-Large, Republican—
William J. Burke, Pittsburgh.
Representatives in Congress—
John M. Rose, Johnstown, Repub
lican: Bernard J. Clark, Altoona,
Democratic, Nineteenth district:
Walter V. Tyler, Socialist, New Cas- I
tie. Twenty-fourth district; J. H,
Lohr, Wilkinsburg, Socialist, Thir
tieth district.
State Senate—Thomas J. Forbes,
Altoona, Democratic-Socialist, Blair-
Huntingdon district: James A. Fox.
Pitcairn, Socialist, Fortieth district
(part of Allegheny county).
Representatives in General As
sembly—James A. Martin, Pitts
burgh, Socialist, Third district of
Allegheny county; William J. Man
gan, Pittsburgh, Republican-Demo
cratic-Washington, Sixth district of
Allegheny county; T. F. Shuster.
Pittsburgh, Democratic, Seventh
district of Allegheny county; Charles
A. Fike, Braddock, Socialist, Tenth
district of Allegheny county; C. N.
Snell, Conway, Socialist, Beaver
county; Walter A. Ringler, Reading,
Democratic, First district of Berks
county; Fred A. Bell, Altoona, Re
publican - Prohibition - Washington,
and Thomas E. Kearns, Altoona,
Democratic, First district of Blair
county: George D. Stephens. Wav
erly, N. Y., (post, office address)
Democratic, Bradford county; An
drew Scarborough, New Hope, Dem
ocratic, Bucks county; Lewis Treg
low, Renovo, Democratic, Clinton
county; Albert Miller, Republican,
and A. Ramsey S. Black, Demo
cratic, Harrisburg, First district of
Dauphin county; Duncan Sinclair,
Brownsville, Republican, Thomas
D, Schuyler, Dawson, Democratic-
Prohibition, Second district of Fay
ette county; J. T. Davis, Blairsville,
Republican - Prohibition, Indiana
county; George W. Stevenson, Punx
sutawney, Republiean-Democratic-
Prohibition, Jefferson county; Noble
Clements, Shamokin, Republican,
Daniel W. Helt, Shamokin, Repub
lican-Prohibition, and William B.
Koch, Stinbury, Socialist, Northum
berland county; Robert J. Kantner,
i Tantaqua, Republican, Third dis-
I trict of Schuylkill county; George
B. Bryson. Derry. Democratic, First
district of Westmoreland county.
! Members of state committees af
i fected are—Gus A. Geisel, Demo
cratic. Dauphin county; R. H.
Brandt, Democratic, Erie county;
John A. Dougherty, Democratic,
| Philadelphia No. 2.
Midillcburg, Pa., Sept. 7.—John
| Libby, track foreman at Middleburg
! met with a painful accident yester
! day morning when a large piece of
j coal fell from the tender of a passing
! passenger train and struck him on
] the leg, breaking both bones. Mr.
| Libby was taken to the Sunbury
Hospital for treatment.
Motor Club to Buy $5OO
Bond of Fourth Loan
Five hundred dollars' worth of the
fourth issue of Liberty Bonds were
I subscribed by the board of governors
i of the Motor Club of Harrisburg, at
its monthly meeting last evening. It
was unanimously voted in addition
that the Motor Club assist the United
States Fuel Administration in its re
quest that motorists refrain from
using their cars for pleasure on Sun
The president and secretary were
ordered to petition the borough of
Steelton to make permanent improve
! ntent of the road in the borough
leading to Highspire.
C. J. Orego was unanimously elect
ed to fill the unexperied term of First
Vice-president H. W. Stubbs, resigned.
