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Wellsboro Agitator, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1917, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 46. NOVEMBER 14, 1917. LOCAL WAS WOKE 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 way to make life happier for We want them mentally and ally fit to serve their country and to return home free from the taint which Is so taken on in army The greatest organization in the world for safeguarding young men is the Young Men's Christian It's history has been a record of noble achievement It hopes throw around every training camp in this country and into the camps anf trenches in th boys are in protection o its to keep the home tie from to furnish entertain ment and keep their bodies and soul pure as worthy champions of the great cause for which America is a In order to do all these things money is The organization is ready and in the The War backed by the foremost men of the whole has set out to raise thirty-five millions of dollars It will and for the response is already ago county's portion is The indications already are that it will be Last Friday at noon the campaign was opened in Wellsboro with a luncheon in with C. LaRue of the guest honor Nearly 100 men were including many from other towns in this county and from Potter and Lycoming The luncheon was furnished by W Thurber and it was heartily Hon Horace B Packer presided and after an hour's feasting the com- pany gave him close attention while he recited the causes which had brought us into the the tance of patriotic service and the object of this council in forwarding the great for the tion of our men who are ing our battle at a time the most im- portant in the history and well being of our blessed Ke then gracefully introduced Mr Mr Munson is an eloquent and convincing He went on to show that at this moment our est that which our fore- fathers came across the sea to give is threatened That is the right to liberty and it threatens the honor of bur wives and daughters There is no use to discuss the beginning of the but the hour had struck when German was to be forced on an unwilling when all we possess and hold dear was to perhaps this work may be of even more importance than fled Cross forts at this To lose in this contest is to make Our possessions and our heritage we cannot lose and we must sacrifice for Remarks were made by Rev. M. S. Wilton W. ot and Rev. Mr. the latter suggesting that ministers about the county take up the work on Then a subscription was circulated and about was pledged in ten It is quite evident from the beginning that Wellsboro will do her part and that ty will uphold the hands of the workers in the Y. M. C. and pray God to protect and save our boys for honorable life after this terrible strife shall be over Among those from out of town at this luncheon were C. LaRue Munson and his James B. of James T. H B. M. J. Handwork and n. of W. P. Arch P Hon Fred C. Leonard and Aug. of James of and probably some others whom we did not meet Hon Horace B Packer is chairman for Tioga county in this great work and Mr Frank J. Campbell is the and treasurer The following are the Charles Morris H. H. Robert A J W. W Frank O. B C. W. R E P. W N. Jackson R. D r J P. Sullivan R Thomas T M Middlebury Jos Little John R D B. A Pay Frank Seeley J 0, B F R D Andrew R. D Barnes C. H. James D Paul Since the war began a budget has been prepared by the committee in charge showing how the money will used For work with the United States soldiers at be United States fiers overseas the the Italian the French work among the urrate prisoners of war In addition to this there is et aside for inevitable expansion as DEATH OP H. I JOHNSON FATALLY Prominent Lawyer in Wellsboro Away Sunday Edward H. a nent lawyer in Wellsboro for nearly thirty died at his home on Walnut Street last Sunday His health was broken two years ago by overwork and fie had gradually but steadily For some weeks before his death he was confined to the He made a brave but hopeless fight for He was nearly fifty-eight years of Edward Howland youngest son of Gilbert B. was born in Chatham Tioga November 22, 1859. His early life was passed upon his er 3 and his primary education was obtained in the neighboring dis- Later he spent a year at the State Normal and was graduated from the Central State Normal at Lock in 1883. ing years were The three spent in teachin News of the Past Few Days from Nov. C a former resident of this who has been living near was so badly Injured In a accident last Thursday that he died Friday He had