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The Days News in Cities and Towns of Central Pennsylvania
Trip of Blain Family to York
Fair Ends in Automo
bile Smashup
New Bloomflclil, Pa., Oct. 10.—On
their way to the York fair in a
Bulck automobile, H. H. Hench and
family, of Blain, this county, were
injured in an automobile accident
near Dlllsburg and were compelled
to return home. The Hench ma
chine collided with a Ford car and
was overturned. All of the occu
pants were thrown out, Gaylord
Hench, a son, and Banks Rohm, of
Blain, being the most seriously in
jured. ,
The remainder of the party suf
fered severely from shock. The
Hench machine was badly damaged.
It will need a new top. windshield,
radiator and mud guards. Under its
own power the automobile was
driven to Carlisle and later to Blain.
Harrisburg Couple Weds
in Maryland Parsonage;
Others Get Licenses
Hagerstown, Md., Oct. 10. —Miss
Dorothy Borton and Walter M.
White, both of Harrisburg, were
married yesterday at the parsonage
of Christ Reformed church in this
city by the pastor, the Rev. Dr.
Conrad Clever.
Miss Carrie Mumper, of Mount
Joy, Pa., and Martin L. Ney, Mari
etta, Pa., were married at Christ
Reformed church parsonage yester
day by the Rev. Dr. Conrad Clever.
The following marriage licenses
were Issued to Pennsylvania
Edward D. Burr. Harrisburg, and
Hannah V. Hayes, Martinsburg;
James H. Neeley and Annie M.
Laird, both of Boney Grove; Martin
R. Towney and Ruth Boyle, both of
Harrisburg; Russell S. Negley and
Ethel F. Bloyer, both of Newville;
James L. Baker and Helen E. Glass
myer, both of Harrisburg.
Tablet in Honor of
Dr. Rothrock Unveiled
Chambersburg, Oct. 10.—A bronse
tablet, imbedded in a monster native
boulder weighing 50 tons, was un
veiled yesterday at South Mountain
Sanatorium of the State at Mont Alto,
by Health Commissioner Dr. Edward
Martin. Its inscription tells that Dr.
Joseph Rothrock established the
great camp for the treatment of
tuberculosis patients at that point
and recites praise of his great work
in that direction. Dr. Martin pre
sented the monument to the sana
torium. The Franklin County Medi
cal Society attended as invited guests
and numerous friends of Dr. Roth
rock from Philadelphia and Harris
burg were present.
(Other State News on Page 6.)
Carlisle—Luther L. Landls Is the
new manager for the Postal Tele
graph Company in this place.
H ago rs town —The Hagerstown fair
will open here next Tuesday and
continue for five days.
Waynesboro—Girl friends ten
dered Miss Meda Stoner a birthday
surprise party at her home in this
Waynesboro—J. Norman Snider,
son of P. M. Snider, of this place,
died at Franklin, Pa., following an
operation. He was 34 years old.
New Oxford The automobile
driven by S. L. Wolfe, of this place,
struck and killed a cow near Granite
Station, a short distance from here.
Huntingdon—Mrs. Lewis Irvtn is
unconscious here, following a stroke
of paralysis. Recently she returned
from visiting relatives at Waynes
Gettysburg—Fifty former Gettys
burg College soldiers and sailors met
in the Sigma Chi fraternity house
here to organize the Active Men's
Service Club.
Carlisle—John R. Blxler, editor
and publisher of the Curwensvtlle,
Pa., Herald, died Friday morning,
October 3. He was born In Carlisle,
August 22, 1552. >
Greencastle A five-passenger
touring car belonging to Walter
Harbaugh, of Waynesboro, took fire
on the pike near Middleburg and
was completely destroyed.
Sliippcnsburg Shlppensburg's
civic club will try to raise SI,OOO
with which to purchase Shippens
The Great Merit of j
as a staunch building' 1
food of finest flavor, jj
is supported by its
economy as a ready to
serve cereal for break
fast or lunch-
Not a bit of Waste
Maryland Woman Believes
Soldier Reported Dead Is
Only Wounded
Hagcrstown, Md., Oct. 10. —The
belief entertained by Mrs. Lettle V.
