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Mechaniesburg Chapter Con- j
siders Ways and Means of
Meeting Great Emergency
Mechaniesburg. Pa., Oct. 16.—1n
response to a call issued by.the pres- j
Ident of Mechaniesburg chapter.
American Red the Rev. H. j
Hall Sharp, to consider ways and I
means to meet any emergency j
which might rfsult from a contin- j
ued and widespread epidemic of
influenza, an open-air meeting was j
held at the homo of Mrs. R. Wilson
Hurst yesterday John (
J. Mitleisen. representing the bor- ■
ough, the Rev. George Fulton, Penn- j
sylvanla Council National Defense,
and about ten active Red Cross I
workers were present. It was de- I
elded to appoint whrd committees ;
who will solicit the registration of ;
volunteer workers-t help as required ,
tnd as the situation demands.
Carlisle. Pa., Get. 16.—There is no
letup in influenza in Carlisle and
In other sections the number of
cases reported each day is at the j
high point. In Carlisle yesterday •
there were 134 new cases and to-day j
140. Conditions at the Carlisle Hos
pital, where many of the nurses:
were suffering front the disease, are ,
becoming better. William Y. Yeingst, ,
af Mount Holly Springs, is among |
the latest victims. Dr. George Leon
hardt of Carlisle, died yesterday. I
Mrs. Cora Kwing llarr. chairman or
Rldgo Avenue Bed Cross Auxiliary, ,
announces that work will be resumed
In Ridge Avenue Methodist Church on ,
Thursday of this week, hours the same |
as usual, 9:30 a. m to 5 p. m. and i j
to 9 p. nt. j
Hurry, Mother! Remove poi
sons from little stomach,
liver, bowels
Give "California Syrup of Figs"
if cross, bilious or
No matter what ails your child, a
sentle, thorough laxative should al
r ways be the first treutment given.
If your little one is out-of-sorts,
i naif-sick, isn't resting, eating and
u-ting naturally—look, Mother!' see
f tongue is coated. This is a sure
* gn that its little stomach, liver and
bowels tire clogged with waste. When
TOSS, irritable, feverish, stomach
four, breath bad or has stomach
ache, diarrhoea, sore throat, full of
■old, give a teaspoonful of "Cali
fornia Syrup pf Figs," and in a few
hours all the constipated poison, utr
d gested food and sour bile gently
moves out of its little bowels with
out griping, and you have a well,
playful child again.
Mothers can rest easy after giving
thus harfnless "fruit laxative." be
, cause it never fails to cleanse the;
liltlc one's liver and bowels and i
sweeten rhe stomach and they dearly j
love its pleasant taste. Full direc- I
lions for babies, children of all ages l
ind for grown-ups printed on each
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups.
Ask your druggist for a bottle of
"California Syrup of Figs," then see
that it is made by the "California
I' g Syrup Company."
Ask People to Be Careful and j
Take Proper Treatment,
Promptly. Many Pneumonia
Cases Follow Influenza.
What to Do.
To be prepared for the serious out
breaks of Influenza and Pneumonia
that are. now sweeping over the en
tire country and that have seized on
this community. Public Health Boards
every wherebare issuing cautions and
Instructions to the public not to neg
lect treatment at the first symptom
of a cold and to co-operate with the
board and physicians in stamping
out the spreatl of the disease.
No disease develops so quickly or
spreads so rapidly. The first symp
tom usually is a sharp rise in tem
perature to 103 or 104 degrees, head
ache. pain in the back, throat feeling
dry or sore. Unless promptly checked
by proper treatment, the best plan
is to go to bed and stay there for at
least a week, keeping warm to avoid
pneumonia, and let the minor ailment
run its course and also prevent the
spread of the disease to others.
Most of us. in these busy days, can
not afford, if it can be avoided, to
lose a week or more of work, so it is
All the more necessary that at the
very first sign of grip or influenza a
counter-acting treatment should be
Probably no better or more effec
tive treatment could be followed at
such a time than to ret from the
nearest drug store a complete Hyomet
outfit, consisting of a bottle of the
pure Oil of Hyomel and a little vesU
poeket, hard rubber inhaling device
Into which a few drops of the oil are
Tit is is all you will need. Put the
Inhaler in your mouth and breathe Its
air deep into the passages of your
nose, throat and lungs. Every par
ticle of air that enters your breath
ing organs will thus be charged with
an antiseptic, germ-klllitig balsam
that will absolutely destroy the germs
of influenza that have found lodg
ment there.
