The star-independent. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1904-1917, February 16, 1915, Page 3, Image 4

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    ■> ' -7"''' ' - ' . 1 " ' ■ ' v ** : ,>; vr '^'
D.D.D. In Hospitals;
Standard Skin Remedy
How many hospital patients have and soothing, yet a powerful agent."
been soothed of Ihelr frightful itch, To do the work. D. D. D. Prescrip
of the scorching pain of skin disease, tlon must be applied aee*r<llaK to 41-
by the famous D. D. D. Prescription rectina Riven in the lamphlet around
for eczema, a soothing fluid, washed every bottle.
In by a nurse's hand! And it certainly takes away the itch
A SUPERVISING NURSE (name of at once—the moment the liquid ia ap
nurse and institute on application), plied.
writes regarding a patient: "The dls- All druggist* of standing have the
ease had eaten her eyebrows away, famous specific at 25c, 60e and sl.
>lcr nose and lips had become dlsftg- But we are so confident of the mer
uied. Since tho use of D. D. D. her its of this prescription that we will
eyebrows are growing, her nose and refund the purchase price of the flrst
face have assumed their natural ex- full size bottle if It fails to reach
pression." your case. Tou alone are to Judge.
Doctors, too, use D. D. D. in private »
r-actice. oh. <;ko. t. kiihardson 1 •.anrara A I *nr(ircic
frankly writes: "D. D. D. is superior VJCUI CC Xti VJUI If<l9
to anything 1 have ever found. Soft °
D.D.D. Soap Keeps Your Skin Healthy
William Huntsberger and Miss Mar
garet R. Stoner Married
SiM'cial Correspondence.
Shiremanstown, Feb. 16. —Mrs. John
fcreniieniau spent Friday witih Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph Stretch in Meehaniusburg.
William L. Huntsberger and Miss
(Margaret R. Stoner, of near thus place,
■were married by the Rev. T. J. Fer
guson at the Silver Spring Presbyterian
manse last Tuesday evening.
Mts. Sponsler, of Mechanicsburg,
spent a day recently with Mr. and Mrs.
ill oward Beamer.
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Smith, Miss
Carrie Bender, Philip Bender and Ches
ter 'Myers, of Loinoyne, spent Sunday
with Harvey Reiver.
Ilarrv Green-wait died Wednesday
morning at his home in Harri&>burg aft
er several weeks' illness. He was a
former resident of this |.lace.
Miss 'Leila Brink ley, of Lemoyne,
and Miss Delia McDonalds
b. rg, spent Tuesday with Mis. S. K.
IM urgaret.
Mrs. Harry Moser, of Big Cove Tan
nery, Fulton county, spent Tuesday
Villi Mrs. John Dec It man.
Mrs. Roy Stone, of Camp Hill, spent
a day recently with relatives here;
After a severaj months' stay in New
Jersey, Misses Kate and Lo-u Noell re
tni ned heme Wednesday. Their many
friends welcomed theili back again.
.V very interesting program was ren
tiered by Y. P. S. C. E. iu the U. B.
ciiarch Sunday evening. The topic for
tin- evening was "The Solid Foundation
oi liife, Prayer," Mrs. William Bentz,
leader; music, "1 Shall Dwell Forever
There;'' reading of the Scripture, by
leader. 1 Cor. 3:9-10. A very instruct
ive talk was given by Mrs. Dougherty
on "Laying Early Foundations." She
mid: "To build a good, solid Chris
tina life, the foundation should be laid
e::rlv;" iiiueic, "Loyalty to Christ;"
tine Rev. Mr. Emenheiser gave a iiurt
talk; prayer, Mrs. Wert/.; music, "'Let
a Little Sunshine In;" Mr. Musslenian
a I'd M iss Sarah I'ibery also gave short
lectures on the lesson; duet, .Misses
K.ioda Reamer and IsabelUi Feister;
benediction. Next Sunday evening the
topic will be, "Favorite Chapters or
A erses of the Bible, and Why leader.
l.« iiella Feister.
Miss Carrie Bender, of Lemoyne,!
sent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Levi
i i «her.
Miss Hester lloilier, ot' Enolai s|>eiu !
si veral days witih her cousin, "Miss Edna
IH inner.