The club members gave their hearty
endorsement to the Red Cross move
ment to Save Old Rubber on Septem
ber 12. 13 and 14. Tires, tubes and
other old rubber will be left at the
central receiving station by the mo
Accepts Position With
War Risk Insurance
Having accepted a position with
the National War Risk Insurance
Department of the government. Miss
Elizabeth Graybill, of Linglestowm
left for Washington recently. Miss
Graybill was formerly a school teach
er, having taught in both Dauphin
and Lancaster countir
Serving With Uncle Sam
at Home and Abroad
Paul C. Nace Casper W. Swartz Forrest C. Snow Peter T. Volkes
If the boys at the front so highly
relish the home papers when brought
right to the trench, the folks at
home are just as avid to hear what
those lads have to tell, whatever sort
of unit the writer is identified with.
This week the Telegraph received
one of these interesting communica
tions from a Harrisburger who is
serving as dentist, and by all ac
counts the tooth pacifier is one of
the greatest benefactors along the
trenches. This missive is from Lieu
tenant J. W. Snyder, D. R. C., son of
Mrs. A. L. Snyder, 1465 Market street.
Like every other unit, the United
States Army dentist hears the con
tant order over there of "let's go."
"We have been traveling three
days," says he, "night and day, a
wonderful trip across country stop
ping at some of the big French cities.
We are at this moment located in a
little village, 40 miles behind the fir
ing line, a _ picturesque spot where
the peasant and his family, his horse,
his cow, his chicken, live under one
roof. I have not seen a single frame
house in France; all made of stone,
even stone shingles, and most of
them hundreds of years old. A Cath
olic church near us was built'in the
fifteenth century and it looks young
compared to some of the other struc
tures. Among the roads we traveled
one was built by Caesar and for miles
it was arched with massive trees;
probably part of the old Applan
Two Sets of Nominations Are
Filed in Some Philadelphia
and Schuylkill Districts
Officials of the State Department
declared to-day that they would file
all nominations submitted by can
didates under the Fair Play name if
they were in proper form and that
it would be a matter for the nom
inees to launch proceedings to de
termine who is entitled to use of
the party name.
The time for filing the nomina
tions expired last night and several
arrived after midnight, being re
fused. One of them was from Ira T.
Erdman, of AUentown, candidate
for Senator.
George I). Thorn, chief clerk of
the State Department, said to-day
that he had received no word from
any one as to the double sets of
nominations filed.
In the Third Philadelphia district,
which elects two members, Fair
Play papers were filed by Julis J.
Levis, Nicholas di Lemmo, D. S.
Malis and Ralph Ponsello; in the
Tenth, which elects two, William J.
Brady, Alexander Colville and
Thomas J. Nestor filed papers and
there are two sets of pre-emptions;
in the Eighteenth Philadelphia,which
elects, two, papers were tiled for
Samuel J. Perry, John F. Snowden,
Edward Hinkle and Francis W.
Dauglierty. There was also a double
set of pre-emptions here. In the
First Schuylkill, Adam C. Schaeffer
Grocerymen Asked to Place Barrels in Front of Stores,
Where Stones May Be Deposited; Will
• Supply Vi tal Need
The formerly despised peachstone
will hereafter take a large part in
protecting the lives of the soldiers
at the front, and every householder
in Harrisburg who saves the stones
is taking a part in furnishing raw
materials for the ultimate manufac
ture into gas masks for the men in
Along with peachstones, the seeds
of apricots, dates, hickorynut shells,
walnut and butternut shells instead
of being relegated to the wuste bas
ket are to be saved that they in
turn may save the lives of the Amer
ican soldiers when German poison
gas starts to roll across No Man's
The Gas Defense Division now ad
vocates the saving of the seeds to be
used In making carbon for soldiers'
gas masks. Three hundred tons of
the heretofore worthless seeds and
shells are being used daily, and that
is only a starter. More are needed
in constantly increasing quantities.
"Hope I get over in time to swat
the Kaiser," is the soulful wish ot
Peter T. Volkes, formerly an em
ploye of the Greek American con
fectionery store here. He is now
at Camp Lee, In the 155 th Depot Bri
gade and is strong for "army life."