Yon can't do this too often. The
Hyontei Inhaler is small and can be
conveniently carried in a handbag*or
In vour vest pocket. Every haL hour
> or so throughout the day take it out
and draw-a few breaths of Its pure,
healing air into your nose and throat.
( Belief comes almost instantly. The
Grip or Influenza symptoms subside.
Congestion ceases, fever disappears,
throat conditions become normal and
you soon are feeling fine. The outfit
Is not at all expensive, for the rubber
inhaler will last a lifetime, while the
oil of Hyomel can be obtained at lit
tle cost from any reliable druggist.
Lot* of people already have a
I'vomel Inhaler. Take it out, charge
i' and use it without delay. If you
( haven't one, get it to-day.
t A few cents spent now may easily
prevent serious illness and save you
many dollars and help stamp out the
fcoread of the disease.
Former Members of Old First
Penna. Cavalt*y Regiment
Among Cusualties
li'wisburg. Pa., Oct. 16.—Tele-1
grams from the War Department to j
families here yesterday announced j
the deaths of Private Ralph Dull j
and Private Bright Krataer, both |
of Lewisburg, killed In action in 1
Franco September 26. Both Private j
Dull and Private Kratzer were mem- j
hers of the One Hundred Third '
Trench Mortar Battery, made up,
principally of members of the for
mer First Pennsylvania Cavalry j
Regiment. Kratzer served with j
Troop M, of Lewisburg. on the Mex- j
lean border. Dull enlisted when the j
command was recruiting to full >
strength following the call to arms!
in the present conflict, and both left j
with the organization when it de- j
parted for Camp Hancock. Augusta, j
Ga. There the organization was j
broken up and these men were
transferred to the trench mortar
battery, which has been in France
for nine months and which has been
In active service for aniost six
Aside from the announcement of
deaths as killed in action in France
on the above-named date, the tele
grams carried no further informa
Dull is survived by his parents. !
Mr. and Mrs. John Dull, and one
sister, Miss Laura Dull, all of Lewis
burg. Kratzer is survived by his
parents and several brothers, all
residents of this section.
Want 10,000 Names on
Liberty Loan Honor Roll
Carlisle. Pa.. Oct. 16. —The reply
of President, Wilson to the peace ]
proffer of Germany has done much i
to stimulate interest in the cam- j
paign for the Fourth Liberty Ixtan j
in Cumberland county. So far
6,000 persons have subscribed slight- ;
ly over 50 per cent, of the quota and |
it is the belief of the organization j
that 10,000 persons as a minimum
should have their names on the
various honor roils by the close of
the campaign. A cgreful check-up |
system has been inaugurated to j
search out those who are able to !
subscribe and who do not do so.
"Old Mother Cumberland"
Will Surely Reach Quota
Mechaniesburg, Pa., Oct. 16.—Not- j
withstanding the handicap of the ;
Influenza epidemic, activity on the
part of men and women's Liberty i
Loan committees for Cumberland
county has brought forth such en- j
couraging returns in the past few j
days that George E. Lloyd, chair- ,
man Thirty-ninth Federal Reserve i
Liberty Loan District, anticipates!
that "Old Mother Cumberland" will j
retain her place in the sun, and j
reach her quota by the close of the
Blaine C. Woods Dies
at Trindle Spring Home
Mechaniesburg, Pa., Oct. 16. —!
Blaine C. Woods died yesterday noon
at his home at Trindle Spring after j
one week's illness of influenza which
developed into pneumonia. He was I
employed ab the Brelsford packing j
house at Harrisburg as a purchaser
of livestock. He was 35 years of I
age and was a member of the Trin- :
die Spring Lutheran Church. Mr. \
Wood is survived by his wife and
nineteen-month-old son, George Eu- i
George Woods, of Boiling Springs; j
gene; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. \
also three brothers and two sisters, ;
as follows; Emmltt Woods, of Pitts- 1
burgh; Loy Woods, of Lemoyne; i
Clyde Woods, of near Carlisle; Mrs.
