Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 11, 1919, Page 16, Image 16

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Lafean and Ambler Lift As
sets in Defunct Bank With
out Security, Is Assertion
Philadelphia, Aug. 11.—Details as
to knowledge of former Insurance
Commissioner Charles A. Ambler
and former Banking Commissioner
Daniel S. Lafean of the condition of
the wrecked North Penn Bank dur
ing the Brumbaugh administration
were revealed yesterday in connec
tion with the probe.
Statements were made by Auditor
General Charles A. Snyder and State
Treasurer Harmon G. Kephart
which indicate that former Bank
ing Commissioner Lafean was in at
tendance at a conference where the
proprieties of making heavy de
posits in the bank by the then In
surance Commissioner Ambler were
This was prior to Christmas of
last year. During the month of De
cember, it was learned yesterday,
the very friendly relations between
Ambler and Ralph T. Moyer. the
accused cashier of the bank who is
under $25,000 bail, resulted in Am
bler increasing the amount of his
deposits in the bank. This made
payment of the Christmas fund
accounts possible.
At that time former Commission
er Lafean is said to have had in his
possession u report from lormcr
Bank Examiner Macßurney that the
hank was insolvent and was holdinf
$50,000 worth of securities pledged
l)y the directors, which he returned
to them three days before he left of
Just why no action towards
straightening out the affairs of the
bank was taken during the adminis
tration of former Governor Martin
G. Brumbaugh is not clear at this
time. But the developments of yes
terday show that a political feud
between former Insurance Commis
sioner Charles Johnson, of Norris
town, now a Deputy Auditor Gen
eral, and Ambler, led to the dis
closures that caused Governor
Sproul to take prompt action once
he assumed office.
Why Tlicy Were Ousted
Auditor General Snyder declared
yesterday that both Lafean and
Ambler were removed from office
because of the manner in which
they conducted their offices and that
the investigation into the affairs of
the North Penn Bank began imme
diately after the new officials as
sumed office.
The statements of the State offi
cials, together with the events that
have gone before, indicate that the
question of the strength of the
North Penn Bank and the wisdom
of Ambler's heavy deposits there,
had been discussed with Lafean,
who never acted on the report filed
by Macßurney showing the bank to
be insolvent.
It is expected that this clearing of
the details will result in prompt ac
tion by District Attorney Samuel P.
Hotan in the promised prosecution
of "two former State officials" over
which he has been conferring with
the Attorney General. It is believed
that the jurisdiction will be held to
be that of the local courts and thai
the case will not have to go to Dau
phin county for trial.
Though the Auditor General's De
partment had no official jurisdiction
over the matter, it was the trans
ferring of $402,000 of funds of the
defunct Pittsburgh Life and Trust
Company from banks in the west
ern part of the State, where they
were fully protected by surely
bonds, to the wrecked North Penn
institution, unprotected in any waj,
that caused Auditor General Snyder!
Deputy Auditor General Charles
Johnson and State Treasurer Kep • j
hart to bring the matter to the no
tice of Governor Sproul with the i
result that the latter removed Am
bler and Lafean from their respec
tive offices.
Deaths and Funerals
Mrs. Lovina Wollet Day, aged I
69, died yesterday afternoon at the i
home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles 1
E. Brown, 239 West High street, i
Huminelstown. She is survived by
vight children, Mrs. George Corbett,
Camp Hill; Mrs. Amnion Hammer,
Fenbrook; Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Harry
Arnsberger, Gardners' Station; Mrs.
Susan Palmer, llarrisburg; Guy E.
and Francis M. Day, Penbrook, and
Mrs. Theodore Shaffer, Huinmels- 1
town; also fourteen grandchildren I
and one great-grandchild. Funeral 1
services will be held at the home I
to-morrow evening at 7.45 o'clock. |
George VV. Kline, a former resi
dent of this city died at his home in |
Washington, D. C., after a short ill- 1
ness of two weeks. He is survived i
by his wife, daughter, Rachel Kline, i
son, Lear Kline. Burial was made
In Sunbury to-day.
