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VOL. XYI. NO. 4.9
THE ONLY PAPER ) ÜBLISHED AT THE COUNTY SEAT OF SULLIVAN COUNTY.
COUNTY SEAT |
i LOCAL AND PERSONAL V
EVENTS BRIEFLY TOLD |
James S. Gainor of Dushore was
a pleasing caller at this office on
"The V. I. S. will meet at the
home of Mrs. Gumble on Monday
Lewis P. Gasperini of Bridge
port, Conn., is spending some time
in this place.
Frank Taylor, superintendent of
the Ralston tannery, was home
T. G. Mittlestadt of New York
City was a business man in town
L. M. King of Sonestown wa< a
pleasing caller at the News Item
office on Monday.
Court commenced on Monday
morning, the proceedings will ap
pear in next week's' issue.
M. O. Barnes of Forksville was
attending court here this week and
paid this office a pleasing call.
F. H. Ingham lias purchased
from the Blue Grass Farm Kennels
of Berry', Kentucky, a fine Lle»ve -
Rev. Thomas Ripple and wile ol
Columbia county are ihe guests of
the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. S. Eddy.
Mrs. Charles Skeen (formerly
Miss Cora Karns) ol Pottsville at
tended the funeral of Mrs. Robert
Stormont last week.
A.A. Dunhan and son of Eaglesmere
who had been crushing stone in
this place to be used in the foun
dation of the new hotel, "Mokoma
Inn," finished the work on Satur
John Leahy, Miss Jessie Wrede
and Miss Helen Carpenter, teach
ers in the borough schools, enter
tained the pupils in the high school
auditorium on Friday afternoon
with ice cream and waifers.
The monthly meeting of the
directors of the First National
Bank was held on Tuesday. Among
the out of town directors in attend
ance were Dr. J. L. Christian of
Lopez, \Y. B. Snider and Philip
Peterman of Nordmont.
Among those from out of town
who attended the funeral of Mrs.
Robert Stormont on Thursday of
last week were the following: Rob
ert Mason of Austin, Misses lone
and Marjorie M ison of West Ches
ter, Wm. L. Stormont, wife and
son of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mrs
Cora Skeene of Pottsville.
Robs Cars at Milton, Given
Milton, Dee. •"».—Charles Miller,
former janitor at the Realty build
ing, was found guilty by a jury at
Snnbury today on charges of re
ceiving stolen goods and breaking
seals on Heading ears in and near
Milton with intent to steal. A
long list of Miller's depredations
on cars of the Pennsy and Reading
road were testified toby detectives.
Miller was sentenced to serve
two years and six monts in jail and
to pay a fine of £">.oo and costs of
Lewisburg to Have a Manager
An innovation in town govern
ment is being considered in Levvis
burg, and council next spring may
adopt a plan that, if worked out,
will be the first of the kind adopt
ed in this state. The plan is to
put Ihe administration of the city
under I he direction of a paid official
who shall bear the same relation to
the town as any other manager
does to a corporation.
Republican Ne\vS Item.
POUND IN WOODS
Hunter Came Across it Near
St. Mary's- Blue Sweater
May Reveal Idendity
St. Marys, Deo. ">.—The .skeleton
of a man was found in the Coryell
and Russ woods near the junction
by Henry Hoffman, who was
heating up the brush and under
growth there for game. The llesh
had fallen from the bones, except
some drie.L fragments that, had been
protected by the clothing. This
was in tatters and so weather-worn
that the original color was as good
as gone. The best preserved gar
ment was a blue sweater that the
(lead man had worn. There was
nothing with the bones to help in
identification unless it is the
sweater? An investigation will be
made tomorrow with a hope of
solving tin* mystery.
This is the second case of this
kind in the same vicinity in the
past three years. The identity of
the first man whose skeleton was
found has never been determined
and it could not be told whether
death was from natural causes,
accidental or foul play.
St. Marys, Dec. 6.—Constable
F. G. Schlimm, with Superintend
ent of County Home.l. \V. DeHaas
and William Cheatle went to the
place where the by man skeleton
was discovered late yesterday after
noon to ascertain the cause of
death and to identify, if possible,
the one who had died there. They
came to the conclusion that the
man had been murdered, as it was
found that he had been shot
through the back of the head with
a ,'l2-caliber firearm of some de
The bullet"from the shot was
found imbedded in the skull.
