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   Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1900, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania                               baa appointed 'i o'clock M n Mack ID pn, I w. JOH 1900 4t. rill and tentaox of Cbarldntnti ring been grwt in MM i nnty, notice to L to PWU 1 all PI-TWOS are reoneuM to) rstinird. IIAN P IHW r Sale.__ 5SfO'N towriiiiflj nrly nil iniprni id fruit trnn tb ..f Mr- M-HittifnllT I from town. I, f (I, rh'' hn: ,mltl. 1 6. .83030, TIOGA COUNTY, ?A, JTS33TA31Y 'S s- v-Sever j a Well-Spent Life Spirit and Philan. to Fllllcral vfternnon. ,li-l Thursday at his eighth remark" suffer- ing life. public For drt- hiH k innfoup condi. HOI! burned if ont. h.il'l. of ,riuT man. He s Mw.'tnls any worthy H" WHM one of the WHS the first ,r National Bank of the waterworks M ni'-ans made it pon- it. was pnblic ,-i (mil to build the nii-1 Church in con- ts bniM- for his own Episcopal A: Mr M- N Mr not; only for t-r.'t for town and wi -i in this Ixir- i-li.-iin lirtchf. Sr., in ar.il -utoJi aftnr .lohn Norrin in rn w is an old conceived the idea of supplying bor- ough with good water and he pushed the project to a successful completion in 1887 last pnblic enterprise was to provide the borough with a public hall by the construction of the Bache Auditorium, conntructed in 1894 at a coot of ite furnishings. It is a fact worth noting that Mr. Bache was the oldest citizen of this bor- was born here. He jresided here "Continuously for a period of over eighty years. When he first saw the light day Wellsboro was a mere hamlet composed of rude log dwellings, while Tioga county was a comparative wildernene. His boyhood and early manhood were spent among the stirring of pioneer life, and in his profes- sion he travpri-wd the hills and valleys of Tioira county many times. Fortune (united npon him and rewarded him for his industry, and in the evening of his well spent life he enjoyed all com- which an abundance of this world's gixxlH could procure. The simple but impressive funeral ser- vices in St. Paul's Church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by the rec- tor. Rev. William Heakes, were attend- ed, notwithstanding stormy weather, by a large number of our citizens. The four front pews on the left of the center aiBle were occupied by relatives and con- nections of the deceased, while the four front pews on the right of the same aisle occupied by members of Bache Hose Company. These representatives of the Company attended also the brief preliminary service at the house and were present at the grave. A tasteful nimplicity characterized the service. The floral tributes were limited to a few white flowers on the altar, and palms and flowers on the casket lid. There was no address by the rector, who had devoted his sermon at the morning ser- vice to a graceful, eloquent tribute to Mr. Bache'.s memory. In all, seven hymns were snog by the vested choir, thrw of them at the close of the service. Among the. number were Asleep in ami In the Hour of the lieing Nearer, my God, to Theei'' The pall bearers were Dr. J. P. Long- well and Me.Hflra. E. H. Owlett, Royal Wheeler, F. W. Siemens, W. D. Van- Horn and A. R. Nilen. STI MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF MR. BURLEY. After Eight Months of Contest the Strike is Practically General Advance of Twelve i and a Half Per Cent. Morris on pnbli M; to Mr. Mar he Mr I'M, .Wided ,jf 1 hf> took Hr> mmu'iliatply v bui'l-i in IM- which i i in bu.-M- :M HI the vil- :tnt U nnil learn- in which When about to at. bin At a meeting of the Vestry of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal Chuich on Monday evening following resolu- tions-were adopted lifiuili-ril. Tlint wo with a   afterward sold tnirtu hein- Moyt Broth- v wan .run A .h Nicholw, I I'M I. Nk-holH. Sarah, who I Nichols, now Mrs. Bache in is 10. he Robinson. f.nt, infuncy and of William nary r.. HUM. Vlr. 11 i vtober II, married y Wo reflect with gratitudo that be to parish and WHH a memtwr of our C'buriSj, ami no praiac can accorded him than to tluit wither linn had a Iwtior expo- nent in tho lu which ho spent his lifn. That tho abovn minute spread upon MM-ordu of thi> and that n