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie '
M. Plummer, aged 31 years, who i
died Friday evening at the home of '
her sister, Mrs. Robert Emminger,
164 North Fifteenth street, will be
held at 2 o'clock to-morrow after
noon from her sister's residence. '
Burial will be made in the Oberlin
The funeral services for Nancy E
Garbrick, will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the
home of her nephew, 1732 North
Fifth street, where she died yester
day afternoon at the age of 69
years. The services will be in
charge of the Rev. Edwin A. Pyles
and burial will be made in the East
Harrisburg Cemetery.
Levi Sanders, Jr., who died yes- '
terday at Elizabethtown in his I
forty-second year, will be burled |
from the home of his parents, Mr
aiid Mrs. Levi Sanders, 2 315 Main
street, Penbrook, Wednesday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be
made in the Penbrook Cemetery. He
is survived by his widow and one
daughter, Ruth Sanders; his parents,
four brothers, and three sisters.
By Associated Press.
Havre, Aug. 11.—A settlement has
been reached between the official
commission sent here and the strik
ing dockmen and their employers |
and the strike which has been in I
progress for some time has ended. |
From any LUNG TROUBLE, do not I
delay. See Demonstration at Gor
gas' Pharmacy, 16 North Third St
■•—Adv. I
Blame Excess Profits as One
Cause For High Cost
of Living
By Associated Press.
New York, Aug. 11.—Urging the.
repeal of the excess profits tax on
the ground that it is one of the
causes of the high cost of living, the
National Association of Craftsmen i
| have mailed to President Wilson,
i his cabinet and every member of
Congress a resolution asking that a
flat rate income tax on individual
incomes be substituted as a means
of raising necessary taxes.
Attempting a solution of problems
affecting "the high cost of living
and general industrial unrest." Colo
nel Arthur Woods, assistant to the
Secretary of War in charge of em
ployment of ex-service men, an
nounced inauguration of a nation
wide plan to get 20,000 factory own
ers and industrial corporations to
introduce industrial training for
their employes.
Colonel Woods' plan involves pay
ment of a living wage to workers
undergoing industrial training ap
prenticeship, and aims to effect a
great increase in general factory effi
ciency raising the average worker's
standard of efficiency from what
Colonel Woods declares statistics
show now to be not more than "3 5
per cent, of his best."
New < umhcrlninl, p a ., Aug. 1J A
meeting of the American Legion will
be held in the rooms of the Order of
Independent Americans Wednesday
evening at 7.30 o'clock. Thirty-five
service men have been enrolled in
the last week. All service men have
been invited to enroll at the meeting
Dives, Pomeroy Stewart
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garments need new linings now is the time to select the X I gltonable circles as sport shades—pink, rose, light blues,
goods. / W " green, tan and dark hues, too—browns, navy, purple and
The silk section announces these new linings: / ilk. -• /l)\\ black.
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Printed Cotton Back Satins, 36 inches, yard, '
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Pelding s printed linings, 36 inches, vard $2.50 V
Pull line of Cheney prined linings, 40 inches, yard, ' j \ << T? *99 T T
Mallinson's Pussy Willow in 20 pretty designs, 40 niches! / V i I :
Pelgram and Meyers striped satin linings, 40 inches, yard! | // FOT Woffl.Cn
D ' VeS ' P ° meroy & & * ewart str eet Floor. Athletic Styles With Feminine
People See the Wisdom Of , , DainttaeSS
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ture While They "\. l'| fli\[ r terials ranging from softest nainsook to shimmering Jap
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More people are appreciating the fact that Pink silk mull, bodice top $3.00
it is true economy to buy the best, for only the m j __ Pink Jap silk, bodice top 00 4
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mate and precious in the home—the kind that J ui/LtyilL
makes you feel hat you have done something
worth while and of benefit to yourself. T 4-l~ J- i. 1 • ti n
p„^J A™buT-VciiaS. is the Outstanding Feature of the Early
Ihe fine furniture marked so exccpionally low in he XU.OUIIIH liatO
August hale will stand any kind of examination—in fact we j&i 1
take pleasure 111 opening drawers and givine vou some "in TR , . e . ... „ , 1
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$ S of fashionable mi,linery - \ ■
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in the Aug e ust C Sale d ! r . Davenport. 1 hree pieces Styles showing the use of Duvetyn in its entirety or in combination with rich I , tl 1 lc fl real £ lanes makin & them P
cu; a to jpi.So.lHJ I > real tlyers.