Mi. and Mrs. Charles We:gcl and
d. lighter, Edith, an<l sen. Walter; Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Wood and daughter. 1
A irgiuia, and son, Lee, of Harrisburg; i
tM.. and Mrs. W. E. Bitner and fam
ily, of this pla e, were entertained at
ti.e home of Mir. and Mrs. Jo>hn S. |
Weigle, Sunday.
Mrs. J. \V. Kit/oiviller spent Sunday >
*. h New Ctimuerland friends.
Mr. and Mrs. S-. K. Morgaret and,
daughter, Margaret, and son, Carroll,!
si "irt Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank I
Oitstott in .Steeltou.
Mrs. E. M. Shields and son. Edward,
si'l Mrs. Gever, of Ohainbersiburg, vis- i
ited Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Fa-uct on Sun- ■
•I. E. Myers returned to (he home of'
ti;s daughter, Mrs. I). A. Spangler, after!
a t'hree weeks' visit to Pittsburgh. He!
was accompanied by his' son. qharles, i
who visited here for several days. j
Mr. and Mrs. G. K. Eshleinan ware
ended to (iranthani by the serious ill
ness of Mrs. Eshleman's father, Mr.
C. E. Society to Hold Washington's-
Birthday Social
Special Correspondence.
Berrysburg, Feb. 16.—Beatrice Bis-!
hi tl, ot Halifax, visited her uncle, Pe
ter Bishoff, and wife for a few days.
Mrs. Elias Zactman, of Dornsife, j
visited Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell!
last week.
Sal lie Heckert visited her parents,!
Mr. and Mrs. William Heckert on;
Charles Keboc 1] and John Weaver]
transacted business at Fisherviile las't'
Mr. and Mrs. John Fornev announce 1
the birth of a daughter, last We llies
day. ' i,
A Washington's birthday so.'ial will
b£_held_Februarv 22 by the Christian j
is vour only real |
safeguard against
loss of appetite,
poor digestion, and
general weakness.
You must lielp Na
ture to maintain
I strength and vigor.
With the aid of
you have a combina
tion that is sure to re- ;
suit to vour benefit.
Endeavor Society of tlie Union Salem
<• huroh in one of the school rooms.
Mis. Peter Dcibler and Miss Derr
visited at the homo oif C. K. Dei'Mer, of
Elizabot-hvil'le, last week.
District Teachers' Institute to Be Held
Next Saturday
Special .Correspondence.
eMarysviUe, Ha., Feb. 16.—The Dis
trict Teachers' Insftituto, comprised of
(Marysvdlle and Duneannon boroughs,
Rve, Penn and W'heatfied townships,
will be held iu the local High school
room on Saturday, February 20.
Miss Kate lle-s spent Friday with
her aunt, Mies Kate Eppler.
Mrs. H. 1). Elleijbergcr and daugh
ter, Margaret, epent Thursday in Phila
delphia and attended the "Billy'' Sun
day meeting.
Waiter L.uldic It is spending some time
with friends and relatives in Meyers
dale and Pittsburgh.
Thomas Fenicle held a fox chase
Saturdkv afternoon. The fox was let
loose at' 2 p. in. near the reservoir.
Mr. I'eni-le won the fox several weeks
ago at Steel ton.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Hoard of Trade was held this afternoon
in the . F'.atiron building.
The members of the L. IT.l T . A. held a
valentine progressive luncheon Friday
evening. Refreshments were served at
the homes cf four of the members.
A chicken thief entered the chicken
house of Samuel Barrack. Mr. Barrack,
aroused by the chickens cackling, in
vestigated ami when he got to the
chicken house he saw the thief running
away. There wore two chickens miss-
j Union prayer services will be held iu
j the Evangelical, Methodist anil Bethel
i churches 011 Wediie-day, Thursday (.ml
! Friday evenings. The services will be
conducted in the Evangelical chur
011 Wednesday when it will be when the
next service will be held.
The ltev. Charles Parson, pastor of
the Church of God, will preach a sermon
to the converts in the recent revival
J in that church this evening.
Miss Marv Bower, of Baltimore, is
vieitiw? her sister, Mrs. M. O. Shenffer,
and family.
Linn Lightner, a freshman at Frank
lin and Marshall College, spent the
week-end with his parents \lr. and
j Mrs. H. C. Lightner.
Aitou Lick, a sophomore at Franklin
and Marshall College, spent the week
end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
, Simon Lick,
i Miss Anna White entertained the P.
i ('. and h. Club on Saturday evening,
j The party attended the Galen .theatre.
