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READING BOY SLAIN IN BATTLE Chas. Rissmillef Falls in an Artillery - Combat FIRST FROM CITY One - Other Reported Killed and Five Seriously Wounded (Continued from First Page.) local recruiting station for service in the artillery. He left Reading May 29th aad was immediately sent on to Columbus Barracks, Ohio. Easily passing the required examinations he was assigned to an artillery regiment stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. July 7th he sailed to France as a member of the expedition which accompanied General Pershing as the first increment of the vast army America is sending to the battlefields battlefields ot the western front. His vniinsrnr brother. 'Eiieene. followed him into the military 'service and is now stationed with the 316th Ambu lance Company at Camp Dix, N. .J. With Spartan bravery Mrs. Riss itiyiiii 1 - 1 wmsmwm I j Mi 1 mi tor v 1 i W' Hp? live it in Every mother knows that coughs and colds, neglected, may lead to the most dread diseases. Crpup, bronchitis, pneumonia pneumonia and consumption often have their beginning in a slight cold. " The wise mother gives Foley's Honey and Tar At the first signs of c cough or cold. She knows it stops coughs quickly, puts a soothing, healing coating on an inflamed and tickling throat, end gives a feeling of warmth and comfort to the sufferer. Mm. M. E. Schlarb, Aihland, Perm., writes: "Foley's Honey and Tar is the beat cough and cold remedy I have ever tried. When my little ttirj Jets a cold on her chest, I five he? a fen doses, and it relieves her right away. CHARLES S. RISSMILLER - . ' miller listened to the news of her eldest son's death. A widow, she had given both of her boys to her coun try and she was resigned .to what sacrifice she might be required to make. , A Brave Mother ''He Was my oldest boy," she, said. "I shall miss him very much, but I know that he must have acquitted himself honorably and that he died the death he preferred in action against his country's common enemy. He wasn't a boy to talk much about what he was going to do. Last spring he came to me and told me he was going to enlist. I didn't believe believe him. He told me he was in earnest about it and that he felt it was his duty as the boys with whom he chummed' were going, too, He was always fond of horses, and 1 suppose that is the reason he chose the artillery as the service he most desired. I am heart - broken, but I make this sacrifice ; with - a : whole heart. Some mothers must lose their sons, and I suppose it might as well be me. I hope Providence will save me my other boy. Charles told me I need not worry if anything happened happened to him as I would be taken care of. All the time he was in the army he sent me the most of his money. He was my sdle support in my old age." . , Rissmiller was the son of ' Mc - Govern and Clara Rissmiller, and was born in Muhlenberg township March 26, 1896. He was a member of the Alsace Lutheran Church and is survived by his mother, one brother and five sisters. The brother now in the military service has been notified of the death, at Camp Dix, N. J. . The sisters are Annie, wife of James Gallagher; Emily, wife of Edward Edward Katzmiller, of Pricetown; Landa, wife of Guy Dissinger, - and Katherine, wife of William Johnston. Flags at Half Blast Mayor Filbert expressed deep con - vern when informed of Reading's firts . casualty. .. He immediately issued issued a proclamation ordering all flags on ptfblic buildings lowered to half mast for a period of ten davs and requesting citizens to take the same step to honor the city's first soldier to give his life on the battlefields battlefields of France. The mayor's proclamation proclamation is, as follows: "With Reading's usual promptitude promptitude in making sacrifices, no matter how great, for the benefit of the nation, nation, - the fame and good name of the city has been carried to the foremost foremost of the front ' line trenches ' of the bitter fighting in France. Charles Rissmiller, one of the first Reading men to respond to the nation's call to arms, has laid down his life in America's struggle to preserve Democracy Democracy for all the world." His life blood tbbed away Nov. 20 to mingle with that of our valiant allies. His name will be the first when historians historians write the story of our city's glorious patriotism in America's greatest crisis. "Now, therefore, I,' Edward H. Filbert, mayor of the city of Reading, Reading, do hereby order all flags on public buildings to be lowered to half mast for a period of ten days and urpe the citizens to do likewise as a silent token of honor and respect to the first Reading soldier to make the greatest of all sacrifices for his country's cause his death. "Signed, this 27th day of November, November, in the year of Our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred Sixteen. ."EDWARD H. FILBERT, : "Mayor. "Charles Marks, "City Clerk." Your Rheumatism The painful twists and aches f rheumatic sufferers usually yieid to the rich oil - food treatment in when everything else fails. Be sides helping to purify the blood Scott s strengthens the functions to throw off injurious acids and is especially beneficial in chang ing seasons. Many doctors themselves take Scott's. You Try It. Scott ft Bowne, Bloomfield, K.J. 17 - 34 Mayor Filbert stated that he would introduce at the meeting of council this morning a resolution of condolence to be inscribed . on the city records and to be tendered to the mother of the dead soldier as a mark - of appreciation and respect for her. son.; r ' - Mother Offiiany Notified The telegram" received last night by Mrs. Rissmiller from Adjutant General McCune was brief, yet It carried with it the sympathy of the "War Department officials to the widowed widowed mother who had given her son for her country. The telegram read as follows: Washington, D. C, Nov. 27, 1917. Mrs. Clara Rissmiller, 1240 Clover street, - Reading, Pa. Deeply regret to inform you .that your son. Private Charles Rissmiller, field artillery, is reported killed in action in France. M'CUNE, Adj; Gen., U. S. A. One of the most peculiar features of the death of young Rissmiller is the fact that his uncle, George Pen - , rose, was killed at work in the P. & R. yards the same night. ' Uncle and nephew were staunch .friends and Mrs. Rissmiller had not notified young Rissmiller of his uncle's death. Mrs. Rissmiller intends to ask the government for the return of her son's body to this country for burial in the family plot, but she does not expect the government to grant her request until the end of the war. . Interment Interment of American dead is being made in France at the present time. BOY SCOUTS (Continued from First Page.) meeting which followed. George M. Jones, the retiring president, intro duced the new presiding officer and the boys gave a cheer. George omeroy, the sixth vice president, read several or.ginal poems. Miss Tftda Howard sang a solo. She was accompanied by Miss Margerite James. ' .s ; - Sig. S. Schweriner told the boys of the excellent work accomplished each holiday season by the selling of Red Cross stamps. A campaign will be waged by the boys In the near future to Increase the sale of these stamps. '. , One of the features of the evening evening was demonstrations gjven by the boys. Commissioner Parkes, in starting starting the demonstration, made a short address In which he presented three boys whom he called exhibits. The first was John Guenther, of Troop 2, who, during the second Liberty loan campaign, sold $73,100 worth of bonds. He also presented Edward - Lamb, dressed in the full uniform of a scout with all equipment, and Herbert Herbert Sessions, of Troop 11, a boy who entered the scouts and passed his examinations for a second class scout In seven weeks.