Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, May 31, 1919, Page 9, Image 9

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    Mrs. Mellen Drops Suit
For Divorce; Gets Big Sum
Pittsflcld, Mass., May 31. —Charles
E. Mellen, former president of the
New Haven Railroad, has settled the
litigation between himself and his
wife, Mrs. Katherine Livingston Mel
len, of New York, from whom he
procured a separation some tinve
Mrs. Mellen's suit for divorce will
be dropped, and it is understood that
Mr. Mellen has settled on his wife
a sum of money that is altogether
satisfactory to her. Letters address
ed by Mrs. Mellen to H. Douglas
Brown, then assistant manager of
the Vanderbilt Hotel, New York,
figured in the separation suit.
Wreck Bodies N I I
■ Auto Lamps, Etc. I j
B Guaranteed Work I
Auto Radiator Co.
125 S. Cameron St.
Pioneers "A Bettor
r jj JC/ll Jj 1
1, 2, 2y 2t 3% and 5 Tons
A Model for Every Trucking Need
The Denby Is the Truck of Superior Performance,
Satisfaction, Service and Economical Operation
The Denby Internal Gear Drive divides the strain of
load carrying and power transmission to all parts of the j
axle —and delivers over 96 per cent, of engine power to
i rear wheels—a big feature. Irrespective of road condi- 1
tions or heaviness of loads, Denby Power is maintained. I
And this power is maintained because there is practically j
! no loss due to friction and heat.
H. W. AITKEN, Mgr. Both Phones
f Starting &lightingßattery
is a quality is made right; at )||
/ the factory and stays right in
as i nto ** real > dependable power and
/'/ySafe service-proved durability—the two important'
factors which insure satisfactory~automobilc.bat
tfry service.
We repair all makes of storage batteries and
\ W I are distributors for the famous
There is an "EXIDE" Battery made to fit every
rjgpjc-Irjpr-i car. Our repair department is thoroughly
equipped to make any necessary repairs to the
I LIVES IN A BOX e i ectl- i ca l equipment on your car; starting
' „—— „J motor, generator, etc.
11th and Mulberry St., Harrisburg, Pa.
You Can Go Anywhere
, With a Stephens Six!
The One Best Way to Enjoy a Real Vacation
Over hill and dales, viewing the most proud of, is one sUre way to enjoy a real
wonderful of scenery purring along at vacation. No changing gears, no stops
to overhaul, but just one continuous
thirty miles an hour without ever a worry round of p i easure . That you can do with
as to engine trouble, in a car that you are a Stephens Six.
J. S. SIBLE, Jr.
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Third and Cumberland Sts. Harrisburg, Penna,
Furnished by the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
The application, care, and usage
of tires arc necessary things to con
sider, but it is essential to the best
service that the correct size and
i type of tire be adapted in the iirst
: place. Car construction, power,
lateral and traction strains upon the
tires must be kept in mind when de
termining the diameter and cross
section of tire' equipment, but the
weight of the tire is probably the
most important factor. This can be
found almost anywhere by running
the front half of the car on platform
scales, and noting the result. The
eight carried on each tire will be
one-half the total. This operation
can be performed in the case of the
rear wheels, and the /same thing
nolds true. The midd.e of the wheel
base will be the weight-dividing
point between the front and the rear
halves of the car. The approach to
the scales should be level. If rea
sonable care is exercised, the total
of the two operations, that is, the
recorded weight of the front and
rear parts of the machine, should
be within 20 or 30 pounds of the
weight of the car, when all of it is
upon the scales.
The weight and distribution of the
car, power, speed, gear and other
points are considered by the car
engineers and car makers in deter
mining the tire sizes necessary for
equipment. It will be apprehended,
however, that the treatment de
manded by cars will vary on account
of road conditions, drivers, and
other reasons. Therefore, it is rea
sonable to expect some trouble from
the tires on a small percentage of
cars, though the equipment on the
majority will prove satisfactory in
every respect.
When tires are loaded beyond
their normal carrying capacity, the
fabric is more or less strained. Be
sides, "hinging" action is developed
ana heat is generated at the edges
of the tread.
Oversize tires were primarily de
signed for exceptional and hard sen*-
vice, hut have come into more gen
eral favor because of extra strength,
easier riding, and longer mileage.