Refreshments wore served in White's
Perry County Medical Society to Meet
at Harrisburg March 2
, Spp. !al Correspondence,
j N'ewnort, Pa., Keb. 16.—The Perry
i County Medical Society accepted the in
j vitation of the Dauphin County Med
| ical Society to meet with them at Har
. risburg on March 2.
; A meeting of the Newport No-Li
cense League wai liel.l in the 'Methodist
| church o i Saturday,
j Council No. 014, jr. O. I'. A iM. will
I Counieil No. 614, Jr. O. U. A. M., will
! be held in their lodge room on Wed
i ncsilav evening, March 3.
I 'Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Cuinbler are vis
! iting in Philadelphia.
| Mrs. Thomas B. Himes, of William*
port, is visiting her aunt, Miss Mar
j garet Bell.
j Mrs. P. ,1. Haas, of Bethlehem, is
! visiting her daughter, Mrs. \V. W. stalil
and family.
. Mr. and Mrs. ,T. H. Raffensperyer
I wrr f, in K ast Waterford on Saturdav at
tending the funeral of Mrs. A. S. Raf
ksterbrook, of •Harrisb»ur"\
jis visiting her daughter, Mrs. F. H.
' Zinn, and family,
A. S. Quickel Receives Word of Broth
er's Death in Fall
I i? ' ' c.
Middletown, Feb. 16.—A. S. Quickel,
teacher in fclie grammar school, received
word yesterday that his brother, Harry !
Quickel, of York, was found dead in a j
•barn, having hail his neck broken in a 1
Miss May Fuhrnian will entertain |
the D. F. Club at her home on South
Union street, this evening.
Miss Manda Schaeft'er, of Water!
street, entertained a number of friends I
to a \alentine party last evening. A
very enjoyable evening was spent. Re
freshments were served.
1. H. Doutrich, the clothier, is trans
acting business at- New York.
Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher is ill at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Beck
High street.
Francis Keister, of Harrisburg, will
move into the Geyer property, Water
l>r. Herbert Quick el, of Boyertown,
spent Monday in town as the guest of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Quickel
Nissley street.
The services in the Rovalton U. B.
church were largely attended last even
ing. Quite a mimloer of members of the
M. E. church attended. The Rev. W. R.
Ridington preached the sermon.
Columbian Commandery, No. 132, K.
of M., w ill hold its annual social in'the
lodge room in Odd Fellows hall, on
Thursday evening. A fine program is
arranged for the occasion.
In the M. A. 0. pool tournament last
evening, A 1 Kling defeated Walter
Shurrier by 50 to 22 points and A.
Hofifmam defeated R. Balmer by 50 to
16 points.
Howard Lukens, president of the
northwest district of the Epworth
League, will speak at the meeting of
the league in th,« M. E. church on Sat
urday afternoon.
Miss Nettie Hemperty, of Harrisburg,
spent Sunday in town.
Mrs. Harry Rudy, who injured her
artfi at her home at Lititz, several
weeks ago and has been spending the
past two weeks m town, is again able
to use the arm.
Stomach Trouble Proves Fatal to John
Sausman, Aged 67
9p< v la! Correspondence.
Willinmstown, Feb. 16.—John Saus
j man, aged 67, n well-known resident of
| town and a former foreman at the col
liery, died at his home on East Mar
ket street Friday evening. He was a
I sufferer from stomach trouble for the
past year. He is survived by a wife
and eight sons. The funeral was held
from his late home yesterday after
noon. interment being in tike Wiconisco
Ferd Koenig and Joseph Pbilliips, of
Beading, visited their parents over i
George Bond and Weldon Watkins
attended a social function at Millers
burg Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fear, of Wieo
nisco, visited the former's sister, Mrs.
James Welsh. Sunday.
The touring ca/ of Dr. R. P. iHaas
was hit iu a rear-end collision by a 1
lighter machine owned and driven by
a Mr. Smith, of Good Spring, iu front
of the doctor's residence on Market
street Sunday morning. Mr. Smith's
machine was overturned" and his wife i
received a dislocated shoulder and cuts I
about the head.
Miss Delia Ulsli, of Lykcns, visited
her sister, Mrs. Roy Blanning, Satur
day evening.
The Literary Society of the
school held an interesting meeting in
tlie High school room Friday evening,
when an inter-class "debate between the j
Senior and Junior classes tjok place.
