Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 12, 1918, Page 4, Image 4

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isigaiu of New Unit to Be
Blue Y. W. C. A. Tri
Miss Gertrude Prack, secretary of
fl's work for the east central field
the Y. W. C. graduate of Wash-
Iton University with headquarters
Philadelphia. Is planning to or
nize girl reserves in Pennsylvania,
iryland, Delaware and District tf
lurabia. She Is making an effort
standardize club work and bring
gether tho numerous small or
nlxatlons now in existanee.
Her work alms to aid mentally and
ysically girls of the grammar
tool ago AS well as students and
mini of high schools and opens
many opportunities for young wo
rn wishing to help in the reeor
uctlou work.
rfte insignia of the Girl Reserve
the blue triangle of the Y. W. C. A.
d In the code the girl pledges honor
God and her country.
Miss Praek will begin her tour of
innsylvania at the Eaaton Y. W.
A. as soon as the guarantlne Is 11ft
arshmallow Toast For
Party of Young Folks
A party of young folks, chaperon
by Mrs. Olive Zeigler and Miss
jllte Kline, held a marshmallow
ast along the creek near Oysters
ilnt. From there the following
ked to Meehanlcsburg: the Misses
ara Farner, Gertie Kline, Hattie
line, Rosa JFountaine, Mollie Kline,
ith Stoner and Mrs. Olive Zeigler,
iorge Germer, James Acrl, Russell
lenoworth, George Albright, Albert
llllipelli and Clarence Buxton.
Master John Franklin Culp, 111,
tst Liverpool, Ohio, announces the
rival of a sister, Eleanor Jane'
lip, Sunday, September 29 Mr.
d Mrs. John F. Culp, Jr., were
rmerly of Steelton.
blowers i
It's one of the big words
and often so difficult to ex
firess. But flowers always do
t and It's such an easy way |
to send a correct word of
cheer to the home of bereave
ment. Just telephone us and
we'll do 'lie rest.
Bell Phone 37UU.M.
Avoid the "Flu"
Keep away from crowds.
Don't expose yourself to contagion.
Keep premises clean—disinfected and well
ventilated —fresh air and sunshine are very
Sleep under plenty of cover.
Keep the hot water bottle convenient.
Avoid exposure to drafts, dampness and decided
changes of temperature.
Take good care of your general health.
Insist on members of your family covering the
• nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing—
if the symptoms are serious send at once for
your physician.
Leading health authorities say: The best pre
ventive is the use of a good nose and throat
CDD A V Your Nose and
1 Throat With
Petrin Inhalent
A superior antiseptic and one of the best pre
ventatives of colds, grippe and influenza,
• 50c
When You Feel a Cold
Coming Take
Knocks a cold over night. A useful remedy for
the Grippe and Spanish Influenza.
Small tablets, easy to take. Keep a box on hand.
Gorgas Iron, Quinine
and Strychnine
Will build up your health to resist contagion. It
is the best tonic for those convalescing from
colds, grippe and influenza.
50c and $l.OO
Gorgas' Drug Stores
16 N. Third St. Penna. Station
Market Square Red Cross
Auxiliary Very Active j
The Red Cross auxiliary of the
Market Square Presbyterian Church
reports the following finished ar
ticles for the year 1917-1918:
Muslin Department—7l sheets. 128
American pillow cases, 26 Triangle
bandages, 25 T bandages, 56 heel
rings, 112 shot bags, 656 French pil
low cases, 28 sculteteus bandages,
245 comfort pillows, 466 pillow cases.
Surgical Garments 24 nightin
gales, 116 pairs bed socks, 38 oper
ating sacks, 12 surgeon's caps, 24
surgeon's coats. 24 surgical shirts.
24 bath robes, 24 pairs pajamas. 24
sets underclothes. 10 helpless case
Surgical Dressings—l,3Bl Bxl2 irri
gation pads, 24 12x2 irrigation pads.
53 4x4 wipes, 3,005 2x2 wipes, 142
pneumonia Jackets.
Government Packets—2,672 No. 2
front line packets, 368 No. 3 front
line packets.
