Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, January 09, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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Tech Opens League Schedule
At Chestnut Street Tomorrow
Technical High school's basket
>all quintet will open its Cenaral
>enn League schedule to-morrow
.ancaster High school being the at
raction. The big contest will be
in at S.lO and will }*ave as a pre
iminary a sopliomore-junior inter
lass league atTair. This battle will
tart at 7.30 and will be played to
finish before the varsity game. |
'ollowing hostilities in the cage i
Suds" Sourbier's orchestra will i
jazz" for the dancing.
The sophomores elected "Snaps" |
Imanuel'captain of the second year j
•am at a meeting held yesterday. (
Imanuel will have as members of :
is team Weidman, Taylor. Garrett, j
ierrick and several other Sophs who ,
an handle themselves well at the i
opular indoor game. The juniors ]
ave "Bus" Snyder, "Red" McCord, j
Bill" Syltes. Fleam and Aldinger. j
t will be the first contest of the class j
-Chicago, Jan. 6. —Augie Kieck-i
efer retained the three cushion [
illiard to-night by'
efeating Pierre Maupome. Mexican
hallenger 130 to 141. It was the
iventh time Kieckhefer had success
ally defended his title since winning
last February.
Kieckhefer played 191 innings,
'hile Maupome went through 190
i their match, the third block of
hich Kieckhefer won to-night, 50
a 45, in sixty-one innings. The
h amp ion's high run to-night was
ve. He had two runs of eight last:
ight when he won the second block
5 to 46 in sixty-four innings. Mau
ome won the first block.
The New Jersey Athletic Commis
on has approved the seating plans
C the Newark Sportsman's Club in
le First Regiment Armory, Newark,!
>r the Benny Leonard-Johnny Dun
pe boxing bout on January 20. The
lans provide for 8000 seats on the
lain tloor and 3000 in the balcony. |
• •
Boston, Jan. B.—Kid Norfolk, of
altipiore, knocked out Clay Turner,
f New York, in the fourth round
f their bout here to-night when he
.nded a right hook on Turner s jaw.
he men are heavyweights.
Talk about days of sport. Ken-.
lcky paper tells of youthful trap
era at Mt. Sterling who formed the
laniel Boone Polecat Club, com-i
lenting: "After a successful day.
ae mothers get the scent long be- L
>re the Nimrods show up."
Chicago. Jan. S.—John M. Powers,
resident of the Los Angeles base- •
all club of the Pacific Coast,
eague, to-night joined President |
iokey, of the American Association,
td A. R. Tearney, president of the |
hree I League, in the movement,
>r minor league representation on
te National Baseball Commission.
Powers will represent the Pacific
oast League at the meeting of the j
ational Association of Minor;
eagues in New York on January 14. i
e denied reports that the Pacific,
jast League was apposed to the pro- (
ostd invasion by the Chicago Na
onals and the Boston Americans
' California on a spring training
ip, and stated Pacific coast clubs;
ould extend the use of their parks;
r exhibition games.
Pekin, 111., Jan. B.—Although past;
ie allotted three score and ten
mit, I". J. Albertson of this city Is(.
ill active as a Nimrod, and never!
>es duck hunting without getting'
e limit —fifteen ducks. Mr. Albert-;
n. who was a former members of.
e Lower House in Congress, be
ngs to the Duck Island Gun Club, I
hich has the distinction of having
id for members Benjamin Harrison :
id Grover Cleveland.
Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 8. —John A.
evdler, of the National League;'
in Johnson. *of the American
•ague, and President M. H. Sex-'
n and Secretary John H. Farrell,
the National Association of Minor,
-agues, have been asked to attend
e annual meeting of the National
iseball Federation, the sand lot
iverning body of the country, at
eveland, Saturday, January IS,
id confer with the sand lotters rel
ive to further co-operation.
Secretary Tom Nokes, of the sand;
tters' organization, is now in the
jst making a survey of amateuri
id semi-professional conditions in
e leading centers.
