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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1890, Olean, New York SIXTEEN PAGES. PAGES 9 TO rhe Olean Democrat. VOL. XI I CLEAN. CATTARAUGUS CO. NEW YORK, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1890 4- NEWS IN THIS V1CLNITY CLIPPINGS AND CONDENSATIONS WITH SHEARS AND PENCIL. and Interesting News Horn Catturatigus Neighboring Counties, Using Winoweil Jroiu 11 MutHiulo o Facts, Funcv and Comment. The name of ihp j-ohlofiice Carman, in Elk county. Peini-ylvatiin, changed to Portland MilU, C. Barrett as postmaster. Hunterb along the Gerosoe river in the town-; ol'CubtileandPorlage report an unusual abundance of game, ef.pecialh rabbits, this season. Isaac Santee, of Hornellsville, who has ju-jt come into of a large fortune, been committed to the in- sane asylum at Canaudaigua. From references frequently made in the newspapers to Erie, Pa., it would seem that" that city harbors a society 01 the apostles of Annanias. The barn of Walter L. Cheney, located one mile west of Sandusky, was burnad December 6. The explosion of a lamp kicked over by a horse was the cause. In Oil City last week Judge Taylor sentenced Moses Silknitter to pay a fine of 8250 and be jailed for forty days for selling liquor to a man visibly iiitoxi- "cated. George Clark, of Portage, has raised a monster onion of the "Little Dandy" species, which measures 14i inches in circumference and weighs a trifle over seventeen ounces. Mrs. Rebecca Featon Jones died at her home in Jamestown December 9, aged 86 years. She has lived in Jamestown for eighty years and leaves many rela- tives. She was an aunt of the late Governor Fen ton. While hunting rabbits near Meadvillt recently, M J. Breer was attacked by a wild cat that had taken refuge in a bur- row, and badly clawed. Even after its hindquarters were shot off the wild cat was full of fight as long as it lived. The Teachers' institute for the second commissioner's district is in session in Little Valley with the usual large num- ber of teachers m attendance. Prof C. T. Barnes is the conductor, with Prof. Dr. J. T. Edwards as the Jecturers. G. W. Ingalls Co.'s Jamestown shoe store has assigned to A. S. Foster and J. F. Ingalls. Ingalls Company have owned twenty or thirty shoe stores in different cities of the Union with head- quarters in Boston. The assets and lia- bilities are not known. The ice on Lime lake is from five to inches thick, and preparations are being made by the various ice compa- nies to begin "the harvest. When well under way the Co-operative Ice com- pany will employ 200 men. the Messrs. Webster as many more, and W. L. Markhain 100 men. A. company with capital has been formed in Coudersport for the pur- pose of suppl} ing that growing borough with gas. Miua and Roulette will be supplied. The company has purchased three thousand acres of gas producing territory in Sharon township, and ex- perts say that their supply will last a great many years. Franklin Hill, ex-highway commis- sioner of the town of Yorkshire, died of pneumonia at noon. December 10. His son iii-law, Philip M. Hooper, the cheese factory owner, died of the same disease just "four weeks previous, and Mr. Hill, who had taken his place, con- tracted a severe cold while driving to and from the several de- veloptd into pneumonia. Messrs. J. L. Jones and A. F. French, managers of the Fredonia canning factory, have started a new enterprise in that village in the way of manufactur- ing grape baskets out of paper. Mr Frank Black man is the patentee of the basket and it is said they excel old- style basket made of wood, and are much cheaper, and are as durable. They are to be manufactured in the canning factory building. The new postoffice recently in Hog Hollow and named Laidlaw. will he opened the first of January at Wright's cheese factory in the town of Farmersyille. and will be reached by a line running bet veen F.irmersville Station to Fartnersville and then over the hill to Liidlaw. There will one mail each way daily. Mr. Charl-s Wright will be "the new postmaster. It it expiated a small grocery store will t-c opened there. Journal. Pensions were granted on 11 to the fallowing residents of thi-vi- cinity: Original Pat terson, Busti: Charles L. Putnam. Na- pl s: George W. Newman. Sr.. Savona: Henry H Firman. Warsaw: D.tniH K Kimball. Holler; Martin Marlin, Wul- colt; Tobn Emorv. Panama: Bu-e. Buffalo; Lev'i W. i'ntrh. Y Tille: John Dooiy. Erie; CtuM-er Port All'Xany. Risiiigville; John W. Wolroit. Joseph Bartholomew. Bradford: Brown. Rm-lolph: Nicholas Hit- Buffalo. Sinviel R. S iiitn vanue to of runners, and .mother in stepping me uiiibt, having the same effect as-l.: of weight from fore to aft or I1 reverse. The runners of thi-> boat ninetc'n and three- fourths and the whole boat w, GuO pounds, ine tnast is twenty leet high and the boom fourteen feet in length ind she ill carry 100 yards of sail. The lumber used is white oak and hiskory. A Browning club has baeii organized in Oil C'iry. The National hotel at Jamestown has been thoroughly remodeled under the new management of F. A. Chapman, and its name changed to the