Another thing that they held goes
to show that the murderer was
probably bent on robbery and
probably knew that the man had
money was that the money belt
worn by the dead man had been
cut. It is said that some foreigners
carry their money in purses at
tached to their belts and this is
believed what this man did, the
part containing the money being
cut away. A note book was dis
covered but the writing in a
foreign language was too far ob
literated to decipher.
It is the assumption that he
body had been lying in the woods
aboutfour years and the chances
for identity are regarded very poor.
Court convened Monday with
Judges Terry, Keefe and Miller on
t he benches.
The criminal business was not of
a character to require the services
of the 72 good men and these sum
moned as jurors so the court was
liberal in excusing those who did
not want to act.
The grand jury finished their
business and were discharged on
Monday. Those not able to get
home that evening was allowed
The crinimal business was light
and all disposed of Tuesday and
the court took up the civil business.
The first case on the list was Fair
child vs. L. V R. R. rhe pi lintiff
ii> this case claims damages for the
lose of his wiie and injury done to
his property by fire. According to
the plaintiff's statement live coals
were thrown by defendent's com
pany engine and started a lire to
to the property of \the plaintiff'
Mrs Eairchild a one at home at
the time, saw the fire and rushed
out with a pail of water and a
broom to try to extinguish it. In
some manner Mrs Fairchild's
clothing caught fire and she was so
; badly burned that her death re
sulted. The case is still on trial
Mr. Arthur Dickerson of Fox
| was taken ill on Wednesday, and
was excused from jury service on
I the Fairchild vs. i.. Y. R. R Co.
j case. By agreement the case will
proceed with eleven jurymen:
LAPORTE, SULLIVAN COUNTY PA. FRIDAY, DEC. 13 1912.
M. J. Phillips attended Teachers
Institute at Danville last week.
Miss Orpha Amies visited friends
at Williamsport and Montgomery
last Friday and Saturday.
Elston Myers on Monday morn
ing found a skunk in his trap and
attempted to pat the pretty kitty
on the head with a club. The rest
of the story he did not need to tell.
Miss Vera Buck visited H. B.
Armes and family on Sunday.
Miss Ethal Myers spoilt Sunday
with her teacher, Miss Vera Buck.
W. H. L irenson is visiting friends
at \\ ilkes-Barre.
Daniel Shires is visiting friends
. A. T. Armes has rough shod over
fifty bosses this fall and is still busy
H. H. Phillips attended the dir
ectors meeting at Sonestown on
Sit in day,
Tracy Lawrenson,primary teach
er here, on Saturday at the school
house laid the stone walk wyich he
planed and cut out this fail.
Collins Hazen of Sonestown on
Sunday evening assisted Rev.
Kahler with the revival services.
Quite a number have been conven
ed and the meetings w ill continue
a few nights 1 >nger.
Thomas Phillips of Fairview
visited his parents last Sunday.
Miss Ester Phillips is walking 8
miles each day so as to attend the
Sonestown high school.
State road men are measuring
the roads near here.
niLDRED AND BERNICE
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dreiscoll,
Mr, and Mrs. George Driscoll and
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Murphy were
called to Sadre on Wednesday as
Mr. Patrick Driscoll's son-in-law,
John Crowley, f< rmerly of this
place, was very ill, he died the
Mrs. and Mrs. M. Murray of
Dunmore is visiting Mrs. Murray's
mother, Mrs. Cumisky of Mildred
Mrs. H. Surnesky was called to
Ralston on account of the death
ol her mother. She was 100 years
and 2d days old.
Quite a number from tin's place
went to Sayre to utend John
Our reputation on basket ball
has traveled so fast that there was
nothing doing at Towanda on Fri
day evening they simply refused to
play basket ball.
The mines at this place were
running on short time last week, on
account of shortage in railroad cars.
Our basket ball team, which we
are proud of, played the Laporte
high school team on Saturday
Evening at that place and after a
very interesting game, the score
vvas 10-14 in our fav or.
The following basket ball buns
was to Laporte Saturday evening
to witness the bask i ball game:
Orie English, Fred Weaver, Daniel
Dieffenbaeh, Julius Mover, Fred
Gorge and George I.onie.
Death of John U. Hartzig
John F. Ilartzig, an old and re
spected resident oft 'berry tov, nship,
died on Monday, Dec. I, at the age
of i') 7 years. Fiiii«*i l services were
held Wednesday of last week at
lOi.'to a. ;>i. iu the Reformed church
at Dushore with interment in Bahr
Mr. Hartzig came from Germany
when a young man. He was a
single man and for many years has
been a resident of Cherry township.