... '
Y'esterday marked the passing of
once famous big-leaguer, James
O'Rourke. For 13 years Ills bat
ig average exceeded .300. After
iving fast company he was identl
d a long while with the Eastern
P • * *
The poor fox has a swell chance
se days in England. Aviators low
lolw the hunt in their swift cloud
mbers and. of course, out travel;
Bn the hounds. *
Violently the loving wife shook
r husband's shoulder.
"Wake up, George," she said,
he doctor has just sent your
• For
Winter Driving
GOOD Quality
; MEDIUM Quality
DE LUXE Quality
"Good service and service from
| the goods we sell."
E. Mather Co.
204 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, Pa.
league and class numerals will be
awarded to the winner. Coach Mil
ler depends upon this league for
former material.
Faculty Director urGbb will be in
charge of the team Friday inght
because of the absence from the city
of Coach Miller, who is attending a
meeting at Atlantic City. Tech will
| try hard to defeat Lancaster. The
latter team is making its debut after
: being absent from the league for
i several years. Coach Weller is in
I charge.
The probable lineup will be:
Tech. Lancaster.
Lingle. f. Manby, f.
(Ebner) Sawyer, f.
| "Wilsbach, c. Deen, e.
(Frank) Garvey, g.
j C. Beck. g. (Dougherty)
(Smith) Kinn. g.
1 Kohlman. g. (Sullivan)
Rockefeller and Camp
Speak Loud For Sports
Walter Camp Is shoulder and
shoulder with the industrial con
cerns. like Bethlehem Steel, which
believe in athletics to help the
worker. Says he:
"American industry is full from
top to bottom with athletes. That
is why it has developed such
amazing rapidity. That is why it
made such a, memorable record in
the war. None but men trained
all their lives to the outdoors,
men accustomed to athletics,
could have withstood the strain
of providing the American forces
with the sinews of war.
"You will find that this athletic
spirit, this buoyancy, is going to
be the biggest factor in putting
America back on its feet without
a Jar, and in the process sports
wil lloom bigger than ever."
sleeping draught."—Chicago Herald.[
• •
Prince Alberg of Monaco has pil- j
loried ex-Kaiser Wilhelm of Ger- j
many as the inciter of the world war ]
in a letter to the former Emperor, j
The Prinje in his remarkable docu- 1
ment recalls to the ex-Kaiser, whose |
guest he was at Kiel, conversations j
held at the time in which Wlllian*
raged at the British fleet which
saluted him in Jar.ue 1914, with
the statement:
"I+. they oblige me to make war,
the world will see what it has never;
known before." M
... '
You said it, Mr. Murdering Hun; ..
Y'ourllke none ever knew.
That's why no one can figure just
What Hell will hand to you.
School Architect Gets
Letter of Commendation
From Surveying Expert
Charles Howard Lloyd, the well
known school architect of this city,
has received from J. H. Van Sickle,
superintendent of the schools of
Springfield. Mass.. and an expert, a i
letter which he prizes very highly. It |
is a commendation of Mr. Lloyd's;
plans for the Kdison school, which
he saw on a recent visit to Harris
burg, and later wrote for, to be used I
*in the development of two new junior j
high schools at Springfield. The letter
is as follows;
"Thank you very much for sending
me plans of the Thomas A. Edison in- j
termediate school. I regard this plan I
as representing about as nearly what
a v junior high school, as we call it.
should be as any thta I have seen.
Harrisburg is to be congratulated on
I its recent school developments." >
Mr. Lloyd is especially proud of
, this letter, in view of the very lively
' controversy on school architects and I
I their relative efficienc and inefficiency ;
j a year or two ago.
