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District Engineers Are Trans
ferred and Other Changes
tricte frorti fifteen I
others to new districts, was an-1
nounoed at the Capitol to-day, tak
ing effect January 1.
W. Tt. Wolfinger, district engineer
With headquarters at Allentown, is!
promoted to be assistant construc
tion engineer with head juarters here
and these district en irreers have i
been assigned to other duties or re
lieved: C. W. Hard Harrisburg,
who has been in chai . e of District
No. 2; Arthur S. Cla>. Bloomsburg,
District No. 3; H. W Claybaugh,
Franklin, District No. 4; W. P.
Cressman, Philadelphia District No.
7; W. O. Bennett, Dußois, District
No. S; W. H. Bircher, Seranton, Dis
trict No. 12. Messrs. Clay, Clay
baugh, Hart and Cressman are
transferred to the township division
of the State Highway Department.
Bennett is made superintendent of
Under the reorganization, as an
nounced by the State Highway De
partment, the 18 districts of the
State are in charge of the following
District No. 1, composed of Clin
ton, Centre and Clearfield counties
—D. C. Starkpole, witl headquar
ters at Bellefonte.
No. 2, composed of Di upbirr, Leb
anon and Lancaster cou .ties—C. W.
Krisman, with headquar ers at Har
No. 3, composed o Columbia. J
Snyder, Montour, Nort umberland,
Union and Sullivan counties —H. G.
Harper, with headquart >rs for the
time being at Bloomsburg.
No. 4, composed of Venango,
Mercer, Lawrence and I utler coun
ties—O. H. Buckius, with headquar
ters for the timo being it Franklin. !
No. 5, compose of Northampton,
Lehigh, Berks and Bucks counties—
WORKS HARD W
AVERT FLU EPIDEMIC
Government and City Health
Officials Warn People to
Stay Away from People with
Coughs and Colds.
"Avoid crowds if you want to
avoid influenza," s/ys Association
for Improving the Conditions of
Keep your hands clean, drink
plenty of fresh water; sleep with j
windows open; eat three uniform
meals a day including a good
People who have catarrh or fre
quent colds invite Influenza, de
clares a prominent Kentucky
'Hie membrane of the throat
and nose is raw, sore and tender,
and makes a lovely abiding place
for germs to thrive and multiply.
He advises an inexpens ve home
made remedy that will bring relief
in less than a day and will stop all
discharge and sooth and heal the
inflamed membrane in a few days.
Thousands are making this be
neficial remedy at home and any
one who has catarrh or a cold con
do the same.
Pour three-quarters of an ounce
of Mentholized Arcine into a pint
bottle, then fill the bottle with
water that has been boiled.
Gargle the throat as directed
and snuff or spray the liquid into
the nostrils twice daily. It's a
simple way to get rid of cold and
catarrh and keeps the nasal pas
sage and throat clean and healthy.
Nearly all druggists dispense
Mentholized Arcine in vials con
taining exactly three-quarters of
an ounce, which is all you need to
make a pint of this healthful me.
is fhe dentrifice that
cobtains the proper-
Hi s recommended as
id >al by United States
A •my dental surgeons
To Our Old Friends
Who have been loyal, who have helped us and
whom we have helped as best we knew; and to
the newer friends whom we will cherish through
the years until they become old friends, and to
YOU, whose friendship we want and will c yer
strive earnestly to deserve, we wish
A Happy, Prosperous and Fruitfu
WEDNESDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH DECE^K^^^9IJL
C. E.-H. Smith, with headquarters
No. 6, composed of York, Adams
and Franklin counties—George W. j
Crawford, with headquarters for the
time being at York.
No. 7, composed of Delaware,
Montgomery and Chester countlcs--
Major C. E. Myers, with headquar
ters at Philadelphia.
No. 8, composed of Jefferson, In- |
diana. Clarion and Armstrong c.oun- ;
ties—Paul Brubaker, temporarily in-
I charge, with headquarters for the
time being at Dußois.
