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Wellsboro Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1912, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania VOL THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 1912 NO 15 CLUB The Trust Company Offers An Easy Plan to Provide for Christmas Everybody needs money for Many people have trouble in a sufficient amount to buy all the needed when the time comes Tioga County Savings Trust offers an easy plan to meet a contingency On De- cember it will start a Christmas s Club Members will pay in Savings a small amount each week for fifty weeks and at the end of that time will checks Tor the total they have paid in plus an additional three cent interest The plan is simple and systematic be different classes of one will start in by paying one the first week two cents the second week three cents the third week and so on for fifty weeks the last week's ment amounting to fifty cents bers in this class will receive check two weeks before Christmas for with interest they may re- verse the order of payments by ing fifty cents the first week ing one cent less each succeeding week which brings the last week's payment down to one cent There will also be classes starting with two cents and five cents Payments must be made promptly every week or in TIMELY TIOGA TOPICS Recent Births Many al Notes and Social Functions Tioga Dec daughter was re- cently born to Mr and Mrs Thos L Schiefflin of Rochester She will Be christened Emily Ryan Mr flin was a Tioga boy Mayor and Mrs T L Woodward entertained at progressive five dred on Thanksgiving evening The prizes were won by Dr Mrs Sheldon Lyman S Mitchell is remodeling hi a un C Miss Minette Pickering of spent week with tives and friends in Tioga which is her native village A son was boar to and Mrs Robert H of Williamsport late of this place Nov and Mrs D L Nobles have re- turned to their home after spending a weeks in Fredericksburg Md F C Cashing Auburn N Y had business in town last Tuesday and Wednesday VanHorn of Wellsboro was in town on business Friday Mrs Wm Bishop and Miss Lou A Bishop spent last Friday and day in Elmira Mrs Jack Stull sub- for Miss Bishop in the boro school ii dinner DISTRIBUTION OF PATRONAGE Nothing Definite Will Be Known Un- til President Wilson Speaks Special Washington Correspondent Washington Dec 11 Everybody wants to know about the distribution of the new tration g Every member of Congress of Democratic faith receiving in- and applications by the dred correspondent came on to at an earlier date than he intended to try to discover the nf dune in a general way has found out nothing tangible There is much guessing and newspaper talk but that is all All things con- the distribution of age are up in the air 30 to speak Wilson who is ing In Bermuda has not sofar as is generally known tion of his intention on this subject Nothing definite will be known until he speaks The only things certain at this writing 4 1 President Taft has by tive order placed all fourth crass postmasters under the Civil Service that is all postmasters drawing less than per annum This means the class postmasters will hold for life or during good be- havior unless President Wilson re- Taffs order THE NEW PARCELS POST Rates and Regulations Under Which the New Law Will Be More explicit information than has been given to the newspapers ing the parcels post service to be in- is contained in a circular latter that the Department is sending out In a few days notices will be posted in all mailing stations will ex- the procedure to in preparing parcels to be mailed new law ter shall embrace all other matter including and factory products not now embraced by law in either the first second or third class not exceeding 11 pounds in weight nor greater In size than 72 inches in length and girth combined nor in form or kind likely to injure the son of any postal employee or damage the mail equipment or other mail ter and not of a character perishable within a period reasonably required for transportation and is a nat rate of charge when sending packages four ounces without regard to distance carried On rural routes and city delivery it is five cents for the first pound and one cent each additional or fifteen cents for the eleven pounds limit Outside of those routes there is a zune with five cents for FARMER HAS GOOD SHOW Farmer Creasy Gives His sion After Trip to the Pacific Coast Farmer William T Creasy ter the Pennsylvania State Grange has returned from a trip through seventeen Western States where he has been making a keen investigation of farming conditions He attended the apple show in Spokane where in prizes was offered He thinks the apple business has been The eastern farmer is gradually taking the eastern market stt says because of his proximity to it wiping out the costly transportation charges and apple ing land is so much cheaper in the east than in the west as it is not ir- land 1 have come said Creasy convinced that the farmer of the east is not under a handicap when ing with the western farmer and after'a close investigation I see but what the