Wellsboro Agitator, December 11, 1907

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Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1907, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania VOL. 51 THE SHERIFF'S FEE BILL. Important Opinion of Judge John Ormerod Filed Here. Last January ex-Sheriff Edward B. Dorsett presented to Tloga county a bill for for travel fees In sum- moning jurors miles at ten cents a mile. The claim .was made under the act of ]901, but the Coun- ty Commlsslpners declined to pay, holding that another clause of the same act, providing "thirty cents for summoning 'each juror to attend court" was specific and covered all lor which the county was liable. Ex- Sheriff fcorsett alleged that other counties had paid such bills under the items of Sheriff's expenses. As the case was Important as to 1 the interpretation of the law> not on- Jyr in this county, but throughout the state, a case stated agreed upon and the fjuestion was argued before Judge Ormerod, specially presiding in thig county last April. Judge Cameron could not hear It for the reason that lie was interested as counsel lor Sheriff Dorsett before he went upon the bench. The Count} Commissioners -were represented by their Merrick Young, and Thomas A. Crichton, -Esq. Dorsett was represented by Messrs. Sherwood Owlett. The following is the opinion in full hianded down by Judge Ornierocl: The facts agreed up in the cai-e Stated raise the. single question whether tbe plaintiff, the Sheriff, is! entitled to recover from th.e county of Tloga' "for mileage traveled by him in serving jurors with notice of their -being drawn as such for attendance to courts of tiie county.' It is a well known principle that no fee can be taxed against the coun- ty unless some -express legis- lative provision for it. At common law neither the Commonwealth nor the couniy is liable for costs. There- fore, before there can be recovery by -tbe plaintiff he roust prouuce some, act of Assembly making the defen- dant liable. The method of summoning jurors. is provided by the Act of April 14th. 183-4, P. iL." 364, and as> follows! "By. delivering to each of said per- sons a separate ticket in the custom- ary to'roj, specif j ing tie duty enjoin- ed, or by leaving such ticket in their usual abode, respectively, The first section of the Act of July llth, 1901, passed to fix the fees ta be, charged by sheriffs, provides: "That the sheriff snail be1 en-utled to charge and recerve his services, In connection with the drawing and sutmnonlhg jurors, as follows: For drawing jurors tor each spec'al term WE-LLSBOKO, TJQGA COUNTY, PA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1H07.' WHOLE SO. 2, r specified jliiTaflo and provided in tiSWw The same .question has been ruled by His Honor. President Judge Geo. S. CresweU, Venango Common Pleas, No. August term, in the case of McElhenney. sheriff, vs, county ot Venango, in- which ruling we concur. We, therefore, And Jn favor of the defendant. And now, December 2nd, 1907, up- on facts agreed upon In the case stated, and1 for the reasons given, It, is ordered that this opinion be filed and notice given ta the 'parties that exceptlonb are filpd within thirty dajs of said notice that judg- ment be entered In favor of the de- fendant'and against plaintiff for costs BY THE COURT. FARMINGTON BOY DROWNED, Carlton H. Van Dusen, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ired. Van Dusen, Drown- ed in Chemung River at Elmira. Carltoh H- Van Dusen, aged 16, second son of MT. and Mrs. Fred Van Dusen, of Farteington, whose home is about three miles from Oseeola, Was drowned in the Chemung river at Elmira, while skating last Satur- day afternoon. The young man was a student at Meeker'S- business, school in Elmira, and was boarding with his aunt, Mrs. F D. Whitaker, at 417 West Water or feebsltin oi COUJH, addition to one dollar for .executing each venire, and.thirty cents for sum- moning each Juror to attend court; all of these fees to be paid by the county." It is that under this provis- ion no ipjleage can be charged. Ap- plying thtSanaxim, 'Expressio unis exclusio tfcis section it that intend- ed that the Sheriff's compensation. entirely covered by the, forego- ing provision. "in the absence of any specific pro- vision in the fee bill for services nec- .involved in executing the venire, thp reasonable inference is that the comjM'nbation allowed for that official act was intended to cover all services net'esssirib" -connected therewith." But it ib contended by plaintiff that the shrriff is entitled to recetvt, mileage under th.e paragraph relating tlwrpto on pase 666 of faaid act. which