No. 9. composed of Cumberland,
Perry, Juniata and Mifflin counties
—Captain George P. Searight, with
headquarters at Harrisburg.
No. 10, composed of Bradford, j
Tioga and Lycoming counties —Oap-
j tain J. S. Ritchey, with headquar
j ters at Wellsboro.
No. 11, composed of Cambria,
! Blair and Huntingdon counties —
I Charles S. Lemon, with headquar
| ters at Hollidaysburg.
j No. 12, composed of Susquehanna,
Wayne, Lackawanna, Pike and Mon-
I roe counties—S. P. Longstreet, with
j headquarters at Seranton.
No. 13, composed of Beaver, Al
j leghenv and Westmoreland counties
—W. D. Meyers, with headquarters
No. 14, composed of Washington,
Greene and Fayette counties
Charles Fitzsimmons, with head
quarters at Washin-gton.
No. 15, composed of Warren, For
est, Erie and Crawford counties—
Captain F. E. Winter, with head
quarters for the time being at War
No. 16, composed of McKean, Pot
i ter. Elk and Cameron counties —M.
A. Lynch, with headquarters at
No. 17, composed of Wyoming,
Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne
counties—H. R. Moffitt, with head
quarters at Wilkes-Barre.
No. 18, composed of Somerset,
Bedford and Fulton counties—A. K.
Var.-Ingen, with headquarters at -
Messrs. Stackpole, Erisman, C. 15.
Myers, Searight, Ritchey, W. D. Mey
ers, Winter and Moffitt have been
for some time district engineers lor
the State Highway Department.
H. G. Harper has been resident
engineer in District No. 15. C. H.
Buckius has been assistant engineer
in District No. 1. C. E. H. Smith i
has been assistant district engineer
.in District No. 5. George W. Craw
, ford has been assistant engineer in
District No. 6. Paul Brubaker has
been assistant district engineer in
District No. 8. Charles S. Letnon
has been an engineer in the towir
ship division. S. P. Longstreet has
j been assistant engineer in District
j No. 15". Charles Fitzsimmons has
: been assistant engineer in District
No. 13. M. A. Lynch has been an
inspector in District No. 3. A. K.
Vanlngen has been resident en
gineer in District No. 11.
The title of all the new men placed
in charge of districts is "Acting Dis
The Public Service Commission to
day ordered abolition of four grade
crossings on the State main high
way east of Erie and the construc
tion of a subway at Harbor Creek
Station. The opinion, which was
written by Commissioner John S.
Rilling, disposes of proceedings
which were begun when complaint
was made against crossings of the
New York Central, Nickle Plate and
other railroads and the Buffalo and
Lake Erie Traction company and
East Erie Commercial railroad de
sired to make certain crossings. The
opinion relocates highways and
makes various orders for changes
which will amount to approximately
$319,075.90. The Commercial line
| is to pay $24,640; traction company,
' $14,744; State Highway Department,
$20,502; Public Service Commission,
$10,000; New York Central, $97,032;
Nickle Plate, $44,332; Harborcroek
township, $15,400 and Erie county,
$101,319. The commission also or
ders payments by the various parties
to the county for shares of the im
Men appointed mercantile ap
praisers by Auditor General Charles
A. Snyder, last night, will be sent in
structions immediately by C. W. My
ers, chief of the county bureau, to
whom they will report. One of the
prime requisites will be a prompt re
port. The appraisers will start their,
I work within a few days and collec
tions will begin about the same time
Attaches of the State Highway
Department's automobile division
have had so many applications for
license tags in the last twenty-four
hours that there may be an exter.--
sion of time granted.
Senator Max E. Leslie, of Pitts
burgh, was a visitor here yesterday.
