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Public Service Commission
Takes Drastic Action in
Beaver Valley Case
i miiininiiimiiui i j n the first decis-
V\\ ft ■/'/ i° n in which it has
is\\\ enunciated the
physical valuation
principle the Pub
■wSSafflt Service Com-
VjssS3pv mission to-day de
■ property of the
jS_—T ? Beaver Valley Wa
"*JZa ter company, a
Western Pennsyl
vania corporation, was valued at
$985,000 for rate maklag purposes.
The company claimed a value of 12,-
598.361. The complainants asserted
that the value was $669,835.
The company operates in Beaver
county and vicinity and is a consoli
dation of a number of companies.
Extended hearings were held on the
complaints of Solon C. Thayer and
others and over 2.000 pages of testi
mony were taken together -with sev
eral hundred pages of exhibits. In
the decision of the commission,
which was written by Chairman W.
D. B. Ainey, it is held that the com
pany was overcapitalized and that it
■was entitled to an annual return on
its investments of only $135,950. At
the time of the inquiry the company
had an outstanding capital stock of
$1,000,000 and bonds of $1,063,0001
with notes of $184,000, no evidence
being presented of sales. In the com
mission's decision a seven per cent,
rate of return is allowed, $63,000 giv
en for operation, maintenance, taxes,
etc., and $12,000 for depreciation.
In refusing to allow some items the
decision says: "Unfortunately some
utilities have sought to take advant-!
age of the reproduction-cost method i
of valuation to capitalize for them-1
selves municipal improvements re- !
mote from their own development and 1
in which they have not participated.
The penalty they pay is the loss of
public confidence and the unfortun
ate result thereof is the inevitable re
flection upon utilities as a whole."
The commission found that the
company claimed pipes paid for by
customers as its property and declares
that the company failed to sustain its
claim for "going value." It also or
ders that water used by some bor
oughs for sewer flushing be paid for
because in others served by the com
pany a charge is made and declares
the system of charging for fire service
on the basis of number of fire hyd
rants for each community is inequit
able. It is also suggested that the
company install meters to prevent
waste and that it prepare new charg-
Many Want License—Although the
hunting season does not begin for
considerably over a month a brisk
demand for hunters' licenses is re
ported from a number of counties of
the State and in some districts hun
dreds have already been issued. The
State Game Commission authorities
look for an issue which will run
ahead of last year, when 262,355 were
put out in addition to almost 500 for
nonresident hunters. The previous
year 299.000 licenses were issued, the
decline last year being due to the in
dustrial activity which prevented
many from hunting.
Electric Co.'s Eight.—Four con
tests between electric companies for
exclusive rights to territory are
scheduled to be taken up by the Pub
lic Service Commission immediately, j
All are located in the western part'
of the State, involving districts in
Allegheny and Beaver counties.
More Tobacco—Predictions of a
much larger production of tobacco
in Pennsylvania are being made by
the State Bureau of Agricultural
Statistics from reports received from
the various counties of the State, i
growing having been undertaken in
new districts. Last year the total area
devoted to tobacco was 31,500 acres
and the production about 45,675,000
Compensation Rules—The Work
men's Compensation Board has ruled
that claimants who file petitions and ;
who fail to follow up such cases shall
have the right to file a second peti-i
tion, biit it will not be considered un
less the costs in the first proceeding
have been paid. When $ defendant
fails to appear after timely notice the
hearing is to proceed.
Co-operation Plan—Plahs for co
operation between the State Depart
ments of State Police and Fire Mar
shal have been completed and here
after the State Police will be called)
upon to assist the deputy marshals in
their investigations of fires. The ar-'
rangement was worked out this week
by Fire Marshal G. Chal Port and
Deputy Superintendent G. F. Lumb.
of the State Police and it is expected ;
that the handicap which has existed
because of the small force of the Fire
Marshal's office will be overcome.
The troopers will immediately un
dertake some investigations in cen
tral counties in conjunction with the
marshal's force. The State Insur
ance Department is also working with
the Fire Marshal's office in a number.
of cases.
■ State Police will also work with the
State forest wardens in the coming
autumn in running down persons re
sponsible for fires in the woods.
