Wellsboro Agitator, January 8, 1908

Wellsboro Agitator

January 08, 1908

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Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - January 8, 1908, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania VOL. 2. WELLSBORQ, TIOGA-6OUHTY FA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1908. WHOLE NO. TWO BUEGIABS CAUGHT. Perpetrators of a long list of Boh- beries Finally Bounded Up. Constables L. G, Hoyt and Charles Friends, of Tloga, brought William T. Rose and George H. Somers, both Of Junction, to. this bor- ough last Friday evening and lodged them in jail, charged with being im- plicated in numerous burglaries in this vicinity during the last year or, more. The men were arrested by Justice of the Peace Albert White and Elmer Reynolds, of Middlebury Center. On the night of January 2nd, burglars entered the meat market of J. M. Peck at Tloga and the Tioga Postoffice, the latter place break- ing Irito the money-order drawer and taking about in change and an old revolver, valued at about At the Peck meat market about worth of tobacco, cigars, olives and bolog- na sausage was taken. The footprint of a new rubber arc- tic was left on a blotter a table near the window, through which en- trance was made to the postofflce and by this means the men were tracked. Night telegraph operator Liver- more, at Hammand, was walking down the track toward his home he met two suspicious looking men, who were carrying a bicycle lamp, and reported the fact to. tbe constables, who, a number of others started out after the men. The posse came upon a big coal fire, not far above Tloga, near wbicn were scattered about partially smok- ed cigars, pieces of bologna sausage, and an olive bottle and other articles and Mr, Peck, of Toga, upon exam- ining them was convinced that the men who left them near the fire were the ones who robbed his store. Ths Crookedcreek posse then start- ed up the railroad track and anoth- er posse started down from Middle- bury. When the two men saw .they- were practically-surrounded, one of them iVent up into the woods, but soon re- turned and both Rose and Somers were captured and brought to Wells- boro. In the meantime some of the posse went Into the woods and after search ing about for some time found "two bundles of cigars and several pack ages of smoking tobacco, on throken open a few weeks ago; were ound at Somers's, These bolts are peculiar in shape and not like the ordinary bolts usually sbld a? hard- ware stores. It is said that Somers and Rose ire suspected OL being guilty of a 'ery serious crime against 'the gov- jrnment and detectives are now working on the case. Postofftce Inspector H. E. Lucas, of WHHamsport, was here yesterday and made investigation into the mat- ter of the Postoffice robbery at Crook- creek on June 13th last. Rose told Mr. Lucas what Somers bad told him about the burglary. According to Rose's story Somers cut a hole in the door of Postmaster Ross Miller's gen- eral store in Which the postofflce IB lo- cated, reached in and unlocked it and then ransacked the place. Somers, according to the story, pulled open the money drawer and stamp drawers in the-postofflce but didn't molest ahy government 'prop- erty. He removed the 'cash .from the store till, and secured with the money several odd coins, among them several marked 2 and "3 cent pieces, an Italian and odd Canadian coins. These coins were found at Somers's home yesterday afternoon, which, with Rose's story makes the case strong against Somers._ OPINION FILED. WOEKING SLACK AT ARNOT. Only One Day Per Week of John Arnot, Jan. sad news wae received here last week of the death 61 John son of, Mr. and Mrs. Edward McCabe, at Birmingham, Ala., after a short illness of typhoid while visiting his brother, Roger, The remains were Drought here' for TjurTal. He was" an exem- plary young man, well-known" and highly reBpected. He was a member of the C. T, A. and A. O. B, Societies, wJw> had chargiof the was held from St. Matthew's Catholic church on Monday week.. Dr.'Lue- AS ome'ated'and paid a glowing' trib- ute to Ms many noble traits ol char- acter. