Wellsboro Agitator, November 14, 1917

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Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1917, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania %M0t VOL, LXIV.-NO. 46. WELLSBORO, TIQQA COUNTY, PA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1917. LOCAL WAS WOKE COUNCIL. Remarkable Meeting in Wellsboro in Behalf of the Y. M. C. A. There syre so many Tioga county boys in training camps or at the front in France that the folks at home are thinking hard about their welfare and longing in some, way to make life happier for "our boys." We want them physically, mentally and mor- ally fit to serve their country and to return home free from the taint which Is so easily' taken on in army life. The greatest organization in the world for safeguarding young men is the Young Men's Christian Associa- tion. It's history has been a record of noble achievement It hopes te used For work with the United States soldiers at home, be required; United States sol- fiers overseas the Rus- iian armv the Italian irmv, the French armj work among the unfor- urrate prisoners of war camps, In addition to this there is et aside for inevitable expansion as DEATH OP EDWABD H. OWLETT, I HE, JOHNSON FATALLY JNJURED. Prominent Lawyer in Wellsboro -Passed Away Sunday Evening. Edward H. Owlett, Esq., a promi- nent lawyer in Wellsboro for nearly thirty years, died at his home on Walnut Street last Sunday evening. His health was broken two years ago by overwork and fie had gradually but steadily failed. For some weeks before his death he was confined to the house. He made a brave but hopeless fight for recuperation. He was nearly fifty-eight years of age. Edward Howland Owlett, youngest son of Gilbert B. Owlett, Sr., was born in Chatham township, Tioga county, November 22, 1859. His early life was passed upon his fath- er 3 farm, and his primary education was obtained in the neighboring dis- trict school. Later he spent a year at the State Normal School, Mans- field, and was graduated from the Central State Normal School, at Lock Haven, in 1883. ing years were The three succeed- spent in teachin News of the Past Few Days from Farmington. Farmingtou Hill, Nov. C Johnson, a former resident of this place, who has been living near Aus- tinburg, was so badly Injured In a runawaj1 accident last Thursday that he died Friday morning. He had been a great sufferer for a number of years having been crippled, some of the time not being" able to get around at all, but through all his tunes has been cheerful and looked on the bright side of life. He fa sur- vived by his wife and three sons. The eldest son, Harold, went to Camp Meade the week before, but was lowed to come home for the which was held Monday Among our Farmington Hill boys, who are at Camp Meade are: CurUs Kemp, Mortimer Leslie and John Cole> Who went Nov. 2, and "Hall at Canjp Hancock, Ga., who started Oct. 6, f Mrs E J Hall spent several days" last week with her daughter, Perry Elliott, near Osceola. Wr C L Beiver and Claude Beiver haft, business at Cherryflats Monday. D. C Kemp is very ill. T Frank Leslie, of is spending a few days at the home ot his father, J. A Leslie Mrs Max George and young-'son, of Elmira, were week-end guests 'at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buckbee. Mr. and Mrs Will Davis and Mrs. Lewis Treat and son, Edward, were in Savre Sundav and called on B. W. Close, at the Packer hospital. Mr Close underwent an operation last Thursday and Is in a serious condi- tion. Mrs P E Brown, of Middlebury, spent last week with her daughter, Mrs W E Close W E Close and daughter, Alice, spent the week-end at Wellsyille, N. Clive Burtch -was in Mansfield Sat- urday more soldiers are called, The running expenses of the Y. M A have grown bj leaps and iounds, owing to war's demands on be at the mercy of the one man, in the world who assumes to have the power to say who shall live or die and whose word is final with his own people, because from the cradle up they have been iaught that he is supreme, his word the law, and that he is as he so often says, endowed bv God with authorltr. And who stands between us and subjugation' Then he made a ter- rible arraignment of Prussian atroc- ities