Cost Apportioned. The Pennsyl
vania Public Service Commission in a
general order issued in the application
of the East Erie Commercial railroad
has directed the construction of an
undergrade crossing by the railroad j
which will abolish two dangerous
grade crossings known as "Six Mile
Creek" and "Parke's" crossings and
has apportioned the cost of the oper- ;
ation among railroads affected. The
East Erie company is to do the work'
which is to cost $67,000 and will bear
$11,500 of the cost. The New York
Central Railroad will pay $32,500;
New York. Chicago and St. Louis rail
road $11,500; State of Pennsylvania
fected; Erie county $6,000 and Har
ss,ooo because of a State highway af
borcreek township. Erie county, si,-
500. An order relative to the reloca
tion o fthe tracks of the Euffalo and'
Lake Erie company is to be made
when the work is completed.
Must ray I.ower Prices. The State
Economy and Efficiency commission is 1
taking steps to secure provision at j
lower prices fo rthe State institutions
and as a result of Its recent Inquiries
it has secured promises to furnish sup
plies at favorable rates to the State.
Institutions will be required to buy at
6uch prices or managers may be sur
Must Stop Extensions. Commis
sioner of Health Dixon last night or
dered the Lehigh Valley railroad to
discontinue children's excursions to
and from Xew York and this State
because of infantile paralysis. This
Is the first time such action has been
Surface Holds Fort. State Zoolo
gist Surface was still holding the fort
to-day and his friends were bombard
ing State officials with letters of pro
test against his dismissal. The situ
ation is about where it was a week
More Cases. lnfantile paralysis
has been reported from Bristol, 1
Wilkes- Barre and Pittsburgh.
Costs Cettled. The State Compen- i
ration Board has devised a plan for i
costs in cases. The charges must be
paid promptly or will take the usual
course for collection. j
"Captain" Blackwell's Patriotic
Eighty-five Would Answer
"Nation's Call"
; At an enthusiastic rally in Black
' well's Hall, Adams street, last evening
eighty-five stalwart admirers of "the
Emancipator," vociferously responded
to Captain" Peter S. Blackwell's roll
| call and thus became members of
'Company A, First Regiment of the
Pennsylvania Home Guard.'' •
"It was the most enthusiastic meet
j ing since Wilson permitted the Mexi
can muddle," declared "Captain"
Blackwell this morning. Just as soon
ias the country calls, added Blackwell
the company will arm 9nd respond
"Already, the captain explained, fifty
I uniforms have been obtained and as
many more have been promised. Plans
are being made to put the men through
i regular military drills and a commit
tee was appointed at last evening's
1 meeting to obtain a camp site and maice
other arrangements.
! September 1 has officially been se
lected as the date for opening the
| camp and some wild woodland site back
lof Enola will likely to be picked for
putting the guardsmen through the
rigors of camp life.
The committee includes? B. J. Burrell,
ueorge Moten, and Ottoway Johnson.
Centenary United Brethren The
I Rev. A. K. Wler, pastor. The Rev.
; William Seibert Houck will preach at
10.45 on "Christ Anointed or Neg
lected, Which?" and at 7.30 on "Life
j for a Look;" Christian Endeavor, 6.30;
Sunday school. 9.
First Reformed The Rev. C. A.
j Huyette, pastor, will preach at 10.45
| on "The Highest Form of Sacrifice"
j and a t7.30 on "A Notable Miracle."
i First Presbyterian—The Rev. C. B.
| Segelken, pastor, will preach at 11 and
I 7.30; Sunday school, 9.45; Christian
I Endeavor. 6.30.
Trinity German Lutheran—The Rev.
C. F. Tiemann, pastor, will preach at
10.15; Sunday school, 9.
Main Street Church of God—The
Rev. G. W. Get*, pastor, will preach
at 10.30 on "Not Your Own" and at
7.30 on "Tho Satisfying Likeness;"
Sunday school, 9.15; junior Christian
6; senior Christian En
deavor, 6.30.
First Methodist —The Rev. W. C.
Sanderson, pasto;* will preach at 10.30
and 7.30; Sunday school, 9.30; Ep
worth League. 6.30.
Grace United Evangelical—The Rev.
J. M. Shoop, pastor, will preach at
10.30 and 7.30; Sunday school, 9.15;
Christian Endeavor, 6.4 5.
St. John's Lutheran —The Rev. G.
N. Lauffer, pastor, will preach at 10.45
on "Blessings From God's Word" and
at 7.30; Sunday school, 9.30; inter
mediate Christian Endeavor, 6.30.
