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NEWS OF S
BOSINESS MAN IS DEAD
Ira Buser, Who Succeeded His Father
in the Feed and Coal Business, Suc
cumbed to Bright's Disease After
Several Months' Illness
Ira Buser, one of the oldest ami
most prominent business men High
epire, died at his residence, Second and
(Mill streets, yesterday afternoon at 3
o'-clock after an illness of several
months' duration, aged 62 years.
Mr. Buser was the son of John K.
'Buser a>nd was born in Mid-dletown. tHe
came to Highspire with his father when
tihe latter took charge of the High spire
mill property in the early sirties. On
the death of his father 'he succeeded him
in "conducting the flour, feed and coal
business, which he conducted until the
present, time. He was one of tha lead
ing members of the local Ohurch of God,
holding the office of eider for more fcha#
forty years. He also held the position
of church treasurer and was superin
tendent of tie Sunday school about the
same length of time.
When Highspire was incorporated as
a borough he was elected as one of the
first councilmen, holding the position
seven years, part of the time being pres
ident of that body. He was also treas
urer of lite iHighsJpire Cemetery Asso
ciation for many years.
His body will lie in state in the
Ohnrch of God Saturday, December 5,
from 12.30 to 1.30 o'clock. At the
latter hour the funeral services will be
conducted in the churdh by the Rev. ®.
L. C. Baer, his pastor, who will lie
assisted by the Rev. Charles F. Reitael,
of Altoona, a former pastor, and the
Rev. H. F. Rhoad, pastor of the High
spire United Brethren church. Inter
ment will 'be made in t'he Highspire
He is survived by his widow, a
brother, Otis Buser, and a sister, Miss
Emma Buser, all of Highspire.
REFORMED CHI'RCH ACTIVITIES
Quartet Will Sing at Prayer Services
The senior catechetical class of the
First Reformed church will meet this
evening at 7 o 'clock.
A selected quartet wiill render several
selections at the prayer meeting serv
ices this evening at 7.45 o'clock.
The monthly teacher's meeting of the
Reformed Sunday school will be held
this evening at 7 o'clock.
All members of the Every Member
Canvass committee are requested to
meet in t'he Reformed church this even
ing at the close of the prayer service.
TO GIVE HUMOROUS ADDRESS
"Vinegar Peddler" or "Grouch in
the iHomc" will be ably handled by t'he
Rev. Fuller Bergstresser, yastor of
St. Peter's Lutheran church. Middle
town, in St. Peter's Lutheran church,
Highspire, Thursday evening, Decemlber
3. The meeting will be held under the
auspices of the Ladies' Bible class of
the Highspire Lutheran church, which
is taught by S. A. Brehm and will be
open to the pivblic.
The Ladies' Aid Society of St. John's
Lutheran church will hold its annual
bazar in the North Front street market
house to-morrow afternoon and even
The degree team of Steelton Ix>dgo
No. 382, Loyal Order of Moose, will in-;
itiale i! . kiss of candidates to-morrow
evening in G. A. R. ball. North Front
T'he Borough School Board last
at the recommendation of Super
intendent L E. McGinnes fixed Janu
ary 8 as the date for the dedication of
the new Hygienic soiool building at
Bailey an.l Ada:::s streets.
The Rev. T. F. Cartwright, of the
Stough party, will preach in Mt. Zion
M< fholist church, tumbler's Heights,
Sunday rooming at 10.30 o'clock.
Mrs. C. L. A very entertained a n urn -
ber of young folks at her home, 413
Reading street, recently, in honor of tie>-
daughter, Miss Beatrice.
Miss Enieline Patterson. Miss Cath
erine Patterson and Miss Alice Fause,
who were the guests of the Rev. and
ilrs, Huvette, have gone to Washing
ton, D. C.
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The Watch and the Price Defy
Women's and Men's
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These watches fully guaranteed,
Elgin or Wnltham movement, ex
pansion balance, polished regu
lator, display winding works, pat
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and rust-proof case guaranteed
for 25 years. Perfect in every
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Full Line of Xmas Goods
Now on Display
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ACCIDENTAL DEATH IS THE
CORONER JDRY'S VERDICT
Many Witnesses Testified at Inquest
Held Last Evening by Coroner Loc
inger—Hearing Took Place at H.