in Belgium in ravishing women, tearing out the breasts of young girls, taking the manhood from young men, chopping off the hands of children, devastating homes and murdering- aged people, and worst of all if pos- sible, entering the holy temple of the nuns under orders of German officers and there ravishing the women conse- crated to God and His service All these things, and more, he said, are conclusively true from testimony manv times confirmed. What are we doing for our friends in time of need? To be selfish and close-fisted will be so much toward letting Germany overrun this coun- trv We started in this war too late. We waited till we had been kicked and buffeted into the war by repeated Insults It Is now for the saving of ourselves. The speaker then read the words of the Kaiser, of his father and comments of the German press giving convincing proof "out of their own mouths" that world domination their aim and that all sorts of atrocities were excusable spread ot German "fcultur' in the Then Mr Munson pictured the ter- rible strain of the training camps and life In the rthe wear- Ing away of body, mind and soul leading even to insanity He has visited the training camps in this country. He has personally seen the dangers besetting our young men and he understands and can speak from the heart of the need of the Young Men's Christian Association and its protecting influences Our parents cared for us in the home because we "were their offspring We want to throw these home influences around "our boys" in camp, in the field and In the trench. The, best to give them the moral uplift and the spirit- ual cheer and courage they need is through the splendid agency of the 7. U, C. A. He said this district, composed of Lycoming, Potter, Tioga, Clinton, Bradford and Sullivan counties, are asked to support the work of the Y M. O. A. with Tloga's por- tion is placed at He believed the district would give far more than the allotment from what he had so heard. He was sure that Tloga county, and particularly Wellsboro, a town which Insisted on .patriotism and compelled lips -which uttered se- dition to kiss the American flae, nobly respond to such a noble cause, to protect the boys who are protecting us. He said be was proud of Wellsboro, and the effect of its .sturdy loyalty was very far-reaching. While the Red Cross 19 doing a won- derful work, we must consider this matter seriously. Shall we save their bodies and lose their sonls? Mr. Munson's eloquence roused the enthusiasm of his hearers to the high- the organization One of these is to soldiers' camp with a comfortable well-heated hut where the men mav write letters home, read, and be diverted In America it costs to build such a hut In France with the scarcity of mater- ials the hut costs The hut built, it must be equipped with tables, chairs a platform for the speakers, a set of shelves for books and maga- zines, pens, ink, and blotters The complete cost of equipment is placed at ?1 500 Vmong the other Items are for a motion picture outfit a month for stationery, for a talking machine and the necessarj records Auto trucks at each are needed to transport supplies to the huts Outlay for eath new hut is estimated to be The last Y M C. A War Fund Campaign fund had the raising of 000 The amount subscribed The total need- ed in the present drive so far exceeds the first call that the entire country has been divided into military depart- ments. The Y. M C A field work in the home camps as well as those in other lands is being carried on by secretar- ies of the organization, men who arp exempt from draft or who are so far down the list that the probability of their being Called is small, but if any of them are called, will doff the uniform that signalized them as ser- vants of the Red Triangle and, clad in khaki, go forth to fight by the side of the bojs to whom they have so bravely ministered. after which he came to Wellsboro and entered the office of Hon Henry Sher- wood Son, as a law student. He was admitted- to the bar of Tioga county In April, 1888, and in Decem- ber of the same jear formed the part- nefshop of. Sherwood Owlett, which existed till his death Mr Owlett was married September 8, 1891, to Miss Ida Wells, a daughter of Charles E