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CENTRAL PA. NEWS 35,000 ATTEND GRANGERS'PICNIC Prohibition Party Holds Rally and Presents Its Cause to Farmer Voters Mechanicsburg. Pa.. Sept. 1. De spite all predictions that the crowd at Granger's Picnic would be considera bly lessened this year, owing to the fact that children under 16 years were barred, the people were there yester day to the number of about 35,000, according to estimates by the general manager, R. H. Thomas, Jr. The Prohibition party held a rally in the morning with the Rev. Dr. B. E. P. Prugh as speaker, in the auditor ium. and an interesting address on the subject was made by Prof. J. A. Sprenkle of New Cumberland. Mrs. Elmer E. Melick, State secre tary of the Pennsylvania Division for National Preparedness, gave an inter esting and enlightening address on the work of this organization. She talked on woman's part in preparedness, not only for war but calamities. "The newspapers." she said, "have been pointing out in four different ways the evidence either of preparedness or the need of it, by the European war, the call of troops to-our own border, the railroad strike and the epidemic of Infantile paralysis. The purpose of this division is to organize women throughout the State of Pennsylvania for preparedness in the event of war and to be ready for work in those fields in which women can most effec tively aid at such times and in cast of State calamity. A large audience enjoyed the lec ture last evening by W. W. W. Roberts on the 'Heart of Africa," illustrated with beautiful pictures in nature's own colors by the autochrome process. To-day will witness the closing of the great picnic and while many people visited the groeve, a number of the ex hibitors began to pack up. preparatory to leaving. A dance will be held in the large pavilion, this evening and music will be furnished by an orches tra - A A matter of comment was the good conduct on the grounds despite the large crowd. Missouri Pastor Accepts Call to Derry Church Hershey, Pa.. Sept. 1. The Rev. R. K. Taylor, of Joplin. Mo., has ac cepted a call to the pastorate of Derry Presbvterian Church. It is expected that the call will be sanctioned by the Carlisle Presbytery, which will hold its semiannual" meeting September 15. FOR TH \T THIRD FEELING TnUe Hor*ford'» Acid Phosphnte Excellent for the relief of exhaustion due to Summer heat overwork or in »omnia. Cooling and refreshing.—Ad vertisement. The QUALITY of the tobacco I outweighs everything else in a cigarette. i ZIRA is great and good-—and | you'll like ZIRA the minute you smoke it—because we put better jf tobacco into ZIRA! FRIDAY EVENING, Lemoyne Woman Present at Grangers' For 43 Years Special to the Telegraph Mechanicsburg. Pa.. Sept. I.—lt is doubtful if anybody has the record of Mrs. Henry Bitner, of Lemoyne, who is S3 years old and has regularly at tended Granges' Picnic at Williams Grove ever since it was instituted. Mrs. Bitner. unaccompanied, went to the picnic yesterday and mingled In the big crowd. She recalled the first Cranger Picnic, when, she said, people came with huge baskets of lunch and everybody played "Bingo" and danced. Speeches were made after dinner. Mrs. Bitner has not missed one year in at tending the Grangers' Picnic during the forty-three years of Its existence. WOLFINGER FAMILY REUNION Special to the Telegraph Waynesboro, Pa.. Sept. 1. Two hundred persons attended the Wolf inger family reunion at the Old Forge road, near Leitersburg, Wednesday. Next year the reunion will be held at the old Wolflnger homestead at Reid. Md. ANNOUNCE BIRTH OF DAUGHTER Special to the Telegraph Dauphin, Pa., Sept. 1. Mr. and Mrs. William A. Powley announce the birth of a daughter. Fay Mary Powley on Friday, August 25, 1916. CORNROAST AT THE ELM Special to the Telegraph Dauphin, Pa., Sept. 1. A delight ful cornroast was held last evening at the Elm Tree by a party of people in honor of Miss Kathryn Myers, of Brooklyn. The party included Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Pedlow, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. M. Reed, Miss Anne Hoffman, Miss Ora Bickel, Miss Kathryn Meyers, Miss Carrie E. Gerberich, Miss Anna Houck, Miss Mary S. Poffenberger, Miss Kathryn Boughner, John L. Por ter, Ray Hoffman, Edgar W. Forney. Bion C. Welker, Walter Seller. Charles S. Gerberich. Alan Williamson, Chas. Rhodes, Wilmer Boughner and Russel Reed. HERBERT A. STRONG DIES Special to the Telegraph Mechanicsburg, Pa., Sept. I.