I The subject for debate was "That
the Winning of Independence Was a
More Difficult Task Thau the Suppres
sion of the Rebellion.' It was ably
debated by, aftirnritive Seniors, Jacob
.Mellon, Annie Simile an 1 Helen Meas
lier, and in the negitive by Juniors
Xaee Hopple, Er tella >Moffett and Mil- i
dred Crook. The judges were Pro- !
fessors Jarrett and Zimmerman, of Ly- i
kens, and Prof. J. E. Shanibaugh, of !
McKinley Wagner is suffering from
blood poisoning in one of his legs.
Funeral of Hurry Cratzer to Be Held |
Thursday Afternoon
Spfdal Correspondence.
Halifax, Feb. 16.—Cimrles Free |
burn, of Millersburg, spent Sunday with !
friends in town.
Nearly<loo men attended the men's
mass meeting in the United Brethren
church Sunday afternoon. The pastor,
j the Rev. Clifford A. Funk, delivered an
I address on "Who?'' and the orcheotra
j furnished special music.
Ernest F. KoppcnhelTer spent last
| Saturday at Hershey.
The funeral of Hnrrv Cratzer, who
! died Friday niglht after a few weeks'
: ■ Unoss of Brights disease, will be held
j from his late home on Market street
i Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
i Rev. J. C. Pease, pastor of the U. B,
church, Jacksonville circuit, will offi
ciate. Interment will be made in the
| Methodist cemetery.
Miss Elith Caton, of Millei'sbunr,
spent Sunday at the home of David G.
The Rev. Dr. Fas!ck to Preach in Meth
odist Church
Special Correspondence
New Cumberland, Feb. 16.—Mrs.
Elliott Wharton, Third enter
tained the Priscella Embroidery Club
of which she is a member, last cven
The Rev. Dr. A. S. Fasick, superin- j
ten dent of the Harrisburg district, will
preach in the Methodist church this
evening at 7.45. At the close of this |
service Dr. fasv-k wi'l .preside at the •
fourth quarterly conference.
The revival meetings in Tr'nity Unit- |
ed Brethren cltur. a will continue this j
week. Up to this time tixty- two peui- '
tents have .been made. E.oven persons
united with the chuivh on Sunday morn
ing. ' ! ;
The Bev. .Mr. Baker s *ke on mis- j
sionary work iu St. (Xirysosfoui's
church Sunday.
The Rev. .1. V. Ad ims will meet the
instruction classes of his church Wed
iKsday evening at 7 o'clock and wiil
preach at 7.4.1.
The frei'hnian class of the Green HiM 1
High s» liool organized January 23,
1915. It lias been the largest fre.-.hinan
class to enttr the High school. The
class is composed of twenty-four ; upils. j
fifteen girls an I nine Ikvs. The officers
of the class are: President, Dotothy
Lenhart; v!ce president, 'Henrietta
Vdanif: secretary and treasurer, Laura
Si ran b; teachers. Prof. L. D. Crunklc- .
ton, Prct. I*. D. Kerlni. The class colors ■
are organ and black. The class flower
is the Tiger Lily. The members of j
the cla s are Henrietta Adams. Man- '
Baker, Mae Brown. Ottilie Conley, j
Marian lleflle iran. Dorothy Len'liPrt,
No More Piles
Simple Home Remedy Easily Apnlied
Gives Quick Relief-and CosU
Nothing; to Try.
Before and After the Fir.t Tri.l.
Pwumid I'ile Remedy gives quick
relief, stops itching, bleeding or pro
truding piles, hemorrhoids and all
rectal troubles, in the privacy of your
own home. 50c a box at all druggists.
A single box often cures. Free sample
for trial with booklet, mailed free, in
plain wrapper, on request to Pyramid
Drug Co.. 516 Pyramid Bldg., Marshall,
Mich. —Adv.
Take CJare of Your Eyes and
They'll Take Care of You
For advice, consult
j,Jgra ™!fTirnnp
With H. C. Clavier, 80S Market Street.
Ethel MeGoneM, 'Margaret Rudy, Jean
ette Sipe, Delia Sou<ders, Elizabeth
Smaling, Mary Switzer, Pauline Sweig
ert, Laura Straub, 'Esther Taylor, Stew
art 'Beck, Karl Brksker, John Cohen,
-James Desenberger, Joseph Mclvor,
John Parthemore, Daniel Pyffer, Nor
man Sipe and Ben Sutton.