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Blossbnrg. The Judge Ormerod Hands Down Opinion in Horrii Borough Case. Judge 'Ormerod, of Coudersport, heard evidence in several divorce cases yescrday and transacted con- siderable routine business, Judge Cameron facing absent. He 'filed his opinion in the Morris borough case and refused to allow the incorporation of Morris as a bor- ough. The opinion is as follows: In the matter of the incorporation of Morris borough, No. 12, January Se'ssions, 1905, Tioga county. The petition for incorporation is signed by a majority of the freehol- ders. Remonstrances have been fil- ed about one-halt the number of pe- titioners. The assessed valuation of the re- monstrants, including the Elk Tan- ing Company, is four times that of the petitioners. The lines of the pro- posed borough are irregular, show- ing an intention to include only those lands which could be of advantage to the proposed borough, and exclude everything that would impose any burden on the' borough, regardless of any burden remaining upon the township. It was not denied that i'n one in- stance -certain real estate was ex- cluded to pervent opposition owner, From an examination of the map and the notes of survey we do not see how a surveyor could locate the lines of the proposed borough with any degree of accuracy. The separation of ,the lands includ- ed in the survey from the balance of the township would Impose exces- sive and unfair burdens on the town- ship. After a careful consideration of the' evidence we do not think that the advantage to the community as a whole will override the disadvantag- es, and we do not believe that it is expedient to grant the prayer-of the petitioners. And new, January 1908, the application of the petitioners is" re- fused. ,By -the Court, (signed) John Ormerod, P. J., Specially Presiding. All THE NEWS TBOM ASAPH. waa 32 years old and is survived by -n's parents, seven broth- ers and three sisters. A dance was held recently by the .Arnot baseball' team and was well- attended. Tie Swedish Cornet Band held the'r annual fair- and social a few days ago; it great success. Many old time "residents were-here during the holidays' visiting: relatives Mill Started Up-Again Personal-Notes, Asajph, Jan. opened on Monday morning after nearly two .weeks' vacation. -Mon- day noon; alter two weeks lay off. Mr.- and Mrs. JBarl Moshef are re- joicing over the birth- of a, son. Mr: send Mrs. O. L. White, of Weljsboro, visited at W. W. Gilles- Friday NEW COUNTY OFFICIALS. District Attorney Strang and County Treasurer Dartt. On Monday Hugh B, Strang, Esq., of WestfleJd, entered upon hid duties as District Attorney and at the same time Arthur H. Dartt, of boro, assumed the responsibilities of the office of County Treasurer. They were swocn in by Ransfotd W. Field, Register., in whose office the bonds of county officials.' are filed and recorded. County Treasurer Dartt gave a bond In the amount of 000, The retiring officials are Dis- trict Attorney Frank S. Hughes, of Blossburg, and M. B. Stebbins, of Wellsboro, both of whom retire with good business records.- District At- torney Hughes has particularly won distinction by "the energy and abil- ity in which he had looked after the interests of the Cojnmonweath while in office. District Attorney String is a young lawyer who has won" his place at the bar by hard work. He TIRB the re- spect of all who know him and his popularity as his acquain- tance extends., County Treasurer Dartt Is -widely known as manager 'of 'the Bache Au- ditorium and for His business asso- ciation with the Wellsboro Carriage Company. He is a capable and pop- ular young man and'will make a courteous official and discharge his duties faithfully and well. All Of 'Tioga county's officials' en ter upon the new year under pros- perous-and favorable conditions, and the announcement of -a reduction it county taxes strikes the people most favorably. The Agitator's hope is that 1908 smoothness to the routine of every county office and prosperity to thV county in general. DEVOURED BY BEASTS. Well Eaovto Wayerly Man Meets Horrible JDeath in West. The-Waverly-Free'Pi-ess prints the following dispatch from San Bernar- dino, Cal.: "The-remains of- Albert R, Qutrln were brought from Vlclor- by Assistant Coroner Wesley Thompson. There is hardly anything left of the corpse, coyotes having made continuous prey upon it since the illfated-night ot Qulfin's ance last November. Frank J, Quir- ln; a brother, arrived from Sacramen- to and is awaiting instructions from eastern -to the disposition of-the Ieft_aJ'arge_ fortune invested in eastern, securities. He was a. thirty-second degree Mas- on, being a member of Zem Zem Tem- ple of Williamsport, Pa. Quirln may have -been- murdered and his body taken 'to where it was- found to con- GOOD NEWS FOB TAXPAYEBS. The Commissioners Lower the Coun- ty Tax One Mill. On Monday morning, the first day of the official year In this county, the Cpnn'ty Commissioners made the following appointments for the cur- rent year; Chief' Clerk, J. Albert Reese; Assistant Clerk, Stuart Y. Doumaux; Solicitors, Merrick Young; Superintendent. County Home, John