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   Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - December 25, 1907, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania                               VOL. 53. THE BtTCKTAIl REGIMEST. WTCT.J.fiBQRQ TIOGA POTENT Y PA, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25., 1907. WHOLE. NO. t Thirteenth f Pennsylvania es Were Crack Biflemen, With Gallant Leaden. Crack riflemen wearing the blue played'a greater part In the civil war, than is popularly supposed- This-is a story telling era of the: Federal Veterans and they very nat- uraly do not forget the jstlng of the Confederate sharpshooters' bullet. But the Southern -marksmen met their equals when they ran afoul of the Sharp'e and Spencer rifles In the hand? of the .mountain hunt- ers from some of the f counties of Northern Pennsylvania, The "Buck- talls" of the Keystone state never once gave ground to the Texan or Mississippian, notoriously quick and deadly as they were "on the shoot.' The Bucktails termed a unique corps, and their name and fame didn't die out until tbe last gray coat hung up his rifle and cried quits. The idea of enlisting mountaineres for war- fare originated with Thomas L. Kane brother of the Arctic explorer. Kane been schooled in rough life by extensive mountain travel and so -far anticipated the needs of the service, that on the'13th ol April, 1861, -the day Maj. Anderson was vainly trying to hold the fort at -lie ap- plied to' thJB Government for author- ity to raise .a company of mounted riflemen among the yeomanry of the counties- of Forest, McKean, Tioga, and Elk, a region In the northwes- tern part of Pennsylvania popularly known as the "wildcat district.' Men responded promptly, and when the news came that Snmter had fallen It was decided to form an infantry battalion. Recruits flocked to the rendezvous clad In homecpiin and -red flannel shirts, carrying their-hunting -rifles and wearing "bucktalls in their hats. "Within ten days' after the call sounded a. band of "Bucktails" over 300 strong embarked on'rafts'at the Slnnemahoning landing to float down, the Susqouehanna to Harrisburg. From flagpoles of green hickory, each Surmounted by a bucktail, the stars and stripes were flung to the breeze. As the strange flotilla, moved down the river the primeval forests lin- ing the banks were stirred to echoes by the shrill of the fife and the rattle of the snare-drum. Owing' to some blunder at head- quarters there was a hitch. in the programme, and word" was telegraph- ed along the line to intercept those in the spirit of the old Continentals were hastening to" the seat of war, and turn them back at Loek.Haveit It was they could not be mustered into the United States service, A long head- ed general of mflitia got hold ot the tElBgram und itr BO the erates and Captain Haynes, a Wave young officer, was' left-on the field. Col. Kane volunteered to- go with his band of scouts and rescue Haynes. Meeting Ashby's cavalry, hi attacked and drove It. Ashby's men finally rallied tor a stand, and the "Buck- tails" made ready for a" second charge. As Kane was about to order, the batalllon forward Private Mar- tin Kelly exclaimed, "Wait until I draw their fire. Kelly then boldly stepped out from covef and received a full volley from the advanced, companies of the Fifty- eighth Virginians. He fell dead, riddled' with bullets. The "Buck- tails" advanced and routed the Vir- ginians. At that Juncture General Asbby rushed forward and urged his men to use their bayonets. Mean- while Kane had been wounded in the leg and was leaning against a tree di- recting the flglit. Beside him lay' private Holmes, mortally wounded. Seeing Ashby at the front and recog- nizing him from discretions, given by Kane who knew him, Holmes nerved himself for a last shot, picked up his rifle-and resting it across over- growing root of the tree shot down Ashby. After taking this speedy vengeance for the death 6f his com- rade, -Kelly, Holmes breathed his last. Kane's loss- in killed, wounded and prisoners was nfty-two, jtist half of the entire number engaged. One pris- oner was taken besides the officers thigh broken by a mus- ket ball. A published rebel state- ment showed that the loss of the enemy in killed and wounded in that hour of contest with the "Bucktails" was five hundred and'fifty nine (See page 913, Vol. l, Bates's History of Pennsylvania Volunteers.) Kane was captured at Harrison-, burg.. The remnant of his battalion, 50 Jrien, fought heroically at Cross Keys a few days Jater and saved a' battery which had been Cut oft and deserted. .The six companies of the regiment not present with Kant, 'n the valley accompanied the Reserve division of the .Peninsula.