Miscellaneous—l 3 cretonne covers,
36 comfort kits, 1 baby layette, 13
knitted sponges, 33 wash cloths. 127
property bags, 8 convalescent
Knitted Articles—224 sweaters, 333
pairs, socks, 40 helmets, 98 pairs
wristlets, S6 scarfs.
Miss Harle Entertains
at Fourth Street Home
i Miss Agnes Harle. 2141 North
Fourth street, entertained last night
in honor of Miss Marie Gordon, of
Scranton, and Miss Grace Hebson, of
Chicago. After an evening at cards
the guests enjoyed a delightful musi
cal program. Invited to meet Miss
Gbrdon and Miss Hebson were: Miss
Ruth Dasher, Miss Anna Reese, Miss
Gail Metzger and Miss - Mary Fletcher.
Mercer B. Tate, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Mercer B. Tate. 218 North Sec
ond street, a member of the Junior
class at Lehigh University, hap left
(■school to enlist in the Cpast Artillery,
j He will report for duty next Wednes
day at Fort Hamilton.
Mrs. Edward W. Biddle, of Phila
phia, was the guest of Mrs. James I.
Chamberlain, 323 North Front street.
William E. Gastrock, 1611 Forster
street, who has been confined to his
home the past ten days with Spanish
influenza is able to be about.
Two more Technical High School
students, Carl Gingrich and Rudolph
Miller, have gone to Mt. Alto to help
harvest Franklin county's apple crop.
Thomas S. Reese, of Pittsburgh, at
tached to the U. S. battleship North
Dakota, now in an Atlantic port, is
visiting at the home of his.urtcle and
aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Myers,
Washington Heights.
A party given early in the week
at the home of Mrs. Harry Baker,
resulted in a contribution of J8.25
for the American Red Cross.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Pettingill
Hosts to Young
1 Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Pettingill,
| whose marriage was a recent event,
| entertained .at their new home at
i Fourteenth and Verbeke streets for
a few of their friends. The young
I people who enjoyed dancjng, games
jand music during the evening were:
| The Misses M Slimm, Ituth Sauder,
I Oro Stoneiser, M. Shaner, Ruth
; Stevick, Grace Stevlck, Mabel Hoov
|er and Helen Gilman; 'Charles
j Seasholtz, Samuel Mcllhenny, J. Mc
| Mannis and Mr. and Mrs. Pettingill.
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Sponsler and
'daughter, Mrs. E. Curzon Fager, 25
South Front street, have returned
home after a motor trip to Blue
Ridge Summit.
Miss Pearl Forrer is ill at her
home, 2448 North Sixth street.
D. Vernon Widder, 1516 Derry
street, is home for several days
from Aberdeen, Md., where he is
employed in Government work.
Miss Charlotte Crabbe
Entertains at Her Home
Miss Charlotte Crabbe entertain
ed informally for a few of her
friends at her home. 1931 Whitehall
street. The girls spent the evening
in knitting and dancing. Miss Crab
be's guests were: Miss Lois Coons,
Miss Betty Howard, Miss Elizabeth
Lloyd, Miss Dorothy DeVout and
Miss Helen Kochenderfer.
Word has been received from Pro
fessor C. A. Ellenberger, who was
called to Detroit by the serious ill
ness of his son-in-law, J. D.- Griffin,
that the crisis of the disease has
been passed and that he is Improv
ing slowly. •
F. S. Stevick, 1011 North Third
street, is improving after an attack
of pneumonia. .
Miss Elizabeth Watts, a student
of Dickinson College, is at her home.
Green and Herr streets, during the
quarantine period at her school.
Martin M. Keet, formerly connect- |
ed with the editorial staff of the I
Telegraph, left the home of his sis- I
ter, Mrs: J. F. Rees, 1845 Regina
street, where he was spending a few
days, to go to Washington, D. C.
Mr. Keet is now secretary 'of the j
Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City, |
Dr. Frank L. Wertz, of Lewistown, j
was in Harrisburg yesterday on !
l'\ M. Leader, district manager of
the Leslie-Judge Company, spent
yesterday in Lewistown.
Mrs. I'rank Y. Kinase and daugh
ter, Margaret Kittase, of 153* Nau
dain street, are the guests of W. F.
Kittase, York, Pa.
Miss Flo Sipe, of York, has re
turned home after a visit with
friends in this city.