Wilt's Sons Establishment
The inquest held last night by Cor
oner Eckinger into the death of Albert
Farina, which occurred last Friday near
Front and Highland streets, was largely
attended, many witnesses being ex
amined. The hearing took place in the
rooms of H. Wilt's Sons, undertaking
establishment. According bo the evi
dence [resented the boy 'had appeared
suddenly in the e»r's path from a wagon
traveling in an opposite direction to
t'hat of the car and the.verdict rendered
by the jury was that death was acci
Ttie jury was composed of Walter
Keister, foreman; William S'hipp, Wil
liam Thompson, Frank Kennev, Oharlej
Newbaker and Kazimir Poaiga.
STEEL MILLS WILL RESUME
Slab Mill Starts To-morrow, 30-inch
Mill on Monday
The slaib mill of the Pennsylvania
Steel Company in the 'borough will re
sume operations on a small order to
morrow morning after an idleness of
nearly three weeks. Gas was turned
into the furnaces and pits this morn
The twenty-inch mill, No. 2 of the
merchant mill department, will resume
operations next Monday after being idle
for almost three weeks. Both mills will
run on single turn.
MUSICALE AT PARISH HOUSE
Fine Program Will Be Rendered To
A innsicale will be held in Trinity
parish house to-morrow evening at 8
o'clock under the auspices of the Epis
copal Guild. The program announced
will include the best talent in the bor
ough, assisted by MT. Kitchen, of H'ar
risburg, who will give several readings.
Sam Bradshaw will render several vio
lin solos, Mrs. Sam Bradshaw and Mrs.
Maud Hot© will be accompanists. Vocal
solos will be rendered by Mrs. Evarts,
Luke T. Butt and Prof. William Harcle
rode. A silver offering will be lifted.
MACHINIST WAS INJURED
Scalp Wotind Received When Iron Bar
Edward Cassel, of Oberlin, a machin
ist em-ployed in the machine shop de
partmentof the local steel plant,sustain
ed a lacerated scalp on the back of the
head Monday afternoon about 5 o 'clock
when he fell from the top of a cold saw
frame to the cement floor, striking the
back of his head on top of a steel
A large casting had been placed on
the cold saw and Oassel, with an iron
'bar, was trying to lever the casting
into position. Without warning the bar
slipped off and the machinist dropped
•backward, unable to recover his bal
Miss Wilcox, the visiting nurse em
ployed by the Steelton Civic Club, wib
De in her office from 8 a. m. to S
a. m.. from 12.30 p. m. to 1.30 p. at
Missionary to Africa Will Deliver In
Oberlin, Dec. 2.—The Rev. J. B. Cur
ra.ii, a missionary to Africa, will deliv
er an interesting address in Salem Lu
theran chumh to-morrow evening under
the auspices of the Women's Home and
Foreign Missionary Society and the
Lutheran Brotherhood of the church.
The speaker will have with him many
curios from t'he Dark Continent which
will be used in illustrating his remarks.
The meeting is announced to be held at
7.45 o'clock, when a special program
-.viil be rendered, winch will be featured
with several selections by the Brother
hood Glee Club.
Mr. and tMrs. George A. Stengle have
returned from an auto trip to York,
where they were guests of t'heir daugh
ter, Mrs. John Yetter, Miss Ethel Hor
ner and Miss Olivia Stengle, who were
visiting at the Yetter home, returned
with Mr. and Mrs. Stengle.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Reigert enter
tained a number of small people last
evening in honor of the third birthday
of their daughter.
The Women's Home and Foreign Mis
sionary Society of Salem Lutheran
church will hold its monthly business
meeting at the home of Mrs. Ed Brehm,
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A
program will be rendered and refresh
ments will be served.
The Patrons' Association of Swatara
| townshi'p will hold its annual meeting
| in the Neidig Memorial United Breth
! ren Church Friday evening when an in
j teresting program will be rendered.
Miss Edna Hutiton, Irving College,
! spent several days this week with '.Mr.
| and Mrs. Martin Zoll.
Offers Suskleg Horse for Parade
Fire Chief John C. Kindler, jealous
| of the SI,OOO horse whicJ* will head
| the Mummers' parade on New Year's
Day has offered one of the horses of
the" Susquehanna Fire Company to the
Mummers' Association for the" parade.
