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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 th roken 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< appointement of a committee of the Republican Club' of New York comprising some of the- best known members of that organization, to push the Hughes bbom from this time on. It is declared that the first prac- tical efforts of the committee willbeto induce the county commit- tee, at its meeting January 16, to put through the resolution endorsing Gov, Hughes, proposed at the last meeting but which was held over. There has been a deal of specula- tion in political circles, recently as to the possibility of a combination by which Hughes might take the Vice- Presidency, With Secretary Taft at the head of the ticket. This would be a great thing for Hughes who is only a tyro in National politics, it Is joint- ed out by some. Other politicians, however, claim, that this arrange- ment would leave the questioned un- settled of who" in New York polities, as either Roose'velt or Hughes will have'to. in the 'state. This Is not a question among the politicians who have' ac- cess to the inner circle however. As was predicted in these letters Weeks ago, the financial relief "bill, the greatest necessity for which is admitted by both parties In the two branches of the national legislature, will originate In the Senate. Sena- tors Aldrleh, of Hhode Island, Alli- son, of Iowa, andrHale, of the big three of the Senate finance com- mittee" ate, have been intrusted with, the task of preparing a financial bill signed to -prevent a recurrence of na- tional money distubances of the na- ture of the ,xecent stringency, and Hon. Hugh Young an Article For the Pittsbnrg Dispatch. Hon. Hugh Young, of this borough, President of the Tloga County Sav- ings and Trust Company agd of the Federal National Bank, of Elttsburg, says in the Pittsburg Dispatch. "My opinion of the business pros- pects for the coming year ftom the standpoint of a banker is optimis- and 1 have no to giv- ing my. reasons. 1'Don't proflcl yew was the remark (if Josh Billings, the humorist. Now, it Is because we do know that we are able to fortell that the coming year will be one of continued know I that farm staples, wheat] corn and cotton' were- nearty up to the average production; that the mines and factories are busy filling advance orders on "their books for many months to come; that all transportation' lines are tested to. their utmost to move these ptMd to the centers of distribution a consumption; that-labor Is fully e: ployed, with no strike at present sight. F "With this knowledge easy to predict a prosperous unless present conditions change, which is not at all likely. It is true that a Presidential election is impending, which almost always creates. uncer- tainty, and uncertainty is almost al- ways a disturbing element in busi- ness. But on. the other-hand there are no great burning questions 0f na- tional Importance now dividing the 'people into hostile camps', and it is sale-to predict that there will be, less political excitement than in litical campaign -for. the past 'years. The currency cfUestion not well be made a party measure, as no radical changes have been urged by the leaders of either of the great i "Nearly every Congressman has a panacea for'our xmrrlncy but only three of theJ may be men- tioned here as liable tCreeeive atten- tion: assets currency bill of Mr. Fowler, which has endorsed-by, the American Bankers' Association, Aldrich which pjfo- poses to substitute municipal and railroad bonds for govenknent oondi as a basis fo- bank circufction. plan for a grfat central, bank which snail be a of depoe-. It" for all reserves of allv national banks and for all money's on the gov- ernment, and which shall the already good 'progress hm TTPPH made. __ and to call it in-when redun "Each of these schemes hasits-ad- vocates tioth in, and out ot Congress, and it is safe to say that each -will be freely-and carefully discussed as be- comes a question of so great impor- Tanc.e.' And it is safe lu predict that no measure will be passed into the form of law by this first session of the Sixtieth Congress. "What then? -The omission to amend the currency" laws-will not bean unmixed evil. We had. money "enough to transact all business a-year. ago. That money Is still here, and In 4th last- At that time goods consist ing of ladies' underclothes, men' shirts, mackinaw coats, stockings other wearing apparel, and double-barrel shotgun, 'in a valued _at were stolen Mr. Smith's store. The men intended to catch a freight out the train be- came stalled at Hammond and they bad Tf it had not been for Mrs. Emma 
                            

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