copy wont to tho family of tho docoased with the oxprwtnlon of our dix-post wynipathy with them in thi.H hour of thoir Horrow and trial, and tho HHIIIO Ixi puhiinhixl in tho news- of tho town. The Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Wellsboro, at a meet- ing called for the purpose of taking ap- propriate action in memory of William Bwhe. first President of the Bank, adopt- ed the following "William Hiicho, of wan tho first of this Dank. sorved in that capacity for nino yoarn, and as a Director from tho orKanizHtlun of tho Board until fiillnK health compelled him to withdraw, with hiifb ability, and with ndflity to the IntoreHtH of tho Hank as an Institution and to patrons. As an of- fti-i-r of tho he was capahlo and faithful, an citiwn. (jonorous and public sptrttod, and n mini ho panned roHpect and admiration of thoBo with ho wan In his official ponition he was alway'3 sagacious add helpful, and in recognition of his services to tho lUnk to tho people of Wellsboro, this flUtouiont IH to be spread upon tho mliiutoH of the Hank and an copy pw'tit to his family." MH. BACHK'S WILL. The laflt will and testament of the late William Baohe proved and filed in the Recorder's office last Monday. The diK'nment executed January 19, and by Jerlerson Harriwni and Michael Sullivan. The miners' strike in this county, which has been prolonged for about eight months, is now believed to be prac- tically over. Last Wednesday notices were ported simultaneously at Arnot, Landrus and Morris Run to the effect that from February 1st all those then employed by the companies would be granted an advance in wages. The wages for mining coal has been 65 cents a ton. By the new schedule the price will be 75 cents a ton, and the wages of the other laborers about the mines have been increased accordingly, making a general raise of about twelve and one- half per cent. It was an agreeable sur- prise, as no advance had been expected before April st. Last Monday morning about 30 addi- tional miners went to work at Arnot and Landrus, making the number now em- ployed 220. There is much satisfaction among those who are now at work again, but the lending strikers are uneasy, for they expect discrimination part of the companies against them- The union men held a secret meeting on Thursday to decide on the best course to pursue. It was decided to send a com- mittee to Superintendent Lincoln iand ascertain under what conditions the strikers would be taken back. These men think that the companies propose to deal with each one individnallyi Ac- cordingly the leaders of the Unitec Mine Workers advise that all miners continual to send in their contributions until other- wise ordered by the district officers. The discrimination question, together w4fh the dockage qr.estion and othjer matters, may still keep some of the wen, out for a few days, but is hoped thatMl matters will be amicably settled and all the mines will soon be running againj as be- fore the strike. This has been the longest strike in the history of mining in this county, being of nearly eight months' duration. The effect of the strike has been far-reaching. There has been a loss in wages aggregat- ing over the farmers and huck- sters in adjoining townships have felt the depression sorely the companies haveMhad to sacrifice their markets and their profits, and there has been strife and bitterness engendered between neighbors and friends in these mining towns Iwhich will not soon be healed. And now, when the strike is practically over, it is quite apparent to the cool heads that the advance in wages would have come along just the same had they all remained at work. And now, some of the miners are ask- ing themselves whether the walking de- legate and the strike agitator are neces- sary to their prosperity and happiness. It is a well known and indisputable fact that the miners who have been at work at Arnot and Landrus for the past three months are the very best men in the who have patient- ly gone in and out of the mines day aft- er day and suffered the denunciation and insults of the strikers, whose wives aud children have called them "scabs and blacklegs." They are the intelli- gent men, the well-informed and sub- stantial, level-headed men in