STREET I'll! I'\SSE.\(!EIIS
r.U'lillT IN TRAP
Conductor Called On Fright-;
ened Riders to .lump For
Williamsport, Dee. —As ihe
result of a crash between a west
bound Pennsylvania rail roan pas
senger train and a Fourth street
ami l.iie Avenue trolley ear short
ly after 7 o'clock last evening at
the Junction crossing, over Fourth
street west of Grier, fourteen of
the twenty passengers on the car
were injured, some of them seri
ously. The car was wrecked, not
a seat remaining intact, while the
w hole rear platform was completely
cutoff. The engine of the train
was also somew hat damaged, but
not enough to prevent it resuming
its run after the accident.
The trolley ear which figured in
the accident was in charge of Wal
ter F. Hummel, niotorinuii, and
Howard Duulap, conductor. After
leaving the Junction at about 7:(>7
o'clock and upon reaching (he rail
road crossing Duulap, according to
the customc, jumped off to see if
the track was clear. He stated
that although he saw the train
coming sonic distance east of Grier
street, he gave the signal to ahead,
thinking that they had plenty of
time to cross safely.
The front w heels passed over the
westbound track when the trolley
pole flew off the overhead wire,
letving the cat stalled. Duulap
calh-d to the passengers to jump
out. All hurriedly attempted to
obey the command and but only a
few had reached safety when the
engine crashed into the rear of the
trolley. The passenger train,known
as train No. 1, was in charge of
Engineer Charles l'urrows, of Ilar
risburg, and he was unable to see
the trolley stranded on Ihe tracks,
as the lights in the trolley had gone
out when the trolley pole flew off,
and no street lights were close
enough to illuminate the tracks.
I he watchman, John Salerno,heard
the shouts of the passengers and
taking a lantern flagged the ap
proaching train, but the engineer
was unable to stop his heavy train
in time to avoid the crash.
The pilot of the engine struck
tlie rear of the car, lifted it clear
off the track and carried it forward.
Meanwhile the front trucks of the
ear had remained on the tracks and
in this manner, the front of the car
on the rails and the rear on the
piiot, the trolley was carried east
waul nearly 20k IVet.
A gate on the west side of where
the street crosses the railroad with
stood the imp ict of the crash
W hen the car sliil oil the pilot of
the engine and was I brown into the
street, it remained upright.
It was stated thai owing to the
faet that the front iruck remained
on the rails, keeping the car in an
upright position more of the four
een passengers were not seriously
injured. During its westward ride
on the pilot of the engine the trol
ley car glazed several trees on the
north side of West Fourth street,
breaking oIT a guide wire pole be
fore it was halted.
Death of Mrs. Sylvester Diffen
Mrs. Sy I vet ter Dieffenbaeh of
Overton died Monday night. She
was found ilcaiF in bed 'I uesday
morning by her children. Ihe
funeral services were held Friday
in the K. church at Overton,
with interment in the church ceine-,
She is survived by one son and
four daughters. Her husband pro
ceeded her in death about two
EAGLES MERE PARK
IS PURCHASED BY
KIESS AND EMERY
Deal Includes Forest Inn,
Amusement Hall, Auditor
ium, Six Cottages, Etc.
Gazette 11 Bulletin, Dec. 7.
One of the largest real estate
deals in the history of Ragles Mere
was consummated a few days ago,
when Congressman-elect Kdgar R.
Kiess and Joseph 11. Finery pur
chased all of the stock of the Fagles
Mere company, owning Fagles
Mere Park, which contains about
four hundred acres of timber land
at the head of the pictuiewpie Lake
of the Fagles.
The purchase includes the Forest
Inn, the large Amusement hall, the
Auditorium, a half dozen cottages,
electric light plant and water
The present owners of the park
have conducted a general insurance
business for twelve years at I lughes
viile under the firm name of Kiess
& Finery, and Mr. Kiess has been
manager of (he Fore t Inn and
Fagles Mere Park for tin past 1">
years, residing in Hughesville until
two years ago, when he became a
resident of this city, but retaining
his office in Hughesville.
Mr. Finery is treasurer and gen
eral manager of the Long Island
Wood company of iSrooklyn, where
lie has been located for several
years. Mr. Emory has been elect
ed president of the Fagles Mere
company and Mr. Kiess is secretary
and treasurer and will continue as
Mr. Kiess has for several years
been president of the Eagles Mere
Land company and the Fagles
Mere Boat company, owning the
lake at Fagles Mere, and has had
more to do with the d velopinent
of that popular resort than anyone
Situated at the head of the lake
'djoining the bathing beach and
athletic field, Fagles Mere Park
•presents a sylvan scene of unusual
charm and gives a truly pictureseue
setting to the Inn and other build
ings, including sixty cottages,
many of which are models of mod
ern architecture and completeness.