f h-tir 5m n f v D lt ? including $69.00 panne velvet or Lyons silk velvet. The models are shown
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iiree-picce Lane and I apestry Suite, including Chair, of oriental inspiration, and wide, graciously sweeping brims t/ ' (fy' / ' their fl y' n g- U %
f X I .AuVust Vale Price D ie9M undoubtedly showing their influence to the large Gainsborough .AM ' "
A I 1 Three-piece Overstuffed P'ctnre hats that have become so well known through portraits 1 X,';'.' '
a If 1 apestry Suite with loose of the Louis XV and XVI periods w Model A2O Tractor $2.00 w
W 1 // spring cushions. Autrust W Lawrence Twin push 1.000 foot |
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M/i Chair, $75.00 Rocker and . fICTp, . r) t,lc .$5.00 1
m $135.00 Davenport. Three (P"1 A I~\Ci d* "1 O f\f\ "1 A f\r\ ft} ~i p* r\ r\ n Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Basemenrt. j
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Dives, Poweroy & Stewart, Fourth Floor. ?56.00 w Vvi. '
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Second Floor, Front
Nationals Want Paid
For Property Damage
They Suffered
Mexico City, Aug. 11. Claims
made by various nationals against
the Mexican government for prop
erty damages suffered during revo
lutionary disorders amount at the
! present time to 18,259,539 pesos, ac
cording to a statement made public
by the Department of the Treasury
based on data secured from the
bureua of claims which is adminis
tering the adjustments. Spanish
claimants head the list, both in
numbers and in damages asked;
Americans rank sixth. The distrib
ution of the claimants and the
amount of their claims is as follows:
Spanish, 8,132,927 pesos; Turkish,
8,168,590 pesos; German, 645,908
pesos; French, 282,841 pesos; Ital
ian, 272,497 pesos; American, 139 -
914 pesos; Chinese, 38,602 pesos-
Guataemalan, 20,000 pesos; English'
9,907 pesos; Dutch, 7,700 pesos-
Austrian, 3,225 pesos; Mexicans
5,537,364 pesos.
The newspaper, El Universal, in
commenting on these figures, calls
attention to the relative positions
of American, British and French
claimants and suggests that many
of these nations have refrained from
making formal requests, intending to
attempt reclamation through the
diplomatic channels of their re
spective governments.
By Associated Press.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Aug. 11.
Dispatches received here from Peru
say that the yellow fever epidemic is
J j.
Public Service Commissioner
Will Appear Before Elec
tric Board
Washington, August 11.—Hearings
tefora the electric railway commis
sion appointed by President Wilson
to make recommendations for im
provement of the street railway situ
ation, was to be resumed here to-day.
The hearings opened July 15 and af
ter the representatives of the rail
ways had been heard, adjournment
was taken. Representatives of the
public and the employes are yet to
be heard, the former beginning to
morrow and the workers late this
month or early in September.
At tlie hearings beginning to-day
Secretary Baker and a number of rep
resentatives of the public will testi
fy. Among the prospective witnesses
is Mayor Connell, Scranton. and
among those representing State Pub
lic Service Commissions will be Rich
ard T. Higgins, Connecticut, and W.
D. B. Ainey, Pennsylvania.
Campaign Ready to Raise
Funds For T. R. Memorial
By Associated Press.
New York, Aug. 11.—The Roose
velt Memorial Association an
nounce that arrangements virtually
had been completed for the cam
paign to raise funds for erection of
a monument at Washington and es
tablishment of a public park at Oys
President. 111 h ° n ° r ° f the fornier
Regional conferences at which
State chairmen and State commit
teee will meet to consider plans will
be held in ten cities in the next
few weeks.