-under the leadergHip. of Lieutenant Colonel Roy Stone. Stone was' on- the. picket line with his men when Lee attacked the Pennsylvania Reserves at Mechanies- vill.e, .in front of Richmond. The "Bucktails." were surrounded, but cut their way out. After the battle of Gaines when Porter retired across the river, the "Bucktails" covered the Withdrawal and -were un- der the- fire of the Confederate bat-- teries over two hours. Forced- to re- treat at last, they foil back under fire for a" distance of three miles, get- ting out- with only 125 men in the six companies. At the battle, at Glendale, in the "Seven Stone rallied broken commands of the Pennsylvania Reserve divisions on his little line of sharpshooters until he ANOTHER MOTE HOEEOE, Qver 200 Coal Minen Killed by Ex- plMion Hear Kttiburg.. Over were lost last Thurs- day morning by an explosion of gas Jn the Darr mine Of the Pittsburg Coal Company. This colliery is at Jacob's Creek, on the Pittsburg and Erie railroad, near Newton, Pa. j This disaster swells the number of victims from deadly bituminous mine gases in the coal districts within 19 days to between and 600. The J4aoml and Monongah disasters' death lists are included in thesfe fig- ures. That this disaster docs not equal or even -surpass in loss of life and attendant horrors the Monongah is due, to the devotion to church duties of a considerable number of the min- ers. In observance of a church fes- tival many of the 400 or-more men regularly employed at the mine did not go to work that morfiing. Those through this-reason are members of the .Catholic church and they suspended work to celebrate, St. Nicholas-day, Immediately after the explosion a rescuing party entered the mine. Clambering over obstructions that had been blown into the slope, the men succeeded In reaching a point .feet from the mouth when the first of- the victims was discovered. Here was the office of the pit boss, a .small declivity hollowed out ot the will of the main passage, where the boss' telephones are located, and where the business" of the Interior of the mine is transacted. Five bodies lay in a heap .here. From one the head was blown off and this was found a little later, 30 feet from the bodies. The. features were blackened and scared beyond reeog- nlzatiotti while only parts of the men's clothing remained after the tearful, consuming blaze. AH hope was then abandoned cf saving any pf the men. It was evident that the explosion had been so fierce that not a man was left alive. The two men Who escaped were J. A. Williams, a dilley driver and Jo- seph Mapleson, a pumper. Both were hear the of the mine, and blown bodily out of-the excava- tion into the open" air and safety. William's was coming .out with his cars, and was held -up by another .train some distance from the mouth, a.t Jacobs Creek., He walked along the shaft toward the mouth, and had almost reached the open -air, when hfe was lifted from his feet, and turn- ing over and over in the air, landed on ground, 75 feet and 'then rolled over and over down a hill. At another entrance, 'at Vanmeter, a quarter ,of a mile from. the. Jacobs Creek entrance, Mapleson was blown into the air. He wag about 600 feet be waft forced MANSFDEXD'S KUMBBEL SHOW. A Tine Home Talflit Took in ConiideWible Money. The miflstrel nhoiir given on day evening, December 13th, by the Mansfield Odd and the M. 8. N. 8. Athletic Association was a great success, Alumni hall being fill- ed to Its capacity. Over waa realized from the undertaking. Ev- ery member of the company acquitted himself with credit. The first part introduced a dozen popular musical