been a great sufferer for a number of years having been some of the time not able to get around at but through all his tunes has been cheerful and looked on the bright side of He fa vived by his wife and three The eldest went to Camp Meade the week but was lowed to come home for the which was held Monday Among our Farmington Hill who are at Camp Meade CurUs Mortimer Leslie and John Who went Nov. 2, and at who started Oct. 6, f Mrs E J Hall spent several last week with her Perry near Wr C L Beiver and Claude Beiver business at D. C Kemp is very ill. T Frank of is spending a few days at the home ot his J. A Leslie Mrs Max George and of were week-end guests the home of her Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mr. and Mrs Will Davis and Mrs. Lewis Treat and were in Savre and called on B. W. at the Packer Mr Close underwent an operation last Thursday and Is in a serious Mrs P E of spent last week with her Mrs W E Close W E Close and spent the week-end at N. Clive Burtch in Mansfield more soldiers are The running expenses of the Y. M A have grown bj leaps and owing to war's demands on be at the mercy of the one in the world who assumes to have the power to say who shall live or die and whose word is final with his own because from the cradle up they have been that he is his word the and that he is as he so often endowed bv God with And who stands between us and Then he made a rible arraignment of Prussian in Belgium in ravishing tearing out the breasts of young taking the manhood from young chopping off the hands of devastating homes and aged and worst of all if entering the holy temple of the nuns under orders of German officers and there ravishing the women crated to God and His service All these and he are conclusively true from testimony times What are we doing for our friends in time of To be selfish and close-fisted will be so much toward letting Germany overrun this trv We started in this war too We waited till we had been kicked and buffeted into the war by repeated Insults It Is now for the saving of The speaker then read the words of the of his father and comments of the German press giving convincing proof of their own that world domination their aim and that all sorts of atrocities were excusable spread ot German in the Then Mr Munson pictured the rible strain of the training camps and life In the Ing away of mind and soul leading even to insanity He has visited the training camps in this 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 their offspring We want to throw these home influences around in in the field and In the best to give them the moral uplift and the ual cheer and courage they need is through the splendid agency of the 7. C. A. He said this composed of Bradford and Sullivan are asked to support the work of the Y M. O. A. with tion is placed at He believed the district would give far more than the allotment from what he had so He was sure that and particularly a town which Insisted on and compelled lips uttered dition to kiss the American nobly respond to such a noble to protect the boys who are protecting He said be was proud of and the effect of its loyalty was very While the Red Cross 19 doing a we must consider this matter Shall we save their bodies and lose their Mr. Munson's eloquence roused the enthusiasm of his hearers to the the organization One of these is to camp with a comfortable well-heated hut where the men mav write letters and be diverted In America it costs to build such a hut In France with the scarcity of ials the hut costs The hut it must be equipped with chairs a platform for the a set of shelves for books and and blotters The complete cost of equipment is placed at 500 the other Items are for a motion picture outfit a month for for a talking machine and the 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 ed in the present drive so far exceeds the first call that the entire country has been divided into military The Y. M C A field work in the home camps as well as those in other lands is being carried on by ies of the men who arp exempt from draft or who are so far down the list that the probability of their being Called is but if any of them are will doff the uniform that signalized them as vants of the Red Triangle clad in go forth to fight by the side of the to whom they have so bravely after which he came to Wellsboro and entered the office of Hon Henry wood as a law He was to the bar of Tioga county In 1888, and in ber of the same jear formed the of. Sherwood which existed till his death Mr was married September 8, 1891, to Miss Ida a daughter