reads follow-. '.'For traveling ex- penses or mileage in serving or exe- cuting any of tbe writs rolps, orders. tir performing an) of the duties herein specified and fn- tended to 'be so, or authorized by law, tie sheriff be entitled 'to receive and have -taxed as costs Un cents a mile for eflcfr actnalb traveled and necessarv. the saim to bo allowed on wrrfi sejlaratp writ, rule, order, deertc, prongs or service performed. provided that hf> shall not receive mort' tban onr> mileage w.hfrr- the This is. the first accident ot the kind at 'Elmira, this winter and oc- cured'near Walnu't street bridge, A, nv'mber of boys and girls were on the river though the Ice was none too solid. Besides, the weather was calculated to rot tpe rather than to increase its, firmness. Van Dusen, who "had never" before skated on the Hver there, seeing others having a good time, thought he would join in sport-. Securing a pair of skates be started out to enjoy fclmself, The young man crossed the river. Having no" acotiaintance near at hand he kept on the outskirts of the c-rowd.. He was near the ice houses on tbe .south side when, the ice suddenly gave way over a deep hole. In a moment he was struggling in the wa- ter and shouting for help. It was evident that he was accustomed to the water, for he bravely exerted himself to secure a iojd on the firm ice. Others seemed too dazed to render much assistance. Besides they could, not get near enough to lend a hand. While several Btarted for boards, Van Dusen fought' to reep himself above thfi surface of the waier. ihose who witnessed his jravery -will never forget the sight, ay he must have kept himself anoat tor ai least, iei> wuuc le vainly waited for succor. Finally he threw up his hands and Clipped under the ice. Evidently he lad become exhausted from the cold. As soon as boards and a boatxiould be obtained, those nearby sought for .he body-r hoping they could get it lefpre life became extinct, but it was hatf hour beftfre the body was 'ound. His parents and one brother sur- vive him. Ray, the oldest son pi Mr. and" Mrs. Van Dusen died in Wellsboro several years ago. The de- ceased was a young man of good habits" and of the highest character, and was well-liked by all who knew him His death Is. a great blow to us parents and many friends and the sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved family. The remains were taken to the family home near Qsceola on Sunday. '.plaintiff of 'plain I IBs and "defendants -in two or more are the saire Refrr'-nve has been made by the plaintiff to the emission from the act of -1801 of tbf wurdb, "wjthout mjle- contained In tLe act of 186S. P. L 3. in the of th? art of it thoimht necessary to insert the words "without mileage" because in that act the provision for mileage was a general one, but in thp act of no such neeess-it.i, H was obviated'by "thn.favt that allowance of mileage was not made in general termi but in word's in the particular paragraph dealing with each In with it was intended th.-.t should be allowed. The suggestion that the would not i'mpos" dwtlrs without com- pensation In without forrr, Tht re are many otu-fous Imposed' upon public particularly sheriffs for there may be m> specific 'allowed by law. .Commonwealth V Johnson. S S. R. rss. Numerous cftulel he citc'd to MJStaln tht principle that nn official takes hi office "cum Directly in poin Is the case of LeliiRh couniy V, Sem mel, 124 Pa.. Slate. Semm'-l, n con'stnWe. claimed'for mileage travel ed in visiting places within his 'bali wick where liquor was wild. This duty was Impowil him by tht act of 1SS7. The court below held that he was entitled to recover under 1he provision of the Constables' Fee Bill, "that tne same fee fball be paid for services herein rpeclfically provided for as for similar services." The on appeal, re- versed the court below, holding that public officers who are paid solelyXby tecs, take and hold their offices ''cum onere." They can cla'tn no compen- l E WSPAPERfl R C HIV E COURT PROCEEDINGS. Work of the Civil Court Last Week on Unimportant Cases. Late Tuesday afternoon a jury was called In on the case of Eugene Har- ris vs. ,1. E. Hazlett and Samuel Haz- tett. partners. When court convened Wednesday morning it was announc- ed' that the case had been settled. This was a COntrovqry over the sale of hay. It was tried once in this county court and the jury disagreed. The next caste taken was W, L. Mack vs. C. L. Baxter, assumpslt. This case comes from Nelson borough. The plaintiff swore that he tad been a tenant on th.e farm of the defendant the spring Of 1903. Last April they. settled their accounts and he moved off