Wellsboro Agitator, November 24, 1920

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Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1920, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania State VOL. LXVI.-No. 47. CAPTAIN HOBSON LECTURES FRIDAY Memorandum of Activities of Capt. Richmond P. Hobson. Captain Richmond P. Hobson will lecture on "America Victorious" at Bache Auditorium next Friday even- ing, Nov. 26. Things not generally known: He is the author of original meas- ure for Prohibition amendment to charge of same when voted on first. Author of original measure to es- tablish council of National secured its favorable report from was not in Congress when amendment measure finally passed. Secured authorization of Congress to establish office of "Chief of Naval recognized as contribut- ing more than anything else to the efficiency of the navy during the war. Author of original "Spy BilL" Au- thor and founder of post-graduate course at Annapolis for Naval Con- struction. Honor graduate of An- napolis '89 and honor post-graduate of seole d'Application Maritine, Paris, in '93. Author of scientific paper on "The Coming War in published by the U. S. Naval Publication in 1894 and discussed all over the world.' Served 18 years in navy. Allow- ed rank of Captain (equivalent to Colonel in Regular promoted three grades by act of Congress. Youngest of men to attain such rank in history of world. Was within a few numbers lead of his ly would have had rank of but resigned in 1903 and went into public life to advance causes of pre- paredness. Fathre of preparedness in America, the basis of which is the following policy: "America must always main- tain in the Pacific a fleet superior to the navy of any military nation of Aria, in the Atlantic a fleet super- ior to any military nation of Europe. American Navy must be Superior to any other nation. policy grows out of our peace- able non-military life, for our own security and for the security of the Monroe Doctrine, the Open Door Policy, and the rights of the weak everywhere, in fulfillment of our nwnifest destiny. ".Served eight years in Congress on tfte naval committee champion of preparedness measues, naval and mil- the committee on Merchant -Marine and Fisheries, author of a non-partisan construction measure far building up our Merchant-Marine, unanimously reported by the commit- tee- by-Democrats and Republicans basis of future law anally settled upon. On edu- committee, author of measure co-operation with statfer ,and educational surveys, general and detail, and of measures for federal aid, one-third of total cost, for states carrying out plan resulting from the On committee on elections and privileges, vice-president and members of Congress, chairman of sub-committee on woman suffrage, early champion of the same. Sought authority for traveling men and oth- ers to vote through postoffice chan- nels. entering politics he crossed the path of corporations endeavoring to control public policy and fought them. He soon came across the sin- ister hand of the liquor traffic in poli- tics and clinched with the same in a death grapple. Upon conducting a scientific investigation he found that the alcohol parasite has produced the deadly organic disease of degeneracy in the organism of the whole human race. Since that investigation he has thrown himself completely into the fight for organic treatment, nation- wide, world-wide Prohibition and uni- versal education in the truth about alcohol. Among other things author of "Peace and "America's Naval "The Great Destroy- FIRE IN JACKSON. WELLSBORO, T1OGA COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1920, News of the Pact Few Days From Millerton and Vicinity. Millerton, Nov. cheese factory being built here is nearly com- pleted and is expected to open for I business in the near future. A. Miller, Geo. Miller, E. E. Dailey and M. N. Smith, attended a meeting of the Masonic Consistory in Corning and report an enjoyable Mr. and Mrs.'T. M. Lutz, of Union formerly of this place, were calling on some of their old neighbors here FUNERAL OF MRS. MARSH. Mr. and Mrs. Culver Pinned Under from and Vicinity. Gaines, Nov. burial of. Mrs. D. K. Marsh, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma M. Champaign, at Ithaca, N. Y., took place at the Kndwlton cemetery here, Friday, Nov. 19. The burial was in charge of Undertakers H. Bookmiller Son. Deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wat- Saturday. Mrs. Geo. F. Wilcox spent the week-end with friends in Elmira. Mrs. W. E. Deming entertained