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VOLUME I. —No. 17.
BRITISH BATTLESHIP IS DESTROYED
SEA-FIGHTER BLOWN TO ATOMS, ONLY
14 OF CREW SURVIVING DISASTER
GERMAN SOLDIERS ON DUTY IN TRENCHES.
Photo by American Press Association.
Note iron cross on breast of soldier in foreground and others plucking ckickena.
Between 700 and 800 Men's Lives
Are Snuffed Out in Marine Dis
aster When British Warship
Bulwark Is Destroyed by Mys
WAVES QUICKLY SWALLOW
GREAT FLOATING FORTRESS.
Slieerness, Eng., Nov. 26 (via
London) —The British battleship
Buhvark Avas destroyed by a terri
fic explosion as she lay oft here
this morning. There are only 14
surA'ivors from the crew of 700 or
800 men AVIIO Avere aboard. The ex
plosion is believed to liaA r e occur
red in her forAvard magazine.
Whether it Avas caused by acident
or design is a question to be deter
mined by the commission which
has been appointed to investigate.
In the opinion of naval men it
Avas an internal explosion that put
an end to the battleship, Avhich for
12 years had done service at home
and abroad, and lately had been
doing her part in guarding Eng
land's shores. There Avas no great
upheaval of Avater such as Avould
have occurred if she had been tor
pedoed or struck by a mine. In
stead the ship Avas em-eloped in
smoke and flames and Avhen this
had cleared nothing could be seen
but Avreckage floating on the Ava
Wreckage Is Hurled Distance of
Houses in towns seA T en and eight
miles were shaken by the explo
sion. and even before men on ships
anchored nearby could reach their
OAVII decks the Bulwark had dis-
Judge Telford Passed Judgment
on Offenders Monday.
Judge Telford held the weekly
motion court on Monday morning
and disposed of a large number
of motions and arguments that
grew out of the September court
Ralph Graft* pleaded guilty to a
charge of fornication and bastar
dy preferred by Fannie Hadfield.
and was sentenced to pay costs of
prosecution, a fine of five dollars
and $25 lying-in expenses, as well
as $5 per week to the prosecutrix
for a period of five yeJrs for the
maintenance of the child.
Sherman McDermott pleaded
guilty to defrauding a boarding
house keeper and was paroled on
his agreement to pay the bill and
costs, under conditions " thkt he
appeared. The neighborhood was
streAvn Avith an enormous amount
of Avreckage, while pieces of ship
were thrown six or seA r en miles on
to the Essex shore.
Considering the size of her navy
England has been singularly fro •
from disasters of this ch.a; a
Nevertheless when the each
warship Jene was dcetv- y d by
an internal explosion in 1907, all
cordite ammunition Avas taken
from all the British ships and care
fully examined. Refrigerators
AA'ere installed in the ships to keepj
the powder cool.
The Buhvark, which Avas one of
the older ships cost, 1,000,000 ster
Story of an Eye-Witness to the
London, Nov. 26 —The loss of
the battleship Buhvark, according
to a Central NeAvs dispatch receiA"-
ly two men. I don't knoAV Avheth
er the other boats rescued anyone.
One man Ave saAV Avas dead. The
disaster was the result of an ac
Another eye-Avitness said that
Avhen the explosion occurred a
great A'olume of flame and smoke
shot into the air. The ship seem
ed to split in two and then keeled
OA'er and sank. She disappeared
in less than five minutes.
"We Will Win," Joffre.
Paris, Nov. 26—An interesting
story comes through from the
north relatiA r e to Gen. Joffre. The
French commander in chief, Avho
is directing the movements of all
the allied armies, has his liead-
Avould be sentenced upon failure
EAan Thomas pleaded guilty to
having committed assault and bat
tery upon his wife and Avas parol
ed on his promise to treat her pro
perly, refrain from the use of in
toxicating liquor and pay all costs
Apples from the Fax West.
Mrs. Henri George, of Spokane.
Wash., formerly Miss Eva Stumpf.
of this place, in writing to Mrs.
Craig Stumpf here, says,' ''The
box of apples Jim (Craigs heir)
will receive by express is from
John (the new arrival in the
George home) and shows four va
rieties of our wonderful apples—
' Spitzenburg, "Grimes Golden,'
4 Jonathan' and 'Delicious.' The
very biggest is a 'Delicious' and
for any one you would pay in a
INDIANA, PA. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1914.
quarters in a school house seventy
miles behind the firing line. It 4s
in a quiet, peaceful litale village
and feAV soldiers are to be seen in
the neighborhood. Gen. Joffte
Avorks 12 hours a day and is in ro
bust heal and excellent spirits.
His convictions are summed up in
the follpAving words:
"We will win."
ed this evening from Chatham Avas
due to an accidental explosion
Avhile ammunition Avas being load
ed on the Avarship.