The first complete compilation of
the production of alfalfa in Pennsyl
vania by counties shows that Cam
eron, Clinton, Forest, Lackawanna
and Union are the only counties
which did not raise this type of hay
during 1919 and that the aggregate
production for the State was 176,773
tons against 9,154 tons in 1909, the
acreage being 62,214 in 1919 and the
average production 2.84 tons per
acre. Chester is the leading alfalfa
county with 6,995 acres and 20,985
tor., Berks being next with 15,734
tons and Northampton and Lancas
ter following in the order named.
Dauphin raised 2,793 tons; Cumber
land, 6373; Perry, 1,966; Lebanon,
6,513; Juniata, 114; Franklin, 5,255;
Adams, 315; Mifflin, 499, and Sny
The State Highway Department
has revoked the paid driver's auto
mobile license of Clark Cover, Ship
pensburg, for a year because of con
viction of reckless driving.
According to figures issued by the
statistical bureau of the Department
of Agriculture, Pennsylvania is a
close competitor with Wisconsin and
Minnesota for third place as a po
tato raising state. New York is first
and Michigun second. This State is j
credited with 26,000 bushels.
Charles Lee, of Wood Hill, Bucks.
! county, who pleaded guilty to
charges of having violated the auto
mobile law of June 30, 1919, has
been sent to the penitentiary for
three to five years on several indict- j
ments. The Bucks County Court in
pronouncing sentence told Lee that |
I if he were again brought into court j
jon similar charges he would be .
sent to' the penitentiary "for the]
rest of his natural life." Pennsyl- *
: vania Courts are uniting in inflict- |
ing severe punishment on those who •
violate the automobile law. The j
particular sections of the automo- j
| bile law violated by Lee were those
' requiring that dealers in second-,
, hand cars have a license issued by |
the State Highway Department; and, ,
second, having in his possession a
motor vehicle on which the identi
fication number had been removed,
as covered by Section No. 7.
From what is said at the Capitol,
Frank B. McClain will assume his
duties as fair price commissioner
with very little delay. The Gov
ernor's recommendation has been
concurred in by the Attorney Gen- |
eral at Washington.
"Tuny" Freuie. who lias been 111,
has been welcomed back to the Cap
itol by officials and attaches of the
Berks county commissioners have
sent word here that they will make
a bond issue of over a quarter of a
million for road improvements
Immediate steps are to be taken
to inspect the engine of the Lancas
ter, New Oxford and Southern Rail
road in Lancaster county so that if
possible the road can be run until
formal permission to abandon it can
Governor Sproul's advice to teach
ers to take a greater interest in .
politics in the address he made to!
the State educators yesterday at- :
traeted much comment and the J
teachers are likely to follow it. j
McCain's Tribute to
John S. Fisher |
Col. George Nox McCain writes in
the Philadelphia Evening Ledger; |
"Candidates for the various State I
offices to be nominated next year are I
springing up like tulips in April. John j
S. Fisher,' Commissioner of Banking, |
is among those 'talked of in connec- I
tion with the office of Auditor Gen- I
eral. He is a member, as the State !
knows, of that exceptional body of |
men which comprises the cabinet of .
Governor "W. C. Sproul; exceptional
in the fact that every one of them,
who has occupied public office prior
to his appointment as a cabinet offi
cial, had the reputation of being a
'clean' man. I mean 'clean' in the
sense that no intimation has ever I
been made that affected their per-.
sonal integrity or political clean
"Fisher was raised on a farm not 1
far from that on which John P. El- |
kin was born and raised. Like most i
farm boys, he attended county j
school, then taught, and finally, ;
when he was 17 years of age, en-1
tered the Indiana State Normal j
School. It was a clear case of mak- |
ing his own way in life and for seven
years after graduation he taught!
school, reading law at nights and at
such odd times that he could spare |
from his duties as a teacher. His
opportunity came when he was I
chosen principal of the Indiana high I
school, which afforded him the op- |
portunity of reading law with Samuel
Cunningham, who was then one of:
the leading members of the bar of j
that county. I
"Later on he formed a partnership ]
with his perceptor, began taking an ]
interest in politics, and in 1900 was i
elected State Senator from the |
Thirty-seventh district. He was re- j
elected, then went back to the prac- !
tice of law in 1908.