I Chief Kindler believes that the local
; horse will measure up to the already
Taken Sick in Market
Mack H. Garland, of West Fair
view, who attends the Verbeke street
i market, was taken suddenly ill at his
.--tall in the market house this morning
and had to be removed to the Harris
j burg Hospital. He responded to treat
ment and his condition was much im
; proved late this afternoon. "
j Freight Bates Pronounced Reasonable
Washington, Dec. 2.—Freight rates
| on window glass from factories in
| West Virginia to principal markets all
| over the United States, attacked by the
manufacturers, weTe pronounced not
! unreasonable to-day tiy the Interstate
j Commerce Commission.
Little Change In Weather
Weather Forecasters see little
j change in the weather conditions for
! this city to-night and Thursday. Mild
| temperatures will continue and there
!is a prospect of light rains. The tem-
I perature here yesterday reached the
I maximum stage of 54 degrees.
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15 OCEAN LIN§S FOGBJPD
Big Vessels Bocked at Anchor in Heavy
Sea at Entrance to New
By Associated Press.
New York, l>ec. 2. —A fleet of fif
teen ocean liners rocked at anchor in a
heavy sea to-day at the entrance to
New York harbor, fogbound in the
thickest inist that has mantled this sec
tion of the eastern seaeoast for fifteen
The half-million commuters that
come daily from New Jersey, Long Is
land and nearby New York State points
were delayed from half an hour to an
hour and a half. Trains crawled slowly
past almost hidden semaphores. Ferry
boats plying to New Jersey and Brook
lyn crept through a cloak of mist so
dense that one could not see a boat's
length ahead. Hardly half the ferries
The local Weather Bureau said the
fog extended over a wider area of coun
try than was evei covered by a single
fog before. Officials pronounced it the
heaviest fog of the tewntieth century.
OHIO COAL MINERS' STRIKE
Efforts to Settle Trouble Begun in
Buckeye State Eight Months Ago
By Assfjciatrd Press.
Cleveland, 0., Dec. 2.—Efforts to
settle the strike of 15,000 eastern
Ohio coal miners which was begun
eight months ago were to be made here
to-day at a conference between repre
sentatives of the miners and operators.
The miners' representatives are said
to be prepared to demand 4 7 cents a
ton on the "run of mine'' basis while
the operators are expected to offer 44
cents a ton. Prospects of a compromise,
however, are said to be bright. #
American Civic Association Meets
By A*>#o< iati d Press,
Washington, Dec. 2. —The American
Civic. Association met here to-day in
annual convention with delegates from
throughout the country in attendance.
The meeting will continue through Fri
day and a large number of speakers
are on the program. To-day's sessions
were given over to welcoming addresses
and to the presentation of greetings
from a number of affiliated societies.
Motor Club Elects Officers
i Frank R. Downey was elected second
vi?e president of the Jlarrisburg Mo
tor Club at a meeting of the board of
governors held last evening in the of
fices of the club in the "Patriot"
building. He takes the place of
Charles E. Penney, who has left the
city. F. B. Wickersham, John H.
Shoop and E. R. Sponsler were elect
ed members of the board of governors.
To Discuss War Preparedness
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 2.—Representa
tive Gardner will discuss his movement
for Congressional investigation of the
military preparedness of the United
States with President Wilson Monday,
accompanied by a small committee of
men interested" in the subject,
Highspir® Man in Hospital
Samuel Shipe, 55 years old, of
Higiwpire, was admitted to the Har
risburg Hospital yesterday afternoon
in a very serious cohdition from an
infected hand. He was operated on soon
after his admission.
10 PALE JHIN PEOPLE
Druggist H. C. Kennedy Offers to Pay
for Samose If It Does Not
Make Thin People Fat
Pale, thin people are limply suffering
from want of nourishment. They may
eat enough, but their food is not piop
erlv digested and does tliein no good.
Sainose, the remarkable flesh forming
food should be used by all who are pale,
weak and thin. It mingles with the
food aud aids assimilation, so that when
taken for a short time, nature will soon
assert her normal powers, and the food
that is eaten will give strength and
The woman who longs for rosy checks
and the plumpness of beauty should use
Samose. The man who wants to be
strong and well and gain health and
good flesh will find his desires accom
tin-bod by Siimose.
Such remarkable results have fol
lowed the use of Samose that Druggist
If. C. Kennedy is willing to pay for
the treatment if it does not give the
desired results. He makes this offer
generally and wants all who ure thin,
weak and out of health to get a box
of Kamose from him on those terms.
