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Happenings of a Day in Central Pennsylvania
Traveling Automobile Sales
man Fails to Light all the
Burners on Heater
Clnunbersburg, Pa., Dec. 12.
Charles Scarf, a traveling automo
bile salesman, was asphyxiated in
the Hager rooming house in North
Main street yesterday morning, his
dead body being discovered by the
proprietor. Investigation disclosed
the fact that Scarf before he retired
lighted but one of the burners o.
a gas heater, the escaping gas trom
the others causing his death by
suffocation. ~ _
Coroner Kinter decided an in
quest unnecessary. The dead "jan
was about 42 years old. His
widow was a Miss Shipley, who be
fore her marriage was a resident
of this place. She is living in New
William M. Donaldson
at Reading Anniversary
Reading. Pa., Dec. 12.— Reading
Conaistorv yesterday opened Its nrst
anniversary and fall reunion ses
sions with a number of prominent
Masons prese'nt, including William
M. Donaldson, of Harrisbuig,
deputy for Pennsylvania, who ad
dressed the men at a banquet.
Vt the afternoon session a large
banner, of white satin, beautifully
embroidered, bearing the name of
Reading Consistory, was presented.
George Eves delivered the address
and the banner waS received by
Henry H. Barr. commander-in
I.ater in the afternoon the ban
quot was served 4n the ball room of
the Masonic Temple, the menu in
cluding roast Berks county turkey.
Addresses were delivered by olticeis
of the consistory.
Civil War Veteran Dies
at Tyrone in 73d Year
Tyrone, Pa., Dec. 12.—Daniel
Ginter, veteran of the Civil war,
died here on Wednesday, aged <3
years. He was It resident of Tyrone
and vicinity all his life. When a
young man he served in Compan>
C, 194 regiment, infantry, in the
civil war, and was an active mem
ber of Colonel D. M. Jones Post 172,
G, A. It. He was never married
and is survived by two sisters, Mrs.
Priscilla Jacobs of Morrisdale and
Mrs. Amanda Koon of Tyrone.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon in Columbia Avenue
Methodist church, conducted by
the Rev. J. E. Beard. The body
was taken to Bald Eagle, where it
was buried with the Grand Army
Jacob J. Gusler Is Dead
Following Paralytic Stroke
Meohanicsburg, Pa., Dec. 12.
Jacob J. Gusler died yesterday morn
ing at his home in North Frederick
street, after an illness of paralysis.
Although in poor health for the past
year, Mr. Gusler was able to be
around and do light work at car
pentering. He was constable of the
Fourth ward for a number of years,
a member of the Citizen's lire com
pany, the Golden Eagles and the
Order of Red Men.
Mr. Gusler was aged about 63
years. He sustained the stroke of
paralysis two weeks ago. His widow
and one daughter survive.
The funeral service will be held
on Saturday forenoon at 10 o'clock
from his late home.
Retired Railroad Man
Honored by His Church
Columbia, Pa., Dec. 12.—Abram
Meckley, a retired railroader, whs
last evening elected an elder for life
by the congregation of the Church
of God. The other officers chosen
for the coming year are: Elders,
Harry Berger, Edward KaufTman,
William Wanbaugh, Norman Mets
key; deacons, Walter KaufTman,
George Friend, Elam J. Groff, sr.,
Clarence R. Smith, Harry Groff, H.
O. KaufTman and Charles Brenner.
Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 12.—Before
a crowded house pupils of the high
school last evening presented the
two act comedy, "Line Busy," in the
local theater. The play was given
for the benefit of the athletic as
sociation of the school.
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One Breakfast
Cereal That
• • )
Needs No Sugar
Grape Nuts
Delicious Flavor
No Raise In Price
At Grocers
Made by Postum Cereal Co.Battle Creek.Mich.