thfr farm. When the set- tlement was made the ha.y in the barn was not pressed, but it Was i agreed to press all the hay but about two-feet in the bottom of the mow. A press came there at "once and press- ed the hay, but- the defendant had about six feet of hay left unpressed in this mow and not two feet as I agreed. Before the hay was pressed j and delivered the plaintiff vacated 1 the premises under a promise by the defendant that ne, the plaintiff, might 1 come and get his share of the hay. As 4 'soon ag the hay was pressed the de- fendant locked, the barn tn-wfiich the. i hav was and refused to allow the i plaintiff to get his share of it and for that reason this actton was brought I to recover the amount hay retain- ed by Baxter, which was Worth about These facts were corroborated 1 by several witnesses. The defendant claimed that in his settlement the, hay was. not divided, L as the'plaintiff bound to leave as 1 much hay on the farm as be found when he took possession of it, and al- so claimed..feeveral small amOunts-as set off. He swore tbat he told the plaintiff tbat he, the plaintiff, could have of the hay that was left after deducting as large a quantity as the plaintiff found on the farm. The jury after being out a short time returned a verdict for the plain- tiff for the sum ot The next case was M. F. Bailey and W. L. Horam vs. E. P- Evans, all the parties residing in Wellsboro It proved" to lie a cs.se which never ought to have come before the county court. The plaintiffs claimed that during the months of January, February and March, 19 OT, the large windows in the front of their store on the east side of Main street were repeatedly -soiled ana besmeared witn. tobacco, chewed up fine, tobacco-jjiiee, and other filth.. They claimed that this occurred as much. aS thirty-five or forty -times during these three months: .Several witnesses swore to naving seen ilils flHU uu MT. Horam swore that differ- t WBECK AT THE JUNCTION. Two Freights Came Together Yes- terday Hnrt. An Erie freight, known as "'sec- ond and a Central freight, known as "third -74" Came together yesterday morning about 5 o'clock, a few rods south of tb'e Stokesdale Junction station, smashing three cara, derailing several more and dam- aging other cars, besides both loco- motives. The Erie train was north- bound, hau-lded by .Erie engine No. In charge of Engineer Cun- ningham and Conductor .Andrew Wise, of Corning. The other, train, drawn by Central engine Was In charge of Engineer Logley, and Conductor Steele, also of Corning. The Central train was backing on the Northbound track, while switch- ing cars and the trains came to- gether at considerable' speed. The tender of engine was badly smashed and pushed upon the pilot of the Erie engine, the cab of being' also crushed 'in> Fireman Rosier, of Corning, was shoveling coal on the Central engine and when the crash came ihe was hurled into the air and "aiiahted on top of the smashed tenderfunhurt, it was a miraculous escatfe. The huge Erii engine was lifted fro'm the" track catoe down on the ties and the forqe Of the -Impact was sufficient to derail several far back in tbe tnftn, one of them- a loaded tank caij. Just behind the Erie engine was several carloads of structural steel, and these were track, transmitting the force of the collision to the cars In the rear. The front of engine was .but slightly damaged. The track was not cleared until aft- er noon. XfflBD WEEK OT COUET. Naturalization Before the United States Examiner on Monday. As this is the third week of the regular "term tha time on A SINGULAR CASE. Dilemma of the Delmar Supervisors Over a Subscription last. When t-iere was talk of building the new state road In Delmar town- ship there was qu'te a difference of opinion, as to'Whether the township should undertake it or not. There i was considerable interest In the pro- ject in Wellsboro, and at last it was announced that there had been, sub- scribed the sum of by about a dozen residents of Wellsboro. to be paid over to the township when the road was built and accepted by the state. Whether this small encourage- ment had anything to do with the i hastening of the petition for the road I by Delmar or not we cannot say; but.) the road was built and has been ac- i c'epted by the state, and through tbat improvement Wellsboro is in line for road Improvement from the intersec- tion of the Delmar road at the bor- ough line on West avenue, down Mala street to the brick pavement al- ready constructed. The Delmar then very naturally desired to realize the towards portion of the expense. One of the supervisors was in town last week and, having the original