Local Businessmen
Willing to Give Jobs
to Men Wounded in War
Local businessmen have assured C.
i J. C. Clarke, in charge of the Har
risburg office <jf the Federal Bowrd
j For Vocational Education, of their
; willingness to co-operate In secur
-1 ing places for wounded and disabled
soldiers, following their re-education
jby the Government. The bureau also
will find places for men who have
seen service in this country, as well
as overseas. The Federal Board of
Vocational Education will pay wound
ed soldiers $63 a month while they
are being educated. This is paid
from the money paid into the War
Risk Insurance Fund. The tuition
also is furnished by the Government,
Dr. Patton Tells of
Soldier Unrecognized
In an eloquent address before an
audience of more than 500 persons in
the Pine Street Presbyterian Church
last night Dr. Francis L. Patton,
president of the Princeton Theo
logical Seminary, said there are hun
dreds of men who deserved the Vic
toria Cross but have never received
any recognition. "Some day they
will receive honorable mention," he
said. ... .
Commenting on the church and the
war. he declared the church has
been helped greatly by the great war,
which has brought thousands back
to religion.
The annual business meeting and
social of the Men's Bible Class of the
First United Brethren Sunday School
at Boas and Susquehanna streets was
held Tuesday evening. After reports
• from the officers and addresses by
some of the members, the nominat
ing committee presented the follow
ing names as officers for the ensuing
vear- President, C. A. Sullenberger;
vice-president, F. S. Whitmyer; sec
retary H. H. Baer; teacher, the Rev.
Dr W. E. Daugherty; treasurer, J.
H.'Burke; librarian, George M. Stoll.
Joseph Williams, who was arrested
at the Pennsylvania railroad station
b>*- police last night on the charge
of sealing $5O from a man at Wood
land. will be sent back to that place
for a hearing.
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Police Chief Confined
To Home With Influenza
Chief of Police Charles Houser, of
town, is confined to his bed at his
home, in West Ann street, suffering
from influenza. Houser's condition
is reported to be better during the
past twenty-four hours. Constable
Daniel E. Stager, of town, is the act
ing chief.
Marion C. Fry. 14-year-old son of
Mervin Fry, who resides on the Hoff
man farm, near Bainbridge. died on
Monday afernoon from an attack of
pneumonia, after several days' ill
ness. The mother of the child was
buried one month ago, dying from in
fluenza. The funeral services for
the child were held yesterday after
noon and burial was made in the
Reich Memorial Cemetery.
Private Abram Stamey has return
ed to the borough and resumed his
duties as principal of the Middietown
Central Grainmas School, being mus
tered out of the service, after being
stationed at Camp Lee for four
months. Professor Stamey was se
lected for service at the beginning of
the school term.
The Foreign Missionary Society of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, of
West Ann street, will be entertained
at the home of Mrs. John J. Groupe.
at the home of her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. B. W. Kurtz, in South Union
street. A feature of the evening's en
tertainment will be several instru
mental selections by Miss Nancy
Hanna, of West Water street.
K. L Young has returned to his
home in the borough after spending
the past several weeks at Bethlehem,
at which place he was the guest of
his son. Delamson Young.
At a meeting held here last night
the organization of the membership
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
according to the plan of the Mission
ary Centenary, will be effected. The
meeting last night was largely at
tended and the following group of
leaders were appointed: Professor H.
JJ. Wickey, A. G. Banks. X. C. Fuhr
man, Mrs. D. W. Huntzberger. Mrs.
JJohn J. Groupe. Mrs. Harry S. Roth,
Mrs. Jennie Slack. Mrs. C. B. Erisman.
Mrs. Edward Beck and Mrs. A. G.
Banks. B. W. Kurtz. C. B. Erisman.
11. J. Wickey, A. G. Banks ad George
Core have been appointed minute men
and will make short addresses at the
various church services
Mrs. Jennie Slack and daughter.
Mrs. C. Lloyd Lindemuth, Einaus and
Pine streets, are spending some time
at Harrisburg. at which place they
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Frank Slack and family.
At a recent meeting of the various
delegates appointed by the Liberty,
Union and Rescue Hose Companies
of the borough, held Tuesday even
ing at the Liberty Hose House, in j
Catherine street, the fire chief and j
his two assistants were elected as i '
follows for the ensuing year: Hire
chief, Clarence Welrich; flrst assist
ant, .John A. Peters, of the Union: and '
second assistant. George W. Thomas, j
of the Liberty. The name of the new j
chief will be brought before the
borough council at the next regular ,]
meeting for confirmation.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Sunday School class of the St.
