Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, September 10, 1919, Page 11, Image 11

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State Highway Department
Announces Plan for a Series
of Special Requirements
automobiles and
motor vehicles
' SjUflH that tests of the
automobile division of the State
Highway Department. This action
has been taken under the new auto
mobile code of 1919 and all manu
facturers have been asked to meet
special Instructions and also to have
tests made by an approved firm.
In a statement issued in regard
to automobile headlights to-day the
department says:
"Under section 20, of the Act of
June 30, 1919, all headlights, search
lights, spotlights, and other lights on
automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and
bicycles with motor vehicles, hav
ing electric lights of over four
candle power, must be equipped with
reflectors so arranged, designed, dif
lused or deflected that no dazzling
rays of light shall, at a point 75 feet
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Hay Fever
—Quickly Relieved by
Using a remedy that is auto
matically administered as you
breathe. And without discom
fort or inconvenience. Each
breath carries medication that
quickly hea's the afflicted
Is giving relief where all other
methods have failed. Used
with wonderful success in
treating all diseases of the
Nose, Throat and Lungs. Also
for Head Noises and Ear
Trouble. Now being intro
duced in Harrisburg at George
A. Gorgas' Drug Store, 16
North Third street.
IVTOUNG men who express the vigor of
* youth find that THE GLOBE styles j
were made for them. j |p||
117 ITH war-time restriction all off, design- | 'WM
* * ers are outdoing themselves now. | %s||
Double-breast and belted effects, patch pockets
and longer coats are now being widely shown.
But all with due regard for man's desire for
jjj OTHING loud or bold is considered in
ftilEN who always wear THE GLOBE
g *** clothes will find them snappier and bet-
S ter than ever. All fairly priced. [
J S3O to $75 II
or more ahead of the lamps, rise
more than 42 inches above the level
surface of (he highways. Motor
cycles without side car attachment
require but one headlight.
"Information concerning the re
sults of tests of light lenses or de
vices will be disseminated by the
State Highway Department from
time to time. Only such lenses or
devices which have been approved
will be permitted on motor vehicles."
Want Embargo Oil—Officials of
the State Highway Department are
making an effort to secure a modifi
cation of the embargo placed upon
shipments of stone by the United
States Kailroad Administration be
cause of the serious effect they de
clare it will have upon construction
of State highways at a period of the
year when they hoped to make the
most progress. Chief Engineer W.
H. Uhler is at Washington discuss
ing the matter and efforts to secure
enough stone to prevent suspension
of work on any contracts and con
sequent laying off of men are under
way in various quarters.
Fourteen Now Cases—The State
Board of Pardons has listed fourteen
new applications for hearing before
the board on September 17. In this
number are two applications for
commutation of death sentences,
three rehearings and a number held
under advisement.
Knrly Wheat Seeding—Seeding of
wheat is reported in progress in
southern and central counties of
Pennsylvania by the State Highway
Department, while general cutting
of early planted corn is under way.
A fair buckwheat crop is looked for
by Secretary Rasmussen.
Short nil Gobblers—Pennsylvania
is only raising SO por cent of the
number of turkeys generally raised
in this State, according to a state
ment issued to-day by the statistical
bureau of the Department of Agri
culture. This is only slightly more
than reported at this time last year
and the bureau says: "Many Penn
sylvania families will have to look to
other states for their Thanksgiving
and Christmas turkey unless condi
tions change for the better"
The department is also calling at
tention to the loss of valuable ferti
lizer through careless handling of
manure. It Is figured out that the
manure of live stock on farm and in
stables of Pennsylvania is worth
$37,750,000 a year as compared with
prices of fertilizer.
Mr. Williams Here —Representa-
tive George W. Williams, of Tioga
county, was among visitors at the
State Capitol. He was at the High
way Department on road matters for
Ex-Speaker Visits Ex-Speaker
George E Alter and Mrs. Alter, of
Allegheny, were visitors in Harris
burg to-day.
Progress on Code—The committee
in charge of the preparation of the
goggle code for the protection of
workmen will be ready to submit
the code before very long. It will
affect hundreds of establishments.