subscription-list in his pos- session, he presented It to one of the. supposed, subscribers for .payment of his share: The 'Wellsboro gentleman said that'he had not signed a subscription, and called the super- visor's attention to the facjt that the signature was not in. his handwrit- ing.; the second gentleman interview- cuse. Then, on inspection, it de- veloped that the first six names on the list were written in apparently the same hand, whose we do not pre- tend to Say. Certainly they were riot the signatures of 'the business, men named. Other subscribers, who did sign their names, claimed that the person -who pushed1 the list agreed to get a total of and when that was done only- fifty per cent, of the or- iginal subscription was to be paid. The word Of the promoter not being i readily obtainable at this time, "we eral-divorce cases. William S. Gregg, Assistant U. S. Attorney) of Philadelphia, was here and examiried applicants for natural- ization. Six applicants appeared be- fore him. Of three were na- turalized, two were rejected and one, Arthur Watson, formerly, of West- field, but now residing in Wilkes- "Barre, was- told iy Gregg tbat inasmuch as he had moved from this judicial Jurisdiction since "filing hjs petition, he could not be naturalized here, but Would have to file his pe- Mrs. John Miller, aged 67, died Saturday morning about 6.30 olcloek at her home on XiehoJt, street of can- cer of "the stoma-ch, with Which she t tiad been afflicted for over five She-had to her bed for the past five weeka and was a great j sufferer., Her maiden name .was Anna Frey, daughter of John and Elizabeth Schaffer Frey. deceased, and bhe -was born in Pottsville.-Sehuylkill coun- j Pa, on February 20, When t -child ch" carp" -ent occasions he sat iff the store and. saw the defendant besmear the win- dows, and Mn Bailey swore that he saw the defendant on one occasion. Mr. Horam swore that It was worth on the average ?1 a time to clean the windows as" the weather was so cold that the .windows could not be -wash- ed but had to be scraped. Tie defendant swtare -that he did not do as alleged, by the plaintiffs. That lie never soiled" the windows in question ot had any one else do It. Several witnesses were sworn for the defendant to contradict the plaintiffs in bome details and also to show that the plaiatiffs. were mistaken in the person when "they said they saw the defendant commit these acts. The jury, returned a verdict for Mr. All the jurors except these called in-.ttiie case of Bailey Horam vs. Evans jwere Discharged late AVednes- day afternoon. Ff'da} afternoon the rest were discharged. Action .was taken in the following divorce cases: Blanche S. Looney Vs. Lewis S. Loo-' nev; subpoena awarded. iittl-u S. Grayboft vs. Robert Gray- son, leave granted to proceed parte and-first Monday in fixed for a. finaMiearing. J. H-. Wood vs. Lizzie Wood; alias subpoena awarded. Burt White vs. Lizzie F. altas subpoena awarded. vs. tition where life I10W llvufa. One of thft successful" applicants, Robert .Edmonds, of Stokesdale, was highly complimented hs the examin- er After listening to the" -very in- telligent answet'4 made to the ques- tions asked him, Mr. Gregg told him that he knew more about the consti- tution" of this country and Its form of and was. the most prc- flcient applicant it had been his pleasure to exanyfle. 'Register and Recorder R. TV. -Field yesterday morning granted an issue in the Spatding-'wfll case and the cabe will be tried before a Jury. i CHARGED WITH ARSON. either. But we can say that the Delmar superviscors are somewhat surprised the sudden shrinkage of a sup- posed asset, and don't know -exactly what to do about the matter, consid- ering alj ,the circumstances. Of course they can get along without the if they have to; but there appears to be a moral obligation somewhere just where we cannot say until we hear abouj. the case. The Delmar. supervisors wljl pay the township's portion of the. new and WP don'-t know as.Jttiey jwill _abk_ another person tt> pay that subscrip- tion, but tne paper will be 3cept on file" till-something turns up. KNOXVttEE MAN AEKESTED BURGIARY 'FK1DAY NIGHT. Office of G. M. Spalding Entered and Safe Cash Taken. The Office of Mr: George M. Spald- ing on Charlebton street, near the N. Y. Central station was entered by burglars Friday night, but the thieves got but little for their trouble. f Th.ree tough-looking men bought tickets' at Ansonla Friday evening for Wellsboro. arriving here on train 10. They were seen1 to get off the train, j but have npt bwn seen in this ty bince and suspicion points to them j as the burglars. The thieves entered the office' by the far window, then opened, the j back door them an easy road j to escape if necessary, pufled down the curtains on the fron-' Hndows then went at the big a ,e Their 'work indicates that they .were pro- fessional but used no powder. They left behind them, however, a peculiar and very ingeh.