of Charles E of and there are three Gilbert who was recently admitted to the Tioga county Cora who married Mr. Robert of and Miss who graduated from the Wellsboro High School last i ear and is now a student in Goucher are surviving two H. J of Odessa N. and Benjamin of and one Mrs. Rebecca of In politics he was a Republican Was elected to the of district in 1892, and filled the tion a full term of years was for some years a member of the board of directors of the First tional Bank of Mr was a close student of a diligent worker in all details of his profession and an affable in his social and business re- The funeral Is to be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family the service conducted by Rev. P. H burial in the Wellsboro cemetery time to time We hope to get name and address of every Tiosa county man 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 Lee Bowen of Wellsboro listed in the navy In now on board the recently ed to sergeant and commander of a gun crew Son of Catherine D of James R son of Mr. Jacob Hall 6f R D 4, enlisted in Troop A of the 12th IT S He is now stationed in the Panama Canal Donald son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie of for- of officers training San Antonia Texas Ward son of Mrs J B Miller of Millerton S innv Signal Corps Fort WHOLE NO. THE HONOR Additional Names of Tioga County Who Have Last week's issue of the Agitator contained the 14th list of the Tioga county men enlisted in the U S Army and insofar as we have been able to obtain If you are inter- clip the lists add to them as we print additional names from The following are the active H. N H E ster John B H. N B. H. L. Blatchley H B David F. L L Wm W W H F Marsh A B A I L T W F H Rockwell T A C W. W. D. VanHorn News of the Past Week Briefly Re- Nov and Mrs ward Lee returned home ing from a motor trip to Susquehanna and Messrs T B Mathews and f transacted business in Wells boro Friday Dr Joseph of Rochester who has been a guest the past week at the home of Tohn B Nicholson re- turned to his home on The Wellsboro moving pictures held in I O O F hall on Friday an evenings were well attend ed. L W Tones and are spene ing a few davs with Mr and Mrs Chas R Herritt at Shore Miss Ruth Hart of the Mansfiel Normal School spent the with her Mr. and Mrs L W Hart Mrs T J SINCE WAR BEGAN Among Men in the S. Service from Tioga son of Mr. and Mrs. John of the first boy from county to die in the service of the government since the war He was born in An- January 12, 1895, and is vived by his three Fred and and five Mrs. Henry of and Lena and Fired with young Knapp enlisted in March 23, being one of the first from this ty to He belonged to the En- gineer Division on the U S. S. His death was a great shock to his who had only shortly before received a letter from That he had an excellent record while in the is shown by this extract from a letter written to his parents Captain J. of the U S S dated October 17 It had many friends ana no among his I am Had to be able to inform you that fe had an record and ways performed his duties cheerfully and A letter from Rev. T F. chaplain of the XT S N on board the to his reads as. Dear I am en- closing check for which the boys in the Engineer Division ed and wished you to buy some floral tribute for your who be- longed also to this But I thought if I were to send you the YOU coul put it to something useful and moreover it would only be the cause of renewed sorrows If they were to send flowers at this Kindly let me know if this check reaches you so that I mav in- form the bovs that you received H I with iou in your bereavement and I have been at a loss to find out the reason for his sudden as I have always found him to be a good bov though very quiet Thomas F U S N PS am enclosing two photos that were taken by one of the bovs while I was conducting the funeral A SURGEON IN Army Surgeon Is Getting Experience in Heart of Oct. am en- joying it here very I get much more work than I did at Have also placed on a medical board to judge whether or not a soldier is fit for further tary and if so what kind and to what judge the amount of pension he shall None of. the surgeons at Norwich are getting this kind ot body is fine to me here and treat me like a prodigal son a long-lost I have a hut to myself which is very comfortable when the fire Is but cold in the so can imagine me shivering when 1 get up in the morning and I have an orderly to look after and he B. A. Held Saturday in Assembly Room of Green Tree Last Saturday afternoon the 101st meeting of the Wellsboro D. A. was held in