Police Find Old-Time
Whisky Still and Put
Rumanian Under Arrest
licbaiion. Pa., Dee. 12.—An old
! fashioned whisky still, of the kind
| that made the mountains of Ken
tucky famous ago, was dis
covered in Lebanon county yester
day by State Police and local reve
nue men who placed Nicholas
Sterner, a naturalized Roumanian,
under arrest. The still was found
by the officers in operation in the
mountains of Swatara township,
about five miles back of Indiantown
Gap. when they made a raid on the
premises occupied by Sterner yes
terday morning. In the afternoon
the officers placed Sterner undei ar
rest and brought him before United
States Commissioner Harry J.
Schools, where the "moonshiner"
was held for Federal Court in $2,000
Funeral Services Held
For Mrs. Pearl E. Clouser
New Bloomfleld, Pa., Dec. 12.
Funeral services were held for Mrs.
Pearl E. Clouser, wife of Ren F.
Clouser,-at the home of Mrs. Charles
W. Holmes, in this city, yesterday
afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The Rev.
J. W. Weeter, Lutheran minister,
conducted the services. It is coinci
dent that it Was the Rev. Mr. Weeter
who officiated at the wedding of Mr.
and Mrs. Clouser in this place five
yqars ago.
The pallbearers were Harry W.
Witmer, Roy I. Wallace and Lemuel
S., Clarence 8.. Carl J. and William
F. Clouser. Burial was in the New
Bloomfleld Cemetery.
Mrs. Clouser. who was the daugh
ter of Mrs. M. F. Miller, of Sliippens
burg, was a member of the Methodist
Church, joining the Shippensburg
congregation before her marriage.
She had been a member of the choir
and had a wide circle of friends in
the Cumberland county town.
William F. Brown Is
Dead at 91 at Lewistown
I.owistowri. Pa , Dec. 12. —William
, F. Brown, aged 91 years, died at
the home of his grandson, William
C. Hill, yesterday morning after an
illness of five weeks. He leaves one
'■ daughter Sarah F. Hill. He was
I an enameller and furniture finisher
and a former resident of Williams
port. He and his daughter came
here from Harrisburg. recently.
The body will be taken on the
7.4 4 a. m. train from Rewistown
Rending on Saturday, where inter
ment will be made beside the grave
j of his wife.
Presbyterian Workers
Meet in Social Session
DanplUn. Pa., Dec. 12.—The mite
society of the Presbyterian Church
met Tuesday evening at the home
jof Mrs. Sabra M. Bell. After the
I business meeting a social tithe was
1 enjoyed at which refreshments were
I served to Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
1 ShafTer. Mrs. Freeman C. Gerberich,
; Mrs. Harry Reed. Mrs. Sabra M.
Bell, Miss Margaret Brooks. Miss
Anna R. Miller. Miss F.lizabeth Poff
enberger, Miss Helen E. Miller,* Miss
Katharine Utt. Misses Mae and Dor
othy Kline, Miss Katharine Baugh
, ner and Dr. and Mrs. W. P. flarlt.
Soldier Out of War Has
Resumed Postoffice Work
Marietta, Pa., Dec. 12. Private
Charles Resell, son of George P.
Resch, of East Marietta, who several
months ago returned from overseas,
has resumed his position as carrier
of the east end route front the Mari
etta postoffice. While he was in the
service two men, George Pinkerton
and Adam Longenecker, were the
carriers. Resch was the first carrier
of this route before entering the war
at the establishment of this service
in Marietta.
New Cumberland. Pa., Dec. 12.
The Rev. Dr. E. Lynn Williams, of
Chicago, known as "the Fighting
Parson," will speak in the Baugh
man Memorial Methodist Church on
Sunday morning and evening. In
the morning he will talk on "The
Ordinary Man and the Extraordi
nary Thing" and in the evening on
"Public Morals and Reconstruction."
Sliiremaiistown. Pa., Dec. 12. -
Joseph Erb, who is 82 years old, and
one of the oldest citizens of Shire
manstown, continues critically ill at
his residence on East Main street.