F. Pitts; Physician for County Home, John P. Longwell, M. D.; Chaplain, Rev. 0. C. Hills; Jani- tor, W. S. Maekey. The subject of the tax levy for 1908 being under consideration, it was resolved to levy five mills on. the dollar of the last adjusted valuation for general county purposes, this be- ing a reduction of one mill from the rate which has been levied for the last several years. A county tax of one mill was lev- ied on all property taxable for sink- purposes. The Commission- ers determined to general county tax rate oSe mill instead of dropping off the sinking fund tax, for the reason that they have been; leg- ally advised that they could not cut off the sinking fund tax until the indebtedness is entirely .paid. A four-mill tax was levied on. all moneys at Interest, etc., -as usual; also the usual tax on dogs .of 'one dollar on males and two dollars on. females. We cannot see that it makes any particular difference to the taxpay- ers whether the reduction in the tax" levy is made in the general or sink'- ing fund. The action of the County Commissioners will meet with gen- eral approval. OUB WASHINGTON XETTEB> CONTINUED PROSPERITY SUBE. T ceal the crime. This theory is eu- tertained here. It has been discov- ered that his watch and several valu- able papers are missing. "Frank J. Quirin offered a reward of for information of the miss- ing man, dead-or alive, but until De- cember 26th absolutely no trace was found. "Frank J. Quirin. was formerly .of Tioga His brother. Death of Mrs. Michael Conway. Mrs, Maria C. Conway of the late Mr. Michael Conway, former- ly of WellSboro, died on December 29th at ner home in Waterbury, Connecticut. She is survived by these A. L. Heass, Timothy Conway and Misses "Cath- erine E., and Elizabeth L. Canway, all of Waterbury, and Mr. John G. Conway, of Youngstown, Ohio. 'The funeral was held last week Tuesday morning in the Church.of, Jacluate Conception, where a solemn-mass of requiem was celebrate'd with the fol- lowing officers: Celebrant, Rev. J. S. Cassiday, of Corning, N. Y.; "deacon, Father Broderick; sub-deacon, Fath- er Flynn; master of ceremonies, Father O'Brien. '-Three solos were rendered I. "Nearer-My the body was being borne Into the church, "Ave at the offeratqry, and "Some Sweet Day" at absolution. The bearers were Thomas McMahon, WlUfanr Cunning- National and Notes of Gen- eral Interest from the Capital. Washington, D. C., Jan, tactics qf some of "the friends of Sen- Foraker are greatly deplored by his friends in Washington as well as by all Republicans. Their latest- manoeuvre Is the circulation of the report, chiefly among Masonic orders, and that includes a large per cent, of the pol'ticlans of the country. Dem- ocrats as well as Republicans, that Mrs Taft is a Catholic. Mrs. Taft nor her family has ever had any af- filiation with the Catholic church. .She is an Episcopalian as everybody knows; and the Secretary is a Unitar- ian. The Inference from the circu- lation of this'falsehood is tibvious that the friends of the Senator feel obliged to resort to any measure, however pusillanimous to boost their candidate for the Presidency. Comments were heard on" every hand among Republicans upon the re- cent developments In New York in connection with the Hughes boom. The two events of Interest were the every member was present, the first time in nio' Ccrtelyou.-- -wjio been confined to his home for torn-; weeks, was to be .present apd H there was any feeling on has part toward Secretary Taft he did not be- Secretary evinced his good and ,dlscon- certed the gossips .by calling on Mr. Cortelyou almost immediately on his return "to Washington from his trip abroad, the Secretary-of the Treasury, being confined with the grip at the The recent victory of the Taft forces in Ohio is cause for much re- joicing among the Secretary's many friends in Washington. 'They ielt confident of the outcome from the Jirst but are by no means displeased to find their confidence so abundantly This is- not -the first time that Mr. Foraker has found him- self with his back.to the wall, how- ever, and politicians generally are speculating on his next move, though they believe his resources to be ex- tremely The expectation is that UP "Will "make 'things-hum for the next few weeks, and. while those in a position to, know are-confident that it is a losing fight, they-are none the less interested; and of course it adds much to the gayety of polities. COST OF Depends on Circulation and duality of the Publication: ng-tt-commodity r- It is solicited and sold on a strictly business basis. The greater culatio'n .and the higher the class of tiie tnagaalne the liigber-the adver- tising