Michael, near Boonaboro, that her
son. Private Austin G. Michael, re
ported killed in action in France, Is
still alive is strengthened by dreams
she has been having nearly every
night since news came of his death.
The mother says she sees her son
alive and dressed in civilian clothes
In her dreams and thinks he was
only wounded and has wandered oil
with a deranged mind and is unable
to make his identity known, one
confidently hopes to see him aliv
some day. Her appeal to the
Red Cross Society resulted In the
society not being able to hold out
hope. War Department records
show Michael was officially " e P°
dead and his name appears on the
county's roll of honor at the cour
house here. Despite all this, Mrs-
Michael continues to dream that her
son lives and dally lives in the hope
that he will return to her.
Church Worker Dies
at Mechanicsburg Home
Mechanlcsburg, Pa., 10.
Mrs. Addle Mowery. wife of Dr. 8. is.
Mowery died on Wednesday after
noon at her home in Keller street,
after a lengthy Illness of a c°mPß
cation of diseases. She was aged
56 vears and a member of St. Paul s
Reformed church, in which she was
an active worker. Mrs. Mowery was
born near Shlppensburg, but resld-,
ed In this place the past 12 y® ar ®-
She Is survived by her husband and
one son, Bruce R. Mowery, of Me
chanlcsburg; also two sisters and
one brother as follows:
Mrs. Carrie A. Noaker, of Harris
burg; Mrs. Josiah Hoveter. of Hays
Grove, and George Rebuck, of Me
chanlcsburg. Funeral services will
be held on Saturday morning at
11.30 o'clock conducted by the Rev.
C. D. Rockel at her late home. Burial
will be made in the Mechanicsburg
Dauphin Mite Society
Hold October Meeting
Dauphin. Pa. Oct. 10.—The Ladies
Aid Society of the United Evangelical
Church met at the home of Mrs.
Charles Welker on Tuesday evening.
After devotional exercises and a short
business meeting, a social time was
enjoyed by all. Refreshments were,
served to Mrs. Charles Hoover, Rock
ville, Mrs. Elmer Feaser, Mrs. Charles
Bricker, Mrs. Katharine Kinter, Mrs.
Margaret Bricker, Miss Lydia Maurey,
Miss Jane Bickel, Miss Alice Feaser,
Miss Cora Cofrode and Mrs. Charles
Welker. The next meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Elmer
Feaser on Tuesday evening, Nov. 25.
burg's historic landmark. Fort Mor
ris, better known as "Bull's Eye."
Pen-Mar—John Sheldon's ox-heart
cherry tree is heavily laden with
blossoms and attracts the attention
of passengers on the trolley line
which runs by his place near here.
Waynesboro—There is a report
here that the Emerson-Brantingham
plant here may be removed to Co
lumbus, Ind., and merged with the
establishment of the company there.
Sliippcnsburg— A typewriter, stolen
from the office of Dr. S. Q. A. Brown
was delivered to police headquarters
at Chambersburg by a resident of the
town who bought the typewriter
from a stranger for sl2.
York—Samuel McDonald Weaver,
of Waynesboro, and Miss Christine
Hoke, daughter of the late Rev.
George M. Hoke, were married here
and will reside at Waynesboro on
their return from a wedding trip.
Xewville —After 50 years of faith
ful service as teacher in the public
schools. Miss Carrie Stewart, teacher
of the primary school here, has re
tired, and her place is filled by Miss
Charlotte Dougherty.
Rouzerville—Jacob J. Coons, a
farmer living near here, will take
six cars of white corn to the Hag
erstown fair in the hope that they
may take prizes. The longest ear
measures 14 inches.
Gettysburg—Without knowing It,
Leo H. Gargan, a State highway in
spector, rode from McConnellsburg
to Chambersburg with a thief who
abandoned an automobile on the
Blglervlrle road when his supply of
gasoline became exhausted.
Woman With a Revolver
Threatens to Shoot Work
men Removing Trees
Hanover, Pa., Oct 10.—A. D.