Contract for Boring Let The
contract for boring the foundations
for the new office building at the
Capitol was let yesterday by the
Board of Public Grounds and Build
ings to the Acker company, of
Scranton, which made the borings
lor the Memorial bridge. T. Guy
Meyers, Inc., Philadelphia, was
awarded the contract for the ap
proach to the Morrisville bridge at
Bridge Accepted—The State yes
terday accepted the new Aughwick
creek bridge in Huntingdon county.
Road Contractors Are
Very Much Disturbed
Highway Commissioner Lewis S.
Sadler, who has been receiving mes
sages of protest all day from con
tractors who fear that their road
building operations will be inter
fered with by the Railroad Admin
istration embargo on stone, said to-
day that he feared that it would
have a serious effect upon the State's
comprehensive road building pro
"It was our idea In instituting our
record-breaking road construction
program not only to give Pennsyl
vania the- highway system It must
have, but to provide Immediate em
ployment for thousands of men who
otherwise would tyive been out of
.work. The embargo on road ma
terials If extended to all railroads
will defeat that purpose," said Mr.
Sadler. "It has been suggested that
trucks be used. It is a physical Im
possibility to do this—as is evi
denced when it is known that the
stone for a single mile of road would
fill a thousand three-ton trucks.
"The obligation of the contractor
presents one of the serious aspects
of the case. There is no provision
under the constitution of Pennsyl
vania which would permit the High
way Department to recognize losses
to contractors brought about by rul
ings of the Railroad Administration
such as this. It is difficult at first
glance to appreciate the many rami
fications of which this situation Is
capable. Approximately 85,000 men
are employed In highway work in
Pennsylvania. If the embargo order
was but temporary it would have a
disastrous effect, because when work*
shuts down it means that labor will
drift to other sections; and upon the
lifting of the embargo it would be
impossible for the contractors and
the State Higwuy Department again
to organize their forces this season.
"The order of embargo directs
that permits be applied for before
shipments may be made, showing
the daily stone requirements for
contractors and the State, location
of shippers and consignees, and
other details. A similar situation
existed during the war. From the
experience of the department at that
time it is believed by officials that
it would be next to impossible to
proceed with the work of highway
construction with any kind of suc
cess or satisfaction."
Jitneymen Likely
to Lose Auto Tags
Investigation of the rates /and
service of Philadelphia's baxlcabs
which was set afoot to-day by the
Public Service Commission follow-*
ing decision of Monday night to un
dertake a searching Inquiry is likely
to develop into a State-wide matter
which will take inspectors to Pitts
burgh, Scranton and other cities as
well as cause investigation in Harrls
burg. Not only will taxicabs be re
quired to post rates of fare and to
maintain taximeters, but certain
standards of safety and Insurance
against accident will be demanded,
while the men who operate jitneys
without obtaining State certificates
will have their automobile licenses
Plans were made to-day for co
operation between the Commission
and the State Highway Department
in regard to procedure for revoca
tion of licenses which the Highway
Commissioner is authorized to do
where it is shown that a license
holder has violated an order of the
Commission. This can be done un
der the act of July 9. 1919, which
expressly authorizes the Highway
i Chief to revoke a license when the
holder is certified by the Commis
sion for operating as a common car
rier without a State certificate or
for other violations. Commissioners
Samuel M. Clement, Jr., and James
S. Benn discussed the situation in
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with
Highway Commissioner Lewis S.
Sadler. The chances are that while
the inquiry Into conditions of the
taxicab business in Philadelphia is
under way the jitneymen running
without licenses will be given warn
ing and if they fail to secure State
approval their numbers will be cer
tified to the Highway Department.
This law has already been invoked
'in one case and others are pending.
. . V
Federal Taxes Drop
Near $195,000,000
in Pennsylvania
Wa.shlngtoii, Sept. 10.—There was
a decrease in income and excess
profit taxes paid by Pennsylvania in
1919 over the previous year of $194,-
79,965.12. according to the report of
the Commissioner of Internal Reve
nue made public here. The income
and profits tax in 1918 amounted to
$95,881,375.95, compared with $301,-
111.410.79 this year. The total in
ternal revenue taxes paid by Penn
sylvania in 1919 were $437,653,-
877.07. Of this amount the first
Pennsylvania district including Phil
adelphia and the surrounding coun
ties paid $184,918,797.22, which rep
resented a decrease over the pre
vious year of $15,585,572.60. In the
Twenty-third district, Pittsburgh
and surrounding counties, the de
crease was $125,092,274.12.