these towns. On the other hand, we are told by those in a position to know that the majority of the who the bitterest and most unreasonable are not able to write their own names. They are fair marks fpr the walking de- legate. Contested License Cases. On Monday afternoon the contested li- cense case of E. M. Atwell, of Gaines, was taken up for hearing before Judge Cameron. No evidence was taken in the case. The hearing baing upon the petition and remonstrance as made upon the record, and the only matter in con- troversy was to the necessity of the li- cense. The petition for the applicant had 97 voters, and the remonstrance 88 voters, and as Judge Mitchell had passed upon the question of the necessity for a wholesale licensed house at that place a year ago, Judge Cameron held that that His Body Found Frozen in tie River near Ad- dison. The body of Clark L! Bnrley, aged about 40, the son of Mr. Ebenezer B. Bnrley, of Chatham Valley, was found last Wednesday afternoon frozen fast in some flood debris against the north bank of the Canisteo river, at a point about a mile and a half east of Addison, N. Y. The spot where the body was found was close to the Erie tracks, and the discov- ery was made by some train bands. It was with considerable difficulty that the body was loosened from the flood trasb to which it had been frozen. Every evidence indicated that it had floated down stream to the spot where it had lodged during the freshet ten days be- fore. The dead man was dressed in coarse clothing, and a tattered ulster and wore heavy lumberman'.} shoes. There was a silver ring on his left hand and an Elgin-movement, open-faced gold watch, with a gold chain, in one of his vest pockets. Coroner Goff had the body taken to Corning Wednesday evening. After a crowd had viewed it in the Erie dead- house, it was placed in Fletcher's under- taking establishment. Here, as it was frozen, it was thawed out by the process customary in such cases. After the body was stripped it presented a sickening sight, as it was one mass of cuts and bruises due to dashing against floating cakes of ice. On the body were found papers dated at Westfield, Freeman, Addison and elsewhere. Telephone inquiries at all these places brought about the identifica- was ascertained that Burley had lived for a time near ben county, N. Y., that his farm near> that place was mortgaged and that hid i wife in October last had sued him for' divorce. There is no known evidence, other than these disheartening circum- stances to support a theory of suicide. Burley had two children. Another the- ory is that he fell from a train, render- ing him unconscious, and that he then froze to death. In less than 24 hours after the body was die covered, Mr. Burley's parents and other relatives in this county, who had heard nothing4of his whereabouts in two months, and were anxious about him, were informed of the unclaimed body in Corning. Mr. S. M. Burlt-y, of Chatham, at once went there, where he identified and claimed the body and it was delivered to him by the Coroner. Burial was in the cemetery in the Swing Gate school district in Chatham. A THRIVING VoUNG CITY. An Agitator Reporter on the "Wing: What He Saw in Westmoreland County. Correspondence of the Atjitator. VAiiDERauiFT, Feb. wonder how many readers of the AGITATOR know is snch a town in Pennsylva- nia as Vandergrift. If you have a new map of the State you will find it in the northwestern part of the county of West- moreland, on the south bank of the Kis- kimenetas river. Where this thriving town of over inhabitants now stands there were bnt two buildings less than four years ago. There is now an iron and steel mill, employing about 000 men. There are over three miles of electric lights, fine water- works sewers, many fine business blocks built on modern plans, many beautiful homes, and nearly all owned by the occupants. Everything bas a neat and clean appearance, and it is by far the finest town of its size I have; seen in theiState. All.this has been made possible by a Republican Administration. Perhaps no section of the country feels and showa the new life given to the commercial world more than Western Pennsylvania. Everywhere are to be seen the undisput- able signs of