—Her bert A. Strong, aged 67 years, died at the home of his son, E. E. Strong, photographer, in East Main street. Mr. Strong was a native of New York State and had lived in Mechanicsburg for the past three years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Buflalo, X. Y., and a member of the Kniyhts of the Maccabees. Mr. Strong had a stroke of paralysis several years ago. tut had only been ill a few days prior to his death. He is survived by his wife and one son. E. E. Strong, of Mechanicsburg. RURAL CARRIERS TO MEET Special to the Telegraph New Bloomfield, Pa.. Sept. I.—On Monday the annual convention of the Perry-Juniata-Snyder - Mifflin County Rural Letter Carriers' Association will be held at the courthouse here. WEST SHORE NEWS HOUSE PARTY AT GRETNA New Cumberland. Pa., Sept. 1. The following young women went to Mt. Gretna yesterday, where they will entertain friends at a houseparty: Misse "Hazel Rosenberger, Marguerite Witmyer, Carrie Garver, of New Cum berland, Miss Ruth Haverstock, of Lancaster, Miss Virgrie Detwiler, of Middletown. Miss Jennie Naylor of New Cumberland will chaperone the party which will remain until after Labor Day. PARTY HOME FROM GRETNA The following party has Just re turned from Mt. Gretna, where they occupied Glen Fern Cottage: Mr. and Mrs. Guy Schaffer, Misses Anna Day hoff, Addie Guistwhlte, Ruth Mc- Cleary. Messrs. John Kaufman. Wayne Rockey and Millard Houser. PICNIC AT ROCKY SPRINGS Marysville, Pa., Sept. 1. Belle of Blue Mountain Lodge. No. 217, Ladies' Auxiliary to Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen held a picnic at Rocky Springs Park, near here, yesterday. Social and Personal News of Towns Along West Shore Mrs. Ella Byers, of New Cumber land, is visiting relatives in Dillsburg and Franklintown. Miss Jennie Pyrter of New Cumber land. has returned from a visit to Ply mouth and Wilkes-Barre. The following persons spent Wed nesday at The Pines, in York county: Mr. and Mrs. William Keister, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Oren of New Cumberland, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Harris burg. Mrs. F. C. Coover and son, Rich ard. of New Cumberland, who have been visiting the former's home at Manheim. have returned home. Prof. L. D. Crunkelton of Littles town, Pa., former principal of New Cumberland schools, visited friends there yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fencil and son, Leon, of New Cumberland, and their guests. Mrs. George Jones and Miss Lana Nagle, of Baltimore, motored tte Hershey on Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Abram Roudybush and family of Rock Hills, Adams county, spent several days at New Cumberland as guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. F. Good. Mrs. Knaub and Miss Oaks of York, were guests of Lewis Kllmore's family IN THE DAYS WHEN BOATING ON THE SUSQUEHANNA HMS IN ITS INFANCY ll* '•" "*'• * j5'.:..,,: ■ ** \ Doesn't this etching; recall to you. Mr. Older Boatman, some very famous days on the Susquehanna when river sports were in the making;, as it were? In that husky youth in the shell you'd scarcely recognize Charles Etter of to-day. would you? And in the upper corner would you recognize "Captain" Edward C. Rauch, former commander of the old Harrisburg Boat Club? These he stirring times on the Susquehanna, take it from the canoeist and motorboatman who is finishing liis plans for the first Kipona, the regatta and water carnival that is to be held on Monday. Hut the youthful enthusiasts of to-day aren t a bit more interested than the oarsmen of the old school who helped place the Susquehanna on the map so far as equatic sports are concerned. CITY'S OLDEST BOAT CAPTAIN TELLS OF RIVER DA YS OF OLD Echuard C. Rauch, Harrisburg's Champion Oarsman, Relates the Stories of Distant Years When Shells