"The State Banking Commissioner |
is quiet, unassuming and disinclined
to the spotlight. In this respect he :
is like most of the other members j
of Governor Sproul's cabinet."
Foster and Maurer
Attend Banquet Where
'Red' Songs Were Sung
New York, Dec. 31.—The Inter
collegiate Socialist Society closed its
three-day convention last night with j
a banquet at which revolutionary ]
songs and addresses were made by!
well known radicals. There were
about 450 members of the society;
present, who claimed to be graduates
from seventy different colleges;
throughout the country.
The popular song of the evening
was "the Red Flag," sung to the air
of "Maryland, My Maryland."
William Z. Foster .secretary of |
the National Steel Strike Commit
tee, and James H. Maurer, president I
of the Pennsylvania State Federa-]
tion of Labor, in addresses appealed j
for funds for the Striking steel work- ,
An attack on various colleges on ]
the ground that they have establish- 1
ed a censorship to prevent students ;
learning "the truth about the great j
mass movement toward Industrial 1
democracy," was the feature of the ]
executive sessions of the convention,
according to a statement issued by !
Harry W. Laidler, secretary of the i
society. He said delegates reported I
that, the college of the City of New I
York had refused permission for
Frederick C. Howe, former immigra- I
tion commissioner at Ellis Island,
Oswald Garrison Villard, Dudley,
Field Malone and the Rev. John
Haynes Holmes, to address the stu
Born in Lancaster,
Dies in Brooklyn
Sew York. Dec. 31. —Commodore '
Reah Frazer, retired after 47 years i
in the navy, died in the Naval Hos- I
pital in Brooklyn yesterday. He 1
was born 66 years ago in Lancaster, j
Pa., and entered the navy supply;
corps when a youth.
Commodore Frazer organized the j
Twelfth naval district, with head-1
quarters in San Francisco, and when
be retired was supply officer at the
Naval Academy at Annapolis. He ]
served as disbursing officer in New
York during the war.
Youngsters Will Be
Guests of Theater
The "movie" for the youngsters ,
which Peter Mngaro is putting on at!
the Regpnt Theater to-morrow morn- !
ing at 10 o'clock, will be free to all
who have tickets. Through the eo- j
operation of the Kiwanis Club and the !
Boy Scouts, tickets will be distribut- j
ed from Brown and Company, 1217
North Third street; Coovers Barber
Shop, 1 South Thirteenth street, and j
Schenk and Tittle's, 20.1 Market street. ;
The Salvation Army will likewise dis- 1
The children of the Industrial Home,
the Nursery Home and the Sylvan '
Height Orphanage will ho special
guests of the management.
First Selections to Be Made
by State Officer Under
the Act of 1919
Auditor General Charles A. Snyder
last night appointed the first mer
cantile appraisers under the new act
of 1919 for service during 1920 and
they will qualify at once.
"In almost every instance I have
followed the recommendations of
the Republican organization of the
counties." said the Auditor General
The Philadelphia appraisers were
named recently and the first list an
nounced last night was of Allegheny
as t follows: Harry L. Hutchinson,
Pittsburgh, chairman, former clerk
in' the House of Representatives;
David -Hardy, McKeesport; John A.
Schraeder, Allison Park; A. W. Mc-
Millan and R. F. Blgham, Carnegie.
Others appointed were:
Adams, William J. Eden, Gettys
Beaver, Royal M. Lewis, Roches
Bedford, J. S. Hoover, Fishertown.
Berks, Richard L. Bechtel, Read
Blair, Walter W Martin, Altoona.