prosperity. New rolling- mills are going up and additions to old ones are being made. Surveys are be- ing made for railroads. New coal fields are being opened. Many gigantic trans- fers of coal lauds are being consummat- ed. As one walks the streets of this town he is simply amazed at what has been accomplished in three years' time. 1 counted five cnurches here to-day, all brick or stone, some of them as elabor- ate as are to be found in our largest cities. D. C. SMITH. r. Bache bequeathed the sum of qae8tion bad been adjudicated, and to St. Paul's Church of Wellsboro, therefore granted tne Iicen86i the contested license K V f Attempted Oil News uid Persona! Mat- ters at Gaines. THE LATE WILLIAM BACHE. S LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP NEWS. T ft ey, e 3 cc.e- jes. Guarding the Waterworks at Manila the Soldiers Likes the Country. July mar- ener- and conn- trust, and whatever tended "f his native trpHsurer of 'V for many I'Mtn.-t a long wan or- k" Company of the For ('hnrch and one He wa.H of the thtB Ixjr- in iH72. He (XM) to invested in interest bearing securi- ties, the income to be used for the ben- efit of the Sunday school of that Church. Also, to be invested in like man- ner, the income to be used for the relief of any members of the Church congrega- tion or their families suffering from sick- tifSH, poverty or old age. Also, to Frank Watrous, Max Bern- kopf, John L. Landrns, Leonard Harri- HOU, C. R. Converse, Walter Sherwood, E. H. Owlett, Sarah M. Billings, Frank C. Robinwon, George M. Spalding, Henry C. Cox and William Bache. Jr., and their heirs and assigns, as trustees, the Bnche Auditorium property, for the maintenance of an opera house or public hall in Wellsboro provided that said trnHtees shall serve without compensa tion and that the property shall never become encnmbered. All the remainder of the estate is be- queathed to hie grandson, William Bache, Jr., and hia granddaughter, Mabel in trust, to manage abso- lutely and hold for the benefit of the testator's nine among whom the estate is to be equally divided when they shall have become of age, and the said William Bache, Jr., and Mabel Kresa are appointed executors of the will. John C. Miller, of Condersport, Potter county, died a few days ago from the effects of blood poisoning caused by injuring his toe on a rusty nail. He was 84 years of age. The balance of cases were to have been heard on Tues- day by Judge Morrison, but the Judge telephoned that he could not be be- fore Friday of this week, so all the cases were continued Friday morning at 9 o'clock, to be disposed of by Judge Mor- rison. Railroad Wreck at Tiadaghton. Last Wednesday afternoon there was a disastrous wreck on the Fall Brook dis- trict of the New York Central railroad at Tiadaghton. A track gang was en- gaged in repair work and had a rail ont intending to replace it at once. Before this work could be accomplished a fast freight came along at the rate of twenty miles an hour and crashed into the open- ing in the track. The engine was thrown against the bank and William Stiber, the fireman, was caught in the wreckage. He sus- tained a broken ankle and -broken thigh. He was given attention by Dr. Delaney, of Slate Bun, and was later taken to bis home In Newberry. The engineer stuck to his post and was not injured. Fifteen freight cars were thrown down the bank and into Pine creek. LOCAL NEWS FROM TIOGA. Prevalence of Measles Personal and Social Matters of interest. Correspondence of the Agitator. TIOQA, Feb. Benson gave a lecture on Rome in the Baptist church, with stereopticon views. Tne church was well filled. The Whist Club met at Mr. Abram Farr's last Tuesday evening. The graded school opened this morn- ing, after an enforced vacation on ac- count of measles. S. O. Daggett, of Patton, was in town on business last week. Mr. James Holloran, of Little Fallw, visited hia parents last week. Mr. Robert Crossley, of Mansfield, waa in town on business a few .days ago. Mr. Thomas Graves is slowly recover- ing from his recent stroke of paralysis. Hon. J. B. was in town last week. Mrs. T. A. Wickham is visiting friends in Binghampton. Mr. Roy Wheeler has secured a posit- ion with J. successors to Israel Finesilver. Mr. Albert Andrus