selections, the fol- lowing gentlemen appearing: John P Bates. Joseph Hyland. John Messrs. Hall, Lally, Bates, son. William Wheeler, Arthur Kear, Glenn Moffit, Charles R. Campbell, Master Lester and Louis Johnson, Mr. Culver, Master Roland Dann. In the farce, "Mrs. Casey's New Tele- ttoe" following H, V, palmer, H. B. Taylor, Glenn Gil- lett, Tracy Vaughn. The orchestra, under the leadership of Mise Bertha E. Jones, did excel- lent work, the niembers being: Miss Mae Taylor, Miss Mftude Watkins, first violins; W. D. ttamsdell, second violin' Miss Florence Watkins, pi- ano; H'. M- Griggs, trombone; Profes- sor E. B, Strait, cornet; ROBS Rriowl- W. L. Culver, bass; Al- len Rockwell, The circle included the 'following: J' H. Geer, interlocutor; F. Camp- bell, Walter Strait, W. A. Bates, Lynn Hall, basses; Martin, Lally, baritone; Dr. J. E. Williams, A. W. Kear, John P. Bates, Professor John Gyger, Leon A. Lewis, William Curtis, Glenn fit, tenors; H. V. Palmer, George L. McClusky, Joseph Hyland, bones; H. B. William Wheeler, -Charles R. Campbell, tambos. Leon Channell" and L. B. Shaw, were the Finance Committee; stage committee; George L. McClusfey and H. B. Taylor, NEEDS GOOD MECHANICS. What the Pennsylvania Railroad is Doing for Altopna Schools. With a view-of establishing an in- stitution from whicjtt it can obtain a higher'class of mechanics, the Penn- sylvania Railroad to make the manual training department of the Altoona High School the finest, perhaps, in the couitry. Superintendent or Motive -Power R N. Durborrow of'tbe Pennsylvania has made an offer toj the school board to detail the best men in the com- pany's employ as'instructors in cer- tain lines of work- without a cost- of one penny to the school district. Of course, the .board, will consent, and the details atfe now being worked out by which the youth" of Altoona will liave a .greater opportunity to advance In the industrial world than falls' to GEANOE QUARTERLY MEETING. Held at Pomona Grange Hall last Thursday ud friday. The fourth quarterly meeting for 19d7 Of Tioga County Pomona Grange was held In Wellsboro on Thursday and Friday last, the attendance being good. The meeting opened on Thursday at 2 p. m., Pomona Master E. B- Dor- sett, presiding. After reading the minutes of the previous meeting W. W. Davis, R. P. Erway and Mrs. Ida Andrews was_ appointed a committee to draft memorial resolutions on the deaths of S. P. Beach, Excelsior Grange, Little Marsh; Mrs. Gertrude TJuIlerEulalia Grange. Westfield, and "Mrs. Carrie Atwell, of Sabinsville. Mr. E. S. English, of Middle Ridge, Grange, made the address of welcome, and Mr. I. "G. Stone made the're- sponse. roll call for reports of dele- gated was then- feken up. Nearly ev- ery Grange in the county growing, according to these reports, Mrs. Stella Pratt, E. B. Dorsett and J. E. Spencer were1 recommended for ap- pointment as deputies for 1908. On Thursday evening a Fifth De- gree session was held, a class of six receiving the degree. A business meeting followed, and then a public meeting Was held. lecturer F. S. Andrews presided. Mr.. George A. 'Hall, of Pittsburg, made an address on Canada and the lands recently op- ened to settlers. .This address was followed by a song by Milton talk by E. B, Dorsett and a whistling solo by Weir Whitney. On Friday morning Mr. A. S. Lent gave an address oh "How Shall We Keep Ambitious Boys and Girls on the and--Mr. C, N. Austin gave a talk on "Parcels Post." Both addresses were very interesting. "Friday afternoon's session was tak- en up chiefly by routine business and other matters of Httle interest to the general public. The meeting adjourned At o'clock, after which an informal soc- ial was held. EXPRESS WSggX THWARTED. Man Discovered at Work on Car Con- taining in Gold Bullion, Charged with making a daflng at- tempt to rob1 a car on the Buffalo Ex- presa containing gold bullion, while the train was standing in the Read- ing terminal in Philadelphia last week Wednesday night, William A. Hewitt, who gives his address at No. 325 West 15th street, New York, was held in heavy baii for a furthur hear- ing, Tbe train pad been made up and-was scheduled to leave at p. m. bv way