the Assembly Room at the Green Free Mrs. T. M. of chairman of associated with Mrs. George W. Mrs W. A. Miss Louisa Mrs. Laura W. D. Mrs. Leo J. Mrs. Roy Warren and Harry B. Following a short tive sesion was the regular meeting being opened at o'clock with a prayer by Mrs. P. H. Mrs. T. A. ex- pressed regret at the absence of our Mrs. The secretary minutes were read certainly does it Ms shoes are said as was the report of polished every and he also tried to shine the bronze of my gave it as a had You see the British buttons are and he thought mine ought to shine like theirs This is guest night in All must appear in full the band gives a concert and we all drink to the health of the king and are lowed to have guests if we They have some funny rules at mess 3ne is not allowed to mention a girl's name until after wine is and no one can shady stories or make any neither are we allowed to smoke a The penalty for any of these offenses is buying wine for the Here it is quite different from the American One can get what he wants to drink but very few of them do and none of them to I am staling with the ma. Will write a special letter for the Agitator some time soon FAY cum GIFTS Mr. James B. of of the Northern Central Trust Company and chairman of Oils T. M. C. spove of the details for raising funds in this a P. said It night as well to-day and at He thought Hammond Mrs. Martha of spent several days last week with friends here Hartley Davies spent part of last week in Mr and Mrs. Earl Parsons of were recent guests of Mr and Mrs Fred Leet Edson Wright and of spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs Louis Mrs. accompanied by her Kelsey and Mrs James of were called to by the serious illness of George who is stationed at Camp Zachary In the Ambulance It was learned later that Mr. Carleton was suffering from Mr. and Mrs. J. H Mr. and Mrs. J. W Stevens and Ar- spent Sunday with friends at Miss Ethel who Is ed in spent at her here Mr. and Mrs Norman of were recent guests of the Mrs. Etta Mrs Edward McVan nen were Wellsboro visitors on Wed Rev Walter has been field mg revival services at Blackwell W E church the past week Mr. and Mrs E A Thomas wer shopping in Wellsboro Mr and Mrs Robt Kerr delight entertained the following guest at dinner on in honor of Mr Kerr's birthday Mr and Mrs Chas Marian Orr and Robert Mr and Mrs Mrs. Ida Simmons Messrs. Gitchell and Wil of Mr and Mrs Frank and daughters Julia and o Mr and Mrs and Susan Sarah James and of and Mr. and Mrs. of Messrs R A Bastian and Frank of were business callers in town on Route J. R. Olmstead family were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs C. E. E. E Sherman is working in spent Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs A. G. Coal T. of fael reports the fuel situation In the western and northern parts of Steuben to be Avoca and are practically out ot coal There Is no knowing when shipments will be at He retail dealers to be fnl In their sales and not ti age Ay well-to-do and Urges the utmost economy la tht use of coal in factories as well as IB Miss Ruth Clark spent the end with Miss Lorena Lawton Mr. and Mrs. Riley Campbell spent Sunday with relatives Mr. and Mrs. Rex Goodreau and sons visited Mrs. Susie Dennis LeRoy Taylor and of were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs 1 D Allen Russell Clark and Elthea tockwood motored to Lee ton la Mrs Martha Wllcox visited Mr. and of last Mrs. Henrietta of was a guest Of Mrs. Fannie last Mr. and Mrs. William Fowler tored to with Andrew gan and sons Connelly died last wertt morning at the residence of In Mr. who died from anthrax had been taken to the hospital for where hope was entertained of tab I recovery for Fischler Writes Letter to Ti oga County S S Nov 11, Mv dear Mr behalf of the officers and crew of the Tacoma I wish to thank the ladies of for the splendid outfits of knitted ing we have We were es 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 port will not be lost In the end just such support is going to bring this war to a successful If it were possible I would like to tell just what we are doing hope we have doing our share in stamping gut this submarine ace as we are with guns abroad and knitting needles at there can be nothing but an and lasting It is knitting and not that mightier than the Very sincerely P. K U. S S Tacoma News from The people of our town are very busy gathering jam and pre- serves for our Elkland soldier boys at Camp Meade for Leroy Connelly died 4 at Dr. Z. of He was taken to the Blossburg hospital but was sent back to Dr. who but it was such a bad case there was no help and he died dav night Mrs Ray of was n town Mrs. William Carpenter and have returned home from a visit In Dr. of the Blossburg was called here Friday see Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wallis are Spending a week with friends In The friends of Mrs Roy Spencer are glad to hear she is slowly aKte Murry and Beatrice Joldon spent In The J. F. F. club holds a dance very two weeks The receipts are o go to the Red The one last week netted We hope the next will ha better Miss Ella Rice has been called to er home In by the Illness t her Perry Galge spent the 1th his parents at Jackson Walter of spent Monday with his Mrs. Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. B B. Swan and of called on Lewis graff and family John of was own one day last week on 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 the eral being held at the Welsh ment church October 28, the service conducted by Rev. M S of the Church of of burial in the The other members of the family now in the service are an Charles of Painted N who is now In training as an en- gineer In Company Camp N a Hartman of the Thomas Llewellyn of Ar- enlisted and is a of tery Field Fort Sam now in and a Earl L of H Tenth In- Fort Benjamin Ind Crookedcreek 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 called on Mr Goodwin's son at the hospital He is improving Mrs L L Wilcox is the guest of Mrs George of Mrs Kate of is visiting her aunt Mrs T. M Mr. and Mrs Howard Mr and Mrs Willard Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Dickinson and son L. E. Wilcox and Elizabeth and Laura Decker had business in Wellsboro Thursday Mrs G H Wilcox and daughter of are guests of Mr Wilcox's parents at Mrs Bertha Thrall has returned from after a two visit Mr and Mrs Harry Hagar and daughter were in Mr and Mrs R. J. and daughter and A. D. West spent the past week in N Y Luva of Reese called on friends here Thelma White and of are guests of Mr and Mrs W making an effort to hear W of this Mrs Lenna Whitney called on friends in N. Y Sunday Bruce Mitchell has been visiting bis Mr and Mrs. E A of Pa and so bis T. J and N B. of this going from here to where he has en- listed in the Canadian Charleston High School Thursday morning the High School received a visit from County Supt. Retan State Inspector of Schools Mr They visited several especially and were expected back in the which frightened some of the Seniors from Caesar The Freshman class is waiting for its science outfit which Mr Lloyd assures them will soon A treat Is in store for as Dr. W R of the M. a N S has consented fo give a lecture at this High School on Thursday evening 15 ten cents Remember the date and be Leverne Brown Is a staunch of the Seniors when they sell lee can be seen at any time generously filling the with We sincerely hope will another fore we sell ice cream Wednesday nooa about fourteen of the pupils chaperoned bj Miss Clure enjoyed a fine ride and a de- licious dinner at Entertainment in chapel is now for at least once a as Mr Lloyd has appointed the following committee to choose Hilda Lois Helen Ida Edna Arlein and Luva Decker The pupils receive their marks in public speaking from their work in the grams in which they Hazel can be seen in school one eye on her book and the other eve on the seat behind her We will pardon Hazel this but do hope she soon recover While in Agricultural class Friday afternoon one of our farmers gave a new which is as lows is a small animal six Hilda entertained us morning with a piano selection The visitors for the past week were- Mrs Daisy Mrs rv Mrs Claude Mrs Lizzie Sampson and Mrs Fred Preparations are being made for a verv delightful program for giving and don't know what miss bv not attending we remind you to make plans for to-morrow night's lecture Dr Is well To Regulate High Van H Director of the Bureau of Department of the in has ed Edson J Clerk of the Courts In as a licensing officer in connection with the en- of the new Federal ives Regulation act The law goes into effect November 15, and provides that all persons 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 H Is hoped In this manner to count strictly for the disposition of all explosives and to prevent them from falling Into the hands of disposed The entire police force of the country bas been asked to aid in the enforcement of this The penalty for the violation ot the law Is a fine of or a vear In or Holman has bought a ware store in near and has moved his family to that Mr. and Mrs. Holman and little have made their home In Knoxville for the three while Mr. Holman has been a traveling salesman for a large hardware Death of W. D. Day William D. son of Solomon and Alzina died Nov. 7, at his home in after a long ness He was born in July 29, 1848, being aged 69 3 months and 9 He was a member of Middlebury No 844, J 0. 