Peter's Lutheran Church, taught by
Professor A. S. Quickel. will be held
this evening at the home of Mrs.
Charles Nobbs, in West Water street.
Final reports for the year will be
read, and all members have been re
quester to attend.
Miss Blanche Thompson, of North
Pine street, and John Staub, of Brown
street, have returned to their respec;
tive homes in town after spending
some time at Biglervilie, at which
place they were the guests of the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Staub, Sr.
The meeting of the Royalton bor
ough council has postponed. The
meeting will be held next Tuesday,
owing to the fact that quorum was
not present at the regular meeting !
night, last Monday.
Word was received in town yester- I
day from Sergeant Claude F. Garver,
who is at the pre3ont time located
in Germany. Young Garver enlisted
at the outbreak of the war and has j
been stationed in France for about :
nine months. At the present time he ;
is with the American Occupation .
Army in Germany.
Mrs. J. W. Rewalt, of North Union ,
street, is spending some time in Phil- ■
adelphia and New York as the guest
of relatives and friends.
The members of the Middletown |
Jitney Club held a meeting at the
home of Miss Dorothy George, in j
North Spring street. Plans will be ;
made for holding another danfce in
the near future. The dance held |
last week under the auspices of the j
JiJtney Club was attenedd by sev
eral hundred couples. The proceeds j
of the dance will be given to the local |
chapter of American Red Cross. .
Members of the local Red i.'ross ;
chapter turnout eacii evening to j
work at the rooms in South Union |
street. Stress is being put on the fin
ishing of pneumonia jackets and bed
socks. Several ladies were out this
afternoon to finish the work started
several nights ago.
Vital Statistics in
Germany Coming Out {
Amsterdam. —Germany's vital sta
tistics, long suppressed by the tnili
tar- censorship, are beginning to see
the light of print. The startling drop
in the birth rate is indicated by the
following birth statistics for Greater
Berlin: 1913. 42.493; 1914, 39,032; 1915.
32,249; 1916. 23,638; 1917, 19,158.
Germany's increasing war death
rate is indicated by the following
death statistics for Berlin, in connec
tion with which it must be borne in
mind that Berlin's war population
i was some 300,000 less than in peace
time: 1914. 29.66*7 1915, 28.572; 1916,
27,147;.1917, 34,122. .
The full significance of these fig
ures is gatherable from the fact that
they Indicate that during and as a re
sult of the war Germany's human
credit balance has turned to a debit
balance. In Greater Berlin births ex
ceeded deaths in 1913 by 12,766, in
1914 by 7.829. In 1915 by only 2.4)1;
whereas in 1916 for the flrst time i
deaths exceed births by 4,400. while
In 1917 the excess of deaths over
births was 15.397.
Edward Seller, 416 Granite street,
who was released by the police fol
lowing his arrest early Wednesday
morning on the skylight of the!
apartment at Third and Harris
streets, was called to police court
to-day to receive a bearing. Howard
Barnes, who held him until the ar
rival of policemen, demanded a trial
when the police freed the prisoner.
Fair Maiden Athletes of Camp Hill
To Tackle Beckley Business Girls
Over at Cahip Hill, where the
wintry windSyblow great guns, the
fair maidens of the High school will
ginger up the population to-mor
row evening with a de luxe exhibi
tion of basketball, this on the an
nouncement to-day of faculty di
rector, A. R. Kurtz.
About seven freshman girls and
a few grammar school girls have
practiced regularly during the past
few months and although practically
all are inexperienced these girls
have develqped into a fairly good
team. During the week some of
the girls of last year's team, again
Eruption of Kilaufea
Volcano Expected Soon
Honolulu, 11. I. American who
have driven over the automobile road
that leads to the crater of Ivilauea.
tile volcano which Is at the one time
the pride and dread of Hawaiians,
will regret to learn the famous moun
tain is again showing signs of intense
internal restlessness.