John Leib, of Allen, and Miss Flor- 1
ence Woods, at homje. The funeral
services will be held on Friday af- !
tcrnoon at 2 o'clock at his late home,
: conducted by the Rev. Mr. Appel, i
pastor of Trindle Spring Lutheran
| Church. Burial will be made in the
I Trindle Spring Cemetery.
State Soldiers Reported
in Hun Prison Camp
Washington, Oct. 16.—Names of 84 I
enlisted men in German prison camps, j
all but one of whom are at Rastatt, {
were announced to-day by the War
Department. More than thirty are
from Pennsylvania. Those at Ras
tatt include: Harold Bulla. Blooms
burg; Walter R. Brink, Wllliamsport;
George D. Deitrich, Columbia; Frank
G. Anderson, Beaver; Barton Dell
rlnger, Wrightsvllle.
Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 16. —For train
ing as motor mechanics, several
Carlisle men left last evening for
special study. They Include: -C. H.
Humrich, George R. Lawton, C.
Victor Boyer, Elmer E. Blake, Earl
F. Carroll anß Clifton G. Rebok, to
the University of Pittsburgh; Stew
art P. Day, to Carnegie Tech, and
Millard E. Landis, to State College.
Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 16.—8y an
agreement among dairymen, sanc
tioned by the food administration,
the price of milk for Carlisle was to
day advanced one cent, or making
it nine cents per quart. This is the
third advance in a year. Rising costs
for keeping dairy cows are given as
the causes.
Mechaniesburg, Pa., Oct. 16.
After being employed the past four
months at the Mather and Company
hardware store, at Harrisburg, S. J.
Mountz returned this week to his
former position of forefttan at the
Thomas printing office, Mechanies
burg. Mr. Mountz was connected
with the latter place for a period of
about fifty years.
Mechaniesburg, Pa., Oct. 16. —
Joseph Z. Prowell, a West Main
street hardware merchant, comes
out with a challenge to forty-nine
men of Mechaniesburg, who have al
ready bough* a Liberty Bond to join
with him In buying one more, be
tween this time and Friday evening,
October 18. Mr. Prowell is solicitor
in the Fifth ward. '
Columbus, Miss., Oct. 16.—Lieute
nant Jasper French, of Chicago, was
killed near here yesterday in an air
plane accident In which his machine
caught fire. His companion, whose
name has not been ascertained, was
seriously Injured.
Harrisburg to Do Its Share in
I Making Pennsylvania
| Urging a hearty co-operation on :
ithe part of the citizens of Harris
jburg in the observance of "Fire Pre
vention Day," November ?, Mayor
! Daniel L. Keister to-day issued a
: proclamation calling upon every one
to do bis part toward "making Penn
'sylvania fireproof."
j Fire Prevention Day will be ob
'served all over the state at the re-
| quest of the state fire marshal's of
fice. Plosters telling of the signifi-
Vance of the day have been distrib- j
!uted broadcast, and will be placed'
'in public places between now and }
! November 2.
j The Mayor's proclamation follows: |
Whereas. The purpose of the Stats
Fire Marshal in naming a day to be
observed as "Fire Prevention Day"
is with the idea of arousing the citi
zens to the evils and magnitude of
fire waste, and aside from their in
dividual responsibility in eliminat
ing a menace vitally affecting their
own welfare, to impress upon them
the importance of conserving Amer
ican resources fro mdestruction by
;11 re: and
Whereas, The menace of fire has
never before in the history of our
country been greater and the pre- [
servation of resources more neces
Therefore, I, Daniel L. Keister,
Mayor of the City of Harrisburg, do
proclaim Saturday, November 2. I
1918, as. "Fire Prevention Day" in
the Ctiy of Harrisburg. and would
make the following recommenda
tions for the observance thereof:
First —Examination of premises
by owners and occupants with the
view of removing and properly dls
j posing of waste accumulations, and
immediately arranging for remedy
or correction of fire hazards.