Harold Zook, of Lewistown, spent
yesterday in Harrisburg.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Ruhl, of Read
ing. motored to Harrisburg to-day
where they visited Dr. and Mrs.
Cherrick, Westbrook, at Melrose.
William E,. Gastrock, 1611 Forster
street, is recovering from a severe
attack of influenza.
H. W. Pettingill, Fourteenth ami
Verbeke streets, left to-day for a
j visit of several days in Baltimore.
Miss Gertrude Edwards, Miss
Helen Rinkenbach and Miss Flor
ence Rinkenback are spending the
week end at the Rinkenbach cottage,
Onoka, at Mt. Gretna.
Mr. and Mrs. Dunbar Eberts, Miss
Charlotte M. Crabbe, Miss Mary
Kinzer, Miss Doris Rothert and Dun
bar Eberts, left this morning for a
day's motor trip.
(Continued From First Page)
Saturday evening, will not be started
out this evening, and some Enola
cars will be taken off. Xew Cumber
land will get half-hour Instead of
fifteen-minute service.
With 6,000 local cases as his esti
mate, and twelve persons dead dur
ing the past twenty-four houj-s as
the result of Spanish influenza, Dr.
J. M. J. Raunick, city health officer,
declared last night that the situation
in the city is no better. Dr. Royer,
State Health Commissioner, declared
last evening that the epidemic is
only approaching its crest.
The present needs of the city. Dr.
Raunick said, are physicians and
women willing to care for the influ
enza patients. With the establish
ment of a hospital in the open air
school at Fifth and Seneca streets,
influenza patients are assured ade
quate and proper treatment, but
more mftses are needed to handle
i the patients. Dr. Raunick said that
women are needed to work under
the supervision of competent nurses.
Specialists, too, were called upon to
| give their help to the already over
worked practicing physician? who
are at the breaking point, due to the
i unusual strain of the past week.
Open Air School Well ,
Fitted as Emergency Hospital
The new Open-Air school at Piftli
and Seneca streets has been trans
formed over night by Dr. Raunick
and his assistants of the Harrisburg
Board of Health into a model mu
nicipal hospital for the treatment of
influenza and pneumonia patients.
The first ambulance load of suffer
ers, convalescents from the over
crowded Harrisburg hospital, were
admitted about noon today.
"We can care for 175 patients of
both sexes at one time," said Dr.
Raunick.' Dr. Royer, Acting State
Health commissioner, who visited
the hospital, was so well pleased
with what he found that he sent six
of his assistants to see what we have
done here as a model for other com
Harrisburg is fortunate in having
the Open Air school at this time.
C. Howard Lloyd, the architect, who
visited the building today, was com
plimented by Dr. Raunick, who said
that if he had himself laid out the
plans with the idea of an emergency
hospital in mind he could not have
done better.
- Ideal Pneumonia Ward
The big open air room in the east
wing of the structure has been di
vided in halves by curtain partitions
and rigged up with nearly 100 hos
pital cots, equipped with respiratory
shields to prevent patients from
spreading germs when they cough.
This big ward has windows from
floor to ceiling on three sides and is
ideally constructed for the treatment
of pneumonia cases.
In the west wing are located a
nurses' restroom, and separate
wards for convaescent male and fe
male patlentSi all completely equip
ped. The office in the 'center of the
building will be in charge of Mrs.'
Frank Zelgler, who haa volunteered
as Red Crosa repreaentatlve to do
the work. The kitchen and dining:
room, both large and thoroughly
equipped with every modern conven
ience, will be in charge of Miss
Marian Williama aa dietician. She
haa already aupplied her pantries
with a week's suppl'es. Hot end
cold shower baths i*iU be at the dis
posal of the physicians and nurses.
The nurses will *be divided into
three shifto, with M'*s Helen J.
Roth, city superintendent,
the other two eight-hour shifts will
be in charge of Miss Florence Hellor
and Mrs. H. A. Carskadden. Through
the Red Cross-volunteer nurses have
betn obtained who will -vorl; In
eight-hour turns under the direction
of Ihese professionals.