Mehring and his wife and son were
arrested yesterday for interfering
with and threatening workmen re
moving trees from the street in
front of thoir dwelling, preparatory
to laying an asphalt paving. Mrs.
Mehring had a revolver and defied
the men, threatening to shoot the
first one who touched a tree. Chief
of Police Jesse Crabbs was sum
moned and stood guard for a short
time while the men proceeded in
cutting down the trees. As soon as
the chief left the family began a
second attack on the workmen with
threats and vile language. When the
workmen returned to Carlisle street
after the noon hour Chief Crabbs
accompanied them with warrants for
the arrest of the Mehrtngs on charges
of surety of the peace. They were
haled before Justice of the Peace *l.
R. Wltmer and gave ball for a hear
It was at a special meeting
of borough council that all trees and
poles outside the curb line were a
nuisance, and accordingly a decision
was made to remove them before the
laying of aaphalt paving on Carlisle
street. The question of removing
the trees excited considerable dis
cussion among property holders and
when borough employes started work
the Mehrings met the men in open
Elizabethtown Soldiers
Forming Post of Legion
Ellsabethtewn, Pa., Oct. 10.—The
soldiers of Eltsabethtown met In the
Crescent Club rooms on Wednesday
evening and organized Post No. 329
of the American Legion with forty
members. The following temporary
officers were elected: Chairman,
Bayad King: secretary. J. Thomas
Holstand; treasurer, Aubrose Plum
mer. The officers of the Post are
to be elected at a future meeting.
The Crescent Club will hold weekly
dsnces in the Market Hall during
the winter.
M. M. MiUisen, cashier of the
Bloomaburg National Bank, was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher.
J. H. Ruch sold his brick property
on South Market street to Mrs. Hersch
of Rheems.
The Rev. M. P. Hocker, of Middle
town. preached in the Church of God
on Sunday morning and the Rev.
John Brinser in the evening.
Albert Kinnard, of Chicago, and J.
B. Asper of MecbaniCßburg, were in
town on Monday.
Private Wajlace Busey is planning
to organise a National Rifle Associa
The Boy scouts will occupy the
second story room in the Garrett
Building as their headquarters. F.
a Fisher will equip the room with
new furniture.
Mission Workers Hold
Session at Firestone Home
Washington Heights, Pa_ Oct. 10.—
About forty members and friends of
the Woman's Missionary Association
and the Otterbein, Guild of Calvary
United Brethren Church, enjoyed a
hike to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Firestone, Trindle Road, on Tues
day evening, where a Joint meeting
of the societies was held. An inter
esting program was given. The fol
lowing were present: Mrs. William
Fortney, Mrs. G. Weigle, Mrs. D.
Weigle, Mrs. Swelger, Mrs. John
Mamma, Mrs. T. J. Ensmlnger, Mrs.
W. K. Klugh, Mrs. C. Voglesong, Mra
E. Otto, Mrs. H. Todd, Mra J. w.
Snyder and daughter, Mrs. L P. Dear
dorff, Mrs. D. S. Eshleman, Mra
Charles Seirer. Mrs. H. L. Wagner and
son. Miss Louise Stelnmets, Miss Edna
Seirer, Miss Laura Wrightstona
Miss Marion Davis, Miss Beatrice
Reeser, Mist Mildred Rlshel. Miss
Evelyn Otto, Miss Janet Trostle, Miss
Eleanor Jacobs. Miss Hilda Davia
Miss Rose Seirer. Miss Mary Block,
Miss Ruth Wrightstone, Miss Maud
Peffer, Miss Goldie Naylor, Miss Isa
bella Fuller, Miss Helen Weigle. Miss
Thelma Klugh, Miss Gladys Deardorff
Miss Leona Mumma. Miss Rosana
Ensmlnger, Miss Gladys Fisher, Mr
and Mrs. J. C. Firestone.
Bride Wears Symbol of
Good Luck at Wedding
Waynesboro, Pa.. Oct 10.—John
Morris Steck, Fredericksburg, Va.,
and Miss Mary Hunter McCloy, of
Tokohoma, Japan, were married at
I the home of the groom's mother
Mrs. John etecE, at Smithburg, Md
by Rev. Ferdinand Hesse. The bride
is the daughter of the late Dr.
