Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, May 17, 1919, Page 7, Image 7

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Full Complement of Officers
Chosen at Last Session of
Perry S. S. Association
Vckcsburg, Pa., May 17. At the
concluding session of the fifty-first an
nual convention or tne Perry County
Sabbath School Association here, David
S. Fry, editor of the Newport News and
a former president, was elected presi
dent of the association for the ensuing
year. He succeeds Clark M. Bower, of
Blain, Perry county representative, who
was elected to the office last year. Other
officers chosen are: Vice-president, the
Rev. C. A. Waltman, Millerstown; cor
responding secretary. Miss Emma Rob
erts. Marysville; recording secretary.
Miss Edna Adams, Roseburg; treasurer,
Charles S. Brunner, New Bloomfield;
elementary superintendent, Mrs. Carrie
E. Jeffcrs, Newport; secondary superin
tendent, the Rev. C. !•'. Berkheimer, Mil
lerstown ; organized adult Bible class
superintendent, the xtev. F. H. Dau
benspeck, Ickesburg; home department
superintendent, John Bernheisel, New
Bloomfield; teacher training superin
tendent, Miss Elizabeth Roth, New
Bloomfield: temperance and missionary
superintendent, the Rev. U. O. Kersch
ner; rural school superintendent, T. W.
Tressler, New Bloomfield; publicity su
perintendent, W. C. I.cbo, New Bloom
field ; associate secretary and divisional
superintendent, Frank Sharrar, Newport.
By vote of the convention, the fifty
second annual convention will be held
at Millerstown in May. 1020. Elliotts
burg extended invitations Tor the 1921
convention to meet in that place.
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Cumberland Valley News
$50,450 VERDICT
Verdict in Cumberland Court
Against Kitzmillers in Elec
tric Railway Company Suit
Carlisle, Pa., May 17.—After con
suming nearly three days in the tak
ing of testimony and a long deliber
ation by the jury, a verdict was fin
ally reached In the case of the Big
Spring Electric Company of New
ville, against S. M. and E. J. Kitz
miller, of Shippensburg. The plain
tiff company was awarded $50,450,
part payment for bonds claimed to
have been purchased by the Ship
pensburg men. Judge D. P. MePhcr
son, of Adams county, especially pre
The case created great interest
throughout the county. The Kitz
millers were connected with the Cum
berland Railway and Carlisle and
Mount Holly Railway Company, be
fore these concerns operating lines
between Carlisle and Mount Holly
and Carlisle and Newville, went into
the hands of receivers.
The action was brought to recover
the proceeds of the sale of $50,000
mortgage bonds of the Newville Com
pany claimed to have been purchased
by the Kitzmillers. Payment was to
have been made for two Instalments
of $20,000 and *30,000. The verdict
was for $22,803 for the first sale and
$27,737.25 on the second.
Convalescent Soldiers Spend
Enjoyable Afternoon at
Mcchanieabnrg, Pa., May 17.—Con
valescent soldiers of the United
States General Army Hospital, No.
31, were again entertained yester
day afternoon at the Business Men's
League rooms, East Main street, by
the Woman's (jlub, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Robert H. Thomas, Jr.,
chairman of the Civic Interest Com
mittee. Every week the Woman's
c lub entertains about 25 convales
cents and t boys enjoy pool, cards
and smokers, following a short pro
gram, and a fine, hot supper, cooked
as only efficient Pennsylvania wo*
I men can cook, and serve,
j h® program, which was largely
, impromptu. Included songs by Mrs.
Tolbert Beitzel and Miss Helen Bentz
; and singing by the soldiers and other
guests, among whom were soldiers
. of the town, recently returned from
| overseas, of war songs, under the
leadership of R. Byron Schroeder.
The veterans are appreciative and
enjoy a day out of the regular rou
| tine, and the warm welcome extend
j ed by the Mechanicsburg people.
Denny Geyer and Three
Sons, Fire Victims, Buried
Chambersburg-, Pa., May 17.
Two large automobile bourses yes
terday afternoon carried the bodies
of Denny Geyer and his three small
sons, who perished in a fire here on
Thursday morning, from the morgue
of Sellers Brothers here to the Mt.