The First Patients
The ilrst patients were convales
cents from the Harrisburg hospital,
j but it is likely that before night the
j state will transfer a number from
its emergency hospital north of the
i city. Dr. Raunick has received of
, fer of the services one-half of each
day of one of the throat specialists
of the city and other doctors are
also volunteering. So far as possible
Dr. Raunick will contine the up
town hospital to the milder cases,
preferring the older hospitals to
take care of those of a more aerions
I nature. However, he is in position
| to look after any contingency that
I may arise.
Up to noon to-day only five doc-
I tc-s had made returns to the Health
| Department and the reported the de
: velopment of 138 new cases of lnflu
| enza during the past 24 hours, with
I most of the patients getting along
The Town Will Be Tied Up Hard and
Fast Tonight
"Every place, of business will be
closed this evening at 6.30 o'clock,"
said Dr. Raunick this morning in
response to inquiries. "The only ex
ceptions being drug stores and eat
ing pluces which may remain open.
The churches will all be closed to
morrow and I recommend that all
people refrain from congregating in
any way."
Harrisburg Hospital Crowded
With Victims of Influenza
Harrisburg hospital physicians
see little hope that the Spanish in
fluenza epidemic Will soon abate.
With four more deaths since yester
day afternoon, and twenty .admis
sions. The hospital is more than
filled to capacity. Fifty-two cases
were under treatment there this
The following are the deaths:
Mrs. Violet Hawk, 434 Kelker
street, died at the age of ,20 years,
at 9.30 this morning.
Mrs. Reuben Royster, aged 36
years, died at 10.30 last night. She
lived at 1728 North Seventh street.
Mrs. Samuel Bordanaro, aged 16
years, died at 3.30 yesterday after
day afternoon. She lived at 118
South Second street.
Ellis N. Kremer, Jr., aged 35
years, 204. Chestnut street, died at
5.30 this morning. He was the son
of the Rev. Dr. Ellis N. Kremer,
pastor of the Reformed Salem
Mrs. Hawk is the wife of Clar
ence B. Hawk, whose left arm was
crushed and body injured in an
aeroplane accident at Alabama,
Montgomery, where he was sta
tioned as a member of the 879 th
Aero Squadron. They have a little
son. The young soldier was called
to his home by the death of his wife.
Health Board Thrown Out
by Commissioner, Royer
A special dispatch from Mt.
ant. Westmoreland county, contains
the following:
| Five members of the local Board of
: Health were "fired" by telephone by
[ State Health Commissioner Royer
after they had refused to permit the
Elks Club to remain open unless other
clubs were permitted to do likewise.
Police of the borough are guarding
the Elks Club, with specific orders to
see that it is not opened.
The fight started when Dr. J. W.
Shelar, president of-tha board, asked
for advice from Commissioner Royer
regarding the Elks Club, which, he re
ported, was selling liquor. Dr. Royer
told Dr. Shelar to "put a padlock on
the door, and, if necessary, put three
Dr. Shelar padlocked the door.
Meantime District Attorney Cort com
municated with Dr. Royer, and an
order to reopen the club followed,
with the provision that no liquor was
to be sold. Dr. Shelar called Comrais
' sioner Royer on the telephone and
asked permission to open all other
clubs. Dr. Royer refused and Dr.
Shelar. it is said, informed the Com
missioner that he would not permit
the club to be opened unless the same
permission was granted to all other
During the conversation, it is al
leged, Dr. Royer said to Dr. Shelar:
"The other places are ail booze
hoisting clubs. Just open the Elks;
the others remain closed."
Dr. Shelar refused to do so and
Commissioner Royer said:
"Y'ou are fired and your board is set
Dr. W. M. Horner, a member of the
Elks, was appointed president.
Percentage of Deaths Is
High Throughout State
According to reports received at
the State Department of Health the
spread of influenza through the state
continues and percentages of deaths
have been high. Reports coming
from a number of places, including
Philadelphia te'.l of bodies unburled.
In addition to the appeal to the
army authorities for additional doc
tors from Camp Crane, in which Gov
ernor Brumbaugh, Adjutant General
Bcary and Commissioner Eoyer joined
army commanders have been asked
for soldiers to help bury dead.
The Department of Health has de
clined to make any statement as to
when the anti-congregating order
will be revoked. Delegations repre
senting liquor dealers have not been
given any satisfaction on that point.