More fortunate than Volkes Is Cas
per W. Swartz, Company 9, 314 th In
fantry, of Milierstown. He trained
at Camp Meade and had the luck to
be shipped to France where he is
now in the thick of it.
Not quite there, but on the way,
is Forrest C. Snow, of 339 Hamilton
street, who is with Company H, 56th
Pioneer Infantry. For three years
he was field manager In Wlnnepeg.
Manltobo for the Klliott-Fisner
Company, training at Camp Wads
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Powley, of
Penbrook, have received word that
their son. Eber E. Powley, has ar
rived in France. He is attached to
Buttery B, Bth Field Artillery, A.
E. F.
Jack Field Wills has sent word to
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John S.
Wills. 1121 North Second street, that
lie is safe overseas.
As he left for Camp Greenleaf,
Paul C. Nace, 433 Kelker street, was
presented with a wristwatch by his
fellowworkers of The Telegraph Print"
ing Company. Nace drilled for some
months with the Harrisburg Re
and J. E. Keating have filed papers,
although but one man can be
chosen. There may also be a dis
pute about the pre-emption.
Under Dauphin county court rul
ings the State Department receives
and files the papers and if neither
side files objections no nominations
are certified for the election, it be
ing the duty of candidates to insti
tute proceedings tj> test legality of
the claim to the use of the name.
In addition to the above Fair Play
nominations were filed for James J.
Moran, Twelfth Congressional;
James Donneley, Second Schuylkill;
Scott Morgan, Third Schuylkill;
William E. Maurer, Fourth Schuyl
kill, • and Thomas J. Finnerty, Sev
enth Luzerne.
Addition to the Single Tax and
Fair Play parties' state tickets to
the lists on file at the State Capitol
for the November election mean that
the voters of Pennsylvania will oe
confronted with seven spaces for
voting of straight party tickets. They
will be almost as numerous as In
some of the famous campaigns of
the last decade, the Roosevelt Pro
gressive and Bull Moose having suc
cessors of almost as striking name.
The sample ballot as worked out by
George D. Thorn, chief clerk to the
secretary of the Commonwealth, will
show the Republican, Democratic,
Socialist, Prohibition and Washing
ton party squares In the order
named. Then will come the Single
Tax and the Fair Play. The Wash
ington ticket is the Republican and
is the only remaining of other days.
The two constitutional amendments
—the $50,000,000 road bond issue
and the Philadelphia debt change
are on the ballot. The latter has
been on ballots In one form or an
other for some six or seven years and
has been a very expensive proposi
tion for the state because, of ad
Grocers are being urged by the
Dauphin County Food Administrator
to take part in the seed conservation
program. Hoarding has become a
virtue. "Hoard your seeds and
shells!" is becoming the war cry of
the grocer and housewife through
the efforts of the local food adminis
As the housewife must come to the
grocer for sugar and canning sup
plies. grocers have been requested by
the food administrator to place a
barrel in their stores for the public
to throw their peachstones In. The
fruit stones must be washed and
dried by the public first, thus elim
inating the possibility of unsanitary
The stones will be concentrated and
packed undei the direction of Mrs.
Mabel Cronisc .Tones, head of the
Salvage committee of the Red Cross.
They will be shipped to the Gas di
vision for ultimate manufacture into
carbon for the gas masks.
Great Troop Ship Manages to
Get Back to Port
After Attack
% -
Harrisburg Naval Officer Who Com
manded 111-Fated Transport
Washington, Sept. 7. —The United
States steamship Mount Vernon,
formerly the German liner Kron
Prinzessin Cecilie, a troop transport
westbound from Europe, was tor
pedoed by a German submarine, 200
miles off the French coast, but was
able to return to a French port on
her own power, the Navy Department
has announced.
Secretary Daniels said he had re
ceived a brief message from Vice-
Admiral Sims, which did not give the
extent of the damage to the vessel
nor contain any mention of possible
casualties. The Mount Vernon was
able to make fourteen knots In re
turning to the French port, which
indicated to navy officials the pos
sibility that only one of her engines
had been disabled by the torpedo.