Pleasant United Brethren church,
i near here, where funeral services
were held. The four bodies were
buried beside that of the wife and
mother, Mrs. Geyer, who died a
month ago from pneumonia. Before
the bodies were taken from the fu
neral parlors. Coroner J. H. Kinter
summoned a jury and held an in
quest. No evidence was taken except
that of Frisby Sellers, undertaker,
who identified the bodies of the four
fire victims.
When police visited the scene of
the fire they found in a bureau draw
er insurance policies for every mem
ber of the family. The insurance was
paid up to date, the last payment
having been made on May 12. Of
the two children still surviving, one
is being cared for by J. Rush Johns
here, and the other, Nellie, 5 years
old, was taken by Samuel Null, a
brother-in-law of Mr. Geyer, and is
now at the Null home at Harrisburg.
Church of Brethren Elects
Officers at Conference
Cliamborsburg, Pa„ May 17.
Representatives of the Church of
the Brethren in Christ from all
parts of the United States and Cana
da are in attendance at the general
conference of that church now in
session in Antrim Grove church,
near here. At yesterday's session of
ficers of the conference were elected
as follows:
Moderator, the Rev. C. P. Burk
holder, of Upland. Cal.; first assist
ant moderator, H. H. Crider, of
Campbelltown: second assistant
moderator, ,T. X. Hoover, of West
Milton, Ohio: recording secretary,
C. N. Hostetter, of Washington bor
ough; assistant recording secretary,
George Haagan, of Lancaster; read
ing clerk, C. O. Musser, of Abilene,
Kan.; assistant reading clerk, C. W.
Heise. of Gormley, Ontario. Can.
harrisburg S(9Siftl telegraph
Taxation of Sand as a Manu
factured Product Before
High Court
j whether taking
out Ban d can 1)0
I xVVVvCak considered as
manufacturing, as
* ar 118 state taxa
! tlon Purposes are
i JRHOSdh concerned, is
I iffiivimmr among those
■ cIIImBSJIjIuI which are listed
Nl for argument be
i fore the State Su-
I preme Court,
I which will begin its annual sitting
|in this city On Monday. The question
arises in an appeal of a sand and
kaolin company, from assessment of
State taxes, it being the contention
M ' s a H lanu f< l uturlng company
and that it is therefore exempt from
the State capital stock tax.
Another Interesting case in the
thirteen or fourteen listed, is to
determine whether the State tax of
ten mills shall be assessed against
distilling companies which do not
manufacture in this State, but which
sell in Pennsylvania.
Monday evening the justices will
be guests of the Governor at dinner,
at the executive mansion.
The sitting will probably conclude
on Wednesday.
United States Court will also be
held here on Monday.
Many Cases Hearings will be
held in Harrisburg, Pittsburgh,
I niontown, Philadelphia and Erie by
the Public Service Commission, dur
■ ing the coming week. The sitting in
Harrisburg, Monday will be to hear
argument on the Philadelphia "strip
ticket," cainplaints arising out of
regulations for tickets between var
ious Germantown stations and Broad
Street station. Some unusual pro
ceedings are listed during the week.
The State Highway Department has
complained against a grade crossing
on a State highway, in West White
<".nd township, Chester county, and
at Uniontown prayers, for revocation
of a jitney license, on the ground
that operation is being carried on
without a schedule, is listed. These
cases will be heard Tuesday. Wed
nesday, the complaint of the State,
against a grade crossing near Port
Clinton is to come up here with com
plaints listed for hearing, in Pitts
burgh, on Allegheny Valley street
railway fares, and at Philadelphia,
the case of the Emergency Fleet
Corporation, against the Delaware
County Electric Co., and one against
the Philadelphia Electric Company,
because of charges for extensions,
will be heard. The city of Pitts
burgh's complaint against rates of
the Duquesne Light Co., comes up
for hearing, in Pittsburgh, Thurs
Parker Wants Out—Shine Parker,
convicted of second degree murder,
in Dauphin county, in 1911, has Hied
application for a pardon, and it will
be heard on Wednesday .