- jous wooden contrivance holding a steel rod, which was used for punch- ing out the combination lock. They evidently knocked off the knob with a heavy hammer, puneh- ed out the tumblers and thus got at the interior of the safe. Which was -unlocked. Th.e outside doors, of the safe were locked only on one number, and if they tried to unlock it evidently succeeded only In doing the opposite, lockinj? it on the whole combination. This goes to show- that the burglars wera not lotk experts. They brpke open, the cash drawer of the safe, containing only about in cash, which, with about in and several valuable papers, ot no -use to anyone but their rightful owner, they took with them. They overlooked in cash in a leather mile-age book The burglars nmst have made much noise In breaking open the safe, but they evidently figured on this as not very risky owing to the fact that a- gang of trackmen were at work the ,station. Neighbors heard the pounding and supposed it was the track laborerb, just as the yeggs thought they The damage to tbe safa is only about Mr. Spaldiag offers a suitable re- ward for the return of pocket- book containing the papers of no use to but himself. FIRE THURSDAY EVENING.. Niehols Livery Barn Damaged by Fire Caused by Poor Chimney. About "o'clock last Thursday evening tbe carriage storage roora in fh-e livery barn of Mr. E- Xichols, on Water street was Discovered on flrp -near rh'g heating DEATH OF A PROMINENT MAN. Oliver, Blanchard Held to Court on Serious Charge. Oliver Blanchard, ot Cberryflats, was arrested Monday afternoon and brought to Wellsboro, where he was given a hearing before. Justice the Peace O. H. Davis. He is charged with .having- set on fire the barn in Charleston belonging to hi-s father- n-law, Mr. W. H. BowenT -An ae- 'count of the- fire appears "elsewhere in this IbsUe. developed -at the hearing that Blanchard was iu Wellsboro Thurs- day evening to atend a dance. J.bat he left here about 1 a. Friday, turned off the road leading to Cherry- flats and went around past the Bowen place, down the Dike's- mill rpad and home. via the run road arriving home aliout a" o'clock. lire was dispovpred between 2 and 3 o'clock. "Mr. "Blanchard was driving a rig belonging vo Mrs. Clar- Isha Einfoerger, of. Cherrytlats, the horse having been' newly shod on Thursday and there was a calk miss- ing from one of the shoes. Thus the rig Was easily tracked through the snow and the evidence pointed to- the fact that Blanc-hard visited the Bow- en farm, about 2 a. m. The trorse showed unmistakable evidence of hard driving morning. Mrs. Blancbard has not lived with her husband for six months. She .has- been living with her parents.- The evidence brought out the fact that there' bad bwn differences In the family and Justice Davis held Blanchard to court to answer to the charge -of arson. Part of His Head Shot Away. James- Kittelle; of Couflersport, ac- cidentally shot himself about 10 Wednesday morning and in all probability the wound -will prove fatal. Klttelle lives just off the road and not .far from the residence of B. A. Mattison. He bad -out hunting and jast re- turned Hf was about to place his gun in a corner when the trigger caught on the corner'of a cupboard and weapon was discharged. The charge entered the Ride of Klttelle's head tearing a pic-ire off. the skull nearly two inches wide and three inches long- Doctors H. B. Knight and F: C. Gorham were called and dressed the injury. Frilly two tabu-spoonfuls of the brain had to bo removed. of H. "Bellinger. Mrx. iigfd 5R, died ..ypKtprdny morning lit o'clock at hiT boiw- In Charleston after a year's a dritiKhUT of the late Mr. and Mrs. Williim Wiagate and WKK born In Charleston on No- vember 6, On October 17, 1S71, Rhe was married Jo Mr. Bellin- ger, who with One daughter. Charles Wettnore, of and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Flfltz, of Wellsboro, survives her Funeral sorvicts will held to- morrow at 10 a. m. at the Charles- ton Baptist church, of which Mrs. BftHlnger, was a member. Rev. B. H. Eddy will officiate; burial In loe Dartt Settlement 'cettetery'. IT. H. Arnold in Jail at Williaiasport on a. Serious Charge. The Williartisport News says; "The arrest of Lewis Henry Arnold, at Knoxville, Tloga connty.last Wednes- day on the charge of "deviling a scheme to defraud, and, in further- thp same, malting use of