Express Is Derailed Near Mif
flin, Causing Train to
Be Delayed
Mifflin Fa., August 11.—Four train
men were hurt, and all four tracks
of the Pennsylvania Railroad main
line to Pittsburgh were blocked by
the derailing of an entire American
I Railway Express train, No. 4S, just
I west of this point at 5.48 p. m. yes
terday. Through trains of the Penn
sylvania line were diverted, although
delays of various degrees were caused.
Engineer William Leonard, of Al
| toona, was slightly scalded. The fire
man escaped with minor cuts. The
I train did net carry passenger coaches.
| The train, consisting of a locomo
tive, seven express cars and a coach
for the crew and express messengers,
left the track while running at a fair
rate of speed. Cars and debris were
scattered over the four tracks, and
the rails torn out in several places.
Wrecking crews wei e dispatched to
the scene, and were still at work this
morning. The cause of the wreck has
not been determined.
Important through expresses were
detoured, some byway of the Tyrone
trar ch and ethers thiough Le.vistown
Lover's curve is near Penholm, the
Middle Division coaling station, where
a record is made of all trains passing
east and west. The engine of the
trains was turned completely around.
Services at the Camp Hill Church
of God were well attended yesterday
and the musical programs were fea
tures. In the morning Miss Lila
Spencer. Wormleysburg, sang a solo,
"I Came to Thee." and in the even
ing Miss Alta P. Stever sang "The
Rosary." Miss Maud Sechrist con
ducted the Christian Endeavor serv
ices at which Mrs. A. P. Stever and
daughter sang a duet, "Bless Thou
Seven Persons Burn
as Scenic Railway Car
Leaps Into Flames
Montreal, Aug. 11. Seven per
sons were burned to death last night
In a fire on a scenic railway at Do
minion Park, an amusement resort
near this city.
The bodies of three men, three
women and a boy were recoverd
from the ruins shortly before mid
night. It has been impossible so
far to Identify the dead.
The cause of the fire, which not
only destroyed part of the scenic
railway but also the "Mystic Mill"
nearby is unknown, but it is be
lieved it was started by a lighted
cigaret or match. The flames,
fanned by a westerly wind, spread
quickly, and only a river, on the
banks of which the amusement park
is located, checked the fire from
spreading to the rest of the resort
across the stream.
The fire started in the mill and
quickly the flames laid hold on the
skeleton structure of the railway.
When the firemen arrived, the mill
was a blazing pyre and a few min
utes later that part of the railway
Persistent Cough !
Tired Feeling
Fever in the Evenings j Symptoms of
Loss of Weight and ) Tuberculosis
Appetite j
Night Sweats j
Free Medical Examination at the
State Dispensary
10ft N. Second St., Harrisburf*.
Anti-Tuberculosis Society
of Harrisburg and Vicinity
City Library Building, Harrisburg, Pa.
AUGUST 11, 1919.
constructed over the mill tell with a
crash into the roaring furnace. Ac
cording to witnesses, a car filled
with merrymakers took a fatal leap
into the flames.
Coming from the mill could be
heard moans of agony and cries for
help, but the firemen found it im
possible to rescue only a few of the
men. women and children trapped
in the blazing structure. They did
succeed, however, in cutting their
way through the walls and dragging
forth a few persons almost smoth
ered by the smoke.
Bandstand Dedication in
New Cumberland Square
New Cuiiihri-liiml, Pa., Aug. 11.
This evening at 8 o'clock the dedica
tion of the bandstand which has
been erected in Market Square in
honor of the patriotic spirit of New
Cumberland will be heid. Program
follows: "Washington Grays," Graf
fula, New Cumberland band; selec
tion, Emerson Glee Club; presenta
tion of bandstand by the Susquehan
na Woolen Company to the borough,
Itussei Kohr; reception of the band
stand of the borough, Walter Smith,
president of borough council; over
ture, "Sunrise," St. Clair, New Cum
berland band; address, Heany Bixler;
march, "Fairest of the Fair," Sousa,
New Cumberland band; address, by
Hewell S. England; overture, "Poet
and Peasant," New Cumberland band;
selection, Emerson Glee Club; ad
dress, City Solicitor J. E. Fox, of
Harrisburg; continuation of concert.
New Cumberland band.
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