0. Elnora Rebekah No 28, and bury No 128. He is ed by his Laura two sons and two Claud D of Mrs Fred of Little R. Keith of N. Mrs. F. of Middlebury and Mrs. Wm of Johnson Funeral services were conducted from the late home Nov. Rev. Mr. Cook burial In the Middlebury Mid- alebury No 844, I. 0. O. attending In a body and conducting the services at the the the latter showing balance in hand of 117.09 The cor- responding secretary was instructed to in a written our sincere sympathy to Mrs. Emma VanMater Young and Lois who were recently be- lef t by the death ot Hon. Robert Mrs Fred of the committee having in charge the publication of Mrs. Wickham's history of our asked for instructions In this re- the society declined to make any preferring to leave the disposition of this im- portant matter entirely in the hands of the Mrs. Rose and Miss Gertrude Mrs. Roy acting for Mrs. J. O of treasurer of tha women's branch of tional presented a lor fifty which represents the tax levied upon all organizations This was ordered In response to a communication from the Red read by Mrs. Ar- the sum of was con- by our society to the fund to be used In buying Christmas gifts for the soldiers Miss Linda of a visiting made a personal contribution of Mrs. T. A Crichton read an appeal from the Queen of in which were asked for contributions in the shape of worn clothing for the tute and of that sorely devastated This is indeed a worthy cause and it Is hoped that the will meet with a generous response The cles donated may be left either at the home of Mrs. T A. Crichton or with Miss not later than November 19. All matters of business being dis- posed of the literary program was taken Mrs. Joseph H. Williams presenting as the paper of the Historical Sketch of Anthony Mrs. Williams formerly re- where subject painstaking a showed Mr. and Mrs W. E. and motored to mira and Big Flats Mr. and Mrs. George and Mr. and Mrs. Adalbert motored to Troy Jerry has purchased the Asa R. Harvey property at upper formerly owned by the late John Miss Regena Kelly spent Monday In Miss Marguerite Waiters has gone to where she has secured William L Kelly motored to boro Mrs. Frances of Is spending a few days with her Mrs. Lydla I W. of here thorough knowledge of the subject in and the many exciting and important incidents in the life of Anthony lost none of their intense interest in the We all felt that this lent literary contribution should he preserved in the records of the tv in response to a motion by Mrs it was unanimously ed to place the paper in the hands of our historian Mrs. H W. Bailey discussed Inter- many of the interesting rent topics which are receiving the thought and attention of our try greatest minds to-day Many of the visiting Daughters pressed the pleasure that had been theirs in attending our meeting and Miss Anna of the North American made our hearts glad with the news that had been dis- charged from the sanitarium some time restored to Mrs Richard Smith chairman of the hostesses for ed the meeting for the second day in the month at one o'clock in the An adjournment was taken at four o'clock Among the Daughters in attendance were the following Mrs M F Mrs. Warren Mrs M H Mrs F A Mrs Nelson J. Smith and Miss Janice of Mrs T. A Wickham Mrs. T M. Mrs M F Baldwin and Miss Urell Mrs. Rov of Mrs. Chaa Tubbs of Mrs W. K. Miss Margaret of Mrs F L of Miss da of Miss Nellie well of and Miss Anna of tic City f Mrs. MARY H. Recording The the bachelors of announce the startling fact that a beloved Eddie has broken away from our exclusive cle He fell for the smiles of the most dangerous being any single man can a graceful and charming widow His bride Is Mrs. Maggie of We missed our brother the morning of Nov. 10th and later learned the direction he had taken and suspected what his fate might Our chairman looked grieved and seemed to wonder if he might be the Of course we all wish the couple long and ried though our circle is rudely and we all may be in the some The Hollow Honor The following were present every day the month ending Nor 2- Leah Margaret Em- ily Hazel Fred Harold Harold Beatrice Vivian Harold Parts and Ina The following have an average at 90 or Loatee Ina teona vera Emma Leah et Brill and HaHl Maude 1 1 1EWSP4PERS
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