If violations by small saloons con
tinue the aid of Reserve Militia may
be invoked. (
Saloonmen Arrested For
Violating State Closing Order
Thirty-five members of the State
Police force are dowi| with influenza
according to reports which reached
Captain George C. Lumb, the super
intendent. and two have died since
the epidemic began. In the anthra
cite region men have been ient from
the barracks to act as drivers of
ambulances and to assist doctors in
getting patients to emergency hos
Numerous arrests of saloonkeepers
have been reported by state police:
men as having been made in LUzerne
and Lackawanna counties, the viola
tors of the anti-closing law being
chiefly owners of small bar rooms in
the anthracite regions. Tf>-day Cap
tain Lumb ordered state policemen
in s the western part of the state to in
vestigate reports that liquor was be
ing sold in Charleroi and othei' places.
Reports of active co-operation with
the state authorities on the part of
Red Cross organizations throughout
Pennsylvania reached F. C. Morgan,
representative of the Pennsylvania-
Delaware division of the Red Cross
at the State Capitol to-day. Bu
reaus have also been Instructed to
assist in investigation of housing
conditions and to secure free means
of transportation for doctors and
nurses and also fqr the care of
nurses who are on emergency duty.
1 Mr. Morgan aald large amounts of
supplies had been furnished to af
flicted districts from the warehouse
at Philadelphia.
The~ State Council of National De
fense through Its county councils Is
also providing cars and assisting
medical men in the anthracite and
other affected regions according to
reports conning to its special ofllce
here to-day. This ofllce is located at
the Capitol in charge of W. Grant
Rauch. - •
Capitol Closed to French
Heroes by Dr. B. F. Royer
Dr. B. F. Royer, acting commis
sioner of health, who was very much
provoked yesterday afternoon when
the Foreign Legion under escort of
a committee of Liberty Loan work
ers visited the Capitol, last night
suid that It had been "a mistake"
on the part of the committee to have
permitted the crowd to go into the
i building in the face of the quuran
i tine order against crowds.
"I sand by the order," said ,the
i commissioner, who is understood to
I have personally berated B. Boyd
Harrington, who was in charge of
the automobiles which conveyed the
guests of the city to the State House
in the afternoon.
The Legion gathered in the ro
tunda where clerks from • the de
partments came out and applauded
them. Then they went through the
building, a few remaining in the ro
tunda, where they were surrounded
by quite a crowd, wherein attaches
of Dr. Royer's office were conspicu
ous. Finally word was gotten to
I members of the committee by a Cap
itol policeman that Dr. Royer was
; on the warpath and that they had
better get out of the place. By that
time the French veterans were in the
I governor's office and they beat the
first retreat on record.
Red Cross Sends Nurses
to Homes of Stricken Families
Under the direction of Miss Mar
garet Ringland, social worker in the
Home Service Department of the lo
cal Red Cross chapter, good work
is being accomplished in the line of
trained nurses furnished for soldiers
and civilians' fumilies. Yesterday
Miss Ringlund visited 42 families,
many of these having a number of
ill members. In one family she
found six sufferers, in several four
and in almost every family two or
Assisting Miss Ringland are Mrs.
Sara DeHaven, Miss Ruth Payne,
Miss Jlargaret McCormick, Miss
Mary Jones, Miss Beulah Books,
Miss Mildred Astrich, Miss Miriam
Goshorn, Misses Dolores and Clara
Seigelbaum, Miss Anne McCormick.
Invaluable service has also been
given by John Houston- Miss Anne
McCormick has kindly loaned her
truck, and it will be used tomorrow
in caring for the wants of the suf
ferers. Special permission is being
obtnined for the use of the car.
Mrs. Lyman £). Gilbert, chairman
of the Harrisburg chapter, Ameri
can Red Cross, returned this morn
ing from an inspection tour of the
new City Emergency Hospital. She
gave high praise in an interview
with a Telegraph representative, to
the splendid work being done. "You
can't say too much," she stated.
"Everything is ready for the emerg
Hummel h town. Pa., Oct. 12.—John
M Strickler, Joseph Cassel, George
Ludwig and Christian Shifler, of this
place, will leave on Tuesday, October
15, to undergo training in the auto
branch of the United States Army at
the University of Pittsburgh.