As in last February, it is marked bv
the rapid rising of the lava lakes,
which the observatory reports state
are greatly enlarged. The rise is in
a southeasterly direction and an over- t
How is expected on that side. If it
comes, as in all probability it will. It
will still further damage lh£ automo
bile road. Tue rise in the present
movement is already 134 feet over
the recent level, and the main lake is
now 116 feet below the rim of the
crater. , -
There are magnificent displays ot
fountaining lava and minor overflows j
of the smaller lakes. Local earth
quake shocks have been rather fre- j
To Establish 25 New Fur
Stations Within Year
Seattle, Wash. Twenty-five new
fur stations are to be esablished with
in the next year by an American firm
along/ the far northern CanUian
Mackenzie river, according to Cap
tain i/ouis I/ane, a pioneer skipper of
Aetlc waters.
The company has twenty-eight sta
tions in the Far North. Captain Bane j
left here recently to visit the posts.
Before he left he said he expected to
, travel up the Athabaska river and j
"mush" 2.000 miles into the Peace i
river and Great Slave districts, and
then over thCTHvide and down the !
Mackenzie river to where it flows into
the Arctic.
Maurice Leon Decorated
by French Government
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| Maurice Leon, noted lawyer and j
an authority on international law.
has been honored by the French
j government. Mr. Leon lias been
| honored wit hthe Cross of Knight of
j the Legion of Honor, for his serv
| ices to the Allied cause. Mr. I.eon
| aided greatly in floating tho first
j French loan here.
England Is Intense For Compulsory
Athletics in Town and City
The movement for compulsory
athletic training in schools is spread,
lng rapidly, "rtic war proved the ne
cessity for sound bodies as well as
sound minds in the children and
youngmen and women of all the
warring countries.
British observers of passing everts
are determined that in the future
the children shall become strong and
hearty, rwilly nilly.
A definite step in this direction
will be made by a special conjmiltee
of the Amateur Athletic Association,
which corresponds to a great extent
to the Amateur Athletic Union Df the
; United States.
The A. A. A. has been the ruling
organization in British amateur
sports since it succeeded the Ama
teur Athletic Club in 1880. Much
fault has been found with the A.
A. A. in the past, but, on the whole,
:it has done excellent work.
At present it is confronted with
the huge task of retnving and con
trolling amateurism, but it Is going
I further and advocating a national
i policy. Its reconstruction committee
; was appointed last April to prepare
I for after the war, and that body
being physically qualified, have re- |
ported for practice and will add con- j
siderably to the strength of the j
The game has been scheduled with i
the fast Beckley Business College
girls. Owing to the fact that these |
girls beat the Camp Hill girls on j
the business college floor by a score
of 14 to 7, the Camp Hill girls are j
determined to win on their home
Everybody is invited to attend this j
game which is assured to prove very |
interesting. Admission, nominal. j
also season tickets accepted. Game !
called at 8 o'clock.
: Women Want Legislation
Against "Whisky Locals"
Madison, AVis. A petition from
the Sun Prairie Woman's "Club to !
Governor Pliilipp and the AYiscon- j
sin Legislature will ask for more |
stringent laws covering the carrying
of liquor, both internally and exter
nally, by passengers on trains be
j tween Sun PrairiO and Madison. The i
| law states that any one found drunk
ton a train shall be. placed in the •
} hands of an officer at the station next
to Sun Prairie.
Every night, it is said, the wo- I
men's waiting room in the Sun I
Prairie depot is crowded with men |
—drunk, staggering and swearing.
—waiting for a train to Madison, j
National War Aid to
Hold Annual Meeting
The aimual nieeitng of the Na
tional War Aid will be held Janu
ary 11. To prepare her report for
this gathering. Mrs. Meade D, Det
weller has issued an urgent appeal
for the records of soldiers and sail
ors dying during the great war.