Skimmed the Susquehanna How the youthful river enthusiasts. of thirty years ago put the Susque- ' hanna on the map so far as aquatic 1 sports is concerned, was interesting- i ly recalled by Edward C. Rauch, one of the city's champion oarsmen and a former captain of the old Harrisburg boat club. While the younger canoeists, motor boatmen and others who frequent the river are completing plans for the first' annual Kipona, the big water carnival and regatta to be held Monday under j; the directorship of the "Greater Har- ' rlsburg Navy," the veterans of a score j of famous battles of the late eighties watch and wait with just as much, if not more interest than their sons and j grandsons. And of all the old boatmen none has watched the progress of the Kipona plans more carefully than i Captain Edward Rauch. He's got a son, "Dick," by the way who's a lead ing figure in the regatta program. In Days of Old As far back as 1879 the Harrisburg boat club was formed when the orig- j inal charter membership roster in cluded T. T. Weirman, W. L. Gorgas, I T. G. Calder, Dr. Cherrick West-1 brook, Frank R. Leib, John Maris 1 and William Stewart, of Dives, Pom- j eroy and Stewart's. Later this was augmented by these additional mem-1 bers: W. R. Denehey, Charles C. Schriver, j Owen M. Copelin, Charles C. Covert, Domer Harris, Frank C. Sites. John I D. Lemer, Charles E. Etter, Edward \ C. Rauch, E. R. Berg3tresser, J. New ton Deeter. Lewis Cassldy Randall, Henry Reist, Charles Longenecker, Charles Metzger, John C. Smith, James Warner, J. Herman Knisely, Beverly G. Glover, Edward Wallace, Charles Keller and Charles Chayne. The First Race When Captain Rauch modestly i showed some of the medals he hail won in the double scull events with | Mr. Etter, he also produced the old 1 roster. It was after Messrs. Rauch and Etter had smashed records in their first race at Sunbury as representa- i tives of the Harrisburg boatmen that the Harrisburg boat club got its in itial boost. The splendid clubhouse that stood just north of the Market I street bridge on Hargest's island and BELL-ANS Absolutely Removes Indigestion. One package proves it 25c at all druggists. HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH Schleisner's Men's Shop Offer all their high grade I^2 clothing at exception ally low prices. 30.00 and 35.00 |Q m Suits, now -i-J, 25.00 and 27-50 | 7 '/ 111 Suits, now -i- vJ m £ fJ Mm 20.00 and 22.50 |1 7 4® Suits, now 1 «/ O | 15.00 and 18.00 1 A rijTtk , Suits, now lU#UU I Very Special 43 Suits in this lot, consist- I ,«B ing of odds and ends; good i &I|| variety of patterns; sizes 32 to 42; formerly sold for 15.00 and 18.00; Saturday only 8,75 I I New Fall Models If We are prepared to show early t»§? Fall models for men and young men. We invite your inspection. Stores Open 8:30 A. M.; Close 9 P. M. which was washed away in the flood i of 1889, was erected in the heydey j of the Harrisburg boat club's prime. I The First Clubhouse The boatmen held a famous bazar I to raise funds for that clubhouse and I when the equipment, the furnishing, j etc., had all been paid for, the young | boatmen of Harrisburg had some- j thing like a $5,000 investment in the j island property. Single shells, the old "duekboat" ] style of rowboat and the double and 1 four-oared shells were the type of J craft that made the river interesting | in those days, take it from Captain j Rauch. The most popular type was a thirty- | | four foot affair. And just here mark | a little tale Mr. Rauch told of the way : the sportsmen in those days handled | their frail papier maiche craft: j Few are there of the youthful can- j oelsts of to-day who do not know of j the trials and tribulations that con- I fronts the boatman who shoots the ) "narrows" at Dauphin, the Rockville I "fa 113," the Maclay etreet "riffles" or j the raft channel at Clark's Ferry. "Often," remarked Mr. Rauch ! casually, "we would take out shells i 1 and a little lunch and slip up the I river to Duncannon for a day's out- I ing." "How'd you get those 34-t'oot shells | through the 'falls'?" asked an aston- i I ished listener. "Or did you carry them j around ?" "Carry them