The Monroe Bible class of the iM. E.
church has arranged with the pastor f
the Rev. J. J. Adams, to give 'his ad
dress, '"Wise and Otherwise," at a
meeting for men next (Sunday afternoon
at 2.30 o'ctoek.
Miss Edythe Zimmerman called on
Mr. and 'Mrs. G. W. Forney, in iHarTis
burg, Saturday afternoon.
Norman Niehnran and son, Maurice,
spent Sunday with the former's father,
Oharles Nicihman, at 'Meehanicsburg.
Misses Marjorie Mvlvor and Lillian
Grove spent several days with friends
in York.
Miss DoroMiv Arnold, 100 Conov
street, Harrisburg, spent Sunday after
noon with Miss Laura Strauib.
'Miss Mary Wi'tivinvb, of Harrisburg,
was a guest of 'M'iss Mary Adams, on
Mr. and Mrs. M. Yinger, Mrs. Nor
man Nichman and son, Kermit, visited
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S'tnhl at Le»moyne
on Sunday.
Wedding Dinner in Honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Walmer
I Special Cor-esponrlence.
Linglestown, Feb. 16.—Mr. and
Mrs. George (loss on Sunday served a
wedding dinner in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Adnm Walmer, oif Shellsville, who
were recently married.
Miss Jane Care spent Sunday as the
gue'st of Mr. and Mrs. William Koons
at Harrisburg.
Miss Kate Mcllhenny, cf Harrisburg,
iipent Sunday with friends here.
Andrew Hetxel, of Steelton, was the of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reith at
the Eagle Hotel on Sunday.
Dr. B. Brown spent Sunday with
friends at Hnrrivburg.
The chicken house of Mrs. Marv
Failing was rai led on Monday night,
she lo?ing a number of choice fotwls.
Fay Look, who was seriously ill with
pneumonia, is convalescing.
Harry Witherow and family, of Pen
brook. visited friends here on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hain, of Hainton,
upent Sunday as the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Heimert.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Look, of Manada
Hill, entertained at a we lding dinner
in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. and
Mrs.-Ralph Look, on Sunday.
The Schcol Board of Lower Paxton
met nt Paxionia Inn on Monday even
ing and paid the teachers' salaries.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseiph Harman an
nounce the biith of a son, Saturday
evening, February 13.
The many friends of the Rev. Dr.
(ieorge Sigler will be glad to learn of
his convalescence.
Funeral of Mrs. Michael M. Seifert to
Be Held To-morTow Morning
Spt'.Mni Con espnndeiiqg.
Meclwnicsburg, Pa., Feb. 16.—Mrs.
Catharine Seifert, wife of Michael M.
Seifent, died at her home on South
Wdnut street, on* Sunday morning, aged
76 years. Mrs. Seifert was ill for a
number of years. She is survived by her
hus-band and tsvo sons. Weir, of this
place, and Frank, of Greensburg. She
was a member of the First U. B. church
for many years and as long as her
health permitted she was very active and Sundcy sk-hool work. Her
funeral will be held to-niorrfrw morn
ing from the home of her sifter, Mrs.
Lucy Smith, South Chestnut street.
Services will be held at 10 o'clock in
the First U. B. church, conducted by
her pastor, the Kev. E. C. B. Castle.
Interment will be made in Chestnu
Hill cemetery.
Yesterday morning Mrs. Israel J.
Weaver died at her home on East Lo
cust street, after an iKness of several
months. She wis aged 72 years. She
is survived by her husband and a son,
Wiilif.m, of Shiremanstown, and one
daughter, Bertha, at home. Funeral wil!
be held from her lute home where serv
ices will be conducted bv her pastor,
the Rev. S. S. Oarnes, of Trindle Spring
Lutheran church. Interment will be
made in the Meehauicsburg cemetery.
The Missionary Society of St.
Mark's Lutheran church, held an in
teresting meeting list evening. The
principal address of tho evening Was
Jy tiie R n v. J. L. Nh-ho s.
R. C. Ttowe has sold his grocery store
oil F.a.«t M.:.n street, to W. I. (luver
who for a number of years was sales
man in the Hurst store!
Pover,-! members of the local W. C'.
T. I", were to Carl'ne to hear Mrs. Ada
Parsells, State president of the W. C.
T. U.. last e\'eniug.
Frank Seifert, of Greenfuurg, is here
called by the death of his mother. Mrs.