Hershey is already $3,000 ahead
of the Liberty Loan game, having at
2 o'clock yesterday afternoon sub
scribed $335,000 to the Fourth Loan
with a quota of $332,000. This puts
that borough in the coverted 100 per
cent. American class.
Standing of the Crews
•Philadelphia Division The 103
crew first to go after 3.30 o'clock:
127. 122, 117, 120, 106. 131, 113.
Engineers for 127, 120, 106, 113.
Firemen for 20, 113.
Flagmen for 122, 120.
Brakemen for 127, 117, 12C, 131.
Engineers up: Ream, Karr, fctauf
fer, Klineyoung, Brodacher, Grace,
Giger, Anderson.
Firemen up: Sheets, Bradley. Bar
cley. Able, Smith, Aston, Straw.
Brakemen up: Andrews, Singleton,
Christ, Arndt, Myers, Morgan.
Middle Division —The 39 crew first
to go after 1 o'clock: 27, 19, 254, 248,
17, 240, 29, 36, 16.
Engineer for 39, 36. 16.
Firemen for 39, 17, 36, 16.
Conductor fqr 17.
Brukeman for 16.
Engineers up: Asper, Leftard, Tot
terman, McMurtrle, Baker, Cope,
Blizzard, Beverlin.
Firemen up: Holsingor, Myers,
Arndt, Hoover, McLaUgnltn, Kauff
man, Naylor, Weaver.
Conductors up: Call, Biggane.
Brakemen up: Kelstcr, Long, Roush,
Dare, Linn, Prough, Stewart.
Yard Uonrd—Engineers for SC, 4-
7C, 5-7 C, 2-14 C, 5 -15 C. 6-15 C.
Flagmen for 10C, 1-14 C. 2-15 C, 5-
15G, 6G-IGC, 165 C, ISC, 26C. 32C.
Engineers up: Bicver, Esslg, Ney,
Shipley, Revie.
Ki<emen up: Lau 'or. Carpenter,
Phambaugh. Manning, Lynn, Eckcn
rodo, Taslck, Bu ts
Philadelphia DlDvisiuu The 238
crew first to go after 3.45 o'clock:
230, 255, 256, 201.
Engineers for 255.
Firemen for 230, 256.
Flagmen for 30, 35.
Brakemen for 56 (2), 01.
Middle Division—The 113 crew first
togo after 2.40 o'clock:-111, 117, 101,
114, 110, 116.
Engineers for 113, 111, 117, 101,
114, 110.
Firemen for 118, 111, 114, 110.
Conductors for 111, 117.
Flagmen for 101, 110.
Brakemen for 101, 1166 (2).
Yard Hoard—Engineers for Ist 126,
3d 126. 4th 129, 118.
Firemen for 3d 1266, Ist 129, 3d
29, 4th 129, Ist 102, 109, 112.
Engineers up: Bickhart, Smith,
Brown. Huggins, Books, Zelders.
Firemen up: Wendt, Shoffner,
Lightner, Ready, Ashenfelter, Coff,
3ittlng, Shover, Jenkins, Sanders.
Philadelphia Division Engineers
up Osmond, Kennedy, Smeltzer, Hall.
Firemen up: Shaffner, Bleich, Cope
land, GllUurhB.
Middle Division Engineers up:
Crane. Buck, Alexander, Keiser, Rob
ley. Miller, Graham, Keane, Spotts.
Firemen up: Stauffer, Kuntz,
Fletcher, Sheats, Snyder, Ross, Ben
der, Kerber, Simmons.
The 66 crew first to go after 2.30
o'clock: 67, 94.
Engineer for 66.
Firemen for 66. ,
Brakemen for 60, 67, 11.
Engineers up: Beecher, Griffith,
Lackey, Bream, Anders, Frauenfeder.
Firemen up: Saul. Deardorff. Speck.
Conductors up: Daub, Hall.
Flagmen up: Moss, Fillmore.
Brakeman up: Hock.
Holders* of Railway
Shares Will Protest
Holders of railroad stocks, who
have had their dividend checks de
layed, are preparing to make a con
certed protest against the system
used by the Government in arrang
ing for dividend payments, accord
ing to reports widely.circulated in!