Complaint Kalis—The Public Ser
vice Commission has dismissed the
complaint of the borough of Beaver,
against Beaver County Light Com
pany, which involved the question
whether a company could issue a
schedule against terms of an ordi
nance granting a franchise. The
commission cites a Supreme Court
To Attend Funeral—A number of
members of the House and Chaplain
Feldman will attend the funeral of
Representative John McKay, at Lu
zerne, to-morrow.
Committee Named —Speaker Rob
ert S. Spangler, of the House of
Representatives, to-day named Rich
ard Powell, Luzerne, as chairman of j
the committee on the part of the j
House to attend the funeral of Rep- j
resentative John McKay, at Luzerne
borough, to-morrow. The members
of the Luzerne and Lackawanna
delegations have been named as
members of the committee to attend
the funeral together with Repre
sentatives Charles A. Shaffer, Co
lumbia; W. K. West, Montour; Dun
can Sinclair, Fayette, and Harry
Zanders, Carlon.
Fwlian Takes Hand —Francis
Feehan, supervising inspector of the
Pittsburgh district for the Depart
ment of Labor and Industry, is
working to bring about a settlement
x>f the Pittsburgh street car strike.
A conference will be held.
Tliroshcrmeii to Figlit—Thresher
men of eastern counties are meeting
to-day at Lancaster to plan their
fight against the tractor bill. They
will not agree to It even with the
amendments suggested by the High
way Department.
Hazleton Wants Them—Hazleton
people have invited Governor Sproul
and Lieutenant Governor Beidleman
to speak at the welcome home at
Hazleton on May 24.
Stiff Penalties For
Stolen Auto Vehicles
Declarations by insurance men,
that something must be done to
change the system of insuring auto
mobiles against theft, will probably
have the effect of speeding up some
of the bills pending in the Legisla
ture to make the path of the motor
thief, a painful one. The Hollings
worth bill, making it a felony_ to
steal an automobile, was appro'ved
a short time ago and members of
the Senate have been asked to speed
up the Cox bill, which provides that
no second hand car can be registered
until the Highway Department of
ficials are given proof of sale, in
cluding a sworn statement by the
seller, accompanied by a complete
description with data regarding date
of purchase and a record of any
alterations made, including painting.
These statements must be filed with
the Highway Department, together
with the registration fee of $lO, and
with the chief of police of the city
where the car is owned, or the au
thorities of a borough or clerk of
courts, according to residence of the
owner. The bill makes it also un
lawful to have a car from which
the manufacturers' number and
other distinguishing marks have
been removed, while garage keepers
must keep records of cars left for
repairs or temporary storage. They
are also required to give notice of
any car without a manufacturers'
number. Heavy fines for violation
are provided.
Waynesboro, Pa., May 17.—The
79th annual session of Mercersburg
Classis of the Reformed church at
Fannettsburg was held and elected
the following officers:
President, the Rev. G. Teske; vice
president, the Rev. S. C. Hoover;
stated c'erk, the Rev. H. X. Smith:
corresponding secretary, the Rev.
W. J. Lowe; treasurer, M. M. Gil
land. The Rev. Joseph E. Guy, pas
tor of the St. Paul's Reformed
church, Waynesboro, was the recent
stated clerk, but resigned this posi
tion at the conference organization.
Commissioners Trying to
Eliminate Grade Crossing
Sunbury, Pa., May 17. —Northum-
berland county commissioners returned
yesterday from Harrisburg, where they
had a conference with the State Public
Service Commission and Highway Com
missioner Sadler, relative to the build
ing of an undergrade crossing just be
yond a new cougnty bridge that is to
be built acros Chillisquaque creek this
summer. The place is dangerous and
several deaths have occurred there. The
j road comes out of the bridge within 40 |
, feet of a Pennsylvania railroad grade'
! crossing, unprotected except by an au
| tomatic bell. The last man to be killed |
I there was John It. Smith, Jr., a promin- j
lent Milton man.
. A meeting will be held with the Tenn-1
| sylvania railroad heads in an effort to j
j have it meet some of the expense of j
I putting this crossing in under grade. I
| Arrangements, it is understood, are un- [
j der way to have such a gathering next i
: week at Williamsport.
i Mochnnlcuburii, Pa., May 17.—Hast j
j evening the closing business meeting \
|of the year for the Woman's Club
! was held, and after the discussion of ;
business plans for next season Major ;
Richard R. Spahr, home from France, j
| gave an interesting talk on his ex
periences overseas.