the United States has" its pecul- iar features. Vrnold was indicted by the grand jury of the United States district court at Scranton, in Sep- tember, 1906r but was a fugitive from justice at that time, and the authorities were unable to apprehend him until last wee-k, when he made his appearance at Knoxville. Con- stable Johnson, at that place served the warrant and brought him to this city, where United States Commis- sioner Bentlcv committed him to jail to await trial at tbe next term of the third week in Janu- "Arnold naa nnt had a hearing and it appears that he will not get one. Commissioner Bentley states that it was the duly of. th.e justice of the peace who issued the warrant to give him a hearing, but since that was neglected he does not what right he has to interfere with the progress of the However, it it under- being caused by an overheated Chim- ney, which had just burned ovt. Em- ployes immediately on a stream of water from a, small in washing wagons and proba- bly would have been succasafud m extinuuishing the flames, had not the hose been broken by betorairtg en- tangled on a buggy which was- being run out. .The fire department quickly re- sponded to the alarm and In a -verj short time had two lines of hose at- tached to the hydrant ,at the corner of Wain and Water streets, but no water came because the hydrant was out of-order, and by the time the. hose was connected to the hydrant at -Main 'and Crafton streets, the flames had. a good start, As soon as the firemen had a chance at the Tjlaze with" the 'fire- liobe, th-ey made short work of it ant the firy wab put out in a very few minutes. In tbe meantime most of the con- tents of the building "had been re- moved. incHidin-g tbe-stoek. of har- nesses, robes, blankets, etc., in the harness fehop of Mr, Westbrook on the second floor. The building was considerablj "damaged, in the- upper story, Mr Nichols estimating his loss at severa hundred dollarb, insured, Mr. West- brook's loss is He bas insurance. XAWRENCEVHiE LOCALS. The late Charles S. Horton, of Will- iamsport, a Leading Citizen. Mr. Charles Sumner Horton, head of the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company, died at his home In Wlll- lanihport last Wednesday evening of apoplexy. His fatal Illness came With tragic suddenness on Wednesday aft-, ernoon while Mr. Horton at tils business office. He bad attended to business, in the forenoon apparently in his usual health, and in the after- noon when he appeared he was cheer- ful and seemingly as well as, ever, up to o'clock, when ht> be- came uncqnsciouh and remained In that condition until he died Mr IJorton was not yet years f He wai the eldest of ,ucien and Harriet Burr Horton, oth and was born on Jan- ary 1503. -at Lake Como. Wayne ouaty, Pa. He Is' survived by his' Stella M. Horton, and three hildrent Harriet Burr GlfTo'i-i Da- idge and nharlas Sumner. One son, J., died about a year EUQ, The ollowlng bisters and brothers also urvive: ili-s. Daniel B Crane, of ewickley. Pa.; Miss Lillian M. Hor- on and Mrs. G. W. Berkalew, of Binghamton, X. Y.; Mrs. J. M. Chap- nan, of Perth. Am boy, N. J.; Mrs. F. Peek, of Eacton, Pa.-, Leroy R lorton, of Ps..; James D, lorton. of Meehan Junction, Miss. Lucien B. Horton, of Biaghauiton, The Hfe of C. S.'Horton was one of emarkable achievement, starting with an humble clerical position and caching the summit of 'business suc- ;ess., At Berkshire, N. ather established a tannery, he re- ieived a public school education, which -was supplemented by a course n the Geneseo State .Normal school, yter he left school he received1 an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, but rom shortly to begin a business career He became a clerk for hlsi uncle, Walter Hoiton, at Shef- Icld, -Pa. Later he engaged in i anufa1 ture of lumber and wagon. nibs at Be-rkshire, N. Y. In 18S4 Mr. Hortdn took a position with Davidjja Co.., feole tanners at English Center, Pa, In IS-Si he be-- ,ani-i superintendent of the Leicester at th's point, two jears later s a member of the firm. Thee lU-stBcss of the. concern grew, timber ands w-ere acquired, likewise a tan- m Warren and a leather business in Wlll- lamsport. The Inited States Leather Liy m 189a acquired the busi- T> fi' bm-Klge Co., and Mr. HOT- ton was superinten- dent and later presold nt of the Tnion Tanning bn-m-b of tile Leather com- willi at Will' rare -wimtln-r he is accorded a hearing or not and Is willing to remain in Jail xtntil January. It ib ateo understood- that Arnold is willing to plead guilty. It is alleged that Arnold peddled jewel- ry for as many as thirty firnas and neglected to return the portion of the