Wall Street In many cases, it wns
declared, railway dividend cheeks j
were due and overdue.
Part of the dividend trouble, it !
was pointed out. was due to the
I delay of some'of the railroads thern
-1 selves in signing the Government
| contract, which calls for annual in-,
come equal to the average for the
three years ending June 30, 1917.
■ in some cases the railroads while
I agreeing to the income guaranteed
Iby the Government, are protesting
j against the terms of the contract:
| in other instances railroads have not
i signed the contract because of pend
! ing negotiations to secure special
; allowances to cover unusual operat
j ing conditions during 1915, 1916, or
! 1917, pr to. cover money spent in
I improv ements after June 30, 1917.
However, under the law. until the
j contracts are signed, each , company
is allowed 90 per cent, of the annual
income guaranteed by the Govern
ment. But the funds thus allowed
can be used only for payment of
ordinary operating expenses. As
the Government took over all cash
balances of the railroads, in order
j to make dividend payments, money
| must be borrowed by the railroads
j either from bankers or the Govern
| ment. Uncertainty over securing
I the funds necessary to meet divi
dend payments, has made railroad
directors reluctant, it was declared,
to take the ordinary advance action
j In declaring dividends.
Railway ffividerids are usually de-
I clared by the directors from six to
j eight weeks in advance of actual
payment. Such advance action is
necessary to complete all details. ,
I Halifax, Pa., Oct. 12. On Thurs
day while playing on the cement
I bridge near Mich's schoolhouse in
Halifax township, Marlin Rummel, 7-
year-old son of Charles 1. Rummel,
| toppeled off the bridge and' fell sev
eral feet into the creek below. His
I head was bardly bruised and it re-
I quired prompt work On the part of
i tlie teacher, Mrs. John H. Chubb, of
i Halifax, who went into the water
j and rescued the child, who was badly
j stunned by the fall.
New Cumberland, Oct. 12.—Mrs.
Sarah 8., wife of William Embick,
| died yesterday morning at her home
jin Reno street. She was ill for the
> past eight weeks with a complication
of diseases. Mrs. Embick was sev
| enty years old and has lived in New
■ Cumberland for thirty years. She
| was a member of Baughman Me
morial Methodist Church. Her hus
band and the following children sur
vive: Mrs. Joseph Bates and Harvey
Embick, of New* Cumberland, and
Howard Embick, of Harrisburg.
Announcement of the funeral will be
I made later. > .
London, Oct. 12.—Colonel Millard
Hunsicker, who for many years was
connected with the United States
Steel Corporation, died at Harrow
gate in Yorkshire.
Why I designed my Store lj
like this . r—i jj
• rjIEN years' experience here A \ /A |
J_ in Harrisburg and a study \ / ify
of the finest shops in New \ / IM:
York, decided me on the-plans ~~] [~
of this store. p"| ,
Every piece of merchandise is B b |ng|
enclosed. The letters 8.8. rep- |§||
resent the blouse and lingerie LJ I 1
departments. In letter D. all |VJ
of my fine cloaks, suits and c |||i|
dresses are hung, away from ~ Jf?]
I all dust. In letter E. the mil- IpJ
finery is displayed. c d (U
The windows A. A. will serve |j§>j
at all times to give you a hint c | I
as to what is inside the store. a* j
In five fitting salons, letters C. C ' ij||
C, C. C. C. you have commo- H— i jBSI
dious, roomy quarters with the IW
positive assurance of no inter- - E 3hVI
ruptions and you are shown i||f
just what you want to see n §lg|
privately. " : |ljj
The entire store was designed * jM|
to help you select a hat, cloak, F G fH
furs, suit'or lingerie, just as '
though I were showing them to f-Cn
you in your own home. ? W)
The immediate success of this store can be attributed to:— j jji
1. The finest merchandise obtainable at very modest prices and— £Wf ♦ -
2, A store arrangement" that gives you the utmost of comfort and iTO
convenience while you are here. s
P. S. I have been compelled to use letter G. for our ship- ||j
ping room. My tailors are in two rooms upstairs. IJ|
* atjfy. 210 , '| j
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OCTOBER 12, 1918.