Second—Short talks by employers
t<\ employes on the subject of fire
I Third —Observance of fire drills
'in institutions, factories and other
Fourth—Especial care in the
'handling of matches, lamps, lights,
heaters, and all other forms of fire
Fifth—To have all waste paper,
packing material and other combus
table rubbish put in metal contain
lera and removed from buildings
Sixth—To have your basements
nnrt cellars put in a perfectly clean
Seventh—Ascertain the location of
nearest fire alarm box and study di
jrections for sending in alarm.
I The unprecedented concentration
of population and values in Harris
iburg Is such that a small conflagra
tion might easily turn into a disas
ter of the first magnitude.
As Mayor of the City I hereby call
upon *all citizens to co-operate for
the public safety by following the
'foregoing suggestion^
To Complete Corn Test
in Upper End, Friday
The corn variety test which has
i been conducted by H. G. Niesley, )
Dauphin county farm agent, will be !
completed at a meeting of the farm- .
| ers of Lykens, Gratz and vicinity, |
Friday morning, at J. M. Boyer's
i farm near Gratz, where the test has I
been conducted. The corn special- I
; ties of four Dauphin cunty farmers,
j and four pure bred varieties, have
i been planted side by side in ten .acre
plots, and the results of the tests
| will be determined at the husking
| which will take place Friday morn
In the afternoon the Gratz Pig:
j Club, containing ten members, will
I be rounded up and prizes rewarded, ;
Saturday the Matamoras Pig Club
, will be rounded up at the farm of j
L. B. Lehman, south of Matamoras. ,
j The Linglestown and Lower Swatara
' Township Pig Clubs are the only
I ones besides these two not y*t
; rounded up.
I Mercer B. Tate. Jr., left this morn
j ing for Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn,
where he will receive training for the:
I coast defense. Tate was graduated I
j from the Harrisburg Academy and
1 was a member of the 1919 class at Le-'
high University.
Toserve Uncle Sam
is a chief duty of
•these days.They do
it by saving wheat
and sugar
TFley're also the most,
delicious corn flakes
' A
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West Shore News
Many Deaths at Enola
From Spanish Influenza
Enola, Pa., Oct. 16. —The Spanish
influenza epidemic has struck this
i place with force and the Pennsyl
| vania Railroad Company has been
'i hard hit in the local yards as well as
| the merchants. Many men in the
j roundhouse and car repair shops are
j off on a<?count of the disease. Brake
men In the yards who are able to
work are making ten and twelve
hours a day to help the company. In
the roundhouse 67 persons are off.
Many deaths have occurred during
the past several dtfts, among those:
Mrs. Clarence R. Rider and son, of
Susquehanna avenue: L. L. Allander,
of Summerdale; L. G. Barrow, of
South Enola; Mrs. Emma Parmer,
I of Halifax, who has been visiting Mr.
! and Mrs. H. C. Parmer and Miss
i Martha F. Fleming, of South Enola.
Mrs. Allen M. Parmer
Dies While Visiting at Enola
| Enola, Pa., Oct. 16.—Mrs. Emma
Parmer, aged 23 years, of Halifax,
died here while visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Parmer, of
Spanish influenza and pneumonia. She
is survived by her husband, Allen M.
Parmer, one daughter, her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hummell, of
Halifax, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph
Harlan, of Harrisburg. Burial will
be made in ,the Halifax cemetery.
Enola Pushing Loan Drive
to Meet/Town's Quota
Enola. Pa., Oct. 16.—The Liberty
I Loan drive has been heavily handi
capped during the past several days
and a special effort is being made
that Enola will be able to meet its
quota. The Enola car repair shops
employes have already raised $24,000
and a club has been formed that each
member deny himself to purchase a
$5O bond during this drive. Forty
eight persons joined the club.
F. S. Craig, solicitor in the local
yards, has secured $32,000, most of
these being In cash.
Marjravllle, Pa., Oct. 16. —Harry M.
Deckdrd, now stationed at Camp
Oreenleaf. Ga., has been made a cor
poral. Deckard enlisted us an am
bluanee driver last May. He was an
employe of the Pennsylvania Railroad
MnrynvUlr, Pa., Oct. 16.—M. H.
