Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 09, 1919, Page 2, Image 2

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The Days News in Cities and Towns of Central Pennsylvania
Judge Gillan IVeides on Spe
cial Scssic of
j , Strike
Chnmbcrsbur.', .It.lge
W. Rush Gillan unnoum ■ ! : csierday
that a special session of criminal
court had been dec.dled upon to dis
pose of the large amount of business
brought about through riot eases at
Waynesboro and Greencastle, the
outcome of the Waynesboro strike.
These cases will occupy all of the
present week and part of next. The
common pleas term was continued
until Monday, November 10, at
which time a special jury will be
The testimony of Blaine Rock, a
Waynesboro striker, who was the
. first witness called for the defense
yesterday in the Greencastle riot
case, showed that daily meetings had
been held at Friedley's woods, near
Waynesboro, in order to have the
strikers hold together. Ho admitted
that at one of these meetings it was
decided to send representatives to
Greencastle in an effort to have the
workmen of the Landis Tool Com
pany there to quit work and join the
In his 'direct testimony he denied
he had participated In the riot, say
ing he arrived "after the excitement"
was over. He told the court and
jury that he in company with sev
eral other men went to Greencastle
by automobile and that the shops
were closed when ho arrived. He
followed the parade to Center
Square where it disbanded. Thirty
five strikers are on trial.
Huntingdon Presbytery^
Is to Meet Next April
in Mifflintown Church
Mlfflintown, Pa., Oct. 9.—At the
meeting of the Presbytery of Hunt
ingdon at Bellwood the invitation of
the church in this place htat the
presbytery meet here next April was
The Rev. David S. Curry, who ac
cepted the call to the church at
Mount Union, was received from the
Presbytery of Corning. The Rev.
Dr. J. S. Butt was received from the
Presbytery of Newton, having ac
cepted the call from the congrega
tion of West Kiehacoquillas.
Mrs. Nancy Walmer Is
Dead of Heart Failure
Union Deposit, Pa., Oct. 9. —Mrs.
Nancy Walmer died on Tuesday
morning at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Jacob Nye, of heart fail
ure. She is survived by one son,
Harry Walmer; one daughter, Mrs.
Jacob Nye: eight grandchildren, two
great grandchildren and one broth
er, Samuel Gingrich. She was 81
years old. Funeral services will be
held on Friday afternoon at 1:30
o'clock at the house, conducted by
the Rev. Arthur R. King. Inter
ment will be made In the Union De
posit cemetery.
Granville Man Is Fined
$25 For Shooting Grouse
'Dewistown, Pa.. Oct. 9.—Cloyd
Brlttan, of Granville, near here, was
arrested by Ralph E. McCoy, keeper
of the game preserve at Licking
Creek, and fined $25 for shooting
a grouse out of season. Brittan had
the bird concealed in his clothing
when McCoy followed him from the
Vincent lumber camp and arrested
Cly, Pa., Oct. 9.—Baron Bestecki,
of New Cumberland, has purchased
the coal fleet operated at this placo
by Brunner and Kephart, of York
Haven. The consideration was pri
vate. Baron Bestecki will Increase
the capacity of the fleet by the addi
tion of several more pumps.
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Mayor Shelby S. Tuttle
Heads College Training
Corps at Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 9.—Major
Shelby S. Tuttle, United States In
fantry, has been appointed as the
new commanding officer of the Re
serve Officers' Training Corps untt
of Gettysburg College to succeed
Captain Tuthill, who has been mus
tered out of the service. Major Tut
tle will be head of the department
of military science and tactics.
Red Lion Cigarmakers Anx
ious Lest Big Men Abandon
Industry Across River
Red Lion, Pa., Oct. 9.—Cigar
manufacturers of Red Lion and vi
cinity held a meeting on Tuesday
evening, at which plans were made
to better labor conditions in the
trade, to stabilize the wage scale and
to insure labor that the present wage
scales would be maintained. During
the past few months the borough
has been invaded by cigar manu
facturers with big establishments in
the larger cities. At the meeting it
was pointed out that these manu
facturers come into the community
only because of strikes and wage
demands in larger cities and their
presence here is only for the period
of such difficulty.
It is said that when adjustments
are made the big manufacturers will
close up their shops and withdraw
the work to their larger plants, leav
ing local residents without work.
These manufacturers refused the de
mands of their workers in the cities,
it is said, and came into the com
munity and secured labor here by
bidding against the local plants, of
fering large bonuses.