chances for the farmer in the east are as good as for the western farmer The apple show in Spokane consumed much of my at- tention Thirty-five carloads of apples were on exhibition competing for in cash prizes They have more apples out there than they know what to do with ple land commands a high price I LITTLE MARSH MATTERS The Late Mrs Levi Arm Lacerated By Saw Little Marsh tree riet Tiffany Carpenter died ber at the home of hen Mrs Alex Wass after a long illness Mrs Carpenter was born Oct 4 1827 and was a widow of Levi Carpenter She had made her home with her ter Mrs Wass for a number of years The funeral was held from the Rome on Sunday at- 11 o'clock Rev Angus officiating Burial in the Francis Hotelling son of Lavern Hotelling met with a very serious accident Saturday while at work for Pete was engaged in ting wood with a wood mill on his farm The saw broke and a large struck his right arm just below the elbow lacerating it in a manner Drs Reese of Knoxville and Kennedy of were called and found that the bone was not injured The young man taken to the home of his uncle Bert Perry where he la resting as well as could be expected Mrs Scott of Manitoba is the guest of her brother Rev David An- gus This brother and sifter had not met in nearly since An- Scotland she Carpenter and son WOMBS SUFFRAGE CLUB Reports of the Recent Convention of the National Suffrage Association TJie December meeting of the frage was held Tuesday ing Dec 10 A large number of women were present to hear the re- port of the convention of al Woman Suffrage Association held In Philadelphia Nov and to be- gin the study of the governmental management of the country as pre- planned Mrs Emma Van M Young vice Some of the delegation to the con- vention from whom reports we're ex- being Miss Catherine was called upon to give ex- their reports in ad- dition to own She responded with account of the ings in on Thursday morning the opening session at In- dependence in the afternoon with addresses by Blankenburg and others the evening session with Jane Addams presiding and addresses by Anna Howard Shaw and by leaders in the campaign the Men's League on Friday ing and that of the College League Saturday evening Mrs Young continued the reports by describing the meeting of on Sunday afternoon with thousands turned for lack of room and be convenient It will not only prove beneficial to the grown people but will prove popular with the young people It- is very simple and the details are ly understood when explained body is welcome to join and the ga County Savings Trust Company will be pleased to have those and learn all about it Those desiring to become members can after December This same Club was operated in Williamsport this year and last week there paid to the various members of the Club This not only means a for the members the Club but it will help the business men of sport as here is an amount of money which will be more or less used for the purchase Christmas presents and which cash will be paid In speaking of the distribution of checks among the members of the Christmas Club in Williamsport last week the Sun Every age and every condition took advantage to deposit in the Christmas fund dren saw a chance to buy a present that way while the older folk weeks ahead for the Yuletide welcomed it as the solution of an old old puzzle People of means were among the depositors well as those not so well furnished with worldly goods party was given on Friday evening at the home of Mr and Mrs Harry Clarendon in the birthday of Val Clarendon and Miss Isabel don Mrs Mrs Sheldon Both of the people received many beautiful ents Dr Edstrum is again in his Tioga office on Thursdays after a two weeks vacation A daughter born to Mr and Mrg Linn Andrews November She will be called Edna Charles H Cornetius ed Saturday evening from leaving here father Abram Farr much improved er he will revoke it nobody knows 2 the places worth ing except which have to be confirmed the Senate been for some time under Civil Service This greatly lessens the number of positions formerly available 3 For twenty years the custom for federal officials ed for four years such as U S Marshals etc to serve out their terms unless they took part in politics during their terms er this custom will be continued it is to DEATH OF MRS S M BILLINGS Court Matters of Interest The hearing on the Sheriff's inter- pleader between J B Maltby of Corning and the J I C Machine Company which was to have been held last Saturday was continued to Monday December 23rd on motion of James O Sebring Esq of Corning on account of the absence of more with whom he i associated as counsel for the machine company On Monday in chambers Cameron heard argument on the tion of Sara B Nichols praying for the appointment of a view to tain and assess damages which she alleges in her petition are due from the borough as a result of a change of on Walnut street on which her property abuts and by son of a change in the character of the bridge en said street opposite her barn The Court reserved decision The traction engine is now standing near Lawrenceville minus its wheels