Griffith is seriously ill at his home on
Front street with pneumonia.
Maryavllle, Pa., Oct. 16.—There are
very few cases of Influenza in Marys
ville, but the doctors and undertakers
have been kept busy assisting In the
surrounding towns where the epi
demic has been spreading rapidly.
New Camlierland, Pa.. Oct. 16.
Funeral services of Miss Susan Kitz
mlller will be.held Thursday morn
ing at 9.30 from the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kitzmil
ler In Fifth street. The Rev. A. R.
Ayres, of Trinity United Brethren
Church, will conduct the services.
New Cumberland, Pa., Oct. 16.
I The State Highway Department has
j begun work in Bridge street below
j Second street.
New Cumberland, Pa., Oct. 16.
j William Martin, of Front street, died
| at the Harrisburg Hospital on Mon
day night from pneumonia. His wife
! is also ill with the disease.
New Cumberland. ,P, Oct. 16.—Ur
! ban A. Bent died yesterday after
; noon of pneumonia at the home of
I his father-in-law, Harry Hawn, in
| Bridge street. Mr. Bent was 4jt years
| old and was a salesman for the Ger
i bet- Engineering Company. A week
j ago he had an attack of Spanish influ
! enza which developed into pneu
monia. He is survived by his wife.
E. C. Felton, federal director of
Pennsylvania, yesterday issued 4 in
structions for the Federal Labor
Community Boards of the state to
comb nonessential industries for skill
ed and unskilled war workers to ex-
I tend efforts to give railroads and
I farms a full complement of labor, and
to promote the equal distribution of
I labor. A. Carson Stamm Is chairma*
of the Dauphin County Board.
Several Members of One Hun
dred and Twelfth Regiment
Dead, Wounded or Missing
Carlisle, Pa., Oct. —Carlisle and
Cumberland county men suffered
heavily in the fighting in France
early in September, according to
many telegrams which reached rel
atives here yesterday afternoon, lust
evening and this morning. Several
deats, all in Company G, of the
112 th Regiment, formerly the Bth
Pennsylvania, are reported with a
number of the same men missing in
Mr. and Mrs. George Stevens, of
North Bedford street, received of
ficial word of the death of their son,
September 1. He was in the Guard
for some years and was in service
on the Mexican border in 1916. He
was for a time employed in the Bow
man & Company store, at Harris
burg. His parents, one brother and
three sisters survive.
After they had heard conflicting
reports for weeks, Mr. and Mrs.
William Newcomer, Boiling Springs,
finally learned last evening that their
son. Orlando, a private in the 112 th,
had been killed in the fighting early
in July. He had previously been re
ported wounded and later missing.
Among men from this section re
ported by War Department tele
grams as missing In action early in
I • . - jg
sb Women of Central
DfH Are you putting forth your best effort in helping Uncle Srtm J33
r-j-i in this great crisis? Do you know that our soldiers are in need by
W3 of clothing for the coming Winter? It is for the women of Kel
gg America to make this clothing. ==
il Experienced Operators on Power
J Sewing Machines Are Needed
Set There are a large number of factories who have the materials lau
(SSI to go ahead, but they need operators. We are one of these fac- RSI
RSI tories. We have a large contract for shirts for the boys in the ESJ
EH trenches. We have the machinery and the materials, but we GJ3
need help—and need it at once. EH
t£ci We have an ideal, sunlight factory and many other attractive
RjO working conditions which will appeal to you. If you are an ex- ITCI
QSSJ pericnced operator and are making less than from $2.50 to $4.50 Eel
CKj a day, see us now. We need you. ' j®l
E9 Call at Our Office or Make Appoint- E3
py ment by Letter or Phone. See What K5
Kind of Work We Have For You. gg
2012 N. Third St., Harrisburg, Pa. H
i °* |
U. S. Employment Bureau, Third and North Sts.
If you are now on Government work, don't leave
I Today finds a smaller force g
I than ever to handle calls. . The |
I - remaining operators on duty are 1
I instructed to care for ONLY I
I absolutely pecessary calls. The |
I gravity of the situation has com- 1
I pelled the Board of Health to re- I
I quest your cooperation; warn 1
I everyone in your home and office: 1
I Stop unnecessary calling in the I
I evening, as well as during the • I
day time.