Arlington. As Lawrence Freas, Jr., was loading a 22-calibre rifle at Franklinville Wed- nesday the gun was discharged, the ball liaising entirely through the middle of his right toot. Danid Keating was sentenced to five years in Auburn state prison at Geneseo Tnursday, for the murder of William Joslyn, at Mount Morris, last July. William Dorr wag arrested in James- town for assaulting Guy Tracy. Dorr wore a heavy gold ring on the hand witli which he struck Tracy, and it cut a deep gash over the victim's eye. He was fined William M B. Fowler, a prominent Grand Army man and a member of the A. O. U. W., was struck by a West Shore engine at Suspension bridge Thursday and died two hours later. He hasseived several terms justice of the peace. The dispute between the Jamestown Sun and the Saturday Times to which paper had been designated by the Dem- ocratic supervisors of Chautauqua countv to publish the sessions has been decided by Judgts Daniels in favor of the Saturday Times. A Pennsylvania exchange says the snow will save many McKean, Warren, Forest and Elk county lumbermen from assignment and, if it continues, will put tens of thousands of dollars in the pock- ets of tradesmen, to say nothing of em- ployment given to hundreds of men. David Traxler, one of the oldest resi- dents of Warren county, Pa., died at his home at Watson's siding Thursday morning. Mr. Traxler was a well known lumberman, having always been in that business. He was about 55 years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter. A secret conlerence of oil producers of western and northern Pennsylvania was held at the Monongahela house, in Pittsburg, Wednesday night. Prominent independent producers were pesent from Bradford, Warren, Oil City, Butler, Washington and this city. The object of the meeting is not known, In Erie the other day Mrs. Helterlein met with a misfortune which will dis- figure her for life. She was in act of emptying a can of gasoline into a vessel of hot water when the fluid .ex- ploded. The unfortunate lady was badly burned about the head and face arms and body. In court at Penn Yan Wednesday the cass of Emma Enos versus John Enos, the judge rendered a verdict of damages to the amount of in favor of the plaintiff. It was an appealed case, the same amount being awarded at a former court. This is the largest sum ever given in a slander case in the county. At the meeting of the common coun- cil in Jamestown Tuesday night the Cit- izens' Street Railway company made a proposition to the city to pay for the franchise of certain streets for street railway purposes, franchise to last for twenty-five years and permit the opera- tion of c irs by electricity. A syndicate of Bradford gentlemen who have, long contemplated the secur- ing of the majority stock of the produ- cer's exchange building, have at last about completed their plans and will at no distant day begin the preliminary- work of what in the ultimate will give that city one of the neatest and best equipped opera In the state. 3Jrs. Adam Wuchter. of White Hull. P.I., who involuntarily fasted over thr. e hundred days, not a morsel of nourish- ment passing her lips in that time, and her body racked with convulsions night and day. is improving now, takes a lit- tle nourishment and The case is one without A WRECKED HOME. ol Want iiti.l Destitution in Hie Toil u rnuiklmville. The Franklinville Journal says: Al- most every n in existence has its dissolute and unworthy people and Franklinville is no exception tw the rule. A wretched and pitiable household for some time has been in our midst. The case we have reference to is that of the Phillips family. The husband and fa- ther, Lor. Phillipps, in days gone by was a respected and well-to do citizen, but by marrying a woman who had neither respect for him. his children, nor her- self, he is now compelled to accept aid from the town by going to the poor house, and sending his six little children to the Randolph home. Frank Riggs has had the case in mind for some time and this week he had to do his duty. The mother, Mrs. Phillips, has led a depraved and disgusting life, and at last has left her husband and little ones and gone from home with a laborer who came to this town to work on the water works. Mr. Phillips has been in very poor health for a long time aud unable to do any kind of work. Some of the Christian ladies of this town interested themselves in the case and cleaned and clothed the little ones, and turned them over to the Randolph home. There are six of them and the eldest is only about 10 years of age. Thus a once happy and comfortable home is totally wrecked, by the sins of woman. THE LIMA FIELD FAILING. THE CITY'S FINANCES A STATEMENT TO THE COUNCIL BY BOOK-KEEPER COOK. No More Use for Re- turned to Pennsylvania. Pittsburg Dispatch: A Mr. Phillip, who has been shooting wells in the Lima district for some time, arrived in the City yesterday. Mr. Phillip, who is well informed upon oil matters in gen- eral, and especially in the Lima field, does not give a glowang account of the situation there. He says, from present indications, the Lima field will soon be a thing of the past, and