The resiliency of larger tires reduces
the traction slippage on the rear
' wheels, and lessens vibration to the
mechanism of the car. When over
size tires are placed on front wheels
which were originally equipped with
regular size tires, the diameter over
all will be increased about one inch,
and the speedometer should be read
justed, otherwise the mileage re
corded will be less than that actually
Nor can any harm be derived
from the adoption of the proper
oversize tires. There is not enough
added weight to affect transmission
or differential or make any objec
tionable difference in the power.
The table given below is the result
of accurate tests and shows the ap
proximate carrying capacity of the
various sizes of tires. These weights
are influenced, of course, by extra
passengers, luggage, power, speed of
car, and construction of the car as
above mentioned, but they may be
takon as standard and used sa.ely
for reference.
Pressure 3in 3 Vim tin 4V&m "" n
40 lbs., .. 350
45 lbs., . . 375
50 lbs., . . 400 535
55 lbs
60 lbs 600 775
65 lbs., 630 815 ....
70 ihc 840 1040 ....
„ ba" 805 1100 1250
85 lbs 420
on lhm 1 4 5U ...
! Treasure 3V4in 4in 4'feln 6in sVi in
[SO lbs
I&0 lbs., . . 600
|CO lbs., . . 675
| 65 lbs., . . 710 915 .
I 70 Iks 945
I 7? lbs " 975 1240 1405 ....
: c'o lbs ' 1330 1460 1640
!I" £" ... 1415 1540 1725
| 90 lbs:: 161° 1800
I 95 1 o i U
I (To Be Continued Next Saturday)
New York - American insurance
companies are preparing to extend
i their business to the cOV ®" nK - °;
I all risks in aerial traffic. The first
American company to write an au
tomobtle policy has already an
nounced itself ready to Insure those
persons who are about to abandon
the motorcar and take to the air.
English insurance men were in tne
field first with air policies, and Eng
lish syndicates are offering to cover
aircraft—that is, recognized makes
of up-to-date machines flying be
tween recognized airdromes— against
damage from fire or accident, includ
ing rising or landing, ht five shillings
per cent upward, according to the
flight. American companies, how
ever, except to be early in the field
with a comprehensive air insurance
program. " . , ,
Aviation flashed ahead during the
war and with the veil of war secrecy
lifting, the public Is coming to see
is now a most practical
instrument of commerce, sport and
pastime. Designers are now busily
planning omnibuses, trucks and
Fords of the air.
Minneapolis, Minn. • Five years
ago Edward T. Devitt stepped across
the threshold of his father's house
to enlist in the Canadian Arqay.
Nearly four years ago his father and
sister read an official letter that the
boy had been killed. That was all —
no word came, no word was expected.
Devitt stepped hack over the thres
hold the other day.
He appeared as a war-scarred vet
eran. The home is at No. 306 For
rest Avenue, St. Paul.
He enlisted August, 1914, with the
Edmonton Fusiliers and went to
France with the first contingent. One
day a comrade brought qtws hack to
the States that Devitt was dead.
While officially "dead," the soldier
was only wounded at Ypres June,
1916, and had a turn at "bllghty" iri
England. He returned to the front
in January, 1917, and served until
the armistice was signed.
One Hundred Years Ago the
Ccrpmony Took Place
t Here
years ago to-day,
Pennsylvania was
the State House.
The first Capitol and the two office
buildings which flanked it, occupied
ground now covered by the present
building, the entrunce of the rotunda
being almost on the site of the en
trance to the first structure and the
center of the dome only a short dist
ance away from the center of the
first Capitol.
Accounts of the laying of the first
cornerstone carried in the old news
papers of Harrisburg, tell/ that it was
conducted on Monday, May 31, 1819,
at noon, by Governor William Find
lay with assistance of Stephen "Hills,
the architect and contractor, in the
presence of the commissioners to
build the Capitol who included the
Governor, Richard M. Craln, Georg(c
Bryan, John B. Gibson and William
Grayson, and many people. The
Harrisburg band rendered music and
when the ceremony was concluded
there were three salvos fired from
cannon on Capitol Hill. The first
cornerstone wh'ch contained copies
of the charter of Charless II to Wil
liam Penn, the Declaration of In
dependence and other documents,
was found after the destruction of
the first Capitol by fire on February
2, 1897, and was placed within the
cornerstone of the prrsent Capitol
building when it was laid on August
10, 1898.
Stallions Doorcase Officials of
the State Live Stock Sanitary Board
have been making inquiries to ascer
tain the reason for a decline of al
most 400 In the number of stallions
in Pennsylvania, as shown by the
licensing bureau conducted by the
State Departmen-t of Agriculture.