In response to a recent call from
Mrs. Detweiler, forty-five records
were received, approximately a third
of these coming Vrom Harrisburg.
j Corporal Raymond Piatt, who en
' listed with Company Aof the old
; Eighth Regiment, declared that many
| of the men In that company were
j wounded or killed during the Cha
| teau Thierry engagement. He is vis
■ iting his brother, Ralph Piatt, 916
| North Sixth street. Piatt was
I wounded in the Argonne woods,
| when he was struck by a piece of i
] the head and, in falling,
! spine near the base.
! Since then he has been confined to
j hospitals.
George Cockill's Steelton High
j school varsity chaps put it over the
! alumni last evening in Felton's hall,
j 36-33. As in football the doughty
I Weuschinski made a fine showing;
j likewise, Sellars. Of the old gradu
; ates Dayhoff and Keirn held up their
■ end and kept the score close. The
I dope:
j Snell, f. E. Krout, f.
Sellars, f. C. Krout, f.
C. Dailey, c. Keim, c.
Weuschinski, g. Dayhoff, g.
Tuptanoski, g. Gardner, g.
Field goals, Snell, 4; Sellars, 6;
; Weuschinski, 4; E. Krout, 4; C.
! Krout, 1: Keim, 5; Dayhoff, 2; Gard
| ner, 1- Fouls, Snell, 8; E. Krout, a.
! Substitutions, Hucceri for Tuptan
j oski. Referee, Clint White.
McKee 162 164 130— 456!
Fisher 127 135 97 359
I Kuntz 100 115 137 352 1
jKnney 117 156 122 395 j
| Books 151 V 8 171 — 500
j Total 657 748 657—2062
Riley 100 115 97 — 312
Snyder 95 120 143 — 358
Clark 148 120 121— 389
Hornberger . 136 134 111— 381
Brown 147 128 138 — 413
Total 626 617 610—1853
i will strongly urge that athletics be
' made compulsory in all elementary
| schools.
j This recommendation, taken in
! connection with certain provisions
! already in the new educational act,
| is expected to result eventually in
the systematic physical training of
| every child in Great Britain under
I the eyes Of trained experts,
j It is known here that similar
! views upon the nationalization of
school athletic training are enter
i tained by many of the prominent
! educators in the United States, and
i one country will probably react upon
I the other.
Meanwhile, the A. A. A. is actively
I booming a scheme for county, town
and village championships, which
is meeting with much approval and
may be counted upon to aid tremen
dously the cause of all sports. The
A. A. A. is not a promoter, and is
merely a governing organization, but
it acts us a sort of moral promoter
by encouraging its clubs to hold
meets that will bring out the athle
tes. It also controls handicappers
I with more or less success, and pass
jes upon claims to new records.
Attempts to Measure
"Psychic Force"
A Belfast Doctor of Science Finds
-That When a Medium Levi
tates a Table Her Own H eight
Increases by the Amount of
the Table's Weight
By Garrett I*. Serviss
I have just been reading a book
which purports to furnish evidence
on a basis of scientific investigation
of the "reality of physchic pheno
mena, raps, levitation." etc. Being
the first work that I have heard of
which records the results of direct
measurements of "phychic force"
by means of physical instruments,
such as weighing machines, bal
ances, phonographs, electric bells
and manometers, and the author be
ing a "doctor of science" and an in
structor in mechanical engineering
in the Municipal Technical Institute
and the Queen's University at Bel
fast, Ireland, I naturally took tip
the book with keen, if unsettled ex
We have had more than enough
of the sort of thing that various |
'mediums - and "sitters' regard as i
communications from the dead.