She was in command of Captain
Douglas F. Dismukes. No details of
the nature of the attack were ob
tained by Secretary Daniels, but it
was stated the Mount Vernon was
under convoy.
This Is the third of the troop
transports which formerly were Ger
man liners which have been attack
ed, the others having been the Pres
ident Lincoln and the Covington, j
both of which were sunk.
Captain Douglas F. Dismukes,
captain of the United States trans
port Mount Vernon, which was tor
peoded yesterday by a U-boat, while
homeward bound from France, is
well known here, spending much
time in the city while on leave. Mrs
Dismukes Is spending the summer
with her children at Chelsea, N. J.
Their home is at 1015 North Front
Police to Take Numbers
of Autoists Tomorrow
To-morrow is the second gasoline
less Sunday, and it is expected that
all the motorists of the citv will co
operate in the efforts of the' Fuel Ad
ministration to conserve gasoline.
As the majority of the motorists
voluntarily kept their automobiles
under cover last Sunday and gave up
their usual Sunday trip, It is not ex
pected that the number of cars on the
street will exceed those who actually
must be out. The few who "slacked"
lust Sunday are thought to have had
such a disagreeable time as the cen
ter of unfavorable attention, that it
is hardly likely they will be on the
roads to-morrow.
Patrolmen will take the numbers
of cars which are on the streets,
Mayor Keister said. The numbers
will be tabulated, and if the drivers
are ever haled into police court on
the charge of violating a traffic regu
lation, they will be fined as though
it were their second offlense.
Two Harrisburg Men
Win Shoulder Bars
Two Harrisburg men were commis
sioned in the United States Army, ac
cording to an announcement issued
from the adjutant general's office at
Washington yesterday. One is in the
Medical and the other In the Ordnance
Dr. J. Loy Arnold, 1509 Market
street, was commissioned a first lieu
tenant in the Medical Corps. Arnold
is a widely-known physician of this
city. Walter J. Devine, 3 South Eigh
teenth street, was commissioned a
second lieutenant. According to the
announcement, he was commissioned
from the ranks. He is in the Ord
nance Department.
Columbia, Pa., Sept. 7.—John Rem
ley, 1i Pennsylvania railroad brake
man, who was badly Injured on the
Port Deposit road and taken to the
Columbia Hospital, where his arm
was amputated, died last night from
complications following the opera
tion. His home is in Lancaster where
bis body was taken.
1 ''""■■■■■■HKSfesiaw miMiiMi
I Do We Give Individual Instruction?
I YES, ALWAYS. Some finished in half the time required by others.
■ Records have been made recently as follows:
I Shorthand—Typewriting Course, mos.
■ Stenotype—Typewriting Course, 3 mos., 10 days.
I Bookkeeping Course, 3 mos., 1 week.
I Bookkeeping and Stenotype Course, 6 mos., 3 weeks.
I NAMES and ADDRESSES on application. The course finished by
■ these record students is not a HALF-course, but a STANDARD
I ACCREDITED Course, APPROVED by the National Association
■ of Accerlted Commercial Schools.
I Harrisburg Business College
H Troop Building IS South Market Square
I Bell 488 Dial 4303
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bailey. State
street, held a farewell party In
honor of their granddaughter, Helen
Hewitt, last evening. She will leave
on Monday for Virginia, where she
will make her future home.
A special meeting of the Rescue
Hose Company will be held this
evening to consider the project of
purchasing a firetruck.
Dr. Charles Whitman, druggist,
left to-day for Gettysburg, where he
has been ordered for special mili
tary service by the War Depart
ment. Dr. Whitman is a graduate
of the local High school, class of
'll, and of the Philadelphia College
of Pharmacy, class 'l4. He is the
second son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Whitman to enter the United States
service. Dr. Frank Whitman is a
member of the dental corps at Camp
Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mass.