For years attention has been given
to horse breeding in this State, but
since 1914 there has been an annual
decrease in the animals licensed.
The figures for 1918 show 1,420, of
which 783 are classed as registered
and 637 as unregistered, against
1,804 for 1917, 930 being registered
and 874 unregistered. In 1916 there
were 2,049, of which 1,012 were reg
istered. The figure for 1915 was
2,258. According to the license list
the registered stock has more per
cherons than any other, there being
491. Belgians came next with 106.
There are no longer any Arabian,
Welsh, Orloft or Yorkshire stallions
registered. Franklin leads with 68
stallions, Westmoreland being next
with 66.
Nearby Cases Due—Questions in
volving rates for gas, water and
bridge tolls are to be argued when
the Public Service Commission meets
here on Monday, for its first June
sessions and hearings, will be held
during the week in Wilkes-Barre,
Philadelphia and this city. The
cases to be heard include the Mc-
Connellsburg water rates, Mechan
iesburg gas rates and Lehigh Valley
Transit bridge toll controversy with
the New Street bridge company.
Tuesday the complaint that the Fay
ette County Gas Company has not
complied with orders of the com
mission, will be heard, and on Wed
nesday there will come up complaints
of the State Highway Department
against grade crossings in two town
ships in Clearfield county; complaint
against grade crossing near East
Lewisburg: complaint of West Ches
ter against the service of the West
Chester Street Railway Company,
and complaint of the borough of
Pine Grove against the new rates
for electric service in that place.
The Wilkes-Barre gas rate con
troversy comes up Thursday here,
and at Philadelphia, on the same
day, the complaint of the borough
of Morrisvllle against the fares of
the Pennsylvania-New Jersey Rail
way Company will be heard.
Tn Dr. Dixon's Memory—A bronze
tablet in memory of the late Dr.
Samuel G. Dixon, State Commission
er of Health from the creation of
the Department of Health until his
death last year, will be unveiled at
the State Tuberculosis sanitorium
at Hamburg, Berks county, on next
Friday, June 6. The tablet was
presented by the patients at the in
stitution as a memorial to the of
ficial who took such an interest in
their welfare, and will be affixed to
a big boulder in the grounds. There
will be a brief program.
Mlrs. Dixon, Col. Edward Martin,
commissioner of health, officials oft
the department and members of the
advisory board will be present.
More Capital Now—Two new State
banks, several building and loan as
sociation® and a number of metal
working and construction companies
have been granted letters patent by
the State. Most of the companies
chartered have capital stock authori
zations of *IO,OOO or upwards, there
being comparatively few of the nom
inal $5,000 capital companies incor
porated lately. This chance has
been coming around gradually and
*IOO,OOO companies are not uncom
mon now.
More Overseas Boys
Have Returned Home
John Groupe, Charles Conchran,
and Irwin Bowman, three more Mid
dletown boys who were overseas for
the past twelve months, and who
were located at Camp Dix, N. J.,
were mustered out of service and re
turned home on Thursday evening.
Bowman had been returned about
two mor/ths ago, but had taken ill
while at Camp Dix and was operated
upon for appendicitis.
Edgar Muskey, who had been
president of the Alumni Association
of the Middletown High School since
It was reorganized four years ago,
has resigned, and was succeeded by
Dr. E. L. P. Shoope. The other offi
cers elected were, vice-president, Ed
gar Muskey; secretary, Miss Sallie
Starr; treasurer, Mrs. Charles E.
Clayton Deimler and family of
Reading, are spending the weekend
in town with relatives.
Captain Ralph O. Statler, of New
York City, is spending the weekend
in town as the guest of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Statler, North
Union street.
Mr. and Mrs. William Feidler, and
two children of Philadelphia, are
spending some time in town, as the
guests of Dr. and Mrs. Q E. Bowers,
Swatara street. {
Mr. and Mrs. William Myers erg
spending the weekend in Lebanon,
with relatives.
J. A. Kramer, of Emaus street,
received a telegram ore Thursday
from their son, Lloyd Kramer, who
spent the past fifteen months over
seas, that he had arrived In New
York City.
The Daughters of Shepherds
Lodge of town will pay a visit to a
sister lodge at Lancaster, next Tues
day evening.
The Middletown Praying Band
will meet at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Randolph Lewis, Fisher avereue,
this evening ut 7.30 o'clock.
J. A. Schllchter, an evangelist of
Philadelphia, will preach at both
the morning and evening services
in the Royalton United Brethren
Church Sunday.