SMITH FED CHICKS
_TO THE BOGS
Coa«laae4 Kroa Pint Page.
by the arm and attempted to prevent
him from speaking again, but he
brushed lier aside. The youth leaned
over in hjs eliuir in trying to get fur
ther away from his mother and pushed
her arm away vhen she endeavored to s
put it around him.
Mr. Bmith began by saying: "My
wife and I have had all kinds of argu
ments about that hoy. I consulted Dr.
S. F. Hassler in 1912 and had him ex
amine Ed. At that time I would have
had the boy sent away if the mother
had not interfered. When she would
not submit to his being sent awav I
resolved to gather sufficient evidence to
accomplish it, regardless of whether her
consent eoitld be obtained.
"I stood back of the bov once and
watched him for two hours and forty
minutes. In that time he kept staring
at one object, and probably would not
have moved after that if I had not
pulled him to one side. I recall once
he fed a bushel of corn to one horse
at one meal. Later I caught him feed
ing small chickens to the hoes.
Tried to Get Him a Wife
"He neved fed the chickens a* he
should have done. He would go ont
with a big pan of com, throw two or
three grains in ono direction to see the
chickens run, then throw a haudful of
corn in another direction. He constant
ly had the chickens scrambling for com
as children would for pennies.
"I bought the boy a horse, hogs, a
gun, a hunting dog, chickens and an in
cubator and did everything I knew how
to try and improve him. Yes, I even
tried to get him a wife. Frequently I
went to the cottage at night and found
him aibsent. I would go and look for
him and invariably found him wander
ing in the woods. }
"On one occasion—it was after a
thunderstorm—l found forty-two dead
chicks on the second floor of the cot
tage. When 1 asked him about them
he told me that they had got wet and
he dried them in the oven.
''l cannot recall when the boy called
me 'dad,' 'father' or bv my name. For
six years or more he called me 'Hey.'
He sent me a letter on April 8, 19 i 3,
telling me to come to the cottage. When
1 did go he denied that he had sent the
letter and asked me what I wanted.
Later he admitted that he did write the
letter and said it was because four
men had been roaming about the cot
tage the night before and that he was
afraid of being robbed.''
Subsequently, the father said, hisjaov
told him that he didn't know anything
about robbers because young Smith had
slept in the chicken house on the night
SIX CHARGED WITH RIOT
Railroad Officer Appears Against Mid
dletown Men on Serious Offense
Half a dozen Middletown men were
on trial before Judge Albert W. John
son, of the Union-Snyder judicial cir
cuit, specially presiding here, in court
this morning charge with riot. Thij
jury took the case at the noon adjourn
ment. The defendants arc: David
Rehrer, Charles Hevel, Linnia-t Heagy,
Samuel Brandt, David B. Geibe and
Adam Souillard, a Middletown rail
road officer, charged the defendants
with having urged two foreigners,
whom he had arrested on charges of
trespassing, to attack him. In the
fracas Souillard was badly beaten.
Many of a crowd of two hundred or
more men, women and children, jeered
the foreigners on, he declared.
Files Damage Suit
Through Attorneys Wiekersham &
Metzger. William C. Bolton this morn
ing filed h suit against Clarence H.
Miller claiming $705 damages. A col
lision of atitos, owned by the princi
pals in tho suit, which occurred at
Seventeenth and Market streets on
November 1, 1913, is the basis of the
Charles H. Warner, Berrysburg, and
Mary K. Tressler, Washington town
Court to Open January 11
The United States court term sched
uled to open in this city on Monday
was transferred to Suwbury, and will
open in that vity the second Monday
of January, 1915. The cause for chang
ing the session from this city to Sun
burv is due to the fact that the post
offit'e building where the United States
court rooms are located is being re
Philadelphia Division—ll7 crew to
go first after 3.30 p. m.: 106, 102,
121, 122, 126, 118, 104, 113, 115,
Engineers for 102, 121, 126.
Fireman for 126.
Conductors for 126, 118.
Flagmen for to' 2, 104.
Brakemen for 117, 118.