of the Reading Railway and the Lehigh Valley. One of the xpress cars contained in fold bullion which was being shipped iy the government to Buffalo. The alleged attempted robbery was iscovered by-accident. A yardman, while at work on a track adjoining he One on which the express stood, .heard 'a peculiar grating noise, and discovered Hewitt under the bullion ear at work with a, saw on a gas pipe, fhe yardman gave the- alarm, and iewitt wan pursued through, the sta- tion. He was caught fore he could escape in the -crowd' "of Christmas shoppers on street, and taken to .he Central police station. About the time Hewitt was discov- ered the lights in the car went out, and an examination of the gas pipe showed that it had been punctured. At the heariog the police exhibited the ,saw left behind by Hewitt in his flight, and' a section of the gas pipe. The police, say they .are working on the theory-that probably ex- tn enter the ear after.he had SEWED OT MA2TS HEART. Remarkable Operation Performed in Hew York last Week. four stitches taken in a. wound in his heart through door aperture which surgeons had made in the ribs, and -after .develop- ing pneumonia, after the operation in the hospital, William Johnson, of 'New "York, is'now con- valescent at that Institution. When Johnson was" taken to "the "hospital a week ago, apparently -dy- ing, .his case was immediately diag nosed as a stab wound in the heart He was immediately placed __ on thi chest and three ribs sawed through forming a sort of o these ribs, opening inward, the car tilage, showing the breastbone serv ing ttg The -heart disclosed extinguished ,the lights, and loot it unobserved.- Hewitt is believed to have been as- sisted by accomplices, and the police are looking for two other men. His bail was fixed at He is to have been employed about the sta- tion loading express cars, and .was familiar with the practice of the United States Express Company in shipping bullion. A FARMERS' INSTITUTE.' The-One at tawrtnceviUe LastW.eek Not Well Attended. Lawrencevllle, Dec. Brant and Dorothy Hutchinson are visiting friends in New York city. Misses Smith and Mary Brundage, who are attending school 'at.LOckporf, N, Y.. are home for the holidays'. The apron sale, held at the M.-'E. parsonage Friday afternoon and even ing a great success, the receipts being over f 25. Mrs. Ira Price and Mrs.De.los Kelts attended the "Grange at Wellsboro on Thursday and Friday. The Tioga county farmers insti- tute was held in the- new public hall nn Saturday Thp talks-Qv Mr. and A GOOD'BEAR STOEY, How Mr. Thomas Scanlon, of Delmar, Got Two Bears Last Week. Mr. Thomas Scanlon, of South Del- mar, has earned the distinction of being one of the best bear hunters In j all this region, having killed two large bears in less than four days on j the Pine Creek mountains, (withln i, of his home. Early last Week Mr. Scanlon miss- j ed one of the sheep from his flock, j and wh'en he came to investigate he found the carcass a short distance away badly torn to pieces. He con- cluded from the signs that it was the Work of a bear. Procuring a Couple of traps he set them close to the car- cass of the sheep. The next morn- ing, when he went out to look at them he found that the cunning bear had pushed to one and sprung them and that more of the carcass had been eaten. He set- the traps again, this time'covering the traps deep with leaves. Upon going out the next morning he found them as before, both pushed to one side, -and more sheep gone. Next lime he hung the remains of carcass from the lirtib of a.tree and set the traps underneath it But he was fooled by Bruin once more. But the sttow of December 14th was. Bruin's undoing, as hlg tracks plainly showed In the snow the di- rection 'he had taken. -Securing the services of Mr. 'Chester Putman and'- a near neighbor's dog, Mr. Scanlon gave chase. After following the tracks a good part of the day the bear was started from his lair.