Spanish Influenza Takes Big
Toll in Schuylkill County
Mining Town
Tower City, Pa.. Oct. 12. Span
ish influenza is causing much havoc
here. In this short time seven persons
have succumbed to the disease and
j about fifty persons are at present suf- |
forlng severe attacks. Among those ;
who died are:
Oliver Thompson, who is survived j
by five daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. James Barry, who are;
survived by two small children.
Mrs. Snyder, survived by two .
daughters at home and a son and
son-in-law in France.. , j
Robert Laudermilch, who was
lately appointed tax collector of Tow
er City, and who is survived by his
Mr. Irving, who Is survived by his
wife and six small children.
In some homes as many as rix are
afflicted at the same time. Dr.
Knauber is confined to his home and
that makes it necessary Cor Williams
town doctors to visit patients in this
valley as there are too many for Dr.
The owners of the Palace Hall of
fered it for use as an emergency hos
pital. The girls employed in the shirt
factories went to the hall and with
buckets and brooms made it spotless
ly clean. They also canvassed the
town in the evening for white rags to
be used for various purposes. Cots
were installed and two nurses secur
ed. On Thursday morning three pa
tients were taken to this hospital.
Columbus Day Is Quietly
Observed in City Because
of the Influenza Quarantine
To-day was quietly celebrated as
Columbus Day in many homes and
business places in the city. Owing
to the fact that all meetings are
tabooed because of the Spanish in
| l'luenza epidemic, there were no
; gatherings ot speeches to pay trlb-
I ute to the discoverer of the West
| ern Hemisphere.
i Many residents of the city made
• the day an occasion to Increase
I their subscriptions to the 'Fourth
| Liberty Roan. At the request of
j President Wilson, the day was ob-
I served as Liberty Day throughout
(the country, and Liberty Bond work
ers redoubled their efforts to in
i crease the subscriptions toward the
loon total.
I Slili'cmaiistown, Pa., Oct. 12.—The
j Rev. H. C. Kottler, of Hershey, pas
tor of the United Brethren Church
here, and George K. Eshleman, of
I West Main street, delegates, are at-
I tending Conference at Hagerstown,
| Md.
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Funeral Flowers
A 'Demit If til Spray 98c
A llandaioiiic Wreath 93.98
814 N. Third St. 157 N. Front St.
Harrlnburv Steelton
.Winter preparations about the
reservoir are almost completed by
the local Water Department and al
ready a brick splash wall has bcjn
built around the reservoir to keep
it clean of foreign matter which or
dinarily findp its way Into the basin
with disastrous results sometimes. A.
general clean-up of the grounds is
going on. Nos. 1. 2 and 8 roughing
tllters have been completed and tho
department will start? similar opera
tions on the slow sand Alters.
| liuiiinu-lNtotvn, Pa., Oct. 12. —■
I ltalph Ettcr, aged 16 years, son of
| Mr. and Mrs. Harry Etter. of West
i Main street, died from ppeumonta
! about. 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
| He is survived by his parents and two
I brothers. Funeral services will \<&
I held on Tuesday morning at 9..:*
; o'clock. Burial In tho Hummelstow
: Cemetery.
Hnniiiielston-n, Pa., Oct. IS.
j Edwin 11. Blessing is 111 with pneu
| monln at the home of his wife's rhc-
I tlves at New Bloomtleld. Mrs. Bles>-
mg and children have been visiting
there for some time. Mr. Blessing
] went to see them and was taken sieS
so suddenly that he was unable to r
turn home. ,
m We offer you n guaranteed ,1
■ pair of perfect vision glasses, D
I first .cjuality spherical lenses, I
ISeehnst, $3.00 jj
Eye Sight Specialist
9 N. Fourth St. (2nd Floor) I
Over Five Yeare at This Address I
\ By inventory we And we
I have an over-supply of A
I solid gold spectacle frames B
\ of the smaller type.
X In order to reduce this A '
I excess stock, we are offer- e
V ing YOU this great advan- .J
r t A solid-gold Frame, 1
| Lenses and our Scien- |
£ tific Examination for -J
f (LfNN than the price of 1
£ Kold-tllled.) A
! I Make an Appointment With y
| % Our Optometriat
I 408 MAIIKKT ST. |j
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