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Harrisburg telegraph. [volume] (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, October 07, 1914, Image 9

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Upper etching—How the accumulations of rubbish exposed by the extraordinarily low water, counteract
the beautiful effect of the city's now "Front Steps" is clearly shown in this view snapped between State and
Walnut streets; lower etching—View taken in the neighborhood of Peffer street depicting similar conditions.
The State Water Supply Commission has expressed the fear that the failure to remove the "fill" outside the
wall will seriously interfere with the operation of its new water gauge.
Dexter Company Raises Question
Before the Public Service
The Public Service Commission yes
terday heard the complaint of the
Dexter Portland Cement Company
against the Lehigh Valley, Central of
New Jersey and the Delaware, Lacka
wanna and Western Railroad Com-
Don'ts For Trolley Riders!
THERE will be unusually large crowds on the streets of Harrisburg during the next few added protection on various grades,, and a largely increased force of men will be on duty on the
• with 7?;!!7 WlO W,l ! 1 b u e * c * te< * an< j* * n a h " rr y- Thousands of parents, streets. Everything possible will be done to make the week one devoid of accidents, but the pub-
Wl *h their families of little ones, will be hurrying here and there to give the happy v j u uul uu • r 1 nm. •„ . jr. u-i • a.
youngsters a joyous outing. Many will be taking new routes and going into unfamiliar lIC Ca " and sh ° uld ' help by bemg carefuL There WIU be thousands of automobiles in the streets, so
places. On such a day of excitement, bustle and crowds it is especially important that everyone Parents should warn their children not to play on the roadways. Tell them it is dangerous,
should use the utmost care in the streets. Everyone should try to keep cool. Use more than ordi- Here are a few don'ts that parents themselves should heed and should also impress upon their
nary caution. Try not to get excited- Stop, Look, Listen. children. They are good rules to observe at all times, but they are especially applicable during the
•11 i fb- ar " s ur S Railways Company will do its part so far as it is possible. Every precaution next few days when great crowds, unusual noises and the generad excitement are calculated to
W -n v, C aen . an die the large crowds safely. Every available employe will be on duty. There make one more reckless and earless than usual. Observance of these cautions may help save many
will be extra inspectors and super in tendents at points of conjestion. Extra sand men will give precious lives.
DON'T fllo™ children to play in streets on which electric cars run. Tell them-to keep DON'T face the rear of the car when you are alighting. ALWAYS FACE FORWARD.
A . , tieir e\es open, and to listen while crossing the tracks. Fhev can't be too careful. . ———Your heeding this advice will help to reduce the possibility of accident to
Accidents occur in the most unexpected ways. a minimum
DON'T allow children to steal rides on the rear of a wagon or carriage. Their discovery DON'T fail to impress your children with the necessity of always being careful when board
———— by the driver often startles them into running in front of a moving car. The motor- ———ing or alighting from cars. Tell them to wait until the car conies to a full stop.
TV/^VKTVT* SeC tbe ™ ' n t ' me to P re Y ent an accident. Tell them it is extremely dangerous. DON'T to as courteous to the conductor as you exgect him to be courteous to you.
DON T allow children to put their heads or arms through the open window of a car. A ————— Sometimes we may make a mistake and employ a motorman or conductor who is
- passing wagon may he too close and cause injury and possibly death. discourteous. As a rule all of our crews are loval and courteous. We expect them to treat our
DON'T cross railway track before looking both ways. First look to the left, then to the patrons courteously and patiently. If you find that a conductor is discourteous or a motorman
——— right. Re sure no car approaches from either direction. is careless in the handling of his car, don't fail to report such facts to us, with the number of the
DON'T use the center of a street car track as a place in which to change your mind. If you employe, the number of the car, the time and nature of the incident and your name. We don't
are in doubt as to where to go, or are bewildered, make your decision on the curb want V nreasonable complaints because we investigate them thoroughly before anything is done.
before you start across the street. " We wisll to be absolutely fair to our men as well as to you. Our men are often unusually polite
DON'T cmss a street hurriedly or absent-mindedly. Stop, look and listen and take your Painstaking, considering the many annoyances they daily encounter. We would be glad
1 time. these praiseworthy acts. We like to hear good things said of our men.
DON'T l )ass behind a car without first making certain another car or vehicle is not an- DON'T I>'«ce all confidence in the performance o.f your machine, if you are driving an auto
-1 5 t , . ur veimic is not ap- —mobile. You may dash across the street in front of a moving car a hundred times
f-I r-ir from whM th*»v h-' -V ht i P eo P e running excitedly ground the rear safely and fail once. You may spin around a car that is not moving fast enough for vou many
nn\T»T i A ?. Ec - ' ( . rec m ° a car. coming fiom the opposite direction. times without accident, but a tire may burst once and involve you in a disastrous collision. Always
DON 1 Klc i ir 0 ; r , fiom a cai when it is in motion. Life is not so short that you can- he careful when you are approaching a street car track. The path of a motorman is defined. He
.. . h®* walt aew se c ()n ds for the cat to stop. our life may depend upon your heed- cannot turn out to avoid an accident with you. He does not know where vou are when you come
* . . ~ f _ driving furiously down a side street, but YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHERE HE IS. So for your
DON 1 f .. r . attei a cai that is speeding away from you. T here are more cars, and your own sake and for the sake of those who use the cars, be careful in driving your automobile. •
r . n . T , T 1 , e to ° ' eai to "sk" 1,1 an >" sucll fool-hardy performance. > DON'T ,:>e negligent or careless. We are operating our cars as safely as we can without
DON 1 take any chances. I here are so many street cars, wagons and fast moving automo- ——your assistance. We desire you to co-operate and make travel on our lines
——— biles on the streets these days that you can t be too careful. absolutely safe.
panics. The company alleged that it
was at a disadvantage of 10 cents a
ton in the matter of the haul from
Nazareth to Easton, Bethlehem and
Allentown as compared with the rates
paid by its competitors. The respond
ents claim that this excessive amount
is due to the fact that the shipments
of the complainant are over more than
one road.