An eye-witness Avho was on a
ship a short distance from the ill
fated Bulwark said:
"I was at breakfast at about 10
minutes to 8 o'clock this morning,
when I heard an explosion and I
Avent on deck. My first impression
Avas that the report Avas produced
by the firing of a salute from one
of the ships, but the noise Avas
"When I got on deck I soon saAV
that something awful had happen
ed. The Avater and the sky Avere
obscured by dense volumes of
smoke. We Avere ordered at once
to the scene of the disaster to ren
der what assistance Ave could.
Vessel Vanished Immediately Af
"At first AA T C could see nothing
but Avhep the smoke cleared aivay
Ave Avere horrified to find that the
battleship Bulwark had gone. She
seemed to haA T e entirely vanished
from sight, but a little later AVC
detected a portion of the huge bat
tle ship shoAving about four feet
above the water.
"We kept a A'igilant lookout for
the unfortunate crew, but saAV on-
New York hotel 75 cents. This is
the week of the National Apple
Show. We took ift in last night
and saw a wonderful display of
fruit. The apples Ave are sending
you Avill keep a long time, so don't
hurry to eat them."
Our friend Craig is a great ap
ple eater and it is not to be sup
posed that he Avill heed the last
sentence in his sister's letter:
Must Pay for "Juice."
The residents of Rossiter must
pay for electicity consumed. Here
tofore the Clearfield Bituminous
Coal Company furnished light at
a flat rate and the lights were
burned day and night. The light
ing has been taken over by a new
company and meters installed.
Advertise in The Patriot.
Street Car Collision.
Owing to A'erv slippery rails a
Jreekside and a Clymer car collid
ed about 10 o'clock Thursday
morning on North Sixth street.
Slippery rails and unable to con
trol the brake Avas the reason giv
en by the motorman, who together
with the passengers of both cars
| Avere A'ery Avell shaken, up.
Motorman Kier, of the Clymer
! car. seeing that a collision Avas in
evitable, jumped back from the
motorman's box. The breaking of
the glass and the splintering of
the AA'ood Avas heard for several
It seems that? some of the em
ployes of the Traction Company ei- j
ther do not care to abide by the!
company's rules or are negligent. !
Does the company not enforce
its regulations toward their em
ployes as to distance, speed and
Let us hope this will be the last
JohnstoAvn Man Pays
A Forty-Year-Old Debt
E. 11. Griffith, of Marion Center,
has received the third and last
payment on a very old debt from
a man noAv residing in Johnstown.
About forty years ago a resident
of Marion Center Avas overcome
by misfortune and Avas unable to
pay his debts. He left to Avirk in
Johnstown, Avalking almost the en
tire distance to that town. He
OAved Mr. Griffith a bill and the
Marion Center man long ago lost
trace of the man. He'had forgot
ten about the bill until a feAV
months ago, when the debtor, noAv
a very old man, walked into Mr.
Griffith's store, told AVIIO he AA T US
and made a first payment on the
bilL He later made a second and
finally the last payment. The
JohnstOAA-n resident said he had
neA-er been able to pay the bill un
Gipsy Postoffice Robbed'
At an early hour last Saturday
morning the postoffice at Gipsy,
this county, Avas robbed.
The thieves succeeded in bloAv
ing up the safe, which not only
tore up part of the building, but
secured several hundred dollars'
worth of stamps, one hundred and
seventy-five dollars in cash and a
number of checks.
Mr. Tyger is the postmaster and
proprietor of the store.
Mr. H. B. Hamilton, postoffice
inspector, of Vandergrift, ivent
OA'er Monday to investigate.
There is no light on the robbery
PunxsutaAvney, Nov. 24. The
postoffice and store of the Mahon
ing Supply Company at Helvetia
Avas robbed of more than $5OO in
merchandise, money and stamps
in one of the most daring robber
ies in some time in this section.
Nitro-glyeerine Avas used by the
burglars, AVIIO entered the build
ing by removing a pane of glass.
Five Are Held for
Murder at Greensburg.
Ernest Keeping. John Showal
ter, WalterS cott, Thomas Shaffer
and Edward Bluskey were held by
a coroner's jury for the mured of
Isaiah Wedge, of Ridge, whose
body was found in the bed of a
wagon draw by two unguided
horses on the streets of Latrobe
The five men went to the scene of
the crime in an automobile, all
confessed, and after drinking
much beer determined to hold up
the first person that passed that
way with robbery for the motive.
Wedge was the victim and all say
that Keeping, a youth of twenty-
[three years, fired the fatal allot.
H. B. Marshall and
The Lyric Minstrels.
The presentation of the Lvrie
Minstrels, made up mostly of our
home talent, was well patronized
The program Avhich Avas arrang-
Ed and directed by Harry B. Mar
shall, Avas for the benefit of the
In raising the curtain the audi
ence faced a pyramid of players,
both musicians and black-face, the
last mentioned Avere the ones who
for a short time puzzled someAvhat
the audience Avith their unfamiliar
W. P. Walker Avas the main at
traction, Avho not only proved him-
self as an all around man, but an
excellent basso singer.
Some one remarked, "Where is
Geo. Leydic? He is supposed to
;ave Avhite trousers?" Nobody
kneAv him until he sang. "If I
Should Meet You Face to Face."