Engineers up: Martin, Reisnian,
Smith, McCa'uley, Newcomer, Streeter,
Wanbaugh, Bissinger, Gallagher, Buck,
Lay mii n, Madenford, Dow-ns, Ear hart,
Keaaie, Crisswell, Powell, Seitz, Geesev,
Firemen up: Naylor, Packer, Bleich,
Penwell, Behman, Arnberger, Keigle
man, Balsbaugh, Grove, Earner, Me-
Ourdy, Koehenouer, Chro<ni*ter, -Man
ning, Mulholen, Dunlevy, Miller, Ken
trives, Moffatt, Gelsingor, Robinson,
Spring, Cover, Wagner.
Flagman up: Banks.
Brakemen tip: Froek, Brown, Cole
man, McXaug-hton, File, Wilan<l, Mum
ma, Allen, Jackson, Collins, Baltozer,
Knapp, Dea.rolf, Dengler.
Middle Division— ll4 crew to go
first after 2.20 p. in.: 20, 18, 24, 23.
Engineer for 18.
Fireman for 20.
Engineers up: Wissler, Smith, Min
niek, Garnian, Bennett, Free, Havens,
Magill, Muimna, Webster, Simonton.
Firemen up: Buyer, Liobiu, I>rew
ett, Weibley, Simmons, Musser, Sea
grist, Gross, Kuntz, Rose.
Conductor up: By race.
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there are strong facts to back it up, and J
the man who buys any kind of an over- i
coat elsewhere without first learning J
what we have to offer does himself an
I The "Klavicle" (that exclusive Kuppenheimer
creation which has taken the whole country by storm) plays
the leading part in this all-star cast, and is ably supported by
Dress Coats, Great Coats, Raglans, Chesterfields, etc., in count
less fabrics, colors and style variations —every garment a
noteworthy example of good tailoring and of our greater value
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1 304 Market Street Harrisburg, Pa.
Flagmen up: Frank, Miller, Jacobs.
Brakenien up: Matihias, Werner,
Wemrick, Fleck, Baker, Kane, Kilgor,
Bolam, Puitt, Biekert, Kerwin, FriU,
Bell, Heck, Roller, Pl&ck, Kieffer, Rig
singer, Rocse, Spahr, Frank, Kipp, Mc-
Henry, Sehoffstall, Kobli.
Yard Crews—Engineers up: Pelton,
Shaver, Landis, Hoyler, Hohenslielt,
Brenesnan, Thomas, Rudy, Hoiwer,
Meals, Swab, Crist, Harvey, Saltsman,
, Firemen up: Crow, Revie, Ulsh,
Bostdorf, Schieffer, Rauch, Weig'Je,
ljacey, Cookerly, Maeyer, Sholter,
SneH, Bartolefc, Getty, Hart, Ba.rkev,
Sheets, Bair, Eide, Essig, N6w Myers,
Fngineers for 1886, 1454, 707.
Firemen for 1454, 1171, 1556.
P., H. and P. —After 3.45 p. m.: 4,
5, 7, 9, 17, 18, 1, 3, 8.
Eastbound —After 2.45 p. m.: 61,
57, 69, 70, 58, 56, 62, 54, 53, 65,
Conductor up: Oingher.
Engineers up: Woland, Wood, Mor
rison, Crawford, Lape, Kettner, Fort
ney, Massimore, Fetrow.
Firemen up: l>owihowor, Corl, Aun
apach, King, Dobbins, Bumbaugh.
Brakt-mfn up: 'Macimer, Strain,
Greager, Hoover, Rby, Heckman, Wynn,
Mumma, Kapp, siatler, Miller, En
sminger, Cook, Heilman.
Philadelphia Division —2o4 crew to
go first after 3.45 p. m.: 215, 212,
237, 213, 225, 229, 236, 242, 206,
Engineers for 212, 213, 223, 236,
Firemen for 206, 242.
Conductors for 215, 216, 230.
Flagmen for 206, 113, 116, 235,
Brakemen for 204, 215, 216. 225.
234. 239. '
Flagman up: Peck.
fcrakemen up: Docker, Deets, Welst,
Kline, Taylor, Shuler, Cam'; bell, Miwu
ma, Malsced, Summv, Feliier, Myers,
Stimoling, Wolfe, Crotfby, >Mus*er,
Vatialing, Ix>ng, liiee.
Middle Division—22 crew to go aft
er 3.45 p. m.: 120, 101, 116, 112,
115, 102, 118, 104.
Fireman for 22.
Brakemen for 102, 118, 104.
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16 N. Third St. and Penna. Sutton