If needless telephoning con-
I tinues the Government and pub- • I
I lie welfare requirements can be I
I met only by denying service that I
I does not measure up to these re- I
I quirements. . I
I,—— ■ a , -
September are: Paul Goodyear, of
Mount Holly Springs; Charles Clep
'per, of Boiling Springs; Emerson
jMinnich and Clayton Kauffman,
|both of the same town; Embry
Bretz widely known as a baseball
j player, and Charles Hoffsass, also
lof Boiling Springs, are also missing,
i Charles B. Lyter, of Carlisle, is
wounded, and Corporal John Vance,
lot Carlisle, und William E. Hershey,
'are missing.
Police Chiefs Establish
Clearng House to Catch
Thieves in This City
, At the meeting of the committee
, for the establishment of a Clearing
j House for the Recovery of Stolen
: Goods f the Police Chiefs Association
' of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia yes
■ terday, at which J. Edward Wetzel,
, i Harrisburg chief of police attended,
i $2,000 was appropriated for the pur
; poses of establishing the central
j clearing house.
! Two thousand dollars also was
j appropriated for the purchase of
: Liberty Bonds. Philadelphia will be
i credited with $l,OOO, and Scranton,
j where the next convention of the
| Police Chiefs Association takes
place, will be credited with the
I other $l,OOO.
| The clearing house will he located
'in Harrisburg. About the first of
! November the committee on the
! clearing house will meet in Harris-
I burg and arrange for a suitable lo
; cation. After that arrangements
will be made to print and circulate
literature. The chief energies of the
i Clearing House Association will be
to trail automobile thieves. Auto- ,
multilists will be requested to join,
with an admission fee of $l. .The
efforts of the association will be con- ]
centrated on the arrests of the
thieves, rather than the recvery of
the cars which very often are re
covered after they have been aban
doned. A handsome reward for the
apprehension of automobile thieves
will be offered, the chief said.
The Clearing House will begin its
operation about January 1. fter De
cember uutomobilists will be ad
dressed with the idea of getting them
j Into the membership.
Bolsheviki Say They Can't
Locate Czar's Family
Romp, Oct. 16.—As a result of the
interest shown by Pope Benedict in
j the former empress of Russia and her
I daughters, the Austrian consulate at
Moscow has made inquires of the
j Bolshevik authorities relative to the
J former empress and her family,
j Hp was informed that their where
' abouts are unknown. As these attir
| matives are doubtful, reliable per
j sons have been commissioned to make
j further Investigation.
London, Oct. 16. —Several of Ger
! tttany's latest torpedo boats recently
: left Zeebrugge, one of the German
s •
* • 4
E - T a man wear one
of our suits or overcoats
a few days and he will
wonder how he ever had the
misfortune to be burdened
with ordinary clothes es-'
pecially when ours are so
New Fall Suits and Overcoats $3O to $9O
[ naval bases on the Belgian coast,
I during a stormy night, according to
| a Dutch frontier message forwarded
| from Amsterdam on Monday to the
| Central News Agency. The German
warships were filled to their capacity
| with soldiers and proceeded for Ger
i many. The Germans also Rife re-
I ported to be evacuating Ostend.
! Washington, Oct. 16.—A stamp tax
! of 2 cents on all bank chocks is pro
j vided for la an amendment to the
\ war- revenue bill adopted by the Sen
j ate Finance Committee, which Is re
vising the house draft.
If you have Catarrhal Deafness or
1 head "and ear noises or are growing
j hard of hearing, go to your druggist
j and get 1 ounce of Parmint (double
j strength) and add to it Vt pint of hot
I water and a little granulated sugar.
Take I tablespoonful four times a
This will often bring quick relief
I from the distressing head noises,
Clogged nostrils should open, breath
| ing become easy and the mucus stop
I dropping into the throat. It is easy
| to prepare, costs little and is pleas
-1 ant to take. Anyone who lias Catar-
I rhal Deafness or head noises should
give this prescription a trial.

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