Since the park has been opened
up it has been greatly improved,
and anyone who has not seen it for
fifteen years would not recognize
it now. It has its own steamboat
pier and is also reached by the
Fagles Mere railroad, which runs
its trains within a stone's throw of
the Forest Inn itself.
Messrs. Kiess and Finery will
pursue the same progressive poli
cies that have marked the mana
gement in the past, and already
have a number of additional im
provements in contemplation.
Warden X. Molyneux, son of J.
L. Molyneux of Forks township,
and Miss Cora Marie Wilcox,
daughter of Rev. Wilcox of Mi'l
ville, were united in marriage on
Thursday of last week, in the pres
ence of a large number of friends,
by the bride's father at Wesley an
Methodist church at Millville. The
bridal couple entered the church io
the strains of Lohengrin's wedding
march delightfully rendered by the
sister of the bride. They were at
tended by Miss Winifred M°ly
ueux, sister of the groom, and Dr.
Warhnrlon of New Albany. The
bride was prettily dressed in white
and the maid of honor was heeoni
in ly gowned in pale blue. After
the ceremony then ar relatives of
the bridal party were royally feast
ed as guests of the bride's parents.
The bride was the recipient of
many beautiful and useful gi'ts,
tokens of warm and true friend
ships. After their return from a
wedding trip, which will include a
visit with relatives in Flmira, and
a sightseeing tour in Philadelphia,
Washington and Mount Vernon,
they will return to Forks township
where tbe groom will take charge
of his father's large farm. Mr.
and Mis. Molyneux are very popu
lar yn'ung people and have a host
of friends in all parts of the county
who will extend their best wishes
and eongrat illations.
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JP PITTSBURGH, PA.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the First National Bank
of Laporte, for the election of dir
ectors anil the transaction of such
other business as may come before
it, will be held at the office of the
bank in Laporte, Pa., on Tuesday,
January 14, 1913, between the
hours of 10 a. in.and p. m.
I",DW VRD LA I)LE Y,Cashier.
Laporte, l'a., Dec. 6, 1912. xl-10
Young Highwayman Caught
Saturday afternoon a twelve
yeirs-old son of James Millar, of
Milton, was sent to the office of
the Milton Manufacturing Com
pany's plant, to procure his fath
er s weekly pay envelope. The
lad was aecompadied on his errand
iby the name of Robert Ditzler,
aged a bone 1(1 years. After pro
curing the envelope young Millar
started for home and while on his
way was attacked by his com
panion, knocked down and robbed
of the pay envelope and its con
tents, amounting to 825.80.
doling Ditzler made his escape
after committing the assault and
robbrrv. As soon as the little
Miller boy related his story at
home, the officers were notified and
word was immediately sent out to
the surrounding towns to be on
the lookout for young Ditzler.
A clue was found which located
him at Northumberland boarding
house, where lie was apprehended
and taken to Milton to answer to
'the charge of assault atnd battery
and highway ropbery. He was
taken before 'Squire Wendle for
a hearing an I in default of bail
was brought to Sunbury Saturday
night by < ifficer Law.
oung Ditzler bears an unsavory
! reputation and has just returned
jto Milton from Cleveland, Ohio,
where it is understood he got in
trouble of a similar kind.
Of the amount taken §22,50 was
recovered—the $3.50 having been
; appropriated to tne purchase of
ja pair of shots, hosiery, etc.
When captured lie was about to
1 purchase a railroad ticket for
Death of John W. Speary
John W. Speary died at the
j Sonestown Hotel, where he made
liis home for the several years, on
Thursday of last week, at the age
!of 75 years.
Mr. Speary was an old and
highly respected citizen of Sones
j town. He served 3 years in the
Civil War, and was a true and
biave defender of the stars and
stripes, serving in the 84th Regi
ment and received an honorable
I discharge at the expiration of his
■ Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon and interment made
in the Elklich cemetery. He is
survived by two sons and one
daughter, Charles, of Binghamton;
Ray, of Williamsport, and Mrs.
I George Richard, of Binghamton.
St. John's Episcopal Church
Divine Service on Sunday, Dec.
Evening Prayer and Sermon at
13:00 p. m.