-by Chet. up on fhe side of the mountain on Pine Island1 run. Meanwhile Tom., the hunter, followed down the run, ever-watchful for Bruin. He soon spied his enemy about four rods up the mountain sidte, running" through the young pin cherries'and briars, and he 'opened Sre. Out Of five bullet's -from his rifle Mr. Scanlon put four holes through Mr. Bruin, bringing him down In short order. Chet., hearing the shots below-, hurried down the hill- side to see what luck Tom. had had. Both were highly elated, over their success. But "on closer examination Chet, said the tracks of this bear- looked smaller than the one he had been following. They tnen climb- ed the mountain to where Chet. had been. Sure enough, the bear that Tom, had shot had been started from below by the cracking of the brush above him Where Chet. had been thrashing around.- Both hunters were tired and isfled with the day's sport, so they concluded to follow the other bear the next day, Tuesday morning found them on the trail of bear No. 2 "at the peep 6' After a chase covering all Tuesday and until Thursday morning'about nine 0 clock. Mrs; C. W. Brodhead were very in structive and it is to be regretted that there were not more farmers in attendance.., Mt. and.-Mrs. "Frank Gibbs ,of New spending ffornlifrh flotilla moved on, and coming within View'ot Harrisburg the saluted it with, a volley from- their rifles. Their fame had preceded them, and they were quickly recog- the im their had parts ol six regjmants witn tneir battle flags around him. Although wounded, he led them -against the enemy. "While North, recovering from his hized hats. About the another com- recruit a "Bncktall" brigade in Pennsylvania, but failing to get four 'regiments ipgefcher tHe a of the along the ground. Both men were scratched and bruised, but no bones were broken. i Tinder aormal condition there -were about 350 men_ employ ed -in the Barr mfiny were Gtreeftsr" wlio remained at worship. Most- the lot of. the average ooy. From the very, -first the Pennsyl: vania .Railroad has manifested a deep interest in the ma'riual training school there, going so far as to eqnip the purpose of developing the sons of its mechanics there- "Jffiag would be most useful to and beneficial to the boys'. Now comes the additional offer to provide competent instructors-free. The highest-type of practical me- chanics will be detailed from the shops each day. to train the .lads. brush and briars, Bruin was at last spied by Tom, The beast was sit- ting on a log far up the mountain on a'-polnt of the Hail Island run moun- tain. The placSy TomT didnaot know puiflatum. Tun miunil was carefully st'tfched, the trap door clos- ed and the operation had been suc- cessfully performed. The next day, however, the patient developad pneumonia, .and for several days was appprpntty on-the-point of -beloir rnu npri ats- pany -from. Wellsboro, the Tioga werd sworn into the" state ser- vice by Brigadier General Harding, and led "by A.'B. Niles. A dispatch was sent to Governor- Cnrtin infornt ing. him that one" company was ready "Afterwards; .at -the ganization of the regiment, it was made flag company, and was always k'nown after tha't as Company "E "old "Bucktails." Meanwhile similar companies had been formed, one by Roy Stone In Warren county, at the headwaters of the Altegany This company also had trouble in -getting accepted, and was ordered to disband! but the men refused. General McClellan, on learning what was; offered to take Stone s company into his West Virginia army as an Independent corps of sharpshooters, but while the band was on Its way to join the army ,Governor Curtln recalled them to Harrisburg, where there was another company from Chester county, Jed by Capt Charles F. Taylor, brother of Bayard Taj'lor. With others 'from Perry. Clearfield, Carbon and Tioga, in the end ten captains supplicating for so many separate companies, ask- to he formed into a regiment Under with a demlbrigade consisting of the One .Hundred and Otte Hundred and Forty-ninth and One Hundred and Fiftieth, which were to make history in the terrific combat Pike during the. the toen were st work more .than two mtyes under ground. According-to eminent nrnlng en- gineers, every one of these explosions is chargeable to dust; and in each the leadership of Colonel Kane. Kane gave way to C. J. Biddle, a veteran of the -Mexican war, and himself took, the position of Lieutenant