M. M. Seifert.
Jesso B. Asper, county treasurer, is
attendiro the convention of the State
Association of County Treasurers, which
is held in Harrisburg.
rh M'sdi>>, March 25. has been set as
i fl'trens Lay in the pitiblic sc'hools.
. Marvsville, Pa., Feb. 16.—C\arence,
o-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.iarles
FMinestock. ' s ' n a serious condition as
a result of playing with a revolver.
The lad and his brjt'htv found the
weapon, which was accidentally dis
harged. the bullet entering the bodv of
Ciarence a little below the heart "and
lodging at the surface of his back near
the sninal column.
Addresses Telephone Society
"Putting Quality into Telephone
•Service, ' was the subject of a lecture
by S. M. Greer, general commercial
superintendent of the Chesapeake & Fo
tcinac Telephone Company, before the
members of the Telephone Society oif
Harrisburg, iu the Board of Trade
building last night. Other ad Iresse-s
were male by J. H. Crosman, Jr., gen
eral commercial superintendent, Phila
delphia. n-nd Frank Whitman, district
manager, Baltimore.
Ephrata's Only Undertaker Dies
Ephrata, Feb. 16. —Myer D. Hoover,
>6 years old, the only undertaker in
this section, died yesterday from in
lirmities of age. He was also a con
tractor and a member of the Church of
the Brethren. A son and daughter, re-
Biding iu Philadelphia, and two brothers
and two sisters, residing in Lancaster
county, survive.
2,300 Attend Two funerals
Lebanon, Fob. 16.—Sunday the fu
nerals of Amos Tobias and ' Christian
I-iong, of Mt. Nebo and Inwood, re
spectively, who were killed by a fall of
rock and slate while mining «>al near
Pine,grov e last week, were held. More
than 2,300 people attended the two fu
An Open, Square, Aboveboard, Direct
Appeal to the Intelligence and
Judgment of the People
.k«..uT hC /n lr0a ? , 0f J Penn#y,v ! inia and New Jerße y believe that the public
should be fully advised concerning the Full Crew laws in these states. Costly
3STT » demonstrated that these laws have worked to the detriment of
of the people * repeal would redound greatly to the advantage
Not a Fight On Trainmen
l i j railroad companies making this announcement wish the public to
clearly understand that this appeal is in no way to be construed as being aimed
at the trainmen in their employ, nor is it an effort to curtail operating ex
penses at the cost of public safety or service.
... Th , e companies point to the fact, with justifiable pride, that whenever
public safety and convenience demanded an increased number of employes
the necessary men were put on trains. Behind this statement is a record of
advancements and improvement achievements which is a most vital factor of
calm and dispassionate consideration of the laws in question.
, . Butwhen arbitrary laws are passed which compel these railroad companies to harden
Payrolls with some $2,000,000 annually for wasted, unwarranted extra labor, and which
actually me«pi a decrease, rather than an increase, in operating efficiency, together with
heavier casualty lists, it is undeniable that the public should be put in full touch with exist
ing conditions that the people may judge wisely for themselves should an effort be made to
impugn the sincere motives which prompt this educational campaign.
How Full Crew Law Works
A twenty-nine-car freight train can be operated with five men. Add a car and an
extra man must go on. The law requires no larger crew on a hundred-car train.
A four-car passenger train can run with five men. On a five-car or longer train
there must an extra man. Even if all the cars are Pullmans, with porters and a Pullman
conductor, a six-man railroad crew is required.
A milk or express train of twenty or more cars, running through, sealed; and virtually
without stops, must carry a crew of six. The only place four of them would ride would be
in the end car.
. When the Full Crew law became effective in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Railroad
Lines East of Pittsburgh and Erie were operating in Pennsylvania 2,971 weekday trains. Of
these, 1,198 passenger and 1,061 freight trains were manned up to or beyond the law's
Tk® 1,198 passenger trains which were provided with crews equal to or in excess of
the law 11 requirements consisted principally of local or semi-local trains, malriwg frequent
stops and handling a large number of passengers. The second brakeman was employed to
expedite the departure of trains from stations and to assist conductors in collecting tickets.
. I>o6l freight trains on which the law required no additional men consisted of
local freight trams carrying package freight, on which brakemen were required to load and
unload cars; road shifters, doing a large amount of work, necessitating the throwing of
switches and much hand braking on cars; mine trains, placing empty cars and picking up
loaded cars, and through slow freight trains of heavy tonnage on the Philadelphia and Middle
Divisions on which the brakemen riding on the front part of the trains were required to assist
the firemen.