money due the firms. He is alM) charged wjth using cancelled by taking portions of stamps that were uncanrelled and pasting them j together with other good portions and j making a fairly presentable j stamp. He Is said to -have operated at Sayre, Athens and Milan, this state." port In ]polj, Mr. Horton became- tlie t' 'V tf of the largest producers; cf hemlock in tne I'nlted States. Vt that Jrne the Central Pennsylvania 'Lumber panv was orsanizod, with Mr Horton president. The tanning cdmpaniegi controlled vast timber tracts that erj operated for bark alone. It was- tnat the business be handled to best advantage by form- ing ofle great company, to manufac- ture the timber from lands, and the Central PennsyHama Lumber Company wa? the result This com: panv now -operates, eight modernlv equipped sawrrnlK It alsO> peels and delivers to the tanneries controled bj the I'm ted SUtes Leattfc- er company upwardmjf -1HO 000 cords of bark per annum Mr. Ilorton'S energy and ability is responsi- ble for the success ot the great cor- poration. ___ C. S.-Hortori also dency of three railroads controlled by thr Central Pennsvlvam.i Lumber company. He wab pretrideri! of thf Cotton States. Lumber company, of Mississippi, president of the., Penn- Campeche Land anrt Ijiim-. ber a Mexican- 'ux tionr a director of the tional bank, of a di- rector- of the fentral Lusabei" Com- pany of the t'nited States, and a di- rector of the Puip and-Paper company, of Austin, Pa. He was a friend ami liberal snppnrtftr county, with her parents, where she grew to womanhopd and on March i SI) Ib6.j sire wab married to .Mr. John j Miller, of Wellsboro. To Hum four children were born, two of whom, with her husband, survhe Miller, Jr., and Mrs. A C. Fibber, both of -Delmar. Two brothers, Meters.. and John prey, both of Liberty, and flv-e grandchildrc-n also survive her. Mrs. Miller was- a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church and was an estimable woman. Her death is mourned by a host of friends. Funeral services were held on Mon- diiy afternoon at two o'clock, ftev. i William Heakcs officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemeterj. i Dfewey Family Heunion. On Thanksgiving-Jay the Dewey family held Us first reunion at the howf'ofJGeoree L. Dewey In llornell. N Y Hiram A. Dewoy was elected president and Gilbert E. Dewey, Bec- reuiry The family will get-together again in Woodland Park, Wellsboro, the first in September, Of the eight children of (he late William Dewey. of Charleston, there are five brothers and two sisters sur- vlvinc; iiamelv: Hiram A., of Whltes- vllle. N. William W. and Mra. Ida Cailin. George L., of HonH-llv Herbert D., of Charles- ton; Gilbert K, of Delmar and Miss ti-Uii Ix.-wey, of Charleston. Theri" were about present. In- cluding the children, on Thanksgiv- ing and iliey bad a roost enjoyable day.1 Charleston Barn Burned. Friday niornlnu nb6ut 3 o'- rlticlc Mr. Williani 1J. Bowen, of Charleston, was awakened by the bel- lowing of his cattle and discovered his big linrn .1 insss flamt-R. Ncigh- came to his assistance and succeeded in eettinK out the horses, cattle, wagons and tools, but tons of hay and many bushels of grain were with the and the two big shells nearby. Fortunately there wafc no wind and his other buildings: were at no time in danger. Mr. RoH-en had no In- Mranco. He estimates his loss on the contents at. while his total loss 1ft probably upwards of Tho fire probably of Incfendl- ,ary origin. Heatley; alias birbpoena awarded. Viola B Tucker vs. Fred Tucker; Sheriff directed to-make a proclama- tion. James E. English vs. Margaret English; leave granted to proceed parte and the first Monday In Janu- ary. 190S, fixed for final hearing. Rose Watson vs. Bert W. Watson; leave granted to proceed eit and the first Mondaj in January, 1908, fived for final hearing. LidJi J GK-asoa vs. Fred W. Glea- son: leave granted to proceed ex parte and December, 1501, fixed for final hearing. 1 Cora Wagner vs. Daniel leave granted to proceed ex parte arid I the first Monday of January, 1908, fixed for final hearing; j H. P. Everts vs.. Clara Everts; i i leave granted to procewl ex parte and I the first Monday of January, 1908. fixed for the final hearing. Annie Magnuson v Fred Magnu- son; subpoena awarded. NEWS FROM ASAPH. Mrs. Gertrude E. Fries, a Former Eesident. 