(Other State News on Page IB)
Juniata Employe of Pennsy
Is Charged NVith Larceny
to Amount of Jp 1,000
AI.TOOXA. Pa.. Dec. 12.—Amos
B. Beard, a Pittsburgh division
freight brakeman residing nt Juni
ata, was arrested at Pitcairn charg
ed with taking articles n? vartous
sorts which were in transit over the
Pennsy lines. H. Schlosser, Pennsy
police, made information against
the man before Alderman John C.
Gorsuch before whom the defend
ant will get a hearing upon his be
ing returned from Pitcairn.
Railroad police officers yesterday
nfternoon made a search of the
man's house and discovered stolen
property it is claimed, to the amount
of about 11,000. Included in the
loot taken at the home, officers
claim, were auto tool kits, cartons
of cigarots, wearing apparel and
many other articles. Thefts Trom
various trains had been followed up
for some time by the railroad
officers and their suspicions led
them to investigate Beard's home.
Beard was arrested at the Pitcairn
station while waiting to go out on
his run.
Christening Follows at
Lykens Wedding Ceremony
I.ykons, Pa., Dec. 12. A quiet
wedding was solemnized on Decem
ber 6 by the Rev. S. 1,. Rlioads at
the home of the bride, Mrs. Park
Troxel, when she was united in mar
riage to Harry Williams, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Williams. The cere
mony was followed by refreshments.
The wedding guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Williams, Mr. and Mrs. j
John Strayer, Russel Troxel, Mr. and I
Mrs. Vernon R. Row and Mr. and!
Mrs. David Herb. The bride is a'
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John I
Strayer, of North Second street. Pol- I
lowing the reception, the Rev. Mr. I
Rhoads christened the infant chil
dren of the bride's sisters, Mrs. Row!
and Mrs. Herb. ■(
Lcwistovrn, Pa.. Dec. 12.—Fire !
caused by a defective flue caused j
almost a total loss of the stock in
the large millinery store of Mrs. A. |
E. Dwyer, yesterday morning. !
Thousands of dollars worth of vel
vets, ribbons, flowers and feathers
were burned, singed or otherwise !
Shiremanstown, p a ., Dec. 12.
Christmas exercises will be held in
the Bethel Church of God at Shire- j
manstown on Wednesday evening, |
December 24.
Wiconisco—J. S. Prout, an aged |
; druggist of this place, is critically
, ill at his home here.
Wellsville —Fire damaged the resi
dence of Ellsworth Bank at this
place when an overheated stove pipe
ignited the second-story flooring.
Shippcnsbucg—Frank Gates was
chosen a director of the Peoples
. National Bank here, taking the
j place of the latae George B. Cole.
Tyrone-—James E. Powers, of the
' League Island Navy yard, has been
\ elected physical director of the Ty
! rone Y. M. C. A. and will begin his
1 duties on January 1.
Eliza hotlitown—The Rev. E. F.
Yoder, pastor of the Church of God
| at this place, fell on an icy pave
ment and sustained torn ligaments
! of his right leg.
Mount Holly Springs—Harry Don
nelly, 20 years old, shot a buck
weighing 149 pounds in Beetem's
I Hollow, near here and his father
! will have the head mounted.
Carlisle—The annual banquet of
j the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
I will be held this evening. United
j States Senator Chamberlain will be
j the principal speaker.
| Union Deposit—ln the first coast
ing accident of the season here Miss
1 Daisy Wagner, who with her parents
| from Oklahoma is visiting friend 3,
i fell and broke her leg.
Mount Wolf—The American Wire
Fabrics Company plant will operate
five days a week for the next two
weeks, material having been received
| to warrant the increase ill time.
Millcrstown —The Rev. Frank E.
Bill, of Newport, will conduct com
jmunion services in the Methodist
I Church here on Sunday morning, the
94 FOR $3 A DAY
Daniel J. Eyler. Bemoans
Waiting Seventy Years For
High Daily Wage
Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 12.—"A few
weeks ago I was making $3 a day
for husking corn," said Daniel J.
Eyler, a.ged 94. in this place yesterday
morning to a company of friends.
"That is the easiest money I ever
made in my life," he continued, "and
to think that I had to wait 70 years
to get it."