with Roy Stone as Major. In honor of its modest founder, the officers formally christened it "Kane's Rifle Regiment." It was assigned to the famous Reserve Corps in which it be- came known as the "Thirteenth Re- serves." It was also given the syn- onyms "First Rifle" and "Bucktails." The last a" good fit, could be read at a glance and it stuck. The first real battle of the "Buck- tails" was at Dranceville. Colonel Biddle bad dropped Out to. take a seat in the United States Senate, and Col. Kane handled the men to his own idea of'rifle tactics. With three companies and a battery he advanced and eap'ttired which wasr the Confederate citadel. The "Buck- tails" lay on the ground and loaded." theft Arose and fiwd attd dropped back to load again. Col. Kant- was shot in the face; our own Captain, A. J5. NHes shot through the right lung. Here George Cook, one of the yolor bearers, fell shot through the heart, and cpm- panyTwere" wounded battle-of Gettysburg. The second Colonel of the original "Bucktails" was Colonel Hugh Wat- i son McNeil. Be 4o.sue- ceed Colonel Buddie in the fall of 1861. He first "led the -united regi- ment in battle at Antietam. When, the, "Bucktails" attemped to advance, I they were gr'd ted by a storm of shots and bullets.'and Colonel McNeil, step- ping to the front of the started the charge, exclaiming, "Forward, Bucktails, After carry- j 'ing the- first line the Colonel started- i toward the second and was shot dead. McNeil's successor 'was Colonel Charles-' Frederick Taylor, brother, of I Bayard Taylor. Taylor's company Was "with Kane la the valley, and be- ing taken prisoner he did not i go into battle with full regi- ment until Fredpricksburg; .He was wounded at the stone wall, but re- covered in time to lead his regiment j at Gettysburg, In-the case the disaster" has struck mines with, better equipment than the or-- dinary. ited 'rb6Jr daughter, Mrs. Alfred -Brown, a.t' Academy -Corners last -Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. John Bostwick are, rejoicing over the arrival -of a new daughter. iront 01 through the heart by a Confederate marksman. In telling this story of the hardy -softs-of the Key-stone state we do not pay tribute to rank and file, the men who carried the muskets, but to our brave and able officers. It was no accident either jthat made Stone and McNeil and Taylor ieadcrs among the "Bucktails.-' Thoy were select- ed by-the men -themselves. And it is worth while to note that all.three ere college from Yale, Stone from Union College, and Tay- lor from the University of Michigan. The mountaineers Of Western Penn- sylvania had keen wits fS well as, sharp eyes and'steady ncryes, Kane's- old regiment lost 804 men killed and wounded.out of "on the roll. In" front-of Stone Wall Jackson at Fred-, ericltsburg its casulaties were 161. J, V. MORGAN. Death of Mrs.- Jdhn H. Tate. Mrs. joh'n. H. Tate died at her home In Mt. Jewett, McKean county, Dec. 17th, in the 58th year of her age. She' was a -native of Tioga county and was well known in the vicinity of Lawrenceville, JVIrs Tate has been- in 'poor health for several y but 'UT was thought her friends that she was recover- ing from her long Invalldlsm, Mrs Tate was the youngest, daugh- ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel .Chapman, of who among the oldest and most es- teemed citizens of- that place, where she was' born In 18W, -and where she resided until her marriage to Mr. Tate in Noverfber, 1.876. The editor of the -Smethport Democrat, who knew -Mr, .Tate Jn girlhood, thus __________ ___ ml was, i and as a young woman, one of the fairest the' writer has ever j seen, and we- can remember her as far -back as- our memory goes. She i was the belle and idol of her birth- place Lawrenceville where she i grew to young womanhood with the' j love and respect of every person who knew her, and admired .her for her i lovable character, and. beautiful 1 face and figure, which were calculat- ed to attract attention anywhe're. I "A perfect picture, of. health -and loveliness In her younger days, it Is r indeed hard to realize that the latter 1 years of this estimable woman should- have been doomed to disease and