is working in J. M. Peck's meat-market. Mrs. Fred Shappee and daughter, of Scran ton, are visiting at N. R. Shappee's. Mr. Robert Bishop is stocking his mill on Park street with logs. Tioga has been afflicted for the past few weeks with a very severe epidemic of measles which seems to be no respect- er of age. Mrs. G. L. Abrams, Mrs. Harry Lyon, Mrs. E. G. Joseph, and our respected Constable, E. D. Brigham, are among the victims of this complaint. H. L. The following letter is from Harry Whitney, Ron of Mrs. Lenna Whitney, of Crooked Creek, who enlisted from this county MANILA, Dec. is a fine, hot winter day. We are on duty nine milen from Manila near the waterworks, which is on the firing line sometimes, it being an outpoBt. I never expected to used so fine as I am here. Each man has a folding-bunk. We have the best of focd tea, sugar, oatmeal, milk, ba- con, beaus, potatoes, nice bread aud sometimes pie and .cake. The officers have all been in the ranks and they know all about campaigning. Everyone says that the Eleventh Cavalry is the finest outfit on the island, and that is true. The officers give us all the priv- ileges tbfat they can. We, came out here from Manila two Manila looks old-fashioned, but itr is a pretty and very interesting city. I have seen many strange things since I --started from home. I had three days off ship at Honolulu. It is the prettiest place I ever saw. I ran across a fellow there whose name is the same as mine, and on the strength of that he took me to his home to spend the night. He keeps a clothing store. I was on guard last night on an out- post, after we had been informed that ten thousand niggers were coming1 up the river to attack us. I tell you it was scarey business, waiting in the darkness and expecting a shot at any moment. Bnt they didn't come we are still ex- pecting them. They won't destroy the waterworks if we can help it. The Manila waterworks are far better than any I ever saw in the United States. I said it was nine miles to the city. Four and a half miles of this viaduct is constructed of the finest masonry, ten feet wide and twenty feet high. It is a grand piece of engineering and the work- manship on the masonry is of the finest kiud. The machinery for the water- works is fine and everything connected with it IK kept as clean as a parlor. There are two fellows in this troop from Coudersport, one named Blanchard and the otuer Easton. Talking about hot; well, I guess it is hot here. I have not been sick a minute and I like it fine. RARRY WHITNEY, Eleventh U S Cavalry, Troop A. Death of a Famous Army Nurse. Mrs. Auuie Wittenmyer, the famous army nurse of the civit war, wro is re- membered by many of the veterans in this county as as by others who have heard her lecture here several times since the war, died last Friday morning on her farm at Sanntoga, near Pottstown, her age beiug 72 years In all the big battles from April, 1861, to November 25, 1865, Mrs Witteninyer did noble work HS a, nuise in the battle- fields from VickHburg to Petersburg. Through her recommendation the spec- ial dffet kitchen was established, a work that won unstinted praise from the sanitary and Christian omiuission and the surgeon-general of the Union army. She was one of the leading figures in the establishment of the Pennsylvania Soldiers' Memorial home and also of the National Home founded by the Woman's Relief Corps of the Grand Aimy of the Republic, and was for a long prt-si- dent of the latter organization. She was instrumental in establishing the Soldiers' Home at Davenport, la aud "was prom- inent in having the army nurse law pass- ed. She was active in temperance work, serving for five years as president of the National W. C T. U. She was the auth- or of a nnmbnr of religious and historic- al books, the latter including a volume entitled Under the descriptive of the trials' and achievements of the nurses during the rebellion. Our Able Tompkins Scribe Records er Iron River Bridge Wanted. Correspondence of the Agitator. TOMPKINS, Feb. The steel range man hu.s been canvassing in this vicinity A party of young people gathered at the home of Walter Cruffut on the even- irjg of January 29, to celebrate his 21at birthday; An unusually pleasant time