Trinity Episcopal—The Rev. Albert
Aune, rector. 87 celebration of the
holy communion; 11, morning prayer
and sermon; 7 30, evening prayer and
sermon. ,
FOR RENT Three up-to-date fur
nished rooms, with large bay windows
and use of bath and telephone. 34S
North Front street, Steelton.

Catches Sixteen. Steelton's dog
catcher yesterday caught sixteen un
licensed hounds. They were taken to
the pound.
Funeral services for Samuel Haas,
Civil War veteran, were held at his
late home in South River avenue this
afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Burial was
made in the Oberlln Cemetery. Mem
bers of Badlwin Hose Companv, in full
uniform, attended In a body.
L'nder the auspices of the Highspire
Junior Drum Corps, the Big Six Min
strels will give two shows in Daugh
erty's Hall this evening. The first
exhibition will be given at 7.30 o'clock
and the second at 5.45 o'clock. The
proceeds will be used by the Junior
Drum Corps to defray necessary ex
penses. The drum corps is an organ
Ization composed of small boys.
Temperance Workers Meet. The
regular monthly meeting of the local
W. C. T. U. was held at the home of
Mrs. William H. Cover, Second street.
Tuesday evening. The leaders were
Mrs. W. B. KirkpatricJc and Mrs, W.
H. Cover.
Miss Myrtle Daugherty, of Annvllle,
and Miss Mary Daugherty, of Harris
burg. spent Saturday and Sunday in
town, the guests of Miss Josephine
Mathias, of Second street.
John H. Nltrauer. son Ambrose and
daughter Emma, of Middletown, spent
Sunday in town, the guests of the for
mer's son, William Nitrauer,. of Penn
Master Samuel Wetzel, of Juj-y
street, accompanied his aunt, Mrs.
Carrie Rynard, to Shlppensburg last
Saturday, where he will spend the
summer months with relatives and
Mrs. Cyrus Musser spent last Sat
urday and Sunday at his home in Ellz
Mrs. Mary Mountz, of Vine and
Penn streets, left last Saturday for
Altoona, where she will spend sev
eral months with her sister, Mrs. Ella
Miss Edith Smith, of Chambersburg,
Is in town visiting her aunt, Mrs. Ed
ward Sprow, Mamma street.
Mrs.* Emmett Maugins and daugh
ter Eulie, of Harrisburg, spent Thurs
day of last week in town the guests of
the former's sister, Mrs. Edward
Chester Hoffman, of Dillerville,
spent Thursday In town with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffman,
of Market street.
Miss Bessie Wolff, of West Second
street, left Wednesday for -Mifflin,
where she will sp€nd some time with
Mrs. Philip Devinnie and daughter
Evelyn, of Elizabeth. N. J., are in town
visiting relatives and friends.
Misses Alma and Erma Houser, of
Annville, are in town and will spend
some time with their cousin, Mrs. H.
F. Rhoad, of Market street.
The communion service held in the
United Brethren Church last Sunday
were well attended both morning and
evening. Two hundred and one per
sons communsd.
Mrs. Roy Bonholtzer and little son
John will leave this evening for
Sharon, Pa., where Mr. Bonholtzer has
secured work.
St. Peter's Lutheran The Rov.
Ernest L. Pee. 10.45. "Righteousness
Revealed;" 7.50, "Great Hymns of the
Church;" Sunday school, 9.30; Chris
tian Endeavor. 6, SO. Special song
rervice at the evening worship by con
gregation and choir, Miss Evelyn
Cumbler will sing a solo.
United Brethren—Tho Rev. H. P.
Rhoad. 10.45. "How to Follow Christ;"
7.30, "Strange Fire;" Sunday school,
9.30; Christian Endeavor, 6.30,
Supervisor Irwin Arranges New
Games; Supervisors to Meet
on Wednesday
Quoit tournaments will be inaugu
rated as a new feature of Steelton's
playgrounds next week and Supervis
or James Irwin has completed plans
for some lively matches.
Instructors of the various play
grounds will meet with Supervisor
Irwin next Wednesday evening to dis
cuss the progress made so far and
a report will be presented to the
Parks and Playgrounds Commission.