Keystone Lodge, No. 410, L. O. O.
M., will uttered divine services in the
Episcopal Church, Sunday afternoon
at 4.30 o'clock, when the Rev. Floyd
Appleton will preach a special ser
Charles Keyser who has resided
in the Keifer property, North Union
street, and conducted a tinsmith
shop, has purchased the Baker prop
erty in North Union street, and will
move into it soon ns he has com
pleted some repairs, using the store
room for his place of business.
B. F. Henry of South Wood street,
received a telegram from his son,
Clarence Henry, who spent the past
eighteen months overseas, that he
had arrived in New York City and
from there was sent to Camp Dix,
N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Jarrett are
spending some time at Reading with
Jacob Beachler of Williamsport is
spending some time in town as the
I We Sell Used Cars And Parts B
We have practically any part for any make of
car and sell them at prices that mean a saving of
dollars and time.
Spot Cash Waiting For Yoa
No matter what condition your old car may be in,
we will buy it and give you every dollar it is
worth. That's our business.
Electrical work and all kinds of repairing given
prompt attention by experts.
| A. SCHIFFMAN, Mgr. 1
v 22—24—28 N. CAMERON ST.
There is never a question in the mind of any VIM owner
that his truck is not rendering him economical and depend
able service. There's a reason.
Vim Trucks
There are fourteen different body types on the VIM
Chassis. It will fit your business. L'*. us tell you about it.
THIRD & REILY STS. Harrisburg, Pa.
Dell 2133 Dial 401U
On and After July 1, 1919
Salesroom and Service Station
will be located at
Shaffer's Garage 50-68 S. Cameron St.
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guest of his brother, J. C.' Beachler
and family, North Union street.
Mrs. John Derbaugh of West Main
street, has gone to Wilkinsburg,
where she will visit relatives for
some time.
Miss Goldie Keifer is spending
some time at Philadelphia, where
she is attending the graduation ex
ercises at the Heechwood Seminary.
Mrs. Karl Albright and child of
Cleveland, Ohio, arc spending some
time in town, as the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. William Albright, Race and
Main streets.
Wlllium Brown who was a mem
ber of the 35th Engineer Corps, and
spent the past twelve months over
seas. and was stationed at Camp
Mills, N. Y., has been mustered out
of service, and returned to the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Brown, South Wood street.
Walter Shellenberger, of Morris
Plain, N. Y., is spending the week
end in town.
M. L. Cole's
Church Place Garage
44 N. Cameron St.
Auto Wrecking and
Full line of Parts for all
makes. Cars on sale. We teach
you to drive. Will sell your old
car on small commission basis.
Storage space for fifteen cars.
Bell Phone.
MAY 31, 1919
Motor Tirucks of
Proven Ability
Sanford Day-Elder
We are the distributors for both these trucks.
They are the leaders in their class—stand up to any
test you can give them in any line of business.
We will gladly tell you how.
Star Garage 123 S. Thirteenth St.
■—* * ni ■ ggggy
We Do Real Honest To Goodness
In All It's Phases
In doing real up-to-the-minute vulcanizing, ex
pert skill and first-class machinery and equipment
is required. Past experience proves that AVC have
both and the great volume of work we are turning
out is a testimonial to the fact that every job we do
must be satisfactory.
We vulcanize tires and tubes, do retreading work
on any size tire and guarantee every job to be of
the best material and workmanship. Bring your
next tire or tube here, we'll tell you if it is worth
repairing and if it is do a real job on it. Satisfied
customers are our biggest asset.
Black's Garage
205 S. Seventeenth St. Harrisburg
Recent Purchasers of the Dependable |
Henry Hirsch ftfr..
Appleby Bros. & Whittaker
C. E. Coppedge W. J. Morton
N. C. Brandt and N. L. Kapp
David F. Floyd, Lancaster
Andrews Coal Co., Lancaster
The Giant lias won a reputation, not through talk, but by merit.
In competitive, demonstrations the performance of the Giant has
outclassed other trucks of the same rating.
It operates on mixtures of gasoline and kerosene and reduces
operating costs by 50 per cent. It is the most economical truck on
the market today. Made in 1, 2 and 3%-ton sizes.
209 Chestnut St. or 17th & Chestnut Sts.
| When Springs Break f
| Put on a I
ij |
IThe llepliicement Spring 3
This Is the best and highest grade Spring you can buy. J
Don't worry about a broken Spring when a VULCAN is Y
instantly available, J
Square Deal Auto Supply 1
1408 North Third Street