around, nothing," I . easily replied the oldest captain. "We : used to pick our way through them." ] The "duekboat" operations weren't anything to be sneezed at either ac- ! cording to Mr. Rauch. Here's a final j little story to illustrate that: "One evening W. O. Hickok, father ] of the present heads of the Hickok | Manufacturing company and Wallace I DeWitt, were discussing the probable i time one could row to Middletown; | and back and young Etter and I de j eided to show how quickly it could be ! done. We started about 5 o'clock the following morning in our duckboats. "Well, we made quite a record I guess. We left the pumping station here, rowed to Middletown, carried I our boats to the old Pennsylvania | canal, rowed up from Middletown, | past the city, and on to Rockville in | the canal, carried our boats from the I canal to the river again and rowed down the river to the pumping sta tion!" "And in what time?" "Why, 1 ' said the oldest captain, "six hours and twenty-five minutes!" MACCABEE PICNIC Marysville, Pa., Sept. 1. Marys ville Hive, No. 263, Ladies of Macca bees, held a picnic on the lawn of Mrs. W. H. Hornberger, in Maple avenue yesterday. !News Items of Interest in Central Pennsylvania Ilazleton.—After keeping the secret that they were man and wife for the past four years, Augustus A. Schmies cors and Miss Myrtle R. Brehm, both of Hazleton. announced to-day that they were married August 28, 1912, at the Central Presbyterian Church. Wil mington, Del., by the Rev. Josiah Crawford. 'Hazleton. One Hazletonian lace j rated his jaw by biting on a large tack in a raisin pie and another found a | safety pin in a bread roll. I Coaltlalc. —The 800 men employed at the No. 10 colliery of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, who i went on strike Tuesday morning, are j still idle. l.t«istown.—Mrs. Ralph Gilbert has I a bullet in her right arm above the | elbow as the result of the careless handling of a target rifle by 8-year-old I Harry Mowery. Rinding.—Frank Butler, a 1916 high | school graduate, won the eating cham- I pionship of Gouglersville by eating j thirty waffles at a sitting. j LANCASTER COUNTY DEATHS Marietta, Pa., Sept. 1. Mrs. Jacob I Leedom, aged 68, died at Bossier's church from a complication of dis eases. Besides her husband, nine children, and three brothers survive. Mrs. Anna Schrader, aged 69, died at her home at Lancaster. She was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Five children and a number of grand | children survive. SACRED CONCERT BY BAND New Cumberland, Pa., Sept. 1. —The New Cumberland band is arranging to | held a sacred concert at Liverpool, j Perry county, Sunday, September 10. It will be held on the public square. I The band will make the trip in auto | mobiles. <Scripps3Soo/h luxurious light cars are always looked up to Universal Motor Car Co. 1743 I*. Sixth St. SEPTEMBER 1, 1916. i nil! iiiii HHI ii iiiiiiiii mi mil 11 iii i ft -11 j|l vjf Winter 1916-17 ' i| W NEW MODELS 1| L for FALL i|J | Wr Our Ladies' dress !l f and suit department are W 1 now ready to show a 1 large collection of Fall models. Our competent and courteous salesforce will be glad to advise with you in the selection of the most becoming mode for your individuality. | i Our establishment is quiet and cool. : Our aim is the best ! possible service to you. 1 j | . HARRISBURG,PA. || GENERA I; STORE ROBBED Special to the Telegraph Waynesboro, Pa., Sept. I.—The gen eral merchandise store of J. H. Bare, at Cress Station, a few miles south of ■MB/ a • re^ect a c ' car '^ Bmoot^. c °^ n *\ L. Jbk I 88 m ' rrors OrientaUjeautiesV ply regularly for a ehort time the won- \ Ywj MjlH derful beauty pure nut-oil \ VjH JW (%■! \ at all fir»t cla»» drug ttorea. J J « iK USIT M'F'G. CO, / /A I'OR SALE BY GORGAS, THE DRUGGIST, AND DEALERS EVERYWHERI t Another Free Band Concert To=Morrow Night At 3rd and Broad Sts. THE MUNICIPAL BAND will give a concert under the auspices of the Up town Stores that will Remain Open Saturdays and Saturday Evenings here, was broken into Monday night. Cigars, chewing gum and tobacco were stolen. A spring wagon belonging to John Minnich was stolen Monday night.