Bradford, William P. Crandall,
Columbia, W. C. Vought, Blooms
Cumberland, Joseph H. Beattie,
"The Live Store" "Always Reliable"
77ie Store Everybody Is Talking About
Wishes You a Very Prosperous and
We have just rounded out another successful year, the greatest
in the history of this "Live Store." Our square dealing, honest representation and greater
values have been the means of identifying thousands of new customers with this "Always Reliable Store,"
and throughout the coming year we shall strive harder than ever to make this a better store than ever before
(if that could be possible), for indeed it's very hard to improve your methods very much when you do every
thing your customers want you to do for them, and that's what Doutrichs are doing every day in the year.
You can always count on getting dependable merchan
dise at the lowest possible prices when you trade at Doutrichs, as well as bet
ter service. We don't only talk about service and satisfaction —we see that you get it, for
you decide it. Any time you think you didn't receive a hundred per cent, we stand ready to
make good by adjustment or a return of your money.
Try This Dependable Doutrich Service
That Everybody Is Talking About
7 S _ t s
Dauphin, Thomas L. Snyder, Pil- '
Franklin, S. A. Buhrman, ltouzer- !
1 Fulton, J. C. McGowun, Burnt Cabin. !
Huntingdon, A. J, Starr, Hunting- J
Juniata, Dr. W. H. Rodgers, Mif- |
Lancaster, W. C. Grube. Lancaster. I
Lebanon, Harry Kirst, Fredericks
Luzerne, George Ross, Luzerne
Mifflin, Herman S. Elder, Lewis
Montour, Adam Mayan, Danville.
Northumerland, Charles A. Hart
j man. Sunbury.
;. Perry, Harry B. Ulsli, Liverpool.
Schuylkill, Edward Brobst, Slion
Snyder, Ira Lose, Middleburg
Union, J. Wesley Hutchinson, Lew
York, D. Guy Hollinger, Hanover.
Adams County Man May
Appeal For Appointment;
Elected But Has No Brief
Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 31. Al
though he wus the only candidate for
justice of the peace In Highland town
ship and was elected with 69 votes,
J. Larry Hill, who lives near Fair
field, has received no commission und
may have to go so far as to secure
a gubernatorial appointment before
assuming his duties.
Directions issued to each election
board state that the justice of the ,
peace returns must be sent to the of- j
fice of the prothonotary, but in spite
of that fact the Highland township
board filed the return of Justice
Hill's election with the clerk of the
courts. Consequently the name of,
J. Larry I Mil never appeared when
' the computing board made the olfl- j.
! cial count and he was never sent It;
; certificate of election.
J Westminster's Choir
Renders Famous Cantata
Sunday evening an augmented '
I choir rendered the famous cantata
"Immanucl" in the auditorium of
; the church at Green and lleily
j streets. Practice for tills special ]
] service was held for several weeks !
I previous to its be'ng rendered and
' the many parts were sung most i
j beautifully. L. M. Barnltz is the '
1 leader of the regular choir of the
[church and he was assisted by Mrs. •
: Miller, Mrs. Romb'erger, Miss Sell-
I ers, Mr. Mech and Mr. Entry. The
j music by the regular organist. Miss
[Dorothy Jenkins, blended most
| beautifully with the singing.
Herr Street Line Is
Delayed by Park Plans
Nothing can be done towards lay
ing a track through Herr street until
a decision is made about the Fourth j
1 street line in the Capitol Park ex
i tension, said President F. B. Musser,
lof the Harrisburg Railways Com- ,
The company has promised the
1 peoptP" thut they will have a line i
j through Herr street, but this line j
j must be linked up to the Fourth ]
i street way, and the officials of the j
I State have not yet decided where the '
1 latter line is to be placed in the [
; new arrangement.
East End Bank
13th and Howard Sts.
Our Christmas Savings Society
is now open. Each year it has been larger
than the year before.
The most popular card last year was the
$l.OO per week —nearly 1,000 people had this
A check for $50.74 looks mighty nice
along about Dec. 10.
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