sut- '.lering. t "OH taking this fair bud for a ibrlde in 1876. Mr. Tate" brought her l-at-.once-to Every part -of the manual training department Will be put1 in full opera- tion as the result of the company's generous offer. Awful Death Record in Mines. The death harvest of the coal mines in the United -States- is three times as great as in most of the mining districts of Europe. In the last 17 years men have given up their lives in the mines-of, this country. As many violent deaths .have occur- red in the mine's during tire-last six years -as 'during the preceding 11 years. The, number of fatal acci- dents each year is that of the year 1895.- Jn lIMHi there were men kill- ed" or injured in the kill- ed numbering and the injured These facts have been gleaned by Government experts, acting under or- from Secretary Garfleld. -of- the Death of Mrs. J. E. Leib. Mr- Joseph E. Leib. aged 56.-died Friday morning at o'clock at her home on "Bast avenue, after be- ing confined to her bed for seven was" the first man kiled from Tlojca county. He one Of the color guard', and the flag that waved his head at .'lirahesville, in now in (he possession of a member of the old company. The. enemy, five Regi- mpnis under General -Stewart, was with Iwjivy loss. Kane's Idea of skirmishing Was brought to the notice of General McClelland who gave him ftnir companies of the "Biickt.iils" Hr.. drill. They .joined Bayard's ..chva.lry-.ltrigr.du in the Sljena-ndouh v-ill'-y, ivhllv UK- refi .of the recini  Yann family plot at Ml. Hope a few dnj-s tti'.o- Mr. .Vnnn one of the most rr- chrTacW-rs in Ornnge coun- ty. H'.- was in Mt. Hope town- ship, April 22. lSfi7, and is there- fore over 10'V'years old. Although colored! Vftnn's 14 wives hnve all c.ern while mill he ft tes1" fcr of his own racf. been body .ec.rvant io some o.f the most prominent inrr. of Orange county. He has preached, doctored, studied law. hut'is "now getting so feeble that fie can hardly get around. Death of William Button. Mr, William Button died at his home at Keeheyylllg.on Dec. 15, aged "nearly Alpheus and Betsy Button and was born in Middlebury township Feb. 1820 and was the last surviving one of a family of fourteen children. HP married Lurania Goodwin and to them eight children borfll, six "of whom survive. Mrs. Button died three years ago and since that time Mr. Button had lived 'alone, most of the time until his last illness, wuen he was tenderly cared tor by his daughters. Mrs. Eva Richardson, of Johnstown, and Mrs. Addle Webster, of Antrim. MT. Button was of a genial, cheer- ful nature and was'well Hked and re- spected by all who knew him. Funeral services were conducted at the Keeneyville Baptist church last Tuesday at 2 p. m.. by Rev. R. M, Cloud, of burial In the Keeneyville Deer Peers in the Window. A.'1 buck deer weighing pounds for w-veral wvekR been oc'rtj.Monine much t.Vk and excite- ment in 'Hush townnhipi Lycornlng county, by appearing at intervals at rtiffer'-ni 'farm 'houses., .'mi! getting away before it could be Phot. a; 'the dinner table Wc-rtnesday family of .1. Cart were sf-fonlsbed on losing up to we rlecr .standing -wilhiri rods of the house, with "head erect, gazing into thfc .window.1 Hn held his.po- ftilion for several minutes and then bounded gracefully away. Mrs. John H, Tate 'died itf her" home In Clermont on. the J.7th inst. She formerly resided here. An obit- uray notice will be found in another column. W.-H. has. bought a fine team of "bays. Miss MPa Smith." teacnsr in No. 11 school n Elmirai Rev Smith, of Corning, and the Misses Phyllis Hill BL ie Rockwell, of the. .Mans- field formal Sc-iool, are home for the holidays. .WEST lABMfflGTQN FACTS. Removed to Cases West Farmington, Dec -John Beard, who recently went to Ok- lahoma has bought a farm of 160 acres at per acre. There are no buildings on the place. Mr. Beard is now building a house for his family, to go there in February. farm this, year, tiie climate being quite.'warm. His farm is one mile from a town that has four churches, two banks and a number of business This community Is verj sorry to- see Mr. Beard'b family move away. There have been several cases-of measles here. Andrew