The wages of cigarmakers have
advanced in Red Lion 70 per cent,
during the past year, and the em
ployes at the meeting agreed that
the present scale would be main
Three Congressmen on
Party's Rally Program
Cliambersburg, Pa., Oct. 9.—Three
Republican Congressmen, Albert
Johnson, of Washington: William R.
Wood, of Indiana, and Benjamin K.
Focht, of Pennsylvania, are to ad
dres a rally of Franklin county Re
publicans to be held In the Cham
bersburg Trust Company building on
Saturday forenoon. Luncheon is to
be served. The rally has been called
by Dr. Joseph P. Maclay, county
chairman, and his fellow members
of the county committee.
Loysville Bank Stock
Attracts Many People
Loysville, Pa., Oct. 9.—Stock In
the proposed National Bank of Loys
ville has already been overscribed.
National bank examiners have look
ed over the prospects and a charter
will be granted as soon as necessary
details can be completed.
It is understood there is a move
ment on foot to organize a second
bank here. Loysville is the center
of the richest sections of Perry
county and has long had Inadequate
banking facilities.
Palmyra Pastor Sent
Back For Tenth Year
Palmyra, Pa., Oct. 9.—The Rev.
E. O. Burtner has been returned to
the First United Brethren church
here by the annual conference. This
will mark the Rev. Burtner's tenth
consecutive year as pastor at the
Palmyra church during which time
ho has been most successful.
Harrisburg Negro Held With
out Bail For Slashing Com
panion Near Altoona
Altoona, Pa., Oct. 9. Charged
with the murder of Granville Davis,
Jesse Allen, a Harrisburg negro, has
been held without ball for trial. He
was taken to the Blair county prison
at Hollldaysburg to-day after Alder
man John C. Gorsuch had heard the
evidence against him and committed
him to prison. The murder was one
of the most sensational and brutal
ever occurring in this city. Allen,
apparently laying In wait for Davis
at the old West End hotel, stepped
forward in the hallway as Davis
came out of his room, attacking him
in a frenzied mariner with a large
pocketknife, cutting and slashing
him in the abdomen and back. Allen
made his escape while Davis was
hurried to the Altoona hospital. His
wounds were of a terrible nature,
the long blade of the knife cutting
through the abdomen to the vital
organs of the body. He sank rap
idly and died just before midnight
Allen's mother is Mrs. Molllo Al
len, of 126 Liberty street, Harris
burg, and is a respected colored wo
man of that city. Letters in the ef
fects of Allen show that she has
been making tireless efforts to have
him live a law-abiding and decent
life. One letter contains a plea for
him to get rid of a revolver she
learned he was carrying.
Allen made the following state
ment to the police:
"On Sunday, October 5, Granville
Davis, mysejf and several other col
ored men whose names I do not
know, engaged in crap shooting in
the woods west of Altoona, Blair
county, when a quarrel took place
between Davis and myself.
"Davis alleged that I was using
loaded dice. Ho threw the dice
away and called me a number of
vile names. Davis also threatened
to cut me with a knife. This (Tues
day) evening about 6 o'clock I met
Davis in the West End hotel, where
we both board, when I drew the
knife with the blood on the blade,
which I dropped on the sidewalk
and Officer C. C. Mock picked up,
and slashed Davis several times."
Warns Banks Against
Man With Bogus Checks
Lebanon, Pa., Oct. 9. —Sergeant
L. G. Bernard, In charge of the re
cruiting station here, to-day notified
all banks in the city to be on the
lookout for A. H. Harrison, for
merly In the recruiting service of
the United States at San Francisco,
who is said to be passing worthless
checks. Harrison is described as
a deserter from the recruiting serv
ice. He is said to be of excellent
appearance and personality. He
stands more than six feet tall and
weighs over 200 pounds.
Two Taken by State
Police on Theft Charge
Lebanon, Pa., Oct. 0. Officers
McMahon and Thompson, of the
State police, yesterday placed Austin
Brubaker and Monroe Eckert, of
Schaefferstown, under arrest charged
with housebreaking. In default of
bail the men were committed to the
county jail by Justice of the Peace
It is said they entered the home
of Alfred S. Wartluft at Schaeffers
town and stole goods valued at SSO.
Wrightsville, Oct. 9. —Matthew
Blrk, for 85 years superintendent of
the Billmyer and Small saw mill at
this place In the days when this was
the leading industry of the borough,
died suddenly at his home on Tues
day evening, aged 71 years. Al
though In poor health for several
years, he had not been confined to
the house. He was widely known
In York county.