this once prolific pool will no longer be a factor in keep- ing up stock. Ohio crude and salt water, says Mr. Phillips is playing sad havoc with the wells which are being flooded out- almost by the wholesale. There are more wells being pulled out and abandoned than there are new ones completed. The shooter also said there was no further use for torpedo men in Lima, and that he had come out this way to try his hand in the Pennsylvania field. Within the past three or four days Mr. Dennison, general agent for the High Explosive company, said that four or five Lima shooters had made applications for a position. There is a Cash llalance Now in the ury of 83, 874. as, Which with from the General and Sidewalk Tax Hulls. Makes a Total of aS9.811.48 with Which to Finish the Year, Alderman Dean was the only member of the common counc'l absent from Thursday's regular weekly meeting. After the roll call and the reading ol the minutes of the labt meeting, Book- keeper Cook presented the itemized re- port for the past three and a half years of the business of the Board of Water commissioners, as psked for by the coun- cil some time ago, and upon which Mr. Cook and Clerk LaFever have been working at odd hours for the past six months. The report is of no interest to the general public, as a summarized statement of the accounts of the Board has been published each year. Some of the members of the council desired an itemized statement that they might ac- quaint tnemselves with the workings of the Board, but there is considerable room to doubt if any of them will have the patience to make a complete study of the report, as it is a very volumnious document. About the most interesting feature was the statement of the re- ceipts of the Board for the year of 1889, which were as against the re- ceipts for the present year up to August 1, which were The report was referred to the committee on water works. The bill of Samuel Weldpn for twenty spiles furnished to the city nearly two years ago at per spile was reported back by the finance committee. So far as the committee was able to learn the spiles had never been or- dered or used by the city, and it was not thought the city should pay the bill. The bill of the Electric light company for rent for the light at the electiic light works, was reported back ad- verselv. It was not thought the city should be obliged to pay for the light, especially as it had not been put up at the request of the city. Alderman Ward reported that the Keystone Gas company, in taking -out the lamps in various parts of the city, had left many of them lying where they were taken out, and the globes had in many cases been broken. The commit- tee en street lights was instructed to investigate the matter. Mr. F. N. Blakeslee stated that he had completed his contract of placing crushed stone on Union street north of the W. N. Y. P.. railroad crossing. Beok-keeper Cook presented a state- ment of the city finances, as follows: in the northern fields, and W. J. Young will be given lull control of the Allegheny county and south western dis- tricts. headquarters in Pittsburjj. By thus the work the heavy expense to maintain separate ollices, and employes tor each company winch tin1 now controls, will be materially cut down. It is only within the last two or three ywars that the Standard lias been inter- ebted directly in field operations. Be- fore 1SS7 it devoted its energy to di-pos- ing of the crude after it h.id received it from the producers. Since then, or rather within the past entire pol icy has changed.and it is now iny up all the production offered at reasonable rates. Since last May it has expended and has secured an increase to its daily production of barrels. This includes- thousands of acres of well developed territory which needs only to be drilled to get the oil. The companies which will be practically consolidated in Pittsburg are the Union, the Forest, the South Penn, the Anchor and the Ameri- can. The production of T. W. Phillips and the McKinney Bros, will be divided between Oil City and Pitthburg. A Standard official said yesterday; "The move is simply for the purpose of cutting down expenses. As for the reason why the Standrad should buy so much oil p'roperty. 1 can only say that they presumably looked upon it as a good investment, aud believed it would be cheaper in the long run than to be entirely dependent upon the whims of the producers. I am sure that any busi- ness man would do the same thing if he though he should be benefited thereby." THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ORGAN An Interesting Specimen. Randolph Eegister: Mr. E. McManus has just received from a friend in Texas a fine speimen of the most villainous looking worm centipede. It is, fortunately for his peace of mind, not only dead but hermetically sealed in a prolonged glass that permits of careful examination without incurring the seri- ous danger incident to handling a dead insect of this noxious variety. Aftar having a good view of the nasty thing we are satisfied that it was constructed for the express purpose of being let en- tirely alone. It is all claws and stings. each