Thomas McCloy, a medical missionary
of Japan. She wai handsomely
gowned In white silk orepe meteor
embroidered In cherry blossoms, the
Japanese symbol of good luck. Her
veil was caught by a wreath of
orange blossoma. The bridesmaid
Z" ? llz * beth McCloy. sister of
ths bride, from Oberlln, Ohio.
Waynesboro People to
Have Free Trips in Air
Waynesboro, Piu. Oct 10.—Waynes
boro people are to have airplane
rides. Photographer Charles D.
Karns is making arrangements
toward that end. He Is negotiating
with Lieutenant Hagner, former Laf
ayette Escadrllle member, who will
fly the ship in Waynesboro the latter
part of next week. Lieutenant Hag
ner expecu to allow citizens of
Waynesboro go up with htm In the
air and make a charge for the honor.
Quite a number of persons have al
ready signified their Intention of
Mompanylng the bird man In his
West Shore Pastor Is
Attending Conference
Washington Heights, Pa., Oct. 10.
Owing to the absence of the pastor
the Rev. P. R. Koonts, who is at
tending conference at Hanover, there
will be no preaching services in Cal
vary United Brethren Church on gun
day morning. In the evening the
Woman's Missionary Association will
give the following program: Song-
Scripture Lesson. Mrs. Fortney
song; prayer. Mra Naylor; reading
Mrs. Witman; song; "Mrs. Plcketts
Missionary Box," Mra Snyder, Mrs
Weigle, and quartet; "A Sam shut
Out," Mildred Rlshel and Mra Vogle
song; addresa Mrs. W. K. Klugh
offering; song; benedictlao
Carlisle's Chamber of
Commerce Will Start
Series of Luncheons
Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 10.—Interest
centers in the annual noon luncheon
meeting at the Chamber of Com
merce to-morrow when Hon. New
ton W. Gilbert, former acting Gov
ernor General of Philippines, will
deliver an address on "American
ism." This will be the start of a
series of important luncheons in
which particular stress is to be
placed upon the present industrial
unrest In the country, its cause and
Asks to Speak to Wife and
Makes Escape From Mary
land Sheriff
I lagers town, Md., Oct 10.—Leap
ing from a second-story window of
his home upon the roof of a porch
and then to the ground, A. M.
O'Connell, a Western Maryland
Railroad freight conductor, escaped
from Sheriff Starliper and several
deputies after he had been arrested
on the charge of robbing box cars.
O'Connell, It is claimed, was trailed
to his home by railroad detecUves,
who summoned Sheriff Starlipep.. The
officers surrounded the house. After
being taken upstairs O'Connell asked
to speak to his wife. He made a
dash for a window and leaped -out.
Persistent search haa failed to bring
any trace of him, though officers be
lieve he is hiding in the city.
But Three of Thirteen
Company Survivors at
Reunion of Regiment
Carlisle. Pa., Oct. 10.—But three
of 13 survivors of Company A, 209 th
Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer
Infantry, responded to their names
at roll call yesterday when the first
session of a reunion of the company
was held In G. A. R. Hall. How
ever, members of other companies of
the regiment were present with in
vited guests and an enjoyable re
union was held.
Newville's Garment
Makers Have Started
Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 10.—The new
garment factory on Monday opened
lta doors for the first time at New
vtlle and began operations with a
force of 10 women as operators and
with bright prospects for the future.
New hands will be added as they
receive instructions. The workroom
is bright and cheerful and every
thing will be done for the comfort
of the employes. The management
is highly pleased with their progress
so far.
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53 Students Take Up
Violin Study When Low
Rate Is Offered Them
Chambersburg, Pa., Oct. 10.
Mrs. Susanne Snyder, musical direc
tor of the Chambersburg schools,
ofTered Instruction on the violin to
the pupils at a reduced rate and the
result is that she has on the roll
of future Y'sayes 53 pupils, of whom
24 are from the high school and 11
from the rural districts, attending
town schools. Each pupil must fur
nish his own fiddle, but a reduced
rate for a good Instrument is pro
vided. Miss Jones, of Penn Hall, Is
the teacher.