Philadclphian Defeats Harris
burg Candidate For State
Fireman Presidency
Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 9.—Judge Eu
gene C. Bonnlwell, of Philadelphia,
president of the State Firemen's As
sociation, was re-elected by the dele
gates in the forUeth annual conven
tion by a vote of 4,101 to 1,147.
He was opposed by Howard O.
Holstein, of Harrisburg, who is in
favor of the head of the association
serving only one year and retiring
in favor of other candidates. This
is the fifth successive year that Judge
Ronniwell has served the association
as its head. During his incumbency
he has covered 15,000 miles at no
expense to the association.
"I have always borne in mind that
the funds of the association are a
sacred trust to be conserved and en
larged in order that our obligations
to the dependents of our departed
brothers might be maintained.
Therefore, during the entire period
of my incumbency, there has been
no charge to the State association
for clerical services of stenographers,
nor for traveling expenses," Judge
Bonniwell stated.
There were eight candidates for
vice-presidents, the four highest be
ing elected, as follows: Michael J.
Cronin, Erie, 4,223; Daniel H. Har
ris, Catasauqua, 4,113; Peter J.
Roßar, Scranton, 3,862; Earl I
Koch Reading, 3,728. The other
candidates were Mark F. Roberts
Carrick, 1.049; Charles Metzel, ML
Union, 867; George Vanßilliard,
Bethlehem, 721; Roy O. Schuy
ler, 607.
The other officers elected are:
Secretary-treasurer, Oliver T. Wea
ber, Allentown, 5,250; financial sec
retary, Charles E. Clark, 5,250; chap
lain, the Rev. Samuel H. Stein, of
York, 5.250.
It was decided to hold over until
next year the amendments to the by
laws providing for an increase in the
dues to $2.50 and fixing the age limit
for new members at 49 years.
Newport Band Chooses
John S. Eby Its President
Newport, Pa., OcL 9.—John 6.
Eby, former Perry county member
of Assembly, and for many years
president of the Newport Citizen's
Band, has Just been re-elected to
the office. Other officers of the as
sociation recently elected are: Vice
president, John S. Kough; secre
tary, R. W. Davis; treasurer, R. P.
Keim; leader, W. H. Kough; as
sistant leaders, F. L. Demaree, L.
M. Kell and William Dudley.
Propositions of securing better
financial support are being consid
ered, it being thought that a perma
nent fund should be created by
citizens to provide for the future
need of the band. Just now. It is
reported, the band Is in need of uni
Homesick Lad Starts
Back on Roller Skates
Reading, Pa,, Oct. 9.—Homesick
for Reading after two weeks lit
Philadelphia, where he eald he
cotaldn't make friends with other
youngsters, 11-year-old Joseph Dil
lon, of Reading, started the 6 6-mile
Journey to his home on roller skates.
Exhausted and hungry when he
reached Meadowbrook, he applied at
a palatial residence, where he was
given a dinner and then was turned
over to the Ablngton police.
The Reading police were notified
by wire and are now looking for Ills
parents In Reading so that the lad
can be returned to them.
Kenney Found Guilty
of Killing Daniel Herron
Hollldaysburg, Pa,, Oct, 9.
Harry Kenney, of Juniata, was yes
terday found guilty of Involuntary
manslaughter In connection with the
death of Daniel Herron. A recom
mendation for mercy was made.
The verdict sets forth that he is
guilty of Involuntary manslaughter In
operating an automobile In a reck
less manner at the time he hit Her
ron. The Jury was out about 25
minutes when a verdict was reached.
Herron was run down and killed
by the car driven by Kenney on the
morning of July 1 In Altoona.
Newport, Pa., Oct. 9. —■ Buck's
church In Buck's Valley will hold
a "welcome home" service for re
turned service men and women of
the district In the church on Satur
day evening. A banquet will be
served. There/ will be a program
which will Include speaking and
musical numbers.
Little Lines From Nearby
Hlllerstown Many MUlerstown
people attended the fair at Newport
last week.
Clearfield —Clair Shaffer, of New
tionburg, this county, captured for
ty-two groundhogs this season,
MUlerstown Hoi mnn Cathcart,
who has been in Alaska during the
summer, visited his parents here.
Lykens—Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Henry have returned from Ellsa
bethvllle camp grounds, where they
had a cottage.