During the present week there has
been increased interest in the various
leagues and many changes are an
nounced in the standing. The stand
ings follow;
Senior Volleyball
W. L. Pet.
, West Side 4 1 .800
| Cottage Hill 3 1 .750
Lawn . 2 3 .600
Hygienic 2 2 ,500
Fothergill 1 5 .166
Senior Newoonib
W. L. Pet.
Hygienic 3 0 1.000
La,wn 2 2 .500
West Side 1 2 .333
Fothergill 1 2 .225
Senior Baseball
W. L. Pet
Fothergill 1 0 1.000
West Side 1 0 1.000
Hygienic 1 1 .500
Lawn 0 1 .000
East End 0 1 .000
Junior VoileybaU
W. L. Pet.
Cottage Hill 4 0 1.000
West Side 3 2 .600
Lawn 2 3 .400
Fothergill 2 4 .333
Hygienic 1 3 .225
Junior Neweomb
_ . • / W. L. Pet.
Fothergill 3 1 ,750
Hygienic •* \ ,t>66
West Side • 1 2 .333
Lawn X 3 .225
Junior Baseball
W. L. Pet.
Cottage Hill 1 0 1.000
West Side 1 0 1.000
Lawn 1 2 .3 3 3
Hygienic 0 1 .000
Activities For the Coming; Week
Monday morning, Junior Baseball,
Fothergill and Lawn.
Monday afternoon, Senior Baseball,
Fothergill and East End.
Monday afternoon, Neweomb, West
Side at Hygienic.
Tuesday afternoon, Volleyball,
West Side at Hygienic.
Tuesday afternoon, Volleyball,
Lawn at Cottage Hill.
Wednesday afternoon, Junior Base-
Cottage Hill and Hygienic.
Wednesday afternoon, Track meet,
at West Side.
Thursday afternoon. Senior Base
ball. East End and Lawn.
Friday afternoon, Neweomb, Foth
ergill at West Side.
Friday afternoon, Junior Baseball,
Fothergill and Hygienic.
Saturday morning. Track meet, at
David R. Sanders Dies
From Injuries Received
When Thrown From Auto
David R. Sanders, aged 43, died at
his home in South Front street, last
evening from injuries received when
thrown from an automobile near his
home Sunday evening.
Mr. Sanders was hurt when he
alighted from a moving automobile
; which had brought nim from a club
near Middletown after trolley service
had been suspended Sunday. At the
time it was not thought his injuries
were serious. Several years ago,
j however, Mr. Sanders had been struck
t by a trolley car at Front and Locust
streets and never fully recovered from
the injuries.
For nearly seventeen years Mr.
Sar.ders was bartender at the Fletcher
house. He is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Penrose Sanders and two
brothers, George and John. He was
Funeral services are incomplete.
George W. Mattis, after spending
his vacation at his home here will
leave today for Feltort, Cuba, where
he is employed by the Spanish-Am
•rican Iron company. '
Mrs. John Cook and children, who
1 o gue .l te . of Jlrs Frank Stehman,
303 South feecond street, have re
j turned to their home in Lykens.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Walter Yost, who
were guests of relatives here have re
turned to their home in Holmesburg
Mrs. Charles P. Feidt, Spruce
street, is spending the week in Mil
lersburg. .
Lawrence Burgett, 26 Adams street,
1 left for Conrad, lowa, where he
will visit his sister, Mrs. Walter
Minnich. He will stop at Pittsburgh,
! Chicago and Burlington.
Vance Detweiler has returned from
Birmingham, Ala., where he visited
his aunt, Mrs. Alva Hutchinson. • .
Mrs. A. Mars is on a visit to rela
] tlves In Saginaw, Gladwin and Mack
j inaw City, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moffat, Spar
rows Point, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis White, Locust street, Wed
Miss Mary Zoll, Oberlin, is spending
the, week-end with friends in York
Allied Warships Come
Close to Capes in Effort
to Spy Out Deutschland
Va.. July 22.—Allied war
i ships off Cape Henry awaiting de
parture of tha German submersible
Deutschland, after a night of slow
cruising, during- which their search
lights were played over the entrance
; to the capes frequently, at daylight to
i day quickened their speed and re
i Fumed their regular north and south
It is estimated that the ships are to
day from eight to ten miles out. At
one time last night one of them, pre
sumably a French ship, moved in to
within five miles of Virginia Beach,
coming closer to shore than she had at
any previous time. It was impossible
at that distance to determine her Iden
tity. She had four funnels. The other
ship, which is of a darker color and
is supposed to ba British, carried three
Despite report* from Baltimore that
Count von Bornstorff plans to visit the
Deutschland again next Wednesday,
German sources here maintain it wlli
b« far out in tho Atlantic by that time.