is reiorted by all who attended. Mr. Harry Green, of spent the last of the week at C. H. Ball's. Mrs. Maggie Davis and daughter, of Pnillips Station, have been visiting for the past fortnight at the home of Mr. aud Mrs. L. E Phillips. Born, to Rev. and Mrs. L F. Mulhol- Saturday, tue 3rd instant, a son. E.JN. Bentley, of Mansfield, has been driving piles aiid otherwise repairing the rivtr bridge here. What we need is a good, substantial iron bridge. Several people from here have recent- ly allied themselves with the Knights of the Maccabees at Nelson. The Nelson is a hustler, and new members are constantly being added. There is strong talk now of organizing there a Hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees, Lafayette Thomas, of this place, at- tended the funeral of his cousin, James Thomas, at Woodhull, Monday. W. E. Brown, of Lawrenceville, has a large job of getting ont heading bolts on the Blackwell property, near here. The job will probably last a year, and furnish employment for a large number of men and teams, and, we understand, more are in demand. Mr. Bay ijjavis, who has been at work near Logue, (Potter county, has returned to his home here. Tompkins now boasts of two doctors. Hay is very scarce in this vicinity, and is in demand at a good price for local consumption. Louis Clark, who had an operation performed upon his .arm for fever-sore recently, at Elmira, has returned to his home here, and reports the diseased member as improving nicely. John Case and wife and Nathan Case attended the funeral of their sister-in- law, Mrs, E. B. Case, at Elmira, recently. Checkers, not base ball, now seems to be the nat onal game. Mr. Daniel Brock, an aged citizen of Bear Creek, has been seriously ill of pneumonia, but is now steadily improv- ing under the care of Dr.W. B. Thomas. Mrsi, Mary Case and family, of Law- renceville, are visiting at the home of John Case. Charles Race, of Branchport, N. Y., has been calling on in this vi- cinity for the past few wetks. DIED THE SAME DAY. Correspondence GAINES, Ftjjb. attempts at robbery nave lately been made at Marsh- field. On a recent night a young man who had been out to see his best girl was returning home early in the morn- ing. When passing the store of Mr. D. E. Marsh he saw two men at work drilling the He at once gave the alarm, bnt before help arrived the burglars escaped. They had gained ad- mittance by prying open the cellar win- dow. The parties en-'aged in the ne- farious business were well known to the joung man, who saw them through the window, and it seems very strange that they have not yet been brought to justice. The Wellsboro Gas Company's loca- tion, No. 4, caused quite a stir here last week. The derrick was being built near the public highway, and a petition was circulated to have it moved. At last ac- counts the derrick was being built. The derrick is no nearer the road than one built some time ago at Watrous, and the Maxwell Oil Company have two huts built over their regulators within six feet of the main traveled track. Teams have been scared here at the escaping gas and have run away. If one must be moved, why not move all William Dnggan, a young man twen- ty years old, was killed last Tuesday on the Dewey job at Marshfield. He was coming to camp after hia day's work when he was run down by a log-trail and so severely injured he died at 11 o'clock the same night. 'J'he log that struck him scaled 800 feet. It is inter- esting to state that he was a grandson of the late Joseph Champaign, who was killed about three years ago by a rolling stone. It adds another name to the long list of accidental deaths in this family. Mr. H. R. Ten brock is "the new book- keeper at the Gaines tannery. He was employed by Lee Company, in 1881, at Leetonia, being their first book-keep- er. Scott Fay's well, No. 111 W. H. Watrous lease, was drilled in'last Fri- day and was shot to-day. It will make a six-barrel producer. Mr. Watrous is now receiving a very handsome iucorne from his lease. The Blossbnrg company commenced drilling last Friday. This well is on the Billings lease, across Pine creek from the Wellsboro No. 3. The nitre-glycerine explosion at Fnl- mer Valley, N. Y., Saturday evening, was plainly felt in