Lykens—The Weiss Pine Food
Stores Company may locate a store
here, arrangements having been In
progress for some time,
Lykens—Mrs, Luther Good, who
has been 111 for a week, was taken
to the Harrlsburg hospital for ah
operation yesterday. Her husband
met her at Harrlsburg,
Marietta Joseph Carroll, Jr.,
and Miss Susanna Myers, both of
this place, were married at Elkton.
Md, The groom recently returned
from army service overseas,
Carlisle—John Lindner has con
structed a swimming pool at what
Is known as Meeting House Springs
and the "old swimming hole" at
that place has passed Into history.
Marietta—Mr. and Mrs. William
Hogendobler, who were married In
Danville, Pa., twenty-flve years ago.
celebrated the silver anniversary of
their wedding at their home here,
Carlisle—Dickinson College stu
dents may conduct training work
classes In the schools of this place
if the school board assents to the
plan now under consideration, '
Vorlc—By the accidental dis
charge of a gun Edward White, n
ehaffeur employed by William E.
Duff, was killed, the load from n
shotgun entering his abdomen.
White was 23 years old.
(Other state News on Page 14.)
Chamber of Commerce Wants
Ordinance Repealed Bar
ring Frame Dwellings
Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 9. The
Chamber of Commerce has peti
tioned the town council for the re
peal of the borough ordinance pro
hibiting the erection of frame build
ings throughout the borough and a
new ordinance has been passed and
will be effective after the necessary]
legal proceedings.
It is felt that because of the com
ing of two new factories here the
housing facilities of the town must
be greatly improved, as the two con
cerns will doubtless bring many new
families to the town, for
houses must be provided. An or
ganization has been effected to take
charge of a house building plan that
has been worked out and a large
sum of money has been pooled by
interested citizens for the house
building project.
Marysville Pastor Is
Chosen Ministerial Chief
Marysville, Pa., Oct 9.—The Rev.
Ralph E. Hartman, recently re
elected president of the Marysville
Ministerium, has been elected presi
dent of the Ministerial Association
of the Reformed churches of Harris
burg and vicinity. The Rev. Mr.
Hartman was recently granted an
Increase in salary by the consistory
of the Trinity Reformed church, the
third increase since he assumed the
pastorate in June, 1916.
Sophomores Dance When
Business Meeting Closes
New Cumberland, Pa., OcL 9.
On Monday night a meeting of the
committee of the sophomore class
of the high school was held at the
home of Miss Mildred Mailey, In
Sixteenth street. After a short busi-'
ncss session, dancing was enjoyed.
Those present were the Misses Dor
othy Kaufman, Marguerite Sutton,
Mariam Freeburn. Ruth Koker, Mil
dred Mailey, Messrs. John Hobart,
Gilbert Lechthaler, Gerald Bryan
and Arthur Desenberger.
New Cumberland, Pa., Oct. 9.
The Rev. C. H. Hughes, pastor of
the Church of God, has returned
from Saxton, Pa., where he attended
[conference. He has been returned to
this charge.
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tMany New Coats Have Arrived |
For Women and Misses | -
And We Have Priced Them Very
$45 to $195 |
These models represent the choicest styles that M
are shown this season. Each coat is tailored in the M
exclusive manner which characterizes all Schleisner J
The models are developed in the favored mater- . M
ials such as Evora, Duvetyne„ Peach Bloom, Velour
de Laine, Silvertone, Tinseltone and the other fa
vored soft surface materials.
Many of these coats have fur collars and cuffs and
some are trimmed with fur at the bottom. Many of
them are plain with collars and cuffs of self material.
Large Picture Hats Of Black Velvet ( —— -
11 $18.50 to $27.50 - I
These hats are the new and acclaimed
modes in millinery. They are favored by the T
most exclusive dressers. Many of them are A /I
black velvet with self facing while others are Jl\
faced with velvet of contrasting shades. V / \
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Hudson Seal Coats New Georgette Blouses
Made of Selected Pelts / n pi es h and white
These luxurious coats are unquestionably ttj , .. , ,
= . _ i.. j i . v. .1 Hand embroidered models with filet lace = \
= superior in quality and value to what the „ ee
average fur coats are today. These stun- and featuring the new frills and collars. The g
ning models are trimmed with Lynx, Beaver cuffs harmonize. These are particularly
and Squirrel. fine blouses, and we have priced them
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Hummelstown Post Com
pletes Arrangements For
Smoker in Masonic Hall
Hummelstown, Pa., Oct. 9.—lndi
cations point to the success of the
big American Legion rally and
smoker to bo given by Hummelstown
Post, No. 265, at the Masonic Hall I
in this place to-morrow evening. Not
only Hummelstown but surrounding
towns which have not already or
ganized Legion posts, have been
thoroughly canvassed by enthusiastic
members in order to insure the at
tendance of three hundred men, for
which number preparations are
being made.