LaAvrence Yogel put forth all his
feelings in singing, "Dat's Music
to Me." In fact, they all did good
Avork, and showed frankness in
their comic singing and acting.
Harry Marshall is to be congrat
ulated not only as a leader, but
for AA r orking faithfully and en
thusiastically in putting these
young men on the platform to
show our home folks that Indiana
can do a few things by putting
forth a little effort.
High Up in Politics.
Dr. Work, of Colorado, Avas not I
the only native of Indiana county,
who lost out by a narroAv margin
in the western states for a seat in
the United States | Senate. Ex-
Judge Black was defeated by Sen
ator Jones, AVIIO was re-elected, in
a very close fight in Washington.
-Logan J. Long, a son of Mr. and,
Mrs. C. J. T. Long, of the Central
Hotel, Indiana, Avas elected to the
general assembly from Franklin
Firm in Indiana.
The ArroAV Motor Company is
the name of a neAv automobile firm
in Indiana, Avhose garage will be
located in the building just at the
rear of the Clawson Hotel on
Water street. Charles Huey" and
Frank Moorhead, proprietors of
the Indiana NeAvstand, have pur
chased the interest of Ira Jobe, of
the firm of Widdowson & Jobe. j
and haA-e already taken charge of
Lead Pencil Cause
of Serious Injury
Inez Braughler, little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Braughler.
of Marion Center, while running
up the steps of the 11. J. Thomp
son home, struck a sharp pointed
lead pencil in the lining of her
coat with one leg and drove it into
the fleshy part of the other leg.
near the knee. About an inch and
a half of the lead pencil Avas brok
en off in the leg. An operation ivas
necessary to remo\'e the pencil and
a A'ery serious Avound is the result.
Former Indiana Normal Star
Captain of U. of Maine Team.
"Dutch" Ruffner, former Indi
ana Normal football player, cap
j tain of one of the most successful
; teams in the history of that school
has been elected captain of the
| University of Maine team at Oro
noy Me. Ruffner played a sensa
tional game at tackle for three
years at Indiana. For the past
j three years he has been playing
jwith the Maine team. Ruffner's
t koine i..5 a l Arcadia.
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j Tells Almost Improbable Story of
Death of His Brother-in-Law
SAYS HE INTENDED TO END
Accident or murder is the ques
tion that confronts Indiana coun
; ty authorities in the death of John
Roof, aged 40 years at Homer City
last Monday evening. Roof was
shot and was later run over and
badly mangled by the Pennsylv
nia passenger train on its last trip
south that evening. As none of
the train creAv knew that a man
had been run over until informed
of the accident by the county an- •
thorities, the story of Samuel Ma
son. a brother-in-IaAV of the dead
man, who is in the county jail on
a charge of murder, is the ouly ex
planation of Roof's death.
Mason lives at Strangford, near
Blairsville. lie and Roof married
sisters by the name of Starry,
j Mason declares that he has been
having domestic trouble and he
came to Homer City Monday
morning to talk matters over Avith
Roof. They spent the day togeth
er, Mason intending to return to
his home that evening.
According to Mason, he and
Roof were standing near Roof's
home along the railroad track,
near the incubator Avorks Monday
night. Mason had been drinking
and reciting the story of his do
mestic troubles to Roof, his broth
er-in-laAv. Mason dreAv a revolver
and, remarking to Roof that he
Avould end his troubles pointed the
Aveapon at his head. Roof made
an effort to secure the gun and in
the scuffle that followed it was
discharged, the ball striking Roof
Mason declared that he ran for aid
for the injured man and that dur
ing his absence Roof staggered up
on the railroad tracks and was hit
by the southbound train, which
passed a moment after the shoot
Returning to Roof Mason "dis
covered the accident" and notified
the authorities. A warrant was
issued by Justice of the Peace
Weir and his arrest folloAved. Ma
son was brought to the county jail
by Constable Griffith late Monday
Residents of Homer City tell a
different story, however. They de
clare that a shot was heard just as
the train passed and allege that
Roof either fell or Avas pushed in
front of the train during a scufiie.
Roof was employed in the mines
at Homer City and leaves a wife
and five children. Mason says
Roof ha<l not been drinking previa
ous to the accident.
Coroner H. B. Buterbaugh held
an inquest Tuesday, at Avhich a
verdict Avas rendered holding Ma
son responsible for the death of
his/ brother-in-IaAV. Mason has a
wife and three children.
Diphtheria Closes School.
The Cross Roads school in Cen
ter tOAAiiship fcas been closed in
definitely as the result of the prev
alence of diphtheria in that dis
trict. Nine cases of the disease are
Injured Autoist Still
Unconscious in Hospital
I. E. Kerr, Avho was injured
when his automobile went over a
j 25-foot embankment near Rossiter
| Junction, remains unconscious at
the Adrian hospital, where he was
taken following the accident.
There are several <*oituMirms about
his head and th do'-tois are con
wv/ A J A