Another hearirig was held in the
matter of the approval of certain
crossings of the Wilkcs-Barre Con
necting Railroad Company, at the con
clusion of which two of the proposed
crossings in Plains were approved, and
action on the contemplated overhead
crossing in Miners Mills was deferred
for two weeks until the parties inter
| ested ran agree on the distribution of
I the cost.
The commission approved the ap
plication of the Northwestern Penn
sylvania, the Nypano and the Erie
Railroad Companies of lease and
agreement to sell certain lands in
Crawford county and took testimony
on the complaint of the borough of
Schuylkill Haven thta the Schuylkill
Haven Gas and Water Company fails
to furnish an adequate supply of
George D. Dixon, vice-president of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, will ap
pear before the commission to-mor
row in advocacy of a 5 per cent, in
crease on Intrastate freight rates.
This proposition is now before the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
[Continued From First Pa Re]
these unsightly deposits of years are
more offensive than usual, but the
fact that the river Is so low empha
sizes the importance of great energy
at this time. Some work Is being
done by the contractors, but the of
ficials fear the operations will be in
terrupted by Fall rains.
Quick Action Imperative
While the contractors are removing
some of the stuff covering the space
between the wall and the main cur
rent there are large deposits of
gravel and river stone at the former
outlet points of the lateral sewers,
which outlets have been removed. It
Is urged that these be cleared away
by the city authorities while it is yet
And the State Water Supply Com
mission is interested in the removal
of the outlying deposits for another
important reason. It is installing a
gauge at the Walnut street bridge,
which will automatically record the
Susquehanna river stages ai Harris
burg. This gauge consists of two
main parts; a sensitive diaphragm, in
a concrete box on the bottom of the
river and the recording apparatus on
the east abutment of the bridge.
In Concrete Box on Wall
The diaphragm is made of rubber
and is placed in a small concrete box
at the foot of the river wall, directly
under the downstream side of the
bridge. One side of the diaphragm
is exposed to the water, and as the
river rises and falls, the difference in
pressure on the diaphragm due to the
varying height of the water pressing
against It, acts on an air column in a
flexible tube connecting the dia
phragm to the recording apparatus
on the bridge abutment, which in turn
acts on a coil controlling the move
ments of a pointer. The end of this
pointer is supplied with ink and draws
a continuous line of the varying
heights of the water surface on a
chart controlled by clockwork. This
instrument will record continuously
the stage of the river and it Is only
necessary to change charts once a
Dobrls Affects the Gauge
The new automatic gauge will im
prove upon the chain gauge which is
operated by hand and placed on the
upstream handrail of the bridge In
the first span. Before there was any
work done on the river wall this gauge
was about twenty-five feet from the
shore at the present river height,
while now, due to a filling in of the
river bed In connection with the work
on the wall, it is less than two feet.
There is also a large pile of dirt en
circling the concrete box for the new
automatic gauge, which has not been
removed. This pile of dirt in con
nection with the other fill in the river
bottom at this point will seriously af
fect the efficiency of the new gauge
unless promptly removed.
Contracts Awarded
For Dreadnoughts
Special to The Telegraph
Washington. D. C., Oct. 7. The New
York Shipbuilding Company, of Cam
den, will build one of the two dread
noughts for which bids were opened at
the Navy Department yesterday after
noon. Its hid was higher than that of
the Newport News Shipbuilding Com
pany, but as each company presented a
1915 Harley-Davidson
1 1 Horsepower GUARANTEED
3-Speed Sliding Gear Transmission
Automatic Mechanical Oil Pump
Step-Starter and 66 Refinements
The 1915 Harley-Davidson three-speed twin is the
first motorcycle to climb a sixty per cent, grade.
It has taken a sidecar and passenger up a forty
five per cent, grade without a murmur.
Heagy Bros., Harrisburg, Pa.
Open Evenings
proposal for but one ship, each will re
ceive a contract.
The bids were for the construction of
two of the superdreadnoußhts of the
California class authorized by the pres
ent Congress. The number of ves
sels of this class authorized was three,
one of which has been named the Cali
fornia and the other two designated
as the Mississippi and Idaho. The two
latter are to replace the battleships
that were sold to the Greek Govern
ment last summer.
The lowest bidder for the proposed
vessels proved to be the Newport News
Shipbuilding Company, which offers to
build one of the new battleships for
$7,195,000. The New York Shipbuilding
Company, of Camden, was the next
lowest bidder with an offer of |7.250,-
000 for a ship according to Government
plans. This does not Include the cost
of armor or armament, which will cost
an additional 17,000,000, bringing the
value of each of these vessels up to
The bid of the Newport News Com
pany submitted is $65,000 lower than
the price at which the new battleship
Pennsylvania was awarded to the same
company a year ago, although the
Pennsylvania is to be 600 tons smaller
than the vessels of the California class.

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