Wells, of Ulster, Pennsylvania, and there are three children, Gilbert Mason, who was recently admitted to the Tioga county Bar, Cora who married Mr. Robert Latzer, of Elk- land, and Miss Ruth, who graduated from the Wellsboro High School last i ear and is now a student in Goucher College, Baltimore. There- are surviving two brothers, H. J Owlett, of Odessa N. Y, and Benjamin Owlett, of Middlebury, and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Foote, of Elkland. In politics he was a Republican Was elected to the oflice of district attornev in 1892, and filled the posi- tion a full term of three, years He. was for some years a member of the board of directors of the First Na- tional Bank of Wellsboro. Mr Owlett was a close student of a diligent worker in all details of his profession and an affable gen- tleman in his social and business re- lations. The funeral Is to be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, the service conducted by Rev. P. H Hershev, burial in the Wellsboro cemetery time to time We hope to get name and address of every Tiosa county man enlisted. Yon can help us if you will take the trouble to mail us a postal with the name of any man you know who has been omitted. Lee L.. Bowen of Wellsboro rein- listed in the navy In June, now on board the Arkansas, recently promot- ed to sergeant and commander of a gun crew Son of Catherine D Bow- en, of Wellsboro. _ James R Hall, son of Mr. Jacob Hall 6f Wellsboro. R D 4, enlisted in Troop A of the 12th IT S Cavalry. He is now stationed in the Panama Canal Donald Campbell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Campbell, of Boston, for- merlv of Wetlsboro, officers training school, San Antonia Texas Ward Miller, son of Mrs J B Miller of Millerton S innv Signal Corps Fort Slo- WHOLE NO. THE HONOR ROIL. Additional Names of Tioga County Men, Who Have Enlisted. Last week's issue of the Agitator contained the 14th list of the Tioga county men enlisted in the U S Army and Navy, insofar as we have been able to obtain them. If you are inter- ested, clip the lists and" add to them as we print additional names from The following are the active pall- bearers. H. N Sherwood, H E Web- ster John Eaton. B H. Green, N B. Leslie, H. L. Blatchley Honorarv H B Packer, David Cam- F. Channell. L L Bailev, bearers' eron, Wm O'Connor, W W Miller, H F Marsh A B DunSmore, A I Shat- tuck, L Harrison, T W Torkington, F H Rockwell T A Crichton, C W. Webb, W. D. VanHorn TffORRIS OCCURRENCES. News of the Past Week Briefly Re- corded. Morris, Nov and Mrs Ed- ward Lee returned home Fridaj even- ing from a motor trip to Susquehanna and Bmghamton. Messrs T B Mathews and f transacted business in Wells boro Friday Dr Joseph O'Connell, of Rochester who has been a guest the past week at the home of Tohn B Nicholson re- turned to his home on Sundav The Wellsboro moving pictures held in I O O F hall on Friday an Saturdaj evenings were well attend ed. L W Tones and familv are spene ing a few davs with Mr and Mrs Chas R Herritt at Jersev Shore Miss Ruth Hart of the Mansfiel Normal School spent the week-en with her parents, Mr. and Mrs L W Hart Mrs T J FffiST PEATH SINCE WAR BEGAN Among Men in the U, S. Service from Tioga County. Daniei Knapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Knapp, of Charleston, "was the first boy from Tloga county to die in the service of the government since the war began. He was born in An- trim, January 12, 1895, and is sur- vived by his parents; three brothers. Martin, Fred and John, and five sis- ters, Mrs. Henry Walton, of Wells- boro, and Doris, Ethel, Lena and Beatrice. Fired with patriotism, young Knapp enlisted in Elmira, March 23, being one of the first from this coun- ty to enlist. He belonged to the En- gineer Division on the U S. S. Min- fnesota. His death was a great shock to his family, who had only shortly before received a letter from him. That he had an excellent record while in the sefyice is shown by this extract from a letter written to his parents b> Captain J. V, Chase, of the U S S Minnesota, dated October 17 It Beads' "He had many friends ana no toemies among his shipmates. I am Had to be able to inform you that fe had an excelelnt record and al- ways performed his duties cheerfully