Clothing Catches in Harness
as He Jumps From
Waynesboro, Pa., Oct. 10. —|
Dragged 200 yards by a runaway
colt, Raymond Whitmer, 16 years
old, is In the Chambersburg hospital
with a fractured arm and numerous
bruises. Young Whitmer had been
harrowing a Held near Roadside and
was no his way home in the evening
with the team. When the *l®
was riding frightened. Whitmer
jumped off. but his clothing became
fastened in the harness and he was
dragged head downward over the
rough road before the clothing was
loosened. He was found uncon
scious in the road, bleeding from his
wounds. It is feared he haa sus
tained a fracture at the base of the
George Dietz Dies at
93 After Week's Illness
Hnllam. Pa.. Oct. 10.— George Diets,
agrod 93 years, and a llfe-longf real
dent and farmer of Hellam township,
died at the residence of his son.
George Diets, at Delta's Mill, after a
week s illness of paralysis. Five gen
erations survive him, as follows:
Five children. 20 grandchildren, 33
great grandchildren, one great-great
grandchild and cne great-great-great
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Witnesses Expected Driver
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chanicsburg Yesterday
Meclinnlcsbnrß, Pa., Oct. 10.
A serious accident was narrowly
averted yesterday morning shortly
before the 6 o'clock train, eastbound,
pulled Into the station. George Bur
gett, of Shepherdstown, who works
in Harrisburg, attempted to cross
the tracks at the etatlon in his auto
mobile, ahead of a freight train, the
engine of which caught his machine
and threw it over on the sidewalk in
front of Hade's cigar store, almost
into the largo plate glass windows.
Witnesses expected young Bur
gett would be killed, but he escaped
injury. The automobile was badly
damaged. The watchman was on
duty and gave warning, it is said,
but young Burgett failed to heed
Marietta, Pa.. Oct. 10.—-There is
no clue to a thief who entered the
house of George Zink, norht of this
place, and stole SBS. Zink is sure
it,. burglar is some one acquainted
with the place. Among the articles
stolen were several rare coins.
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OCTOBER 10, 1919.
50 Years Old, John Shcllhamer
in Carlisle Hospital With
Fractured Skull
Dlllsburg, Pa., Oct. 10. John
Shellhamer, aged 50 years, Is in ths
Carlisle hospital with a fractured
skull, the result of an automobile
accident which happened near here
while Shellhamer and his son,
Charles H. Shellhamer, Roy McKln
cle and William Filler were on their
way home yesterday from the York
fair. The younger Shellhamer was
driving the machine. Because of
the wet condition of the road the
machine skidded and the driver lost
control. The machine crushed Into
a rural mall box and turned over
twice. The older Shellhamer was
hurled Into the road, striking on his
head. His son sustained minor
hurts and was taken to his home,
near Mechantcsburg. McKincie and
Filler escaped with slight hurts.
As soon as possible Dr. W. A.
Yeagy. of this place, was summoned
and ordored the removal of the man
most seriously hurt to the hospital
at Carlisle. It la feared his injuries
will prove fatal. The Shellhamer
family lives near Mechanlcaburg.
The Suburb Unparalleled.—Adv.
Funeral Services Held For
Family Wiped Out in
Automobile Crash '
Ohambersburg, Pa.. Oat 10.
Funeral services were held this
morning over the remalna of H. C.
Cree, his wife and their three chil
dren nt the home of Mrs. Cree's
father. William Trout 101 East
Washington street
The family was wiped out to an
automobile accident near Springfield,
Ohio, last Sunday morning while on
the way to Wyoming, 111., their home.
The automobile in which they were
riding was hit by a trolley oar of
the Ohio Electric Railway Company.
Services were conducted at O.tO
o'clock by the Rev. L. Walter Tints,
pastor of First United Brethren
church, and the Rev. Peter Leh
man, a Mcnnonlte minister. Burial
was made in the Falling Spring cem
etery east of this place.
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