One would like to retain a respect
for the dead, which would be im
possible if their alleged utterances
at "spiritual seances", were ac
cepted for genuine. But the prom
ise held forth by this book seemed j
to rest on a totally different founda
tion, and I opened it with eager
curiosity. Now, at last, I said to I
myself, here is a real test of these !
mysterious phenomena by verifi
able scientific methods, and the
prospect gave me lively satisfaction. |
But when I looked at the preface
with which the author, Dr. W. J. I
Crawford, opens the book my antic- |
ipations dropped like the mercury
in zero weather. I found there this j
sentence: "X do not discuss in this ,
book tho question of the identity
of the invisible operators. That is
left for another occasion. But in
order that there may be.no misap
prehension I wish to state explicitly
that I am personally satisfied they
are the spirits of human beings who
have passed into the Beyond."
There! At those words the scales
dropped from my eyes, and I saw
that this was, after all. not a true
scientific investigation of the sub
ject, for observe that Dr. Crawford,
with strange futility, begins by
begging the whole question, and
that without any advantage to his
case, but with the certainty of
awakening gkepticism on the part
of the thoughtful readers for whom
his book was presumably prepared,
lie sets out, ostensibly, to make a
strictly scientific investigation of
the nature of the force that causes
1 raps and levitates tables, and then
instead of holding his mind open
and confining his attention to the 1
observation and accumulation of
unquestionable facts he starts with
an assumption—viz., that spirits of
the dead are the "operators" of the
' phenomena under investigation.
It is apparently this unfortunate
preliminary step which has forced
upon him a very far-fetched and
unnecessary theory concerning the
supposed mechanism by- which the
phenomena are produced —viz., the
theory of a "cantilever" action be
tween the medium and the table
or other levitated object. All
through the book the experimenter
and tho "operators" exchange com
munications .by the well-known
methods of such things.
Nevertheless, Dr. Crawford has
succeeded in recording some ex
ceedingly interesting facts, which
may eventually lead to very im
portant conclusions, if follo.wed up I
by investigators who do not start j
out with the assumption that some i
other source of "psychic force" is
concerned in the manifestations
than that included in the bodies of
the medium and her coadjutors in
the "circle."
It seems, for instance, an inipor
-1 tant point of knowledge gained
I \\hen Dr. Crawford's weighing ma
' chine, on which the medium sits dur
| ing the experiments. invariably
' shows an increase of her weight al
j most exactly equal to the weight of
• the table suspended in the air before
I her. In other words, as the table
rises from the floor its weight seems
to be added to the weight of the
medium, as it would be if she simply
lifted it with her hands or feet.
Dr. Crawford assures us that she
did not touch the table in any way;
and if we accept his statement on
this point, then the increase of the
medium's weight when the table is
levitated becomes certainly an ex
ceedingly curious and suggestive
fact. Quite as curious is his state
ment that whenever the table was
! moved in some other way—for in
i stance, drawn horizontally over the
floor by "psychic force" —the weight
of the medium was increased,
though by a much smaller amount
than when the table was raised bod
ily into the air.
The experiments with compres
l sion balances, electric bells, etc., by
I means of which Dr. Crawford dem
onstrated to his satisfaction that the
! mysterious force operated mainly
I under the table, but did not react
i upon the floor; that it emanated
I principally from the lower part of
I the medium's body, and could be de
tected both as a for<* directed away
from her and one directed upward
when it came beneath tho table;
that its intensity varied usually
from twenty-five thousandths to
four hundredths of a pound per
square inch, rising in one special
case to several pounds per square
inch, and always attended by a
change in the weight of the medium
—all tlUse things, it must be admit
ted, are extremely interesting, ar jd if
Dr. Crawford's results are verified
and corroborated by other investi
gators, much more serious attention
will have to be given to "psychic
phenomena" than they have hitherto
received in scientific circles.
Aasumings the correctness of Dr.
JANUARY 9, 1919.
Crawford's measuremments of the
charge of weight of the medium and
assuming also the absence of all
fraud, conscious or unconscious. I
commend to thinkers on the subject
the remarkable conclusions that
profound students of the nature of
matter and electricity have recently
been led to concerning the variation
of mass with speed. Suppose that
the atoms of the medium's body be
come more massive when she exerts
the force called "psychic," then the
mysterious increase of her weight in
proportion to the apparent mechan
ical effect produced would be ac
counted for.