and efliciently." A letter from Rev. T F. Regan, chaplain of the XT S N on board the Minnesota, to his mother, reads as. follows: "My Dear Madam: I am en- closing a, check for which the boys in the Engineer Division collect- ed and wished you to buy some floral tribute for your son, Daniel, who be- longed also to this division. But I thought if I were to send you the amount, YOU coul put it to something more" useful and moreover it would only be the cause of renewed sorrows If they were to send flowers at this time. Kindly let me know if this check reaches you so that I mav in- form the bovs that you received H I heartilr s-vmpathize with iou in your bereavement and I have been at a loss to find out the reason for his sudden death, as I have always found him to be a good nattlred bov though very quiet Smoerelv yours. Thomas F Regan, Chaplain, U S N PS am enclosing two photos that were taken by one of the bovs while I was conducting the funeral servic- A SURGEON IN ENGLAND. Wellshoro Army Surgeon Is Getting Experience in Heart of England. Thetford, Eng., Oct. am en- joying it here very much. I get much more work than I did at Nor- wich. Have also been, placed on a medical board to judge whether or not a soldier is fit for further mili- tary service, and if so what kind and to what extent; also, judge the amount of pension he shall receive. None of. the surgeons at Norwich are getting this kind ot work. Every- body is fine to me here and treat me like a prodigal son or. a long-lost brother. I have a hut to myself which is very comfortable when the fire Is go- ing, but cold in the morning, so ytiu. can imagine me shivering when 1 get up in the morning and shave. I have an orderly to look after me, and he B. A. MEETING. Held Saturday in Assembly Room of Green Tree Library. Last Saturday afternoon the 101st meeting of the Wellsboro Chapter, D. A. R., was held in the Assembly Room at the Green Free Library, -with; Mrs. T. M. Urell, of Tioga, chairman of hostesses, associated with Mrs. George W. Sykes, Mrs." Chas. Tubbs, Mrs W. A. Miss Louisa VanValkenburg, Mrs. Laura Vaughn, Mrs., W. D. Vedder, Mrs. Leo J. Walz, Mrs. Roy Warren and Mrs, Harry B. Webster. Following luncheon, a short execu- tive sesion was held, the regular meeting being opened at o'clock with a prayer by Mrs. P. H. Hershey. Mrs. T. A. Wickham, presiding, ex- pressed regret at the absence of our leader, Mrs. Watrous. The secretary minutes were read certainly does it well, Ms shoes are said approved, as was the report of polished every night, and he also tried to shine the bronze of my but- tons, b-ut gave it uj> as a had job. You see the British buttons are brass, and he thought mine ought to shine like theirs This is guest night in camp. All must appear in full uniform; the band gives a concert and we all drink to the health of the king and are al- lowed to have guests if we desire. They have some funny rules at mess 3ne is not allowed to mention a girl's name until after wine is served, and no one can -tell shady stories or make any bets, neither are we allowed to smoke a pipe. The penalty for any of these offenses is buying wine for the Crowd. Here it is quite different from the American army. One can get what he wants to drink here, but very few of them do it, and none of them to excess, I am staling with the ma. jority Will write a special letter for the Agitator some time soon FAY X. FIELD. cum GIFTS APPRECIATED. degree. Mr. James B. Orafaatn, of WU- llamgport, oresMent of the Northern Central Trust Company and chairman of Oils T. M. C. A, district, spove of the details for raising funds in this wmnty. a P. "with fervor, said It night as well to-day and at He thought Hammond Happenings. Mrs. Martha Keeney, of Tioga, spent several days last week with friends here Hartley Davies spent part of last week in We-rtfield Mr and Mrs. Earl Parsons of Wellsboro, were recent guests of Mr and Mrs Fred Leet Edson Wright and family, of Tloga, spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs Louis Wright. Mrs. Chas, Carleton, accompanied by her son, Kelsey Carleton, and daughter, Mrs James Phillips, of Corning, were called to Louisville, Ky., by the serious illness of George Carleton, who is stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor, In the Ambulance Corps. It was learned later that Mr. Carleton was suffering from pneu- monia. Mr. and Mrs. J. H Stevens. Mr. and Mrs. J. W Stevens and son, Ar- thur, spent Sunday with friends at Keeneyville. Miss Ethel Barnes, who Is emplov- ed in Wellsboro, spent Sundav at her here Mr. and Mrs Norman Preston, of Elmira, were recent guests of the former's sister. Mrs. Etta Stmonds. Mrs Ralp Edward McVan nen were Wellsboro visitors on Wed nesdav. Rev Walter Fpham has been field mg revival services at Blackwell W E church the past week Mr. and Mrs E A Thomas wer shopping in Wellsboro Saturdav Mr and Mrs Robt Kerr delight fullv entertained the following guest at dinner on Sundav in honor of Mr Kerr's birthday Mr and Mrs Chas Orr, Marian Orr and Robert Orr. Mr and Mrs Henrv Compton, Mrs. Ida Simmons Messrs. Gitchell and Wil cox. of Stomfork Mr and Mrs Frank Inperick and daughters Misse< Rosella, Julia and Tovce Tngerlck, o Mr and Mrs Geo. Hatherll and children. Susan Marjorv. Sarah James and Janette, of Wellsboro. and Mr. and Mrs. O'Connell. of Elmira. Messrs R A Bastian and Frank of Llbertv were business callers in town on Tuesdav. Root- Creek, Tiadaghton, Route One. J. R. Olmstead and' family were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs C. E. Olmstead. E. E Sherman is working in Wells- boro, spent Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs A. G. Hammond. _ Coal Situation" Serious. L, T. Mason, of Bornell, Steubeh conntr fael administrator, reports the fuel situation In the western and northern parts of Steuben cotintv to be serious, Oonocton. Atlanta, Avoca and Batb are practically out ot coal There Is no knowing when shipments delaved will be at hand. He retail dealers to be fnl In their sales and not ti encour- age hoardlfif Ay well-to-do patrons, and Urges the utmost economy la tht use of coal in factories as well as IB homes. Miss Ruth Clark spent the week- end with Miss Lorena Lawton Mr. and Mrs. Riley Campbell spent Sunday with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Rex Goodreau and sons visited Mrs. Susie Dennis Sun- day. LeRoy Taylor and family, of Ship- pen, were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs 1 D Borden. Allen Putman, Russell Lawton, Phrlllft Clark and Elthea tockwood motored to Lee ton la Sunday. Mrs Martha Wllcox visited Mr. and Mrs, eJssie Wllcox, of Renovo, last weeV. Mrs. Henrietta of Wellsboro, was a guest Of Mrs. Fannie Cham- paign last Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler mo- tored to Srranton with Andrew Lo- gan and sons Sunday. Connelly died last wertt Mondav morning at the residence of Bev, Jfr. Frishle, In Elkland. Mr. Connellv, who died from anthrax poisoning, had been taken to the Blosstmrg hospital for treatment, where hope was entertained of tab I recovery for Ensign, Fischler Writes Letter to Ti oga County ladies. I" S S Tacorna, Nov 11, Mv dear Mr behalf of the officers and crew of the Tacoma I wish to thank the ladies of Tioea countv for the splendid outfits of knitted cloth- ing we have received. We were es peciallv in need of these articles at this time and they will add much to our comfort and health during the hard winter ahead of Us Such sup- port will surelv not be lost and, In the end just such support is going to bring this war to a successful ter- mination. If it were possible I would like to tell just what we are doing hope we have been, doing our share in stamping gut this submarine men- ace Vnned as we are with guns abroad and knitting needles at home, there can be nothing but an earlr and lasting peace. It is "the knitting needle" and not "the pen" that "is mightier than the sword" Very sincerely vours, P. K FISCHLER. Ensign, U. S S Tacoma News from Elkland. The people of our town are very busy gathering jellj, jam and pre- serves for our Elkland soldier boys at Camp Meade for Christmas. Leroy Connelly died Xov. 4 at Dr. Z. Frlsble's, of anthrax. He was taken to the Blossburg hospital but was sent back to Dr. Frlsble. who operated, but it was such a bad case there was no help and he died Sun- dav night Mrs Ray Coates, of Knoxville, was n town Friday. Mrs. William Carpenter and son, Robert, have returned home from a visit In WilHamsport. Dr. DeWltt. of the Blossburg hos- pital, was called here Friday to. see WilHanTPreston. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallis are Spending a week with friends In Westfleld. The friends of Mrs Roy Spencer are glad to hear she is slowly improv- Mlsses aKte Murry and Beatrice Joldon spent aSturday In Elmira. The J. F. F. club holds a dance very two weeks The receipts are o go to the Red Cross. The one last week netted We hope the next will ha better attended. Miss Ella Rice has been called to er home In Westfleld by the Illness t her mother. Perry Galge spent the week-errtl 1th his parents at Jackson Snmmlt. Walter Cole, of Hammond, spent Monday with his sister, Mrs. Win. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. B B. Swan and chll- ren, of Nelson, called on Lewis graff and family Snndav. John Stevens, of Tloga, was own one day last week on business. Mrs Knapp wrote the boys that she had used the money for a marker for his resting place The remains were brought to Wellsboro from Norfolk, the fun- eral being held at the Welsh Settle- ment church October 28, the service teing conducted by Rev. M S Blair, of the Church of Christ, of Wellsboro; burial in the Wellaboro cemeterv The other members of the family now in the service are an uncle, Charles Knapp, of Painted Post, N Y, who is now In training as an en- gineer In Company F, Camp Dix, N J_; a cousin, Hartman O'Day, of the "a-cousin Thomas Llewellyn McDurment, of Ar- not, enlisted and is a member, of Bat- tery B, Field Artillery, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, now in France, and a cousin. Earl L Hartman. of Llnd- enlisted, Companv H Tenth In- fantrv, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind Crookedcreek Notes, i Mr and Mrs Lue Niles and Ida i Lee motored to Corning Sunday I Mr and Mrs Arthur Haves and O V Goodwin and son, Willard, called on Mr Goodwin's son at the BIoss- t-urg hospital He is improving Mrs L L Wilcox is the guest of Mrs George Smith, of Shinglebury Mrs Kate Dagg-ett, of Wellsboro, is visiting her aunt Mrs T. M Vrcher Mr. and Mrs Howard Root, Mr and Mrs Willard JBrjant, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Dickinson and son Larue, L. E. Wilcox and daughter, Elizabeth and Laura Decker had business in Wellsboro Thursday Mrs G H Wilcox and daughter Eleanor, of Wellsboro, are guests of Mr Wilcox's parents at Crooked- creek. Mrs Bertha Thrall has returned from Elmira, after a two weeks' visit Mr and Mrs Harry Hagar and daughter were in Keenewllle Fridax Mr and Mrs R. J. Wilbure and daughter and A. D. West spent the past week in Jamestown, N Y Luva Decker, of Reese Hill, called on friends here Sunday. Thelma White and cousin, of El-. ____B..- mira, are guests of Mr and Mrs W making an effort to hear W White, of this place. Mrs Lenna Whitney called on friends in Corning, N. Y Sunday Bruce Mitchell has been visiting bis parents, Mr and Mrs. E A Mitchell, of Montgomery, Pa and al- so bis uncles. T. J and N B. Mitch- ell, of this ptece, going from here to Hamilton, Canada, where he has en- listed in the Canadian Army. Charleston High School Notes. Thursday morning the High School received a visit from County Supt. Retan .and State Inspector of Schools Mr Dennison. They visited several classes, especially geometry, and were expected back in the afternoon, which frightened some of the Seniors from Caesar class. The Freshman class is anxiously, waiting for its science experimenting! outfit which Mr Lloyd assures them will soon arrive. A treat Is in store for all, as Dr. W R Straughn, of the M. a N S Mansfield, Pa., has consented fo give a lecture at this High School on Thursday evening Nov, 15 Admis- sion, ten cents Remember the date and dcjn't be late. Leverne Brown Is a staunch pat- ronizer of the Seniors when they sell lee "He can be seen at any time generously filling the "Money Box" with silver. We sincerely hope Levern. will another fore we sell ice cream againl Wednesday nooa about fourteen of the pupils chaperoned bj Miss Mc- Clure enjoyed a fine ride and a de- licious dinner at Whitnejvllle Entertainment in chapel is assurec now for at least once a wek, as Mr Lloyd has appointed the following committee to choose entertainers: Hilda Lois