Eyler is spending the winter with
his daughter, Mrs. John Heim, near
this place, and walked to town, ar
riving ahead of a tenon that started
when he did. To persons who gath
ered about him he said he would be
94 years old in January.
The aged man told of his acquaint
ance with Barbara Fritchie. and of
how he was an almost daily com
panion of the woman who, during the
days of the Civil War, waved a
Union flag in the face of the great
Confederate general, Stonewall Jack
son. He still has in his possession
two fine satin vests that she gave
him, but says he never wears them
and that they are just as spick and
span as when she gave them to him
about 70 years ago. For a short
time he fought in the Civil War.
When spring arrives Kyler asserts
he intends to walk to Frederick. Md,.
32 miles distant, as he prefers hiking
to the "stuffy steam cars."
Guest of Major Kennedy
Gives Up London Berth
Cltambcrsburg, Pa., Dec. 12.
Frederic William Wile, who visited
i in Chambersburg a few months ago
as the guest of M. C. Kennedy at
Ragged Edge, has resigned from the
J.ondon Daily Mail editorial staff,
after 13 years' continuous connection
with the Lord Northcliffe organiza
tion. He will become Washington
correspondent of the Public Ledger
of Philadelphia. Mr. Wile expects
to leave England about December
15 and to assume his new post in
Purchase Books For Law
Library With Strike Fines
Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 12.—The
money collected in fines from the
trial of the Waynesboro strike cases
has been used, in part, to supply
the law library at the court house
i at Chambersburg with several new
sets of law encyclopedia and re
| ports. The law library committee
i at a recent meeting decided to pur
chase a set of Ruling Case Raw
published by the Lawyers Cooper
| ative Publishing company and sev
• eral volumes of side bar reports.
Rev. Charles Berkheimer, of this'
place, tilling the Newport pulpit.
t'liumbcrsburg—Former Sheriff
and Councilman Samuel G. Green
await is critically ill at his home
in West. Market street. He is one
of the best known men of Frank
lin county.
Columbia—A baptismal font, the
gift of Mr. and Mrs. L. Laushey, in
memory of their son, Louis H.
Laushey, who died overseas, will be
dedicated in Cookman Methodist
church on Sunday afternoon at 2
Carlisle —The funeral of Captain
William E. Miller will be held to
morrow afternoon at 1 o'clock in
St. John's Episcopal church. The
body will be taken to Gettysburg
and buried In the national cemetery
Carlisle —Application has been
made to the Board of Pardons for
the pardon of Edward Window
maker and George Geesy, convicted
in the Cumberland county court in
1900 of maliciously damaging a
railroad car.
Lykens—Announcements have been
received here of the wedding during
the second week of January of Mrs.
Ruth Hensel, who was Miss Ruth
Matter, of this place, and John E.
Cunningham, of Syracuse, N. Y., at
Syracuse, where Mrs. Hansel now
has her home.
Clin mbersbu rg Anna Martin
Crocker, a former dean of Wilson
college, addressed women of the
county this place, who decided
to enter the work of the world pro
gram of the Y. W. C. A. Mrs.
Walter K. Sharpe is a member of
the committee from the Cumber
i land Valley.
Franklin County Moves to
Improve Breed of
Cattle There
Clianilicrsburg, Pa., Dec. 12.—A
boys and girls' calf club will be or
ganized in Franklin county within u
short time to enlist the interest of
the boys and girls in the care and
management of pure bred cattle and
to -improve the general practice of
raising of dairy cows in the commu
nity by making the methods of the
demonstration a made] in feeding
and management. M. M. Kauffman,
of Scotland, has secured the names
of ten boys who wish to own calves
under the club plan. In the Waynes
boro district the Guernsey breeders
are showing unusual interest in a
more careful breeding of that par
ticular breed of cattle.
The calves must be of the remalc
sex not under six months of age.!
The heifers for the clubs will be'
purchased by the committee repre
senting the different breeds. The boy i
or girl participating in the club shall i
either pay cash for the animal se
lected for demonstration or purchase
it by note.