Names of Every Dauphin
County Soldier Desired
by War History board
The Pennsylvana War History
Commission, which Governor
elect Sproul is chairman, has re
quested certain data relative to every
j boy front Dauphin county who en-
I tered the war in any capacity, for
the purpose of Including their names
and any interesting information in
the history that is being prepared
i under the direction of well-known
] men from different parts of the
For thiS purpose blanks have been
prepared, and efforts are being made
to get them into the htmds of the
friends of every soldier or sailor,
whether he went overseas or re
mained in this country. No excep
tion is being made as to the rank of
these men, and the blanks are all
uniform. Those who are interested
in seeing their son's or brother's
name recorded and perpetuated are
requested to see that ths blanks aro
proprly filled out.
These blanks contain spaces for
all the information that the com
mittee desires, and if possible, it is
asked, that they be accompanied by
photographs, sketches of life, war
experiences, letters, diaries or any
other interesting data surrounding
each boy. Blanks may be obtained
from W. H. Gaither, 205 Bergner
building, who was secretary of the
local committee of the Council of
National Defense, or at the follow
ing places: Harrisburg-l-Y. M. O. A.,
Second and Walnut streets; George
M. Harry, Third and Walnut streets;
C. F. Kramer, Third and Verbeke
streets: William F. Thompson, 2027
North Sixth street; P. G. Leidicli, 333
South Front street; F. J. Althouse,
1276 Market street; W. B. Goodyear,
Nineteenth and Derry street. Steel
ton—St eeiton Trust Company; Peo
ples Bank: Steelton Store Company.
Dauphin—l. M. Long; Halifax—
A. M. Smith; Millersburg—H. M.
Fairchild; Elizabethville—James IS.
Lentz; Lykens—D. V. Randall; llura
ntelstown—Edward Blessing; Mid
dletown-—A. 11. Luckenbill; Wil
onisoo—lsaac Messip; West Hanover
—J. H. Kuntz; Hershey—Hershey
Stores Company; Penbrook—S. A.
Fishburn; Paxtang—H. F. Kramer;
Linglestown—C. B. Care.
Republican and Fighter
Was Pershing's Father
Chicago. —As to the political faith
of General John J. Pershing,com
irander-in-chief of the American ar
mies in Europe, over which there
has been much discussion of late, this
leaf from the family record may
throw some light:
His father, John F. Pershing,
raised the first Republican banner in
Laclede, Linn county, Mo. It was at
the beginning of the Civil War.
Some of his pro-slavery neighbors
sent word that if he expected to re
main much longer on this earth :t
lcinda looked like as how he'd better
haul the Lincoln flag down.
The father of John J. sent back
word that the flag was up to stay and
suggested to them that if they
thought they could haul It down for
him they had better bring their (cof
flns with them to avoid unnecessary
The flag stayed up throughout the
Civil there was no funer*.
at the Pershing homestead, either.
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Nothing in Bible About
Subject; Didn't Register
Fort Worth, Tex. — Though he
searched from Genesis to Revela
tions, W. D. Johnson, negro preacher
of Corsieana, couldn't find a lino of
Holy Writ that called on him to
register under the draft law. So
when 13,000,000 Americans of all
colors and creeds signed up to put
the finishing touches to the Kaiser,
Johnson's nufue was not on the list.
Johnson" is a pacifist
with a large P. He says he wouldn't
hurt a living thing, and besides there
is in the rules and regulations of the
"Church of God," of which he claims
Ito be a duiy appointed agent, cer
| taininhibitions against the fighting
War is absolutely abhorred by tho
sect with which Johnson is identi
fied, and when he was taken befo-.W
a draft board after the day for reg
istration passed he still held out that
the Bible gave no such authority and
steadfastly refused to comply with
the law.
It was then that Johnson was ar
rested and was up before Judge
West in the federal court to answer
for his failure to heed the call of
Uncle Sam.
Judge West rebuked the negro for
his lack of patriotism and sentenced
| him to six months in jail.
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