In the North Pennsylvania district,
Lancaster, the taxes paid in this
year amounted to $21,478,943.83, a
gain of $594,106.61. In the Scranton
district the total taxes reached $35,-
510,371.31, a decrease of $11,318,-
Bank Examiner Is
Held on Alleged
Plot of Swindlers
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Sept. 10.— O. T. Evans,
a national bank examiner, was ar
rested yesterday in conection with
the •financial operations of what
State's Attorney Hoyne has alleged
was a swindler's syndicate plotting
a harvest of $1,00,000 by sale of
worthless securities.
Investigators said the land owned
by the Quaker Mining Corporation,
a zinc mining concern involved with
the syndicate's affairs, was found to
be worth only $2 5,000 instead of
$231,000 as claimed by some stock
salesmen. -
State Senator Adams, of Eltts
burgh. Pa., was named by the in
vestigators as having at one time
been employed to obtain options on
zinc lands for the syndicate.
Tompkins Placed on
Murder Trial Third
Time at Johnstown
Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 10.—For
the third time, George C. Tompkins
was placed on trial here yesterday
for the murders of E. I. Humph
ries, Sr., Mrs. Humphries and their
son, E. 1., Jr., near Carrolltown,
July 15, 1917. At the first trial the
defendant was convicted of second
degree murder for the killing of Mr.
Humphries, and the second trial re
sulted in a first degree murder ver
dict for the shooting of the wife. lr.
the latter case the State SupTeme
Court granted a new trial, which is
now in progress. As in thp former
trials, notes of testimony taken
during the first and second trials
are being used by both defense and
prosecution as a basis for examining
Larkin Detention
Disappoints Followers
Dublin, Sept. 10.—James Larkin
having cabled from the United
States to his sister that he hoped
soon to be at home in Ireland "with
the old guard" there is some dis
appointment among his followers
here because both the United States
and British governments have re
fused him, as stated, the necessary
The Irish Transport Workers'
Union which he founded, mean
while, has not abated any of its
activities in his absence, and has
carried out in various parts of
Ireland a number of embarrassing
and sometimes successful strikes.
At present the harvest is in danger
and the cattle trade is obstructed
in the midland counties by Trans
port Union walkouts of the agri
cultural laborers, and in Dublin
there is the novel feature of 'a
strike of gravediggers belonging to
this union which has succeeded in
closing the great Catholic cemetery
at Glasnevin.
The report of the organization for
the past year shows an increased
membership from 43,788 to 58,827
in 210 branches. The finances show
a credit balance on the year of
nearly $90,000. Nearly $45,000 was
paid out during the year in strike
benefits. Larkin's most recent pub
lic appearance in America was at
a Socialist mass meeting in New
York, last June.
Knights of Pythias
Hold First Outing
The first annual picnic of Enter
prise lodge, No. 508, Knights of
Pythias, held at Boiling Springs
Park, was enjoyed by upward of
one thousand members of the or
der. Prizes were offered for the
many events. The married men de
feated the single men in a fast ball
game. The tug-of-war for men
captained by Brenneman and Hor
ner was won by Brenneman and his
side after ten minutes of struggle.
Prize, case of peas each. Tug-of
war for women won by Captain Mrs.
Wtckenhaser, case of corn. Quoit
contest, Brenneman first, prize, box
of cigars; second, H. Fleagle, K. of
P. book. Fat woman's race, won by
Mrs. Horner, bucket of lard. Ice
cream eating contest, won by T.
Olsey, eating a pint of ice cream
in 14 seconds, prize, clock. Three
legged race for boys won by Miller
and Fleagle, prize flashlight for
each- Ptanut hunt won by C. New
comer, prize, lillypops. Wheelbar
row race for women, first prize, a
ham won by Mrs. Hite; second, Mrs.
G. Miller, 5 punds sugar. Other
events too numerops to mention
were enjoyed by all. Special cars
going and returning from the park
was appreciated by all.