Dr. Spahr is visiting his parents. :
j Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Spahr, South Mar- I
I ket street, and before the war, was '
practicing his profession in Wilming- j
J ton, Del.
Sunbury, Pa., May 17.—T0 keep
nothing from the public and have every ;
proceeding of the printed in the j
newspapers is one of the planks in
County Commissioner McKinney's plat- j
form for re-election. Mr. McKinney be- j
lieves the public should know every- i
thing and he stands for such a policy |
in that office.
Newport, Pa., May 17. —A bene- I
fit show for the Newport public library
will be held on Tuv.6i.ay evening at the
Newport Photoplay Theater. "A Mod
ern Love' and a two-reel comedy will be
shown. The affair is being staged under
the auspices of the Newport Civic Club.
Suburban Notes
Mrs. W. Homer Hendricks, of Bronx
ville. N. Y., is spending several weeks
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
I The Rev. David W. Brehm and
daughter, Miss Esther, the Rev. and
Mrs. Clayton Engle and the lev. Sam
uel E. Brehm are attending the Breth
ren in Christ general conference, which
is in session at Greencastle this week.
(\. C. llocker and Harry Epler spent
! yesterday at York.
Llewellyn Musser is spending several
weeks among relatives at Renova.
Franklin Z. Stecher left yesterday for
Washington, D. C., where he will enter
the Lutheran Home for the Aged, hav
ing purchased a membership in the in- |
Mrs. Kathryn Wagner and Mrs. !
Myers, of York, spent several days as j
guests of Mrs. Charles Brehm.
Mrs. Alfred B. Garner and daughter, |
Miss Elizabeth, of Harrisburg, spent
Thursday with Mrs. Kathryn Bale.
Mrs. William Shull and daughter,
Miss Katharine, spent yesterday among
friends at Harrisburg.
Miss lone Bomgardner is spending
several days at Allentown the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. William Fackler.
William Levens, ,-r., is spending sev
eral days at Philadelphia.
Worn Out Women
Jlany Women Feel Tired All The Tim#
And Sleep Fails To Refresh Them.
They feel languid, faint and weak
especially in the morning; the appetite
becomes variable, digestion impaired,
they often have headache and pain in
the back, hips and loins, cold hands and
feet. The blood becomes thin and
watery, the nerves lacking in strength,
the complexion sallow, the cheeks
sunken, the bust flattened and reduced
and the disposition irritable and nerv
ous. The purpose of Dr. Chase's Blood
and Nerve Tablets is to build up the
blood and strengthen the nerves. Your
complexion will be improved, the weak
parts made strong and life becomes a
joy instead of daily misery. Try them
today and see how much better you
will feel and look. Weigh yourself be
fore taking them. Sold by Druggists
at 60 cents, Special, (Stronger more
Active 90 cents.)
How to Prevent
Coal Shortage
So far this Spring there
has been mined little more
than half the normal pro
duction of coal.
The talk of a coal short
age next Winter is not a
myth, but will become a
stern reality unless consum
ers place their orders early
this Summer.
Steady production de
pends upon a steady de
mand. Do your part —fill
your bins now. It will pay
you too, because prices ad
vance July 1.
H. M. Kelley & Co.
1 N. 3rd St. 10th & State Sts.
A plat* wlthoot n root which docs
■ot Interfere with taste or speech.
Plates Hepnlred While Yoo Wall
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Mechanlcsburar, Pa., May 17.—Guy
H. Lucas, a prominent East Main
street druggist, member of St. Paul's
Commandery, No. 158, was chosen
grand sentinel at the twenty-seventh
annual convention of the Grand Com
mandery Knights of Malta, Pensvl
vania, recently in session in Lewis
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:t 17, 1919.
New Cumberland, Pa., May 17.
The Union Men's mass meeting
which was to be held at Trinity
"United Brethren church to-morrow
afternoon has been called'off owing
to the inability of the principal
speaker to come to Newt- Cumber
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