A preliminary meeting of the
fourth Liberty Loan committtee was
held in the Council chamber Thurs
day evening, to arrange for the ap
proaching campaign. The commit
tee organized as follows: President,
E. S. Gerberlch; vice-president,
Adam H. Luckenbill; secretary, John
W. Few.
Mrs. C. S. Few has returned from
a visit to Mountain Springs.
Mrs. A. R. Hoffman, Miss Mary
Gingrich and Grant Gerberlch are
spending the weekend at Mount
Mrs. Charles Darr has returned
from a week's visit with her sister,
Mrs. Aldus Drabenstadt, of Phila
Cyril Baxtresser, of Lexington,
Ky., is spending some time in town
with his sister, Mrs. George Mish,
North Union street.
George Myers left yesterday for
Cleveland, Ohio.
Mrs. Jacob Wilman, South Union
street, received word that her son,
Harry Garver, had arrived in
Methodist Episcopal—The Rev.
James Cunningham. 11 and 7.30.
Royalton United Brethren —The
Rev. William Beach. 10.45 and 7.30.
First United Brethren —The Rev.
I. H. Albright. 11.
Presbyterian—The Rev. T. C. Mc-
Carrell. 11, "Selling Ourselves;"
7.30, "God's People and God's Cov
St. Peter's Lutheran—The Rev.
Fuller Bergstresser. 10.45, "The
Flesh vs. Spirit;" 7.30, "Be Not
Weary in Well Doing."
Church of God—The Rev. O. M.
Kraybill. 11, "The Love of Christ;"
7.15, "The Satanic Trinity."
St. Mary's Catholic —The Rev.
Jules Foin. Mass, 8, 10; vespers and
benediction, 7.30.
St. Michael's and All-Angel's—
The Rev. Dr. Appleton. Preaching,
j 4.30.
! Big Ordnance Depot
Staff to Go to New Post
at Delaware City, Del.
With the construction work at the
Middlctowu Ordnance Depot within
a few days of completion. Major Wil
liam B. Gray, constructing quarter
master in charge of the work there,
this morning announced, that his
entire staff that has so successfully
completed the work at Middletov/n
I will' be taken with him to his new
j location at Delaware City, Del.
That Major Gray will be sent tc
I Delaware City was made known for
the first time this morning- A larg
ordannce loading plant will be CDU
structed there and Major Gray will
have entire charge of the work. The
entire organization will be started or
its way to the Delaware location nexl
week, a special train having bee*
secured to take the men and equip
ment there.
Full details concerning the move
ment and his future plans will l>
announced when Major Gray returns
from Washington and Delaware
City, where he now is. The work ol
Delaware City will be completes
about January 1.
Corp. James Shearer, of
New Bloomfield, Wounded
New Bloomfield, Pa., Sept. 7.
Corporal James Shearer, of this bor
ough, former star baseball and foot,
ball player at the Carson Long In
stitute, has been severely woundec
in France. Notice to this effect has
just been received by his mother •
Mrs. Margaret Shearer. The father 01
Corporal Shearer was a Civil Wai
The day's casualties of New
Bloomfield lads was raised to twc
with the reporting of Paul Swart;
gassed in France. He is a son of W
F. Swartz, Recorder of Deeds oi
Perry county.
Jewish New Year Is
Being Celebrated Today
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New
Years, is being observed to-day b>
persons of that faith. The holiday be
gan at sundown yesterday and con
tinued until sundown this evening
Rosh Hashanah is the beginning ol
the most important holiday season ol
the Jewish year. It is the beginning
of the ten days' repentance, ending
with the holiest day of the year, th
day of Atonement. All places of busi
ness owned by persons of the Jewish
faith will open at 6:30 for their usual
Saturday evening business.
Bethel A. M. E. Church will fittingly
observe Women's Day to-morrow,
elaborate plans having been made b>
the committee in charge. The chiel
feature of the program will be an ad
dress by Mrs. John Y. Boyd.