The evening's program Includes
an address by J. L. Goines, of Hunt
ingdon, delegate to the State con
vention at Harrisburg last week,
and music by an all-service orches
tra. A free canteen service will also
be a feature.
Dog Disconcerts Driver
and Auto Strikes Post
Lewlstown, Pa., Oct 9.—Miss
Rhoda Shea sustained a fracture of
the collarbone when the automobile
in which she was riding collided
with a post at the foot of the Bell
town church hilt. The automobile
was driven by Ammon Spigglemyer.
Miss Shea, Miss Mona Dcemer and
Arthur Goss were passengers and
suffered minor injuries. A dog on
the road is said to have caused the
driver to lose control.
Train Strikes Team
on Railroad Crossing
Newport, Pa., Dec. 9.—Failing to
notice the approach of the New
[port and Sherman's Valley evening
| train, J. E. Gross, of Carlisle, drove
| his horse and buggy on a crossing
l in the borough. The train hit the
! team and the buggy was completely
; demolished. Neither Mr. Gross nor
the horse were hurt.
| Shiremanstown Man Has
Prize Pumpkin Crop
Sliiremaiistown, Pa., Oct. 9.
McClellan Walters, of this place,
has a pumpkin vine in his garden
which has twenty-five of the most
perfect pumpkins ever grown.
Truckers and farmers have called
to see it.
1 ' OCTOBER 9, 1919. *
Palmyra to Entertain
United Brethren Body
After Twenty Years
Palmyra, Pa., Oct. 9.—The First
United Brethren church here has
been designated as the place for
holding the 1920 conference of the
United Brethren church. East Penn
sylvania district. Twenty years ago
this church accommodated the dele
gates to tho conference. The deci
sion to hold the 1920 conference at
Palmyra was reached at Reading.
Survivors of Gallant 49th Vol
unteer Regiment Hold An
nual Reunion Today
Huntingdon, Pa., Oct. 9. —Surviv-
ors of the 49th Regiment, Pennsyl
vania Volunteers, are holding their
annual reunion here to-day. .Fol
lowing a business session this after
noon, there was a parade and after
that a banquet at the Baptist church
under the auspices of the citizens of
Huntingdon and Post No. 44, G. A. R.
The 49th was one of the fighting
regiments of the Army of the Po
tomac, saw much hard service in
every way, and lost many men. They
had the honor of cleaning the prin
cipal streets of Winchester, Va.,
September 19, 1864, losing 45 men.
The regiment was one of four that
broke the rebel lines in front of Fort
Fisher, near Petersburg, Va., April
2, 1865, with small loss.
Their loss in the wilderness May
5 and 6, 1864, was 48 men; Bpottsyl
vania, Va., May 10 and 12. 304 men.
Their last battle was at Sailors
Creek, Va., April 6, 1865. The loss
here was 60 men, but Sheridan's
cavalry and the Ist division, 6th
corps, got 6.012 prisoners.
[ BELL 125 DAY AND DIAL 4016
Two Separate Night Schools: Tlio One on Monday, Wednesday,
Friday—The Other Tuesday, Thursday Nights
(Opposite Senate Hotel)
Blaze Follows Effort of Youth
to Destroy Vermin at
Trindle Inn
Mcchanicsburg, Pa., Oct. I.
Chicken houses, a lot of chickens and
a portion of the stable were destroy
ed by nre at Trindle Inn, a short
distance below Mechanicsburg, on
Tuesday morning. The blaze was
the result of the efforts of a colored
boy to burn sulphur In the hen
house to rid It of vermin. Unfa
miliar with the usual procedure,
the lad lighted the sulphur and ran
The buildings were a mass of
flames, when discovered, and beyond
control of a bucket brigade, so the
Rescue Hook and Ladder Company,
of this place, was summoned and
with its chemical engine had the fire
under control before the stable was
burned, although it was badly dam-
I aged. The loss is estimated at about
1 S9OO. There is no Insurance.
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sequently are suffering with con
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is thorough and our prices very
reasonable. Let us examine your
eyes. P. J. Baumgardncr, 206 Mar
ket street. With P. H. Caplan Co.
Good Glasses, including examina
tion, for as little as $2.60. —Adv.