Scotland, Pa., Dec. 12.—Jacob
who has carried the mail
pouches between the railroad and
the post office for more than twenty
years has been succeeded by Albert
B. Green, a veteran of the world
New CumlH'rland, Pa,. Dec. 12.
Machinery is being placed In the new !
garage in Bridge street. Several car
leads of automobiles are expected I
this week. j
New Cumberland Odd Fel
lows Listen to Entertain
ing Program
New Cumberland. Pa., Dec. 12. —
New Cumberland Lodge, No. 1147,
I. O. O. F., celebrated the thirteenth
anniversary of its organization in its
rooms in Bridge street last evening.
More than 300 members and
were in attendance. The iodge, or
ganized in 1906 with a small mem
bership, has increased to 238 mem
bers, with 15 new ones elected to
membership. Included among tho
numbers on the program were:
Music, male chorus, composed of
lodge members; music, orchestra;
recitation, Miss Anna Hammelbaugii,
of Washington Heights; solo, Mrs. It.
R. ltohr. Now Cumberland; address
of welcome, Ross L. Beckley, New
Cumberland; toastmaster, It. . It.
Kohr, New Cumberland; presenta
tion of flag in honor of our boys, the
Rev. Mr. Heiges, pastor of the
Church of God;, music, male chorus;
nddress, the Rev. Mr. Klepper, of
Brakeman Is Held on
Charge of Theft of Brass
llagcrstowii, Md., Dec. 12. —-
with the theft of 50 pounds of brass
from a car of junk in his train,
which it is alleged he sold to a local
junkman, E. R. Grlmsley, a Norfolk
and Western brakeman of Shenan
doah, Va„ was given a hearing yes
terday before Justice Bttner and
held for the action of the Grand
Jury under S3OO bond.
The testimony of the witness em
ployed by the railroad showed that
while enroute from Shenandoah to
Hagerstown Grlmsley had a heavy
sack on the engine tank of his train
and when it arrived in the yards he
carried it up into the city, sold the
contents and returned with an
empty bag.
Leader of Dynamiters
Given 12 Years in Prison
Lebanon. Pa., Dec. 12.—Leb
anon's most sensational criminal
case in years came to a close yes
terday when Judge Charles V.
Henry imposed sentences upon the
quintet of self-confessed dynamiters
who committed an outrage in East
Lebanon on the night of September
28 at East Lebanon.
Jacob Dolla, acknowledged to be
the arch conspirator, was sentenced
to 12 years in the Eastern peni
tentiary at solitary confinement at
hard ".abor. William Momford was
sentenced to five years: Charles
Miller, three years: and Harry Dis
singer and John Sohn to two years
Immediately after the sentence
was imposed the prisoners were
taken to the sheriff's office, await
ing the completion of the necessary
New Cumberland. Pa., Dec. 12.
A local teachers' institute will be
held at South Point, York county, on
Store NOT J/ g A A ff Store Closes
1 Open Any J&ff f # VWV/ AX If 0 • Af Saturdays
1 set;/ uh/MJ. IjichJlMAoMA/dknAr I
| I 28-30-32 North Street. 6 p ' M ' |
We Cheerfully Cash All Christmas Club Checks Here
| Our Entire Line- of Coats I
| • Reduced I
= means that we have gone over our entire stock of women's and and misses' coats and have e|
§| placed on each one a reduced priee which brings to you substantial savings at a time when j=
H you are in the most need of a coat. ' /
!As these reductions involve all our coats you will find a coat or suit here in almost any ma- ||
terial and color because all the fashionable materials and colors and models are represented. A ||
Schleisner coat at a large reduction is certainly an unusual opportunity and worth your immediate ||
lUrv~{?8 er hfo k n h ed SOL ES - Washable BLOUSES-Flesh and -Smart models for-
Ric<rc' ninbcfc.i -i white; lace trimmed; merly priced up to
Biege, pink, steel, satin camisoles, lace , . ~ , , w . . =
tan, black and pearl. plain tailored and em- $7.50; unusual values;
A d> 1 OA trimmed, dj 1 O C broidered d* QEf choice d? OA O
pair .... J> I assorted *• •***" at P / .OO at <|)Z.4"