The latter were bv Mr One of Oldest and Best Known Ladies Passes Away Mrs Sarah M Billings one of Wellsboro's oldest and best known residents died at her home on East Main street Sunday morning at o'clock While she had been in feeble health for some time she had been confined to her bed only about a week Pneumonia was the immediate of her death Billings maiden name was Sarah Slie Aas lhu ter of Jesse and Laura Locke and was born at N Y Sept 12 therefore being in her year On January 5 1865 she was married to Silas Billings of Gaines who died in Mr Billings died tate and she received from his estate only her dower rights but these she managed so skillfully conducting her own affairs to the very last that her estate estimated at over She was reputed tn be the wealthiest woman in Tioga county Mrs Billings moved from to Wellsboro in and had resided here since It was through the generosity of Mrs Billings that tht present Methodist church was rebuilt at a cost of nearly She made liberal gifts to church hospitals She had ho children The funeral was held from the house yesterday afternoon at o'clock Rev F P Simmons LO agents to make sure that the engine to make sure that the engine traveled no further from ths tion of the New York courts after it was hustled over the State line form the of Hearings were had and decree awarded on Monday in the following divorce Anna H Prince vs Wm A Walter H Smith vs Ada Smith t Judgment for Upheld A Judge Cameron of Wellsboro who presided at the trial of Graver vs Valley Railroad Com- pany last February in which the jury gave Sage a verdict for on Saturday filed an opinion overruling the of the defendant company for a trial Sure his left ing for the about four years apo sutt for case was tried last February and the jury brought in a for in favor nf the plaintiff for a new trial the verdict On of the many im- portant the lodge eron took it under an hid opinion Jury WM f ent fMW tried in in Secret Service Next Week Service by K fillette stands Civil War dramas It has held the attention of tlw American lur a nf a no other production oi lts ever equaled it in popularity For many years Mr toilette op- posed of Secret vice He preferred that it stand a- a play and not a book Some month's Dr Cyrus Brady prevailed upon the playwright permit of his work r-d and from the play Dr Brady produced a in Civil ar fiction which we are now privileged to offer to the of the Gazette 4 President Taft -is said to have declared his intention to fill all as soon as they occur But whether the Senate will confirm his or hold up their tions it is impossible to even guess 5 The custom has been for the patronage of any particular State to be distributed through the Senators and Representatives thereof who are of the same political persuasion as the if any such there if none through the national committeeman or some dependable friend or friends Under this arrangement Representatives are depended upon to masteis in their own districts while are depended upon to postmasters in districts not represented by Congressmen of the same political as the President Senators are depended upon to recommend for and offices of that kind including departmental positions and places in the consular and diplomatic service and in fact all offices not local Of course as a rule the tors consult with Representatives in these matters all trying to do the most possible for their constituents What scheme for selecting masters etc President Wilson and his Cabinet may adopt is wholly con- Some advocate one plan and some another Consequently it be best for those intending to to let un- til the situation clears up somewhat It has been out by some of the newspaper correspondents in the national capital that Mr Wilson when he enters the White House on March -1 will find that he has the power to till directly ment They declare the places requiring tion are divided as ury army Navy the first pound and three cents each is from fifty to a hundred miles next zone is from 150 miles where the first pound is seven cents and each additional pound five cents The next zone up to 600 miles is eight cents the first pound and six cents for each Then there is a thousand-mile zone at nine cents with seven for each added pound One thousand four hundred miles is the next zone at ten cents first pound and nine cents additional One thousand eight hundred mile zone carries to miles with an eleven cent charge and additional ten cents And miles the charge is twelve cents a pound straight both first and additional Fractions of a pound are charged by the pound when the article weighs more than four ounces One of the things anticipated by the commission appointed by the master General is that eggs butter poultry and other farm products will begin at once on January 1 to move directly from producer to consumers If this expectation is realized it will to a large extent no doubt mean the elimination of the middleman the in the cities and have the effect of reducing the sales of such produce in the stores Egg crates suitable for packing a single dozen eggs so that they will carry safely are now being