Furthermore, they say the Bremen
then will be in some American port.
Baltimore, Md., July 22, —Capt.
Paul Koenlg and fourteen members
of the crew of the submarine Deutsch
land worn feted last night by thou-
I sands of Baltlmoreana at a celebration
i at Canstatter Park, under the auspices
iof the local branch of the German
'■* nd Austrian Red Cross,
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Nat Feldstern of the Excelsior Cycle Company, returned Thursdav even
mg from. a_ motorcycle trip to Philadelphia, Atlantic City, New York and
Boston, him were Mrs. Feldstern and their nine-months-old child
and Miss Brightbill. Four people on an Excelsior motorcycle with
sidecar shows the possibilities for ploasure and recreation with one of these
machines. The baby seemed to have enjoyed the trip immensely. This
picture was taken as soon as they had reached Harrlsburg after completing
the long journey.
Scenic Beauties of
U. S. Best on Earth
That the Americans who have been
spending $100,000,000 a year on Euro
pean tours have been paying a heavy
premium for their scenic beauty, and
have been going an unnecessary dis
tance to get It, is the discovery made
by the United States Department of
Interior in its inventory of the wonder
spots of this country. It is exposing
the self-\;lctimization of our citizens in
no uncertain terms, and is preaching
the sermon of home consumption of
American scenery.
"This nation is richer In natural
scenery of the first order than any
other nation," declares Stephen T.
Mather, assistant secretary to the Sec
retary of the Interior. "It possesses an
empire of grandeur and beauty it has
scarcely heard of."
The discovery of this grandeur and
beauty by the motorists of this coun
try is the e.-rmon set forth by Nation
al Touring Week, the autompbile
movement that has, seized our nation
from the Atlantic ocean to the Pacl
filc strand. The impulse for a general
outpouring of United States motorists
to visit the natural beauty about them
which followed the inception of the
movement indicates that the country is
primed for a widespread appreciation
of the scenic wonder of our homeland.
When the sun rises on August 6,
the date set for the official outing
week of the motorists of this country,
the greatest motoring tour this lancl
has ever seen will be under way.
Thousands of automobiles will be hit
ting the road on a vacation tour.
"See America first by seeing your
own State first,'' is the sentiment near
est to the heart of this movement.
Every State has its natural beauty, of
which its citizens have a right to be
proud. The reasoning of National
Touring Week enthusiasts is that you
not only do noUneed to go across the
ocean to enjoy scenic grandeur, but
you can find it almost within sight of
your garage. *
Vacation time in 1916 will be mem
orable as the date of the real discov
ery of America.
Want Guardsmen Paid
For Their Services
Demands that there be no further
delay in the pay of National Guards
men for service at the mobilization
camp until they entered the federal
army and for,payment of men re
jected because of physical condition
are being; heard throughout the State
and some have come to the State
The State has over $300,000 to its
credit in the emergency military ap
propriation and the •names of men re
jected were all listed at Mt. Gretna be
fore the last regiment left for Texas.
The names of others are on company
rolls which have been arriving here
forsome days.
No information has been given why
the pay has been delayed and why the
selection of a disbursing officer is not
made. Adjutant General Stewart is
still the disbursing officer for the Fed
eral government but steps for a
change have been under way for some
time. It is said that one suggestion
for a disbursing officer was refused
and that the nomination of Jere M.
Leaman is pending. Meanwhile men
who were rejected and families of
men in the service are wfltlng for
money due them, but which is well
bound up with red tape.
Apperson "Roadaplane" Now
on Exhibit in New Quarters
E. L. Cowden, distributor for the
Apperson "Roadaplane," the newest
model produced by Apperson Bros.
Automobile Co., having recently pur
chased the property located at 108
Market street, has made some vast Im
provements in the appearance and con
veniences of the rooms devoted to the
Apperson showrooms. A xjew front
has been added and the huge French
plate glass windows only serve to show
up the racy looking "Jack Rabbits"
exhibited within.