David Kaufman Heads
Jewish Relief Workers
David Kaufman, as chairman of
the American Jewish Relief Com
mittee, will call a meeting of prom
inent men of this vicinity next Sun
day. Mr. Kaufman has just accept
ed this post for the campaign to be
held shortly, and at the personal
request of Nathan Straus, Jacob D.
Lit, Felix Warburg and Jacob
The men who are sponsoring the
cause of Jewish relief feel tltat only
prompt aid can save the Jewish peo
ple from immediate annihilation.
Millions of men, women and chil
dren, said Mr. Kaufman, are fac
ing death from starvation and the
plagues. In Poland alonl: over
800,000 children are dependent up
on American relief. More than 75,-
000 Jewish orphans are wandering
the streets. This is not a religious
or radical movement, it is a move
ment to help a needy people, and
it must be solved by American Jews
and their friends or the result will
be total extermination for the Jews
at Kurano
Steps Taken to Make Com
monwealth Road Building
Independent of R. R. Rules
In an effort fo overcome difficul
ties caused by the United States
Railroad Administration's embargo
against shipments of stone for State
highway construction and to safe
guard the road building operations
of 1920, steps have been taken
where the new bureau of geological
survey of the Internal Affairs De
partment will make searches for
stone and sand along the lines of
the proposed construction. Ar
rangements for this work were made
to-day by Highway Commissioner
Lewis S. Sadler, who called upon
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j Fall Hats Are Ready/!
This is the Hat week, get in line for the
official day Sunday—you will want to wear your
new Fall "Stetson" or Mallory Velour. You'll be anxious for that
day to arrive if you look at our four big windows filled with new
Fall Hats —The most attractive display in Harrisburg—the largest
display of "Hats" in any store in Pennsylvania.
This "Live Store" is headquarters for Stetson and
Mallorys. The reason Doutrichs sell so many more Hats than any other
store is because men prefer to be equipped throughout at an Always Reliable Store,
where selections are unlimited, and then, too, it's so much more pleasant for the cus
tomer to be able to match up his suit properly. We have this in mind when making
selections. All the things are considered carefully for the purchaser's interest.
Furthermore, we have thirty salesmen
who are fully qualified to assist and advise you in making
so important a purchase. You want something more than a hat—you I
want a becoming shape, as well as an appropriate blend that will
harmonize. Unless stocks are largs it's a little more troublesome to
get all you should have. Here's where our expert advice will greatly
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the new State Geologist, Dr. George
■H. Ashley, to undertake the task.
The Commissioner said that if
quarries and sand beds ran be lo
cated near the road operations con
struction will be "simplified and has
tened. Under a new law the Stute
has authority to condemn land for
quarries and production of roud
making material, while the War De
partment has turned over to the
State several hundred army trucks
for use in road construction which
the department in efforts to over
come the embargo conditions will
rent to contractors.
Dr. Ashley will put a corps of field
men to work at once along the lines
laid down for the road building op
erations which will be under way
late this year and in 1920.
In a statement issued. Commis
sioner Sad]er said: "This depart
ment has certain important projects
on its schedule for 1920. Those
projects are a part of the primary
highway system. They must be com
pleted, if humanly possible. If em
bargoes are announced on ship
ments of road materials, or if trans-
SEPTEMBER 10, 1919
portatlon fails for any reason, we
want to be in a position to continue
our construction. We want, if pos
sible, to be independent of the rail
roads. What we ask of the new
State Geologist is that he make an
immediate effort to find sand, and
stone near the 1920 jobs, so that
trucks can be used to get this ma
terial where it is needed. We are
particularly anxious to complete the
primary highway system so that
food can be transported to the cen
ters of population from the centers
of production. Nothing will help us
more than finding us materials at
the back door, as it were, of our
1920 projects." .
Bride elll, They Are
Married in Hospital
Becoming ill on Monday after
coming to Harrisburg to be married,
Miss Minnie Smith, of York, was
yesterday married to William Myers,
of the same city, in the Harrisburg
Hospital, where she had bees taken
for treatment.
Late Monday evening the bride-to
be became 111 and was taken to the
Hospital. Not dangerously ill, she
wished the marriage to go forward
as planned yesterday and the bond
was tied in a ward of the local in
stitution. Bridegroom, minister,
witnesses and others stood at the
bedside of the bride.
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