Official Casualty Statistics
The effect of the Full Crew laws in forcing extra men into already adequate train
crews, thus dividing responsibility, has been to increase the hazard of operation. This fact
is conclusively proved by the official figures of the Interstate Commerce Commission. The
great number of persons killed who were neither employes nor passengers have not been
included, for it is obvious that extra men on trains are powerless to prevent such casualties.
. The Pennsylvania Full Crew law took effect on July 19, 1911. The Commission's
figures show that for the three-year period preceding this date 10,186 employes and pas
sengers were killed. Since the law became operative, the total number killed shows an
increase, or 10,372 persons.
The casualty list of the Pennsylvania Railroad for the six months preceding the
enactment and the first six months of 1914, when the law was in full force and effect, dis
closes the following startling comparison:
Before Law, Under Law,
First half 1911 First half 1914
. Killed Injured Killed Injured
Trainmen 15 1046 16 1699
Passengers 1 99 *2 141
16 1145 18 1840
'Fell from train.
What the Extra Man Costs
Twenty Railroads in Pennsylvania and New Jersey last year paid
in employment of superfluous brakemen . $2,000,000
That would have bought #t . . 200 steel coaches
It would have bought 80 locomotives
It would have paid for 67,000 tons of rails
It would have returned 5% on $40,000,000
It would have block signaled 800 miles of track
It would have eliminated 65 grade crossings
Rejected by Other States
A Full Crew law was enacted in Missouri and signed by the Governor in Aprils
1913. In November, 1914, it was submitted to a referendum vote. The people repudiated
the law by a vote of 324,085 against 159,593.
A proposed Full Crew law for Texas failed to pass owing to the popular protest against
it, led by the farmers.
In 1907, Governor Charles E. Hughes, of New York, vetoed an attempt to enact a
Full Crew law in that state.
In 1912, Govjrnor John A. Dix, of New. York, also vetoed a Full Crew measure.
Governor Foss, of Massachusetts, vetoed a Full Crew bill passed by the legislature.
In 1913 the State Assembly wisely referred a Full Crew law to the Railroad
Commiss : on of Connecticut, who promptly condemned it.
Governor Cruce,' of Oklahoma, vetoed a Full Crew bill in 1913.
Attempts to enact Full Crew laws in Colorado, Delaware, Virginia, and Ohio were
In Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland such laws are in force. In
the fnterest of the public, the railroads, and the great body of railroad employes, these
burdensome laws should, he repealed. In Pennsylvania, approximately 65,000 men ar«
employed in train service. Only 2,500 of these are extra brakemen.
Will Wage a Just Fight
Railroads operating in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are determined to place their
case squarely and fairly before the people of those states. They are firmly convinced that
the people—al? of whom, without exception, are affected more or less directly by the imposi
tion of this annual $2,000,000 burden, and thousands of whom are direct sufferers—will
knowing what a continuation of these harmful laws means to them, voice their wishes in no
uncertain way to their elected representatives at Harrisburg and Trenton.
This campaign of public enlightenment will be waged by the railroads in a manner
that cannot possibly be legitimately assailed. There will be no lobbying, no star chamber
conferences, or private deals to influence public opinion or legislative action. The campaign
will be fought in the open, pfirely on its merits.
Railroad Pledge to Trainmen and Public
Definitely and finally to give public notice that the railroads ask only a square deal
a'l around in this matter, the presidents of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Philadelphia
& Reading Railway Company and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, in anno'incing on
February 9 that the railroads i* tended to work for repeal/of the Full Crew laws pledged
themselves as follows: •
"Let us add that if there shall be evidence that without such laws the railroads
would underman trains, to the hardship of employes or the detriment of or danger to the
public, that, assuming the present Public Service acts do not give to the commissions ample
powers to determine what crews are necessary on different trains and to compel the rail
roads to man trams as ordered, we will openly support such amendmenb to the present acts
as may be necessary to give such assurance."
The railroads now appeal directly to the people, who demand the greatest safety
aft all times and who realise that a policy of wise economy, and not one of wasted revenue,
will enable the riilroads to adequately fulfill their obligations and meet those demands as
they should be met
Chairman, Executive Committee, Associated Railroad* of Pennsylvania and New