In speaking of the simplicity of the
,new "Roadaplar.e" which la now on
'exhibit, R. J. Church, general sales
man for the local branch, said: "No
matter how good any piece of ma
chinery may be. the more complicated
It Is the more care it needs. The
giant moguls of the railroads go to the
roundhouse for a careful going-over
after every trip. The ponderous for
eign cars one occasionally sees need a
skilled mechanic in regular attend
ance. For the man who wants this,
and Is willing to pay the price, all well
and good—but for the man who wants
to enjoy the utmost In motoring pleas
ure and motoring satisfaction, and to
forget the engine as far as possible,
the simplicity of the Roadaplane offers
i everything he desires,"
Model 75 Overland Moves
Family Over 2,000 Miles
From Seattle, Wash., to Guthrie,
Okla., In fifteen days by a family of
five, with fyjl camping outfit, including
tent, bedding, stove and all necessary
cooking utenslls> is one more demon
stration of the sutrdiness ana power of
the Overland model 358.
C. D. Farrar, late of Seattle, but now
a resident of Oklahoma City, left
Seattle May 2t5 with his family and
about 500 pounds of baggage. On
June 10 he reached Guthrie, Okla.
"We would ha\ e come through a day
, sooner," writes Mr. Farrar of this trip,
; "but we spent a day with friends in
j Kansas. We never traveled after
nightfall. Some of the roads which we
; came over were very rough, which also
! prevented very rapid travel. In the
| Blue Mountains in Oregon and be
; tween Bliss and Perry, Okla., we en
countered deep mud. But In spite of
all handicaps our car was never stalled
i once. We frequently rendered aid to
j other and bigger cars, but not once
j did we have to have the favor re
"We averaged IS% miles to a gal
lon of gasoline and 300 miles to the
quart of oil throughout the 2,445 miles
of the journey over all sorts of roads.
I "We ran Into two storm's, which
j also served to delay us for a few houjs.
I At one time two inches of hail and
snow fell, but we drove through it all
without faltering."
This is but one of many similar let
ters of commendation on the model
TSB which the Willys-Overland Com
pany's home office In Toledo, as well
as their many dealers throughout the
United States and Cananda, receive
; almost daily. Ir fact, so popular has
this light car become that the factory
I is kept working night and day to make
deliveries of this model. More than
j two-thirds of th» Willys-Overland fac
tory's dally output consists of model
7585, yet thousands of orders are wait
' Ing to be filled.
Four More Youngsters
Certain of a Week at
McCormick's Island
One week's joyous camp life in the
city's tents on McCormick's Island
was assured to-day for four more
small folks who otherwise couldn't
hope for such a treat.
Two more checks for ?4 each were
given to the park department In re
sponse to its recent appeal through
the Telegraph to generous pedple who
may want to send some tiny man or
: woman to camp.
The cost of a week's outing per
child is but $2. And that means every
thing that you can think of in the
way of good things to eat and plenty
of them, a nice cool tent to sleep in
and all the fun on swimming, boat
ing and general outdoor program, that
McCormick's Island camp signifies.
The roll in answer to the appeal
through the Telegraph was started
yesterday by M. S. Kelley who sent a
check to pay the board of two chil
dren. To-day's contributions included
Allen U. Spotz, an uptolvn decorator,
and G. M. Stelnmetz. Tach sent a
check for $4.
"Send two kids to McCormick's
Island for a week with my regards,"
wrot. Mr. Spotz in enclosing his check,
"and you'll oblige, etc."
Hold Army Officers Whose
Car Hits Patrolman
Patrolman George Seymour, aged 53
years, 1070 South Cameron street, is
in the Harrisburg Hospital with a
probable dislocation of the right shoul
der blade, two-Inch gash on his head
and bruises on the body. He was
struck by an automobile at midnight
last night while directing another au
tomobile at Walnut and Filbert streets.
The automobile which hit Patrol
man Seymour was driven by Lieuten
ant E. G, Courson, of Company L,
Thirteenth Regiment, National Guard
of Pennsylvania. He was detained in
Harrisburg until late this afternoon
pendlngan investigation of the accident
and until the result of an x-ray exami
nation of the injured patrolman was
made known.
Lieutenant Courson. with Lieutenant
S. E. Dolph, also of the Thirteenth
Regiment, were en route to the Third
Brigade encampment at MountGretna.
Another auto with regimental officers
preceded the Courson car, The officers
stopped Patrolman Seymour to inquire
the direction to IJLotel Columbus. Be
fore the patrolman could reach the
sidewalk after completing fits conver
sation' the car driven by Lieutenant
Courson turned into Filbert street and
struck the officer.
JULY 22, 1916.
Deputy Prothonotary Erb
Startled Hockersville During
Wee Sma' Hours
— '
Coucthouse at-
J)\))( l/j taches and their
I yy't\'A —clerks In whose
Jp offices Deputy Pro
3—dSif/r\s ' ,honota >">' Elmer E.