Diehr, Helen Tones, Ida Drew, Edna Henry, Arlein Xeal and Luva Decker The pupils receive their marks in public speaking from their work in the pro- grams in which they appear. Hazel Dewev can usuallv be seen in school studying-with one eye on her book and the other eve on the seat behind her We will pardon Hazel this time, but do hope she wfll soon recover While in Agricultural class Friday afternoon one of our farmers gave a new definition, which is as fol- lows "Insecticide is a small animal haviirg six Hilda Keenev entertained us Fri- morning with a piano selection The visitors for the past week were- Mrs Daisy Sampson, Mrs Har- rv Wilkinson, Mrs Claude Weller, Mrs Lizzie Sampson and Mrs Fred Scheelev Preparations are being made for a verv delightful program for Thanks- giving and don't know what joii'll miss bv not attending Again, we remind you to make plans for to-morrow night's (Thurs- lecture Dr Sfraughn Is well To Regulate High Explosives. Van H Manning, Director of the Bureau of Mines, Department of the Interior, in Washington, has appoint- ed Edson J Catlln, Clerk of the Courts In Tloga county, as a licensing officer in connection with the en- "orcement of the new Federal Explos- ives Regulation act The law goes into effect November 15, and provides that all persons hav- ng use for explosives must first ob- tain from the licensing officer In his county a license stating the manner n which the explosives are to be used and assuring the officer that the ex- plosives will be properly accounted No licenses will be Issued to aliens who are accredited to countries that are unfriendly to the United States. H Is hoped In this manner to ac- count strictly for the disposition of all explosives and to prevent them from falling Into the hands of evilly- disposed persons. The entire police force of the country bas been asked to aid in the enforcement of this law. The penalty for the violation ot the law Is a fine of or a vear In penitentiary, or both. T, Holman has bought a hard- ware store in Cbardon, near Cleve- land, O, and has moved his family to that place, Mr. and Mrs. Holman and little daughter, .Louise, have made their home In Knoxville for the three years, while Mr. Holman has been a traveling salesman for a large hardware firm. Death of W. D. Day William D. Day, son of Solomon and Alzina Day, died Nov. 7, at his home in Middlebury, after a long ill- ness He was born in Middlebury, July 29, 1848, being aged 69 years, 3 months and 9 days. He was a member of Middlebury Lodge, No 844, J 0. 0. P.; Elnora Rebekah Lodge. No 28, and Middle- bury Grange, No 128. He is surviv- ed by his wife, Laura (Hardy) Day; two sons and two daughters: Claud D Day, of Flemington; Mrs Fred Conley, of Little Marsh; R. Keith of Wjomlng. N. Y.; Mrs. Chas. F. Erway, of Middlebury Center, and Mrs. Wm Babcock, of Johnson City, Funeral services were conducted from the late home Friday, Nov. Rev. Mr. Cook officiating; burial In the Middlebury t'nlon Cemetery, Mid- alebury Lodge, No 844, I. 0. O. attending In a body and conducting the services at the grave. the treasurer, the latter showing _ balance in hand of 117.09 The cor- responding secretary was instructed to extend, in a written communica- tion, our sincere sympathy to Mrs. Emma VanMater Young and Mrs.. Lois Young, who were recently be- lef t by the death ot Hon. Robert Ken- nedy Young. Mrs Fred Rose, of the committee having in charge the publication of Mrs. Wickham's history of our soci- ety, asked for instructions In this re- gard; the society declined to make any suggestions, however, preferring to leave the disposition of this im- portant matter entirely in the -com- rietent hands of the committee, Mrs. Rose and Miss Gertrude Seely. Mrs. Roy Warren, acting for Mrs. J. O Pattison, of Elkland, treasurer of tha committee, women's branch of Na- tional Defense, presented a bill lor fifty cents, which represents the tax levied upon all organizations This was ordered paid. In response to a communication from the Red Cross, read by Mrs. Ar- thuh Dartt, the sum of was con- tributed by our society to the fund to be used In buying Christmas gifts for the soldiers Miss Linda Lebling, of Erie, a visiting Daughter, made a personal contribution of Mrs. T. A Crichton