Gaines. Several peo- ple ran outdoors, thinking the magazine here belonging to the Bradford Torpedo Company had exploded. The distance from here is 35 "miles, air line. .M. M. Smith has purchased the to- bacco stock of B. K. Jones. Mr. Jones will hereafter devote his entire time to the barber business. FATAL LOGGING ACCIDENT. Did Two Neighbors in Brookfield Remark- able Coincidences-Farm Items. Correspondence of the Agitator. BROOKFIELD. Feb. 6. J. B. Thom- as died on last Friday motning. His fu- neral was held at thej Free Baptist church at Austiuburg, S. L. Bovier preaching the fuueral sermon. Mr. William Lane, Mr. Thomas's neighbor who owned and occupied a farm adjoining that of Mr. Thomas, died also lane Friday morning. His fu- neral was held at the Methodist church in Austinburg. Bav. F. H. Rowley, of Knoxville, officiating and preaching a very able appropriate sermon. Both Mr. Thomas and Lane, singularly enough, were taken fatally sick on Janu- ary 30th. Mr. Thomas was seized with pueuinonia aud Mr. Lane with brain fever. Both were prosperous farmers. R. Ruutsey has sold his 50-acre farm to E. Cady for aud Mr. Cady has sold his 119 acre farm to Ed. McLean for Tue latter sale included a quan- tity of farm tools. Rev. J. L. Cottoin, whose wife; is the sister of Mr. W. C. Griffin, of Sylvester, has moved with his family to Fleming, ton, Clinton county, where he will preach for a year to the Christian Church people. Dnggan Killed near Otter Hews from that Locality. Correspondence of the Agitator. MARSHFIELD, Feb. Dug- gan, aged 20, a teamster employed on Dewey Brothers' lumber job near here, was injured internally last Tuesday night and died a few hours afterwards. Several teams had been engaged in trail- ing logs just before he was injured. It was nearly time to stop work for the night and was rather stormy and all ithe teams except one had started for the camp. Duggan had gone some distance along another route with his team to avoid danger from running logs, but it is believed that finalfy he thought all the trails had gone by, because when in- jured he was walking near the track in a dangerous spot, when a trail started by a team still above him came along very swiftly. One of the passing logs swung around and struck Dnggan, in- flicting the fatal injury. No one saw the accident, but helping hands were not far off, and he was taken at once to the camp near by. Dr. Greenfield, of Gaines, was at once summoned.. Dug- gan's outward injuries were slight, bujt he had received terrible internal injuries that shortly proved fatal. He died at 11 -.30 o'clock that night. The deceased was an industrious, merry-hearted youth. He is survived by his parents, two broth- ers and three sisters. services were held on Thursday at the' home of Rupert Dewey, Rev. J. W. Lyon offici- ating. Burial in the Knowlton ceme- tery. Henry Watrous, who has been danger- ously ill with pneumonia, is thought to be improving. The infant son of .E. B. Kennedy is thought to be recovering slowly after being sick for some time. Mr. Osfcorne Watkins and Miss Lnra Barber, both of Marsh field, were mar- ried recently. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moore, of Mans- field, visited relatives here recently. Oil Notes. The dril i in the test well -on the Patti- son lease at Elkland struck the sand January 30th at a depth of 500 feet. Gas has been found and piped to the boiler. The Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Com-_ pany's well on the Cftarlea Baker lease at Ansonia is nqw down over feet, Mrs. Charles Johnston, of Galeton, is and it is reported that there is fifclight visiting her grandparents, W. C. Griffin show of oil. Drillingtat the Troy test well was stop- ped last week, after the drill had pierced the third sand in which only a small quantity of oil was found. Another well and wife, and other Sylvester relatives. Mrs. W. L. Plank, of Westfield, also has oeen visiting relativea and friends at Sylvester. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Griffin hut week visited Potter county friends. t ;O1' IF f tfe .y'y rZ feiM' -1g will probably be drilled about a from the abandoned well. mile iNEWSPAPERl MEWSPAPERI   

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