manufactured Crates for packing other foods in small cels are also being made The handling problem is the only phase of the system with which the Postoffice Department is concerned But there is another phase in which both the producer and consumer are concerned and which may require some careful manipulation in order to render it mutually satisfactory Busi probably have to be done on a system of short credits and it will be necessary for the mail order er to know about the re- liability of town customers A C O attachment is being devised but in any case any attempt to use upon an extensive scare parcels post as a medium of exchange be- tween farm and city con- sumers is likely to involve somewhat complicated Many people who have read about post do not grasp the of the system and will bly wait to see how it works out and are better informed as to the visited a farm ol ten on which there was a built I dare say for of ten acres of land half was covered with trees and the rest apple trees That property recently sold for I was told It was gated land of course and the five acres of trees yielded boxes of apples annually about a bushel to the box I saw orchards Idaho Washington Utah and rado from which the apples had not been picked The great impressive Davis attended the wedding of Kev need is to redeem at- last went to on Friday for a few days Mrs J C Berry and Fleeda over Sunday with friends in Wellsboro Miss Ada Everitt of Knoxville visited over Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs Aljie Strawn Mr and Mrs A H Rice had ness in Knoxville on Monday John Murdock went to Elmira on Monday Mr and Mrs Geo Ferris and daughter Cornia and Mrs E S of the land The coast ad- jacent to Seattle and Vancouver will be well fixed when the canal gets through but there is much along the irrigation line that remains to be done The apple situation is becoming complicated for the westerner because of the fact that of his eastern market is lost The eastern farmer has taken to raising apples and the westerner cannot meet him in com- petition The freight rates and the high price he has to pay for his land handicaps him Then too we haven't the irrigation problem to contend with the western farmer has We may not be able to raise quite as large apples in the east but if we trim spray and fertilize as they do in the west there is no question but what we can raise perfect fruit I rather think the whole apple business has been overdone and that there will be no scarcity of apples for years to conje It has yet to be proved to my satisfaction that a western farmei can make a ten-acre farm pay unless he is strictly on the job himself claims to the contrary ing I will be greatly surprised f many of the peach trees of Washington are not grubbed up soon for in sizing up the peach situation there learned that the profits to growers are very small in fact on a twenty-pound basket up to picking time 5 cents a basket was not uncommon which makes them anything but desirable Through the States I traveled I found cattle more plentiful than I expected as well There seemed to be a scarcity of hogs In Iowa it seems to me I did not see of the number 1 saw there three years ago cholera has been a heavy toll The corn crop was immense the farmers are generally prosperous and j prices prevail Colorado is the Mr and Mrs Henry Curran Knoxville visited on Saturday at the home of S M Strawn and J H Neil were called to Troupsburg last Thursday night by the death of their daughter Mrs John Bush Mrs Bush leaves a band and six small children to mourn her loss the youngest only a few days old Mr and Mrs Amos Slocum Mr and Mrs Allie Strawn Jos Cooper Frank Davis and Frankie Davis Jr and Mr and Mrs Hiram Cloos had business in Knoxville on Saturday Mrs Burt Robbins is some better at this writing Mr and Mrs P Beach left day for attend the Grange Excelsior Grange will serve supper to its members and visiting members on Saturday evening Deputy BakerT of will be present and Mrs L W Rice visited friends in Sabinsville on Sunday Tommie Ransom of Rochester is visiting a few days at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Geo som day evening meeting Baroness Tori Sultrier of honor and addresses by Bishop Darlington and Mrs Carrie Chapman Catt the International President The Civil Government study was then taken up Mrs Edith Bailey Piv presented the subject of the establishment the township with the method of assessment tion of taxes the management of roads etc Miss Herrington spoke of the offices of Constable Justice of the Peace Notary Public the care of the poor Mrs described the management of the public schools and showed the great need of at least one woman upon every board of School Directors Comment and questions were ed and some discussion followed The be considered at the next meeting Jan 14 will be the Borough invited ANNA L HASTINGS 51 LOCAL GLEANINGS t s i 11 Interior provisions of the Commerce and Labor i Civil 1 Government Printing i Interstate Commerce of In the o a in Richmond in the of Dr Brady PC all thr charm the situations the of play Thr vivid this j f the errst