read an appeal from the Queen of Roumania, in which were asked for contributions in the shape of worn clothing for the desti- tute women, and -especially children, of that sorely devastated country. This is indeed a worthy cause and it Is hoped that the apeal will meet with a generous response The arti- cles donated may be left either at the home of Mrs. T A. Crichton or with Miss Katherlne Harrison, not later than November 19. All matters of business being dis- posed of the literary program was taken up, Mrs. Joseph H. Williams presenting as the paper of the day, "An Historical Sketch of Anthony Mrs. Williams formerly re- Brie, where the. subject painstaking preparation, a showed Lambsereek Locals. Mr. and Mrs W. E. Ftalie and daughter. Marguerite, motored to El- mira and Big Flats Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. George Alllo and Mr. and Mrs. Adalbert Allls motored to Troy Sunday. Jerry Orlffln has purchased the Asa R. Harvey property at upper Larabscreek. formerly owned by the late John Griffin. Miss Regena Kelly spent Monday In Elmira. Miss Marguerite Waiters has gone to Corning, where she has secured employment. William L Kelly motored to Wells- boro Saturday. Mrs. Frances Lamb, of Keeneyvflle. Is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Lydla I Arab. A, W. Kear, of KewieyvHle, was! here Sunday. thorough knowledge of the subject in hand, and the many exciting and his- torically important incidents in the life of "Mad Anthony Wayne" lost none of their intense interest in the recital, We all felt that this excel- lent literary contribution should he preserved in the records of the socle- tv and, in response to a motion by Mrs Rose, it was unanimously decid- ed to place the paper in the hands of our historian Mrs. H W. Bailey discussed Inter- estingly many of the interesting cur- rent topics which are receiving the thought and attention of our coun- try "s greatest minds to-day Many of the visiting Daughters 'ex- pressed the pleasure that had been theirs in attending our meeting and Miss Anna VanValkenbnrg, of the North American Sanitarium, made our hearts glad with the news that Rose, ward, had been dis- charged from the sanitarium some time ago. fullv restored to health. Mrs Richard Smith chairman of the hostesses for December, announc- ed the meeting for the second Satur- day in the month at one o'clock in the afternoon. An adjournment was taken at four o'clock Among the fiftv-three Daughters in attendance were the following 'rom out-of-town- Mrs M F Rose, Mrs. Warren Rose, Mrs M H Cass, Mrs F A Clark, Mrs Nelson J. Smith and Miss Janice Clark, of Mansfield; Mrs T. A Wickham Mrs. T M. Urell. Mrs M F Baldwin and Miss Kathrvn Urell Tioga: Mrs. Rov Warren, of Elkland. Mrs. Chaa Tubbs of Osceola; Mrs W. K. Hor- ton, Miss Margaret Horton, of Law- renceville, Mrs F L Jennings, of Ohemung Chapter, Elmira; Miss Lin- da Lebllng, of Erie; Miss Nellie Cro- well of Woburn. Massachusetts, and Miss Anna VanValkenburg, of Atlan- tic City f Mrs. MARY H. CAMERON, Recording Secretary. The Bachelors' lament. We, the bachelors of Gorrietown, announce the startling fact that a beloved brother, Eddie Ensworth. has broken away from our exclusive cir- cle He fell for the smiles of the most dangerous being any single man can meet, a graceful and charming widow His bride Is Mrs. Maggie Robinson, of Antrim. We missed our brother the morning of Nov. 10th and later learned the direction he had taken and suspected what his fate might be. Our chairman looked grieved and seemed to wonder if he might be the next. Of course we all wish the couple long and mar- ried livesr though our circle is rudely broken, and we all may be in the "danger some day. The Bachelors' Club. Hollow Honor Roll. The following were present every day dnrlntr the month ending Nor 2- Leah Hepard, Margaret Repard, Em- ily Clark, Hazel Clark, Fred Clark, Harold Clark, Harold L, Clark, Hnth Covert, Beatrice Covert, Vivian Knapp. LtJMlse Knapp. Harold Knapp, Olady Makln, Gteorge Parts and Ina Makln. The following have an average at 90 or above: Loatee Yitfea Ina Makln, teona Wood, vera Wllcox, Emma Alvln Spencer, Leah Markup. et Kepfcrd, Brill and HaHl Clark, Maude R, OHIett, teacher. 1 a" 1 1EWSP4PERS .PWSFAPFR! ;