rate. Here is ,what some of the leading nu-gazines get: Some of the larger advertisers spend fortunes for space in high class publications. For instance, a single page of- the Chicago News Costs 141.56; in the New York American, in the New York Heraldd in Collier's Weekly, in the Saturday Evening Post, 800; in the the Woman's Home CompVnic 800; in the Youth's the Ladies' Notwithstanding prices charged no publisher can an tee anythingjn the, Way., of ret (Mlch.J Herald. COMMITTED, SUICIDE. John Berg, of Nelson, Shot Himself With a Kifle last Taesday. "John Berg, agt-d 58, of Nelson, shot himself with -a Winchester rifle last Tuesday. tllf 44-eaIibre bullet entering his right ear. penetrating the brain and killing him instantly. While the family at dinner Mr JBerg went out on the joreh ana ended his life. He had been In poor health for some time and had several times threatened to commit suic It is thought that despondency o ihis physical condition was the cause of his act. His wife, four daughters- and one son survive him. Mr. Berg, was highly esteemed all who knew him. He has -resides on the Joseph Seely farm In Nelson for nine years. He was a member pt the J. 0. R- Mi and the Odd Fellows; The funeral was held on Friday afternoon. Death of Miss Barbara Hart. Miss Barbara Hart, aged 60 years, died Friday night after many years of poor health. Her death was caus- ed by dropsy. Miss Hart was for many years an efficient and popular school teacher and was beloved by all who knew her. Of late years shfc had made her home with her brother. Mr. Wellington Hart, near at home shr paWd away. Two sisters survive her brother John of Mansfleld, and Mlw Maria of Funeral were held on Sunday at12 o'clock at ot Mr. aad at one o'clock at Baptist church, of the deceased was a member. B H. Eddy officiated ment was made ia tha cemetery at CherrrtaU. for a long only" one day per week, attributed th'e lack of mo- tive power to haul the cars. It cer- tainly is 4 fright .to see the many disabled engines on the "Old Reli- able. The officers of the Winter View Castle K. G. E. were installed Fri- day" evening by D. G. C. Clarkson, as- sisted by P. C. Jones. .D. G. C. Chambers will install the officers elect of Arnot Lodge No. 465, K. of P. next Wednesday evening. Rev. Mr. James, of Wilkes-Barre-, has accepted a call from the Congre- gational church. Don't Miss This-Concert. A concert" will be given at the, Methodist church next Monday even- ing, January 13th, at o'clock by -the following young women, all- musicians of much talent and abil- ity- Miss Isabelle Chandler, of Itha- N. Y., violinist, of the Ithaca Conservatory Concert Company; Miss Lida M. Bailey, pianist and accom- panist, a former member of the Ith- aca Conservatory Concert Company, and also of the faculty of the IthaCa Conservatory of Music; Miss Katherlne Bordfen, pianist and organ- ist, leader of the Methodist-church choir; -Mrs. Luva'B. Rexford contral- to, a graduate of the Ithaca Conser- vatory of Music. No comment Is necessary In regard to the musical ability of the three Wellsboro young women.. Their names on a program .are sufficient to draw a large audience. Miss Chandt ler Is without doubt one of the best violinists ever graduated from the Ithaca Conservatory and her press notices are unanimous In praise of Ker splendid playing. Wellsboro music lovers will miss a rare treat "If they fall to hear this concert. t Midshipman Bnssell at Sea. Midshipman Frank Russell, of the II. S. S. Tennessee, ship ac- companied by the Washington left Hampton Roads, Va., Oct. IZth, for the Pacific Coast writes to his par- ents here, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Rus- sell, from Acapulco, Mexico, under date of Dec. 20. The Uhlps arrived at that point Dec. 19th. The Washing- ton and Tennessee are the Special Service squadron of the Atlantic t, the Tennessee being flag ship carrying Rear Admiral Sebree. On their way they stopped at Port of Spain, Island of Trinidad; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Montevideo. Uru- guay; PunUs Arer.as, Chill, and Cal- Imo Peru. After coaling these two ships will proceed to Magdalena bay for target practice. The voyage was made by war of the Strait of Magellan. Midshipman Russell a pleasant trip so far. Mrs. Lena Kohler and- daughter, of Gaines, have'been visiting at J. C. Smith's. Miss Jessie Ackley, teacher of the advanced grade was unable to take charge of her school on "Monday .on account of illness. Her brother Is teaching for her. Her friends in this place hope for her spee.dy recovery." Death of Theodore Eood. Mr, Theodore Rood, aged 65, died last Wednesday, January 1st, 'at his home in" Westfield., after an illness of two months. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. Nortbrup and by one son, Charles E. Rood. The Free Press in speaking of the deceased says: "Mr. Rood had been a resident of Westfield the greater part Of his life. 'He conducted a car- riage and wagon shop for years and was a man of considerable inventive .genius.. He Invented a patent, self- acting brake which has been applied to many heavy wagons and Is proba- bly the best type of brake ever devls- "ed. He han other Inventions that are of considerable Importance and was a mechanic of more than ordi- nary skill. He was- ing and strictly honorable, of gentle nature and had not an enemy of tbe world. He was a Past Master -of Westfield Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons and a regular attendant of. that order which had honored him with" many of its offices." The funeral was held on Saturday at one p. m. Death of Mr. S. C. Mr. Samuel C. Seely, aged nearly 84. the home of his son, Mr. Noah B. Seely. at Austlnburg a few days ago after several years of poor health. He Is survived by five sons and one daughter. The sons are Noah B., of Austlnburg; William Nathaniel H., Matthew and Charles E., and the daughter is Mrs. A. F. Lewis, of ville. He Is also survived by one brother. Ell T. Seely, of OshkoSh, WIs.. and one s'ster, Mrs. Augustus Woodbury, of Knoxville, these two being the last of a family ot twelve children. A Judge's Home Dymamited. The residence of Judge E. R. Carr penter, Andover. N. Y., was batf- ly damaged by dynamite early Satur- day morning. The explosive was placed n a cellar window, under a bedroom usually occupied by Judge Carpenter. The family slept in an- other part ot the and un- injured. Judge Carpenter has rigidly enforc- ed the liquor law and the crime at- tributed to some by tali Masonic Officers Installed. At a special 'meeting of Blossl 'Lodge No. 350, F. A, M. held in the Masonic temple, Blossburg re- cently the following officers were -in- stalled for the ensuing year: W. M., Henry Archibald Monro; S. W.. C.. Lewis Clark; J. W., Samuel Mc- Blane; Secretary, Floyd W. Coe; Treasurer, Moriti Peris. After the installation the members assembled at the of William Greenhalgb where the ta- bles were laden with air the good things! of the season. An orchestra composed of Messrs. B. L-: Davis, C. L. Clark, Fred Metherell, J. A. Well- er, P. R. Fullwocd and Prof. Will. George Butler, and Miss Grace Dan- iels rendered several fine Toasts were responded to by Hon. William B. Wilson, Rev. Dr. D. E. S. Perry, Prof. Will George Butler, Dr. F. G. Davis, Malcolm McDougalJ, H. A. Munro. Phelps ,A.. Manley toastmaster. A Few Hotei from Crookedcreek. Jacob Donne Is carrying the mail on Route No. 2 this week as E. D. Rawson is suffering with heart trou- ble as the reirat of ptomaine poison- ing. E. H. KInnan Is very sick with pneumonia Dr. Charles Smith, of Tiogt. has been In consultation Dr. Sheldon, as the case Is consider- ed serious and somewhat baffling. Uncle Nelson Smith and Jamet C. HHli are tickled to death these days as Uncle Sam on Thursday commenc- ed brlagimg their mall to Al- most four years they have felt that they aot foo4 treat- as their acif kbors Do Not Spend An Yon Get. "Save said "Poor Richard" a century and a" half .-ago, "or you are dally deciding against saving at all." This is a good motto to paste in your hat on New Years day. Each day now sees the number In- crease of'people who regret they have not followed Benjamin Franklin's ad- vice. -Discharges have begun. .Men are being laid-off. Hours are.being cut" from ten to eight, and pay In proportion. Every: establishment Is reducing Its force or Its expenditure, or both. "v The man who has followed Frank- lin's advice has something to fall back upon. The man who has not has nothing. The man who has "lived up to his Income" Is In poor plight when his Income stops. The man who thought good times would last forever discov- ered his blunder. As Lord Beacon long since said, the man who lives on half his Income will be early In- dependent. The man Who lives on three-quarters will never know want.. Even the man who aaves a tenth can provide for the future. Yet of men and women who work, not one In five save, as many statis- tics show. Four spend all they gain. One saves. Are you one of the four? Six Aspirants for Mayor. There were six candidate for the Mayoralty nomination In Williams- port, divided among three parties, when the time for filing petitions closed to-day, They are: S Will- iams, D. Wolfe and William W Wall Republican; Lucius L. Wal- 8. Hannan, Democratic; Jamaa Mtauwl, ProalbltloaUt. SPAPESJ ;