claw is built on the plan of digging in to the best advautage. without regard to how it comes out, and withal it is poi- son all over and in every way: even whisky is not an antidote for the caresses of this amiable creature. This one has every appearance of being one of the older inhabitants, and is full grown, and to judge from its looks more than full ofi poison and venom. Mr. McManus handles the specimen with caution equal to his poison cases, and if by chanee the gliss should break he will tut remains the widest kind of a berth. EECEIPTS. Balance from previous board-! General tax.. 19, Special water bond tax Special public buildiiig bond tax 1.60000 Fines Licenses 21U.OO Total receipts. DISBUKSEMESTS. Ernest A Qaick Wellsville the 12th September Ex-Judge C. A. Farnum isTthought will live. I this city addressed a businessjetter to out parallel and has 'gentleman in Elraira, N. Y. A created a great sensation in the medical days later he received from the biother fraternitv of the gentleman addressed a note stat- James'Connors, assist .nt vardmaster ing that his letter had been forwarded in E.ie vards at was to the brother in Singapore, India. On Satuni. y ar'rested on a warrant charg- Saturday morning November 29. a re- in- him with misappropriating the ply was received by Mr. Earnum at this Street Fire department........-------- Eais'ng Gresn street----------- 750.00 Public bni'ding bonds and in- terest......................... 1.600.00 Kevbtone Gas Co., bettlement Street lights................... Police department............ Punting and publishing...... 187.65 General expense.............. 14 .50 Elections aud assessments 35510 Unpaid bills of 188-1.......... 40-3.01 Legal Lkeuse account, 5-00 B'.ardof health................ 4.00 Insurance account............. 15.75 Fines, "Salary of police jus- __ tice 00 Officeexpenscs..............-.- Si 85 General tax roll, "Firemans Board of water commission- ers .....________-__........ Balance in treasury....... EKSOCBCES. 1 Pne from general tax roll 4.avU7 Due from sidewalk taxes...... 980.96 Total..... Balance- 1.48 Jack. P-rry: Alfr-d Jnim as Alb -it >ri Wnlv.im D R L. Of H- Tivu- KVVI-. ll. funds of Joseph Bailey lodge of Broth- erhood of Railway Trainmen. The w irrant wa> s-worn out by Thomas Curry. C. Drik- ami J- H 1'illon. three of the He was re- leased on lu.il. A well known character in Oil Citv is Pete His occupation pets as well a1-for their hide, tallow and The Bliz- zard says Mr. Gruber has received from a man in the Indies a fraternal in- vitation to exchange some Miakes with him. and a communication on the way looking to an At Warren Thur.-day Judire in an address 10 the urand jury, d them for not finding a true bifl in ill-- rape of tho comtnonweaii.i vs. Augu-t-i N'el-on, who the death o; h'-r rliil'l. Thf iri'ii.-tment a? defective after a true bill had one- found. He it a to sustain the Jaw that a tru" not found against a nun of N'trt'i charged with selling cf of M 'f- office. A reference to your georpraphies will show that Singnjxjre is just half way around the world. It is safe to as- that considerable deviation must have been made from the air line dis- tance and possibly somewhere on the route a niaii missed by delay, and still find that the lorj'_rthy journey and re- t im trip was in seventy-eight days, and upon the of the ordinary of postaee. Thus it is xhovrn that a l-.jsinets letter from Wells- ville. N. Y.. wi'h a common everyday two-rent stamp attached no trouble in turning down the of Pilings Fogg m tne World in eighty days." 76500 1.48s 64 j ESTIMATED EXPENSF.s FOR REXAIMDER OF TEAK. 1 Hothouse 400.00 I -tone............... Police, three mintiis........ Strci t lich'fi, four IMice justice......... Board of water commis-ion- CTS........................ Total....................... Balance f nf The follow in: ordered paid: 1.93T50 1 board bills were audited and Smith Hnif fr ft. iliff rent reiMilU wilh accntri- a km of ftfcxil THE STANDARD'S ECONOMY. Bonght Out to Heart Jannmrv 1. f T- f t i .''M f f A -t- e i w f- r'' t i i irk M M )s in! h IV- n >il o Oil and producing tn- t HI- G ran ted. list of the recTitly granud to the citizen of central an-i western New _ork: Marv N.Raracer.randor. curtain nnp; Alfrel'B. IVn'-dKJ. Buffalo. prindinc machines: George E for 7. Syracuse, burner >r h. frx-lT-iT K' '-rip Fra; f-' S f' I Jr.. Buffalo. IT> oh 1 H n. a- H. H. W Vy anm T) I- hatchwav v." (i >r' am of for week was of which granted to of this were At the regular weekly meeting of Olean Council. No. 3-3. Royal and Masters, held December following officers were sleeted and installed for the ensuing rear. Past Conductor W. L, Myrick acting as installing officer: Thrice Illustrious Grand A. Corbin. Right IHustrioxis Deputy Grand Mas- A. Swarts. Illustrious Principal Conductor of L. Myrick. S. Hanks. Captain of Southeron. Conductor of K. W. Hamilton. W. Merchant. A ChfcBffe on r. Tt that the "ontemplatinc running from York by t charigM o will run manry and another r M xt.-r.n i 'hk-4Ljo. mafc- f trainnien. OlM City will 'A to Chka r. There fltW> runs Agent t- HiTebv to IK -tlmirm who Tell copy in of NEWSPAPER! ;