Dressing and Breakfast Robes and Negligees j
Fascinating, Dainty Garments For Gifts
These charming creations in Jap Silk, Charmeuse, Crepe de Chine and Chiffon over Crepe de Chine and
elaborately trimmed Georgette are the sort of gift thai a woman appreciates, especially because she is not so apt
to purchase one for herself. We dare say that we have the most extensive showing of this class of indoor
is; apparel you will find in the city. It is well worth your time to inspect these robes and see for yourself what
= excellent gifts they will make. . =
| Jap Crepe Robes, $5.95 to $8.95 Silk Robes, $11.90 to $42.50 j
Isall IIIII miiiiiiiiiiiniifflil,
Chokes Superintendent and Is
Only Subdued by Sight
of Revolver
Gettysburg, Pa., Dec. 12. —Charles ,
E. Weaver, 15-year-old Gettysburg
boy, for several years a ward at the
Hoffman Orphanage in this county,
Is in jail here. In a dispute with
the Rev. Andrew H. Smith, the sup
erintendent, the boy forced the man
into n corner and choked him.
Freeing himself, the minister took
a revolver from a drawer of the
(able in the room and in this way
way only could he control the boy.
On occasions he would use means
to frighten Mrs. Smith and his con
duct became such that it was deem
ed necessary to punish him. The
case will not be heard until Charles
S. Duncan, attorney for the orphan
age, recovers from illness.
New Cumberland, Pa., Dec. 12.
The first, rehearsal for the entertain
ment to be given by the Sunday
school of St. Paul's Lutheran Church
on Christmas evening will he held
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. j
Sure i
f / 2H CINT3 J/
Hot water i
Sure Relief '
A Home Treatment
For Asthma
Mnkes Brenthlng Easy
A Worcester, Mass., doctor has sug
gested the following simple, harmless
and Inexpensive home treatment for
bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis
and coughs and colds which threaten
to affect the lungs.
At Geo. A. Gorgas or any reliable
druggist's get a bottle of Oxidaze
(essential oil) tablets and slowly dis
solve one tablet in mouth at regular
intervals. Though harmless and
pleasant they are so powerful In their
action that even in stubborn cases
relief often comes in Just a few min
Many users who for years have been
obliged to sit up in bed gasping for
breath and unable to sleep report that
they now take an Oxidaze tablet when
going to bed and can then lie down
and breathe easily and naturally and
get a good night's restful sleep.
Druggists everywhere are selling
Oxidaze tablets on a positive guaran
tee to refund the full purchase price
of the first package If it fails to give
prompt relief in any case of Bron
chial Cousrha or Asthma.
Ralph Kinder to Give
Organ Recital at Tyrone
Tyrone, Pa., Dec. 12.—Ralph
Kinder, the Philadelphia composer
and organist,, will b'e at the Presby
terian church Monday evening, and
will give n recital on the new organ
recently installed. Mr. Kinder is
[ organist of the Church of the Holy
Trinity, Rittenhouse square. Phila.
EE Store NOT Open Any Evening Before Christmas.
Store Closes Every Saturday at 6 P. M.
H * All Christinas Club Checks Cashed. EE
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| Give Yourself a |
| Schleisner Suit |
| % or Overcoat
It's the gift that will
give you in return
several years of service
and comfort and place
you in the class of
p well dressed men.
J $30.00 to $65.00 |
| 28-30-32 N. 3rd St. |
William Wallace Weds
Miss Rosina Weavei
Columbia. Pa.. Dec. 12.—William
Wallace, of Harrisburg, who rana
on the Pennsylvania railroad be
tween Harrisburg and Columbia,
and Miss Rosina Weaver, of Colum
bia, were married at the tatter's
home, 342 Cherry street, by the
Rev. H. Foster Hamer, pastor of
the First Methodist church. After
the ceremony the couple left for
Harrisburg where they will reside.

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