1 Asaph, Deo. Louis Prlset i and Miss Bertha Boyden were mar- rled last week. Their many friends j iii this place extend hearty congratu- I lations and best wishes for a pros- perous and happy future. The people in tola vicinity were i (Sreatly shocked on Wednesday when i news? of the sudden death of. Mrs. j r.ertrude E; Fries, of Oleftn. N. received hpre. Mrs. Fries for- merly resided BL Asaph. where she was well and very favorably known. She was- a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Else Smith, of Gslelon. She was 24 years of ace. Besides her parents, she Is survived by her husband, three brothers. Harry, of Olcan. N. Y.: Claude and Byron, of Galeton, and one sister, Nina, also of Galeton. Funeral wrvlce? were held at An- on Saturday at 1 o'clock, p. m., burial In the Anwnia cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. George Wilcox and rirtr spending Rome ttwse R. F. Gee's. Mr. George Hoadlcy visited his over Sunday. Mrs. Short and daughter, Ellen, of were here a couple of days last week. Mrs. Blxby, of Kwneyvllle, Is vis- iting Elmer B'.iby's. Half Coal Supply is Wasted. Over .39 per -cent of the natural coal supply of the "country is perman- ently .lost Because of wasteful metliods of mining, according to a statement made before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by Prof. Joseph-A. Holmes, Of the United States Geological Survey. Prof. Holmes said a mine is invar- iably abandoned after the high grade fuel is taken out, thus per- manently preventing the extraction of the low grade coal. As an exam- ple of the heavy lovs this entailed, he eited an Instance where only four feet of a -twenty-five foot vein was mined. The consumption of high- grade coal, he said, is enormous, the PennsyJvania Railroad alone using tons .daily for Its' locomo- tives. There Is also great wastefulness. Prof. Holmes asserted, in the mining of Iron, zinc, and other ores. Mother Gave Her Life for Child. Mrs. Sidney Dix. formerly .of Hones- dale. Pa., died at Elizabeth. J.. from burns rex-eived three weeks be- fore, when she made the heroic fight to save her little child from being Burned to death. The attempt was not successful, the child dying a few days later. On the. day of thft accident the lit- tle child overturned a lamp, setting fire to Its clothes. In a minute It was in a blaze; from head to foot. The mother rushed to the child's aid fought bravely to extinguish the flames. She succeeded, but not until the lit lie one was so badly burned that It died In a couple of days. The J mother lingered until Wednesday, I when she, too, died. Fine Concert at Methodist Personal Notes. rencevi'lle. Dec. Eyga broat-Rvon cutting shoxis are run ninjr only four days a week. A little ,of Benjariiin Quack-en buMi. of Friday nigh after a short of diphtheria Eva KOOU. who has been ill foi several months able to resume hei tiutieb as clerk for F. and J. Bo-t wlrlr. Hill went to Mans field, ThurMlav Bveninu. to atten giving literary program, consist! ji? of selec readings, recitations, and an essay o and voofl music find two negro was a fiHl Imuse The concert glvt-n last evening in fht- Methodist church bv the fthaca Concert Com- pany wai espefially Miss Cls.'iridler's violin is a Tioiinisi of much .ability and grea; Mrs. Hesfonl. .Con- tralto; and her sister. Lid.a Bal- pianist, of Wellshoro. Kraduates of the Itliaea Conservatory. Music, the later a former member M the Con- (servatqry faiulty- and a niembcr of last se'itsoji's concert eonipnny. assist- ed with the prograiii and their num hers-were warmly applauded. Mrs. Hexfinnl ha? a very (dear-ins voice of conshk-ral.le and power and Miss Bailey's piano numbers were s last wet-k Hurt Warrmer ii vlMlia? in Wollslioro this Cora Warnner I< confiend to the ttv John Collision vi-ited her daughter, Mrs "in Blossburji. Herliin SMiiondsand Elmer Ford gone to Cntjllshtown to work in Mr. r.tid Mrs. Hiram Tomb recently spent 'f-vral in Morris with her -daughter. Mrs. Frank Hyon. Mr1- H. L. Williams had the ftils- fortum TO Tall unil hurt her-t-lf sev- j Iral days Mr was a pii'-st at Btirt Wnrriner's last week. New Short Line Across State. IHr'-ctors of tiif York. Pltts- burc.tintl ChicjiKH railroad, the postMl yhort trunk line !lironsli Penn- gylvan'la. "by Ham- W-J-. Jr., firmer plreslrient of the, basii. last Wednesday. the sending out of five corps of enci'ne'.-rs fCir n revision of the line heiwi-en- Pittsburg the snmrnlt 'if lh'- All'1 gheny moiiniai'nsv This Is prepsra- ii.ry to the bf'trinning of a-ctual work on the 'project next spring. Thf <1J- rectftrs Mr. Ratrisc'y presi- deni of'tlm c'ompany at meeting and active operitlans will be under his direct supervision. The total distance' on the York. PIltshufK and <-hlcago to Sun- 'litiry on SusqlietirinTia. river Is miles and if Heading- is used from that point to York, the total distance from PlttsbBfR to the metropolis will be 383 mllw, com- pared with 440 the on the Pennsylvania. SPAPERf ;