flirt sharply j drawn portraits of life in thr ferret I will fiction of our readers thr play will hr to arain rad of thr but tlr who havr thr play will an unusual treat in tn it HMy the a-e thus State 1 Justice Civil t Chestnuts for Planting K the man just re- Mxi a of Chinese t hr to i farms These irri of the boat d v wo in the From that ce acre express will r month in 1 nursery Thr ramr in mosf and in the ex- that the will serve to re- dure in -ome measure the high cost of They say profits which now uo to express be retained by the people ir a fair portion At loral it is that within the few days the ale- and tape measures with the and in- formation will be received from the and the work of the Thr I postal officials are anxious that it public stamps can AfH on and that if other Stamps are on the the will l-r held for posture will required to have his return card on thr j it will t-r held or not The f-r thr will tv the Wai j office i f till farmers The entire crop is consumed at home marh of it in the big districts which produce none and that much additional has to be shipped in from other States Mentions Middlebury Dec Ladies Aid of the Baptist church at ville will meet at Mrs Charles son's at to-day Mrs Byron Churchill have been sick the past week Both are some better at this writing Mr and Mrs Benj attended the Pomona Grange held at Wellsboro last week Mrs Emma Carpenter of Little Marsh is spending a few days at with her daughter Miss Em- ma Carpenter Mrs Anna Yost and Mrs Mana N Y have a few days with Mrs and Mrs Marshal Valley Drc 11 72 of this died f He hy widow two of El Adalbert of York Went of f Brown nf fun at and lonr y shell wrrr dry while thr j found r-r fresh they had from a Thr will wilh j by the Chestnut of this Stair Wd j by the unci if thr tfl be of J valor likely The will the with on of the h to W of it to Ihr Public In to wild thr hour law by thr last the Stamp oney and windows of will than that j w at of p m win? WILLIAM F CHAMPAIGN of tJw killed UM hy who nf that of ted Arthir Attorney hy Briefs From Stony Fork Fork Dec Mrs Charles is relatives at N Irs Thomas entertained Indies Aid or Friday r Tan t shot a buck at Rirch Mich re- cently Mr and Mrs O A Dort have re- turned from their visit ir New York State Arthur Hartley the machinery nearly installed for flour j Harry Willard and stoad left Monday for the j at Woman of Lockjaw Mrs Minnie Mager of diwi a few days aro from Thr first appear a thr result of a wound on one f hrr At when her jaws werr it was to Sr from mumps it into of toxin wrrr hut thr had of thr only temporary relief ton Mrs Yost had an tion performed on her head by Dr P W at Many in this were ed at the marriage f Mrs Ida Kanan I of All wish her a happy and life Mrs Karl Warren ii very ill at j her home A council tf physicians held M Dr of j called with he physician I A i- ranr r for her r skill can do 1 Many Items of Interest From Nearby Towns and Neighboring Counties 2.000 delegates and tors are in attendance at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania State Grange at this week a well-known dent of Liberty died at his home in that township Sunday evening of cer of the stomach The funeral was held yesterday afternoon Jennie A Dailey a ate Wilkesbarre City Hospital Training School is the new tendent the Cottage State Hospital at Blossburg H Gaigre formerly ed with the State Normal School at Mansfield and later secretary and treasurer of the National Lyceum sociation of Chicago has purchased an interest in a real estate and insurance at The typhoid fever epidemic at Troy is under control and Department of two super- nurses returned to The outbreak of the fever there was peculiar for while the of those who contracted the n the town was than ther community similarly the number of deaths was small In ail there cases and sixteen deaths disease ir auy MM Chat I c rooked Dei 11 1 about nf his friends cat he red at the rome of his Mrs was with and social j A supper served Mr and Mrs know how t entertain their friends Mr and Jacob arr at at firld this lyona Bryan from ar of j T M his thumb hadly in a onr day and C 1 Brown a in- jury by running a nail through his thumb Brown and thr drama at at his home in Wyalusing Bradford county last week Sunday will be re- in the Cowanesque valley as a former pastor at Nelso He was years of aue He was lone in the ministry i years the and rood wherever possible Two of his a re ir the ministry three vears ar1 Mr retired from the ministry and moved from Nelson to to live with hip ter The last W a mar of and Arnot at a hospital in Elmira Sunday afternoon an illness of several months He has been en- several years Mr mnd M C Hammond R B of moUNT at HillH He illK Iwi MMI ire ard dnir and was well t the of county a and A M and had attained the decree in Scottish Rite The ent is by his widow And four H oT Roy W and J of Arnot Thr funeral was hrM at Arnot at j Milk R F a Bradford county dairyman was a few at and held onder hail for hit it of court to answer the of for wile milk the rr to milk IHU quarter timry to Art
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