C. Place has -purchased the Hiram Fish farm of 95 acres; consideration, S2.4CTO. Rev. R. of Greenwood. N. Y., was calling on friends'.in Pleas- ant Valley last Thursday. His son, William, is in New York city study- ing for a public accountant. Oscar is in the undertaking business in Ro-. Chester, X. Y. The other children are at home. _ -Frank and e attended- the- State Grange at West 'Chester Jn place of Frank Brovrn and wife. The Greatest Show on Earth. A question which travelers often each other In various parts of the world is: "What Is really the greatest natural wonder on. earth? It. is easv to answer now, since the appear before ha could gei-dosen he decided to take a chance shot. .Tak- ing careful aim he let go and Bruin jumped about six feet in the air and when he struck the ground ".lit out" down the hillside, but coming-closer to Torn. Ttieii Tom. bred agaW, time the bear falling and rolling down the hill until it brought up against a log. But the bear got up again and came on, Tom. giving him lead whenever he was in sighi. Bruin sought hiding in the briars, but soon ch'arged from them towards Tom., who plucktfy stood his ground and put. in his last shot when the besfst was within fifteen feet of the muzzle of his, rifle. -That dropped bear in his tracks. Out of four -shots tttis bear had one bullet through hte head, one thtough both fore legs near the shoulder and oni through- tbe hips.. two bears, weighed on. the scales pounds dresbed From an De'ath of Mrs. A. S. Coates. Mrs. Almina B Johnson" Coates, aged 83, died a few days ago at her home. In Elkland. She.- bo'n in.' 22. 1824-. -the daughter of Mosses >B. and Cole Jbhnson. who caine' to Wells- boro'in 1823 from Otsego counry, N. '6n November 23, 1831, She wns married to Timothy Coates, of Elk- land. Her hubband died .In 1S91. Six children, weie .born to them Mary, 'Timothy, Linsford, Franklin, Edwin and Eva.' wife of Rev. G. A. Garrett, pastor of the Free Methd- dist church in the suburbs of Oil City. Franklin died tn leaving a wife- and child. The titKef children, are btill living. Mrs. Coates joinoij- the- Baptist church when 16 age and lat- er- became a charter niember of tne Elkland M. E. church. V Funeral services wefte held last ietery Elk- stupendous Falls" of the Zambesi .itiver have been discovered. David Liv- the mala fall, "the 'mo'si wonderful' sight I had visited in Africa." And when one Imagines the spectacle ol one of th'< world's niigb.Uer.tr vrs.. two v.-idc. full- ing sheer 420 feet. H is not hard to agree with One .of the great est trav- elers and mfsslonnries that ever liv- ed.'. k Our own Niagara is only half a mile wide arid 15S fw-t hieh. so that it figures as a mere raw.id in com- The Tf a and W. F. Colrlough burial in the Highland CM land1. The "Honeymoon Spe Manv 'Newlyweds." many fhe ticket agent refused to Chicago last Wednesday onV tne on its i _ f Anto for Railroad Track. Attorney W, 1. Lewis. County M. riirrit-r and Attor- ney R. cf TowlersporU purchased from the Tidewater line, crmipa'nv mill and tract coniaining feet, of timber at nty. Vn. Mr. (.Currier will chnrge of the opcrntionf. In order that he will be able to move rai'Mly frf" one of tbe operations to another, he is having a Steanier nutomoblle run on the railroad track. trip to the sunny land of Southern <'aiifornia. The trip of the .happy brides and .gridegrootns Is to occupy thirty days and will be made by way of the Northwestern, the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific lines. -Tlu- idfti was briglnated by the manager of the tourist deparlrnent of the three roads, who in tin? course of his many years of experience .had observed, with anguish, the fact that. bridftl couiiles "are almost Invariably made the bu.t of inuch fun and frc- (juent anho.v'ancc on their wedding tr'l's Hence the "Ho.iieymoon Spec- iaf upon which tbe bridftl COUJ'ICS ran do just as without' be- ing observed -of. interfered with by outsiders. Mercantile Appraiser Appointed. nviintv bnve A. n (V-' vr-of Tl- CM uv'l.ir1 ,iri 'of .ie ..j -rty lead- ers of the Cowan valley. He Iw-frin k first of Jsnuary. iNEWSPAPERl   

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