at dinner Thursday, Mr, and Mrs. W. H. Hudson and Miss E. E. Satterlee, of Elmira. Mrs. Susie Wood, of Alder Run is caring for Mrs. Mitchell, who is ill. Harry Longwell, our new mail car- rier, has rented Mrs. Ellen Irelan's house on First street ani will take possession thii week. Thansgiving services will be held at :ho church Thursday evening. Rev. John Darron, a former pastor, will ireach the sermon. Mrs. Martha Miller is spending a few days with friends in Elmira. The farm house of Victor Kurd at Jackson Center, caught fire Saturday afternoon, but by prompt action on the part of the inmates the fire was extinguished and the house was sav- ed Miss E. E. Satterlee, of Elmira, spent several days last week at the home of W. H. Hudson. Valley R. R. Mclnroy was in Syracuse on business a few days last week. Mrs. Chas. Goodwin was shopping in Wellsboro last Friday. Doris Weller spent the week-end with her cousin, Ellen Mclnroy. Fred Sample has moved to Corning. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Carson, of Slate Run, spent Sunday at R. A. Sampson's. A number from here attended the funeral of Arthur Hawk at Marsh Creek last Saturday. Mr. Hawk re- sided at this place for a couple years and had a host of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Adamy, of Corn- ing, spent the week-end in town. Mrs. C. C. Ferry entertained a number of friends last Friday even- ing. There was no school here Monday on acount of illness of the teacher, Mrs. Leigh Rathburn. James Kirpatrick, who has been and the wife of D. K. Marsh, the well known merchant and postmaster at Marshlands, who preceded her in death several-years. After the death of her husband she went- to Ithaca to reside with her daughter. She was about 86 years of age. She leaves two sons, H. F Marsh, Esq., of Wellsboro, and Edi- tor W. W. Marsh, of the Westfield Free Press; one daughter, Mrs. Emma M. Champaign, of Ithaca, N. Y., anc at last accounts two brothers and one sister, Miles Watrous, of Oregon; Chas. B. Watrous, of Loman, Minn., and Mrs. Walter Marsh, of Nebraska, were alive. She also leaves several grandchildren and other relatives to mourn her loss. She was a member of the Marsh- lands M. E. church a good share of her life. "Aunt as she was familiarly called by those who knew her best, was universally loved and respected by all of her friends and acquaintances. One by one our old pioneer residents have passed over the river, until only a few are left, and the ones left are really of the second generation. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Culver had quite an exciting experience recently when their car turned turtle on the Lick Run road, near G. H. McCrack- en's, pinning them underneath, but fortunately they escaped with bruises. The recent snow makes it seem pretty wintry and sleighs are being used to a considerable extent. Mrs. Leigh McCracken, of Marsh- lands, gave a party and dance at the Gaines I. 0. O. F. hall Friday even- ing, Nov. 12. The Gaines Thimble Club' held a church fair at the Odd Fellows' hall Saturday, Nov. 20. The Marshlands Grange held their i _. f-t SHOOTS SELF NEAR CANTON Frank Bates, Well Known Farmer, Commits Suicide By Sending Charge Through Head. Frank Bates, a well known farmer and dairyman living in Canton town- ship, near East Canton, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head with a shotgun at 6 o'clock Monday morning. Rushing out to the woodshed when they heard the gun, Bates' wife and children found him dying condition with a large hole made by the shot, which entered near his left ear. He was 39 years old and had lived in that vicinity his entire lifetime. For the past few years he had suf- fered with a spinal disease which made it difficult for him to walk, and it is believed that Rrooding over his physical troubles caused him to be temporarily deranged. Surviving are his widow and three step-children, his father, John Bates, of Elmira; one brother, Baron Bates', of Sayre, and one sister, Mrs. Ada Bates, of El- mira. The funeral services will be held this afternoon, in charge of Rev. J. C. Bryan, pastor of the" Church of Christ of Alba. annual harvest supper Friday .evening, Nov. 19. Amos Worthington has recently op- ened a store and lunch room in the Mrs. J. W. Goodwin store building at Gaines. Ernest Brewster, of New York James ft.jrpatTJCK, Who has been erewster, 01 lorK visiting in Elmira, returned home on I city> formerly of Gaines, came here MonHa-tf rpnpnt.lv nn a KtiTitino- Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Balfour and family, of Marsh Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Losey and daughter, Marion, of Wellsboro and Mrs. A. Miller, of Pittsburg, spent Sunday at T. C. Miller's, The I. R. O. M. of this place will hfve a dance and supper at their hall' Dec. 3. Everybody invited. Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Manning, of Cleveland, Ohio, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Manning. Newt From Crookedcreelc. Tine Bamhart, Car] Borden and C. J. Brown went bear hunting on Thursday night. Miss Myrtle Appleby, accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Arthur Appleby, are spending some time with the'ir sister inWestVirgiania. Mrs. Culver, of Wellsboro, spent Wednesday with Mrs. Faye Chappel. George Wagner is entertaining his sister from New York State recently on a hunting trip. John Anderson saw a large bear recently. Mrs. Maria D. Persing went to Galeton recently to look at a house she contemplates purchasing. Earl Watrous, who has been af- flicted with rheumatism several months, is said to be improving some. Leo Prouty has been pumping the oil wells on the Watrous lease for 'him lately. Mrs. Will Mason and" AtweD Book- miller have been ill lately. Harry Guild and J. R. Schoonover are digging the trench for a water line to the Marshlands creamery. It is probable that the creamery will soon be shut down and the milk taken to the Galeton condensery. Several are already sending their milk up there. Dairymen's League prices are being paid up there. Mrs. Nettie Campbell, of Clean, has been visiting Mrs. Douglass Campbell at Gaines. NEW OIL FIELD. Just Discovered in Region Genesee, Pa., and White.ville, N. Y. Adelbert Austin, an extensive oil operator, has discovered an entirely new field in the region between Genesee, Pa., and Whitesville, N. Y., ibout five miles from the famous 'marshes" field, which produced oil in big quantities up until a few years In a wild cat well just drilled in, Hr. Austin declares he has found 23 feet of rich oil sand, and he is now making arrangements to shoot the well. Other operators are sending machinery and material to the scene and the development of the locality will be rapid. Mr. Austin made a fortune in the and since then he has been prospecting through the hills in search of another pool. ago. Ed. Baker and family spent the Dwight Ripley, of Mansfield, for- week-end with their daughter Mrs. merly of this yieinity, has been visit- Earl Rater in in? relatives and friends here. "National Constitutional Prohi- "The Truth About all in the Congressional Record, "The Sinking of the "Buck Jones at and sequel, "In Line of Appleton Company, Alcohol and the Na- tional W. C. T. U., "Alcohol and the Human Fleming H. Revell Co. Native of Alabama, now a citizen of Illinois, residence Evanston, Illi- nois. Captain Hobston served eighteen years as an officer in the Navy and had attained the rank of full Captain when he resigned m 1903 to go into public life. He served eight years in Congress and was the earliest propo- nent in America of the policy of pre- paredness, being the author of the original bill to establish a Council of National Defense. He still advocates preparedness as-a national policy, es- pecially on the Pacific Ocean. I He has been working m tha cause I of temperance and prohibition about j twelve years and introduced in Con-' gress in the first instance the resolu-1 tion calling for prohibition amendment to the Constitution of! the United States. His speech, "The Great millions of copies of vfrhich have been distributed, had an important bearing in crystallizing I the thought of the country for the 'Prohibition amendment He is author of "Alcohol Hu-. man Race." regarded ns a standard work on ahrohol. its properties, and the of ,ts use as a bev- eraee. He is devoting all of his time under the auspices of the National Anti-Saloon League to carry forward the work of the enforcement i Amer- ica and that America take the lend in the moral forces of the world to bring about world-wide pro-' hibition. Earl Baker in Corning. Miss Elizabeth Baker is home from the Corning hospital, much improved in health. Mrs. Bertha Thrul] is spending some fame with her sister, Mrs. Will Fletcher at Gillett, Pa. Mrs. Earl Mattison is visiting re- latwei in Nelson. Variety showers were given Mr ?nd Mrs. Thurston Roe and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wheeler recently. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Dickinson have returned from Osceola to spend the winter here. Death of A. E. Hawk. Arthur E. Hawk, aged 60 years, formerly of Asaph, died last Wed- nesday morning about 6 o'clock after a long illness, of dropsy, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert Frank, on Fischler street. He is survived by his widow, nee Edith Warriner; by his mother, Mrs. Mary Hawk, of Asaph: by two daughters, Hazel, wife of Bert Frank, and Nora, wife of James Thornton, of Wellsboro; also by one brother, Wesley Hawk, of Moira, N Y., and two sisters, Mrs. Ellis Hoad- ley, of Asaph, and Wood, of Wellsboro. ing relatives and friends here. Ed. Chamberlain, of Watrous, took dinner at the home of C. E. Ver- milyea, on Elk Run, last Thursday. Mrs. Bert Champney and Mrs. Leigh McCracken, of Marshlands, were recent Galeton visitors and took dinner at the home of Mrs. C. E. Fletcher. Mrs. Chester Feig and little daugh- ter, of Alfred, N. Y., are staying at the home of Mrs. Feig's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Dewey, in Watrous, for a while. Glen McCracken hauled a few loads of logs to the Gaines basket factory with truck, but the snow came and he had to stop. Lieutenant Victor Wiley, of Big Flats, N. Y., recently visited his un- cle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Watrous. The Gaines Junction station agent, D. R. Larrison, is selling hard coal, having purchased two car loads re- cently. Quite a good deal of soft coal is being hauled from the Gurnee mines also. Quite a number of people here have the mumps and the chicken-pox. Belle C- The funeral of Mrs. Belle C. Butts, wife of Mike W. Butts, of Sabins- was held Nov. 12, at her late home, Rev. Mr.- Johnson, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Mrs. Butts' maiden name was Luce and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Luce, of Cowanesque. She was born Oct. 16, 1886, in Brookfield township, and died Nov. 9, 1920, at her home in Sabinsville, after an ill- ness of four years. Part of the time she was able to be gradually failed- months ago she was taken worse and kept her bed. Everything that her loving family could do was done to restore her to health but to no avail. Mrs. Butts is survived by her hus- band and the following children: Charles E. Butts, aged 16; Olive Irene, aged 16; Bernfce Louise, aged 12, and Vivian Alida, aged 5, besides BIG HUSKING BEE. and Other Help Mr. and Newell and Had a Good Time. Joe Hill, Nov. of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Newell, of Joe Hill, learned that he had a barn full of corn that needed husking, so one evening last week 73 workers from Ralston, Roaring Branch and a few near neighbors, took it as their job to husk that com. After two and a half hours work with that many husky men and women, boys and girls, of all ages and vocations, a big amount of Work was accomplished. Then all were invited to the house where a bountiful lunch was served, consist- ing of sandwiches, fresh doughunts, pumpkin pies, coffee, sweet cider and all the necessary trimmings that Mrs. Newel! and assistants could set out to satisfy hungry mortals. Twelve auto loads toiling up the mountain made a beautiful sight. The remains of Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, who had been buried m the Hillside cemetery for fifteen years, were disinterned and removed to Elmirf. week. Shippers are loading potatoes at Roaring Branch this week for 85 centl. James Apgar has rented rooms in the Odd Fellows' building for the Ward> of Williamsport, visited Mrs. Grace Newell a couple of days last week. Mrs. Ward in- tends to spend the winter with her husband, Thomas G. Ward in Mexico, where he is employed as superinten- dent of a large lumbering job. George Bostwick died at his home at Roaring Branch Saturday night. He had been a great sufferer for sev- eral years, being confined to his room and wheel chair. Ho was a veteran of the civil war. He is survived by his widow and one son, Jerome, of i Gleaston, Pa. Nelson Stull; of Ralston, spent Sun- day with his parents, on Joe Hill. Wedding. At 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mather, of Elkland, Pa., their aldest daughter, Miss Hazel Fannie Mather, of Corning, was mar- ried to Gilbert W. Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Jenkins, of Corn- ing. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Melvin J. Hjll, pastor of Grace M. E. church, of Corning, in the pres- ence of 35 relatives and friends of the young people, under an archway of evergreen and yellow chrysanthe- mums. The bride was attired in a suit of blue silvertone with hat and veil to match. She wore a corsage bouquet of red and cream rosebuds. She was unattended. Following the ceremony an infor- mal reception was held, after which a wedding dinner was served, covers being laid for 35. The table bore yellow place cards and vases of chry- santhemums. The Jwride {3 a popular and, charm- I DEATH OF MRS. MERCHANT. Mail Carrier Stricken With Paralytic Lawrencevillu Lawrenceville, Nov. Cro- futt; the faithful mail carrier on R. D. 2, was stricken with paralysis on Sunday evening- Mrs. Charolette Merchant, aged 85 years, died at her home on Academy street Sunday, Nov. 14. She was born in Lawrenceville and spent most of her life here. She was the last ol the family of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Ad- ams, which at one time comprised six girls and three boys. Mrs. Merchant was a member of the Presbyterian church, and'was always, interested in i the work of the church. She is sur- j vived by her husband, W. H. chani. The funeial was held Wed- nesday. There will be r. union Thanksgiv- ing service at the M. E. church on Wednesday evening. Special music will be given. J. W. Rockwell and family have moved into their house on Cherry street. WHOLE NO., EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS HERE Revival Meetings to Be Held at Church of Christ Next Two Weeks. Revival meetings will begin at the Church of Christ on East avenue on Sunday, Nov. 28. The pastor, Rev. M. S. Blair, will preach morning and evening. The Sunday School will give a Home Missionary pro- gram at Everyone is invited to this service. At the evening ser- vice Prof. Marvin, of Covington, will 1 sing. He wil lalso sing on Monday evening. ers and sisters, Merit B. Luce and Ira G. Luce, of Cowanesque; Mrs. Frank McMullen, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Gordon Walter, of Westfield. She was a member of the Baptist church and was a woman possessing a very beautiful Christian character and died as she had lived in a hope of an immortal life. The large at- tendance an dthe many beautiful flor- al offerings spoke of the esteem in which she was held by all. Burial was made in the family lot in Mt. Pleasant cemetery Free Press. at Westfield.- Mrs. William Henry Baker is laid up with a broken arm. He was born in Hew York. Nov 1R Mr- anti Mrs- H- F- Maynes recent- 1860, serf of Hiram and Mary Brad- ley Hawk. He was A member of the M. E. church of Asaph and the Maccabees The funeral was held Saturday; bur- ial at Ansonia. Club Organized. A group of enthusiastic neighbors met at the home of Mrs. J. M Mitch- ell near Tioga on Friday, Nov. 12, and organized a community club for farm women. The club is known as "Thrift Club No. 1 of Tioga being the first in the township and we believe in the county. The object the W'Omen Of thP f nrro-f Ok ly returned from a trip to New York city. Several of our citizens were recent- ly in Wellsboro on business. Representative-elect P. H. Dewey, of Watrous, was recently in Tioga on business. Mrs. Ina Anderson and daughter have moved from the E. M. Watrous house into the Kate R. Mattison house at Watrous. and Vicinity. Mrs. Theo Gleason, who has been visiting her aunt, Mrs. G. W. Smith, has returned to her home in Detroit Evelyn, the five-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Jones, is seri- ously ill of pneumonia. Her sister, Kathryn, who is taking training at the Blossburg hospital is home help- to care for her. Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. Patterson, who have been visiting relatives in Bos- ton, Mass., for the past two weeks are at home again. There will be a business meeting of the officers and department super- intendents of the Charleston Sunday School Association, at the home of Harry Rose, Wednesday evening, November 24. All interested in the Sunday School work are requested to be present. There will be a union Thanksgiv- ing service at the Baptist church at p. m. Rev. Mr. Stevenson and Rev. Mr. Cole will conduct the ser- vice. It will be preceded by a din- ner at the Grange real old fashioned Thanksgiving ved by the ladies of the churches, the price of dinner being only 35 cents, children 15 cents. Dinner, to be ser- ved at 1 'p. m. Every one invited. Mrs. Wm. VanTassel and Mrs. Min- j nie Harvey, of Elmira, are spending j a few weeks at the home of J. G. Fair a Big Success. Tiogn, Nov. annual fair of the Tioga Grange was held in the Grange hall on Thursday and Friday. A chicken pie supper Thursday even- ing was well attended, and a large "j- 1, Death of G. T. Werline. Hon. Gideon T. Werline, aged 69 Chriitinn Science Servieet. Christian Science -services are heM