Erb is a more or
i B T'l* less caßual visitor
were all wrought
up tO -d a y over the
story of Mr. Erb's
sensational chase
J iUr rTf. I for chicken thieves
over the quiet
streets of Hockersville during this
morning's wee sma' hours.
The fact that the deputy tjadn't
hesitated long enough to slip on his
bedroom slippers added a touch of
real excitement to the tale when the
hearers refilled the condition of
Hockersville street.
The further fact that Mr. Erb was
clad breezily in pajamas only gave the
story an actual thrill. Modestly Mr.
Erb admitted some of the facts to
Sometime iifter midnight Mr. Erb
was aroused by the sound of chickens
squawking in his coops: thieves had
been annoying the neighborhood a lot
latel yand at the first "squawk" the
county official was on his reet, trustv
shotgun in hand. Then he heard a
big truck rattle past. He ran down
the street in pursuit, firing his gun In
the air as he raced along. At the end
of town he stopped the team. Quick
investigation showed that the vehicle
contained no chickens. The reply of
a disgusted driver was, according to
Mr. Erb, disconcerting:
"Whacha runnin' through town like
that for anyway, bo? Now don't stop
me no more. I'm driving supplies to
Gretna." And the dray load of mate
rials for the troop camp rumbled along
on its way.
"Is it true. Mr. Erb,'' persisted a
reporter "that you gave chase in your
"That's private matter entirely, and
can certainly not interest the public,"
retorted the deputy coldly. *
Viewers to Meet Tuesday —Further
hearing in the Front and Second
street subway cases will be held Tues
day. If the viewers cannot arrange
to meet in City Council Chamber the
session will be h'eld in JCo. 2 court
room. '
7**■—" " • " j
t Dauphin County Bonds t
t The undersigned solicits pro- f
I posals for. the sale to it, at not |
I exceeding par and interest, of I
4 sufficient I
J * Dauphin County 3% Bonds J
J due 1931 I
{ to permit the investment of f
t $22,577.64 for the benefit of the f
I sinking fujid established for the I
I issue of January 1, 1901. I
♦ Proposals pursuant to this no- I
♦ tice should be sealed and plainly [
J • marked "Proposals for the Sale t
t of Dauphin County Bonds due f
| 1931," and received by the un- I
I derslgned not later than four I
4 o'clock p. m., August 3, 1916. ♦
♦ The right is reserved to reject |
f any and all bids, in whole or In T
I I part. J
| Commonwealth Trust Company |
Harrisburg, Pa.
Two Important Factors in Buying Coal I
! First, of course, you will want coal that possesses the max- M
imum in heat-giving quality. That's Montgomery Coal. »
I Secondly, you will buy when the lowest price is to be enjoyed. C
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and get that cigar enjoyment that
comes only from uniform high qual
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is pleasing thousands of smokers
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Harrisburg, Pa.
Important Opinion Given by
Deputy Attorney General
Kun on Obligations
Three questions of taxiblllty of ob
ligations of domestic and private cor
porations in Pennsylvania are settled
in an opinion given to-day by Joseph
L. Kun. deputy attorney general, to L.
Floyd Hess, assistant deputy auditor
general, who is in charge of certain
taxation matters. The decision will af
fect numerous obligations.
It is held that obligations issued
by private corporations to a resident
trustee for a nonresident person or cor
poration arf taxable at the rate .of four
mills on the dollar under the act of
1!>13, but that obligations Issued by a
private corporation to a resident trus
tee for a public charity are not tax
able. Mr. Kun citing decisions in whicji
it .was held that a mortgage held fop
a religious or charitable institution is
exempt from taxation and that the leg
islature when it passed the taxation act
did not change the existing policy. The
opinion also decides that obligations
issued by a domestic corporation to a
nonresident trustee for a resident of
Pennsylvania are not liable to State
The annual Sunday school picnic of
the Trinity Lutheran Church of Camp
Hill will be hold at Boiling Springs
Park, Thursday, July 27.
a — - i m - m , « ~|
1 Prospect Hill Cemetery
This cemetery is soon to be en
larged und beautified under plan'
prepared by Warren H. Manning.
. Lots will be sold with the per
: | petuai care provision^.
I Prospect Hill Cemetery Co.
Herman P. Miller. I*r»lilri)l
Dlil.l. PHONR 15U5
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