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Orphans’ Court Proceedings,
Real Estate, Marriage
Elizabeth P. Gugus to County
Trust Co,. Somerset $700.
Robert Nicholson’s administrator
to Jedi Show, Confluence, $800.
Jedi Show to E. 8. Thomas, Con-
C. L. Spencer to Ellen L. Spen-
cer, Paint Borough, $1,975.
D. B. Zimmerman, to W.
Kooser, Jenner twp., $5,000.
P. T. Miller, to Irvin E. Miller,
Stonycreek twp., $600.
J. W. Mayr., to Somerset Coal
Co., Jenner twp., $10;
J. M. Wolfersberger to Baltimore
& Ohio, R. R., Black twp,, $900.
Austin GG. Schrock, to Norman
Neimiller, Brothersvalley twp., $600
Wm. Wable to Hiram Wable,
J. J. Hoblitzell to W. T. Hoblitzell,
Summit twp., $1.
George S. Mowry, to Uriah Weaver,
Elizabeth E. Beaie to Helen Beale,
Somerset twp, $2,800. Lg
Charles 8S. Fifer, to Harry W.
Boyts, Somerset twp., $12,500.
Nancy Homer,s executor fo Earle
T. Fulton Stoyestown. $810.
Barle T. Fultan to Lucy Penrod:
Klimence Sadey to Annie Sadey,
Jenner, twp., $1.
Jacob Neff to Thomas Neff, Jen-
ner twp., $150.
Wilson K. Walker, to First Nation-
al Bank of Stoyestown, Stoyestown,
Steve Briticak to Andrew Tarrigan,
Rose A. Hase, to John R. Scott,
Belinda Hite to. First National
Bank of Stoyestown, Stoyestown, $1.
Wilmore Coal Co., to Mikele De
Otto, Windber, $200.
David Evans to Daniel
Arthur Evans to same, Windber,
F. E. Straub, to G. T. McGough,
Jr., Allegheny twp., $1,000.
Lucinda Geiger to George T.
Beall, Meyersdale, $1,300.
Jonathan Growall, to Elizabeth
Growall, Rockwood, $6,000.
Alvin E. Fritz to Elsie M. Lohr,
Jenner twp., $4,000. i
Mary Ellen Miller, to Bertha A.
Miller, Summit twp., $1.
Lewis C. Lambert, to Joseph M.
Miller, Stonycreek twp., $10.
Kate Vinseck to Motys Marslanka,
Josiah Ankeny, to Emma E.
Weaver, Paint twp., $1,000.
C. W. Weigle to R. W. McGregor,
Susan McGregor, to same, Hooy-
Edward Engle, to Harrison Fuller,
Salisbury, $400. ;
Simon P. Naugle to Joseph De-
lorie, Windber, $300.
Benedick Shuto to Michael Peter,
Hugh W. Marror to Wm. Geddes,
Frank A. Wolfhope to Henry Wolf-
hope, New Baltimore, $1.
Wiley O. Ringler, to L. C. Long,
Somerset, twp. $6,000.
Ralph Lloyd, of Windber, and
Elsie Witchew, of Reitz.
Earle Trevour of Hooversville and
Emma Darl Wagner, of Shade twp.
John Bosak and Annie Alatky, both
of Adams twp., Cambria county.
James Garfield Shaffer, of Wind-
ber, and Lilie Belle Parson, of Rum-
Charles Turina and Theraso Busco,
both of Jenner twp.
George Horopka and Bertha Elco,
both of Boswell.
John Strancak and Reggie Rustak,
both of Hagevo.
John Szvinar and Annie Gowalsky,
both of. Windber.
Guiseppe Vadacchino and Maria
Degrazia, both of Windber.
Cragio Lattanzi‘and Ollie Gennaro,
both of Confluence.
Antonio Crososki and Julia Czar-
linski, both of Windber.
Wasul Wilcho and Annie Lellem,
both of Listie.
The will of Levi Hanlin, late of
Jenner twp., directed that his farm
be diyided between his two sons,
Robert H. Hanlin and Harrison H.
Hanlin, the former: to pay for the
same the sum of $2,000 and the
latter $1,500. The balance of his es-
tate is left to his three daughters
Zernah, L. Speicher, |
Huldah E. Hanlin, and Margaret A.
Custer. Testator’s two sons are ap-
pointed executors. The will was
datod May 13, 1911, and witnessed b*
the Hon. R. W. Lohr, and Laura M.
Lohr. ! .
Alice B. Largent, late of Meyers-
dale, directed that J. A. Gaaves,
shall be paid for caring for her duar-
ing her illness, and the balance is
left to the trustees of the Meyers-
dale Lutheran church. J. A. Grayes
is named as executor. The will was
dated March 26, 1913, and witnessed
by W. B. B. Cook and Elda Cook.
John J. Blough, late of Elk Lick
twp., left his, estate to his legal
heirs, while a cash bequest of $150
is made to Martha J. Brant. Milton
J. Blough is appointed executor. ‘The
will was dated December 14, 1812,
ad witnessed by J. C. Lichliter,
and O. 8. Lichliter.
Simon P. Sweitzer, late of Somer-
set, made the following cash be-
quest: Edna Torpey, $1,000,; Eva
Lichtyv, $500 and Pearle Lichty,
$300. The balance of his estate is to]
be equally divided among his child-
ren, as follows:—Jennie Rhodes,
John L. Sweitzer, and: Charles B.
Sweitzer. Attorney J. H. Uhl, is
named as executor. The will was
dated November 19th 1908, and wit-
nessed by Frank K. Sanner and H.
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION.
To Edward E. Harkoom, estate of
H.R. McClintock, late of Addison
twp. Bond $1,000.
To Somerset Trust Co., in the es-
tate of Theresa Welsh, late of Jen-
ner twp. Bond $2,000.
For Good Roads.
State Road building, which had
been to a considerable extent held
back because of delay in the enact-
ment of the legislation necessary to
an adequate supply of funds, has been
resumed for the season,and the State
Highway Department is counting on
a substantial quantity of construction
before winter puts a stop to work of
this character. Three contracts have
been let for improved highways in
Lancaster county. Bids have been
asked for twelve pieces of work, in-
volving 95,000 feet of road in various
parts of the state. Additional bids are
to be asked at an earley date for 150,- |
000 feet of road, partly on the state-aid
plan and partly main state highways.
An interesting feature of this year’s
contracts is that wherever possible
the department has chosen work that
will connect existing stretches of im-
proved highway or extend pieces of
road previously improyed. Each sec-
tion is designated to fit into the gen-
eral scheme of a comprehensive sys-
tem of main highways. A notable
instance of this is found in two. sec-
tions of Route 5, which extends from
Scranton to Wilkes-Barre by way of
Pittston. One section contains 11,652
feet and the other 24,435 feet. = They
will connect municipalities that have
improved their streets. As a result
there will be in a short time a contin-
uous improved highway between the
county seats of Lackawanna and Lu-
zern counties. Another case of the
kind is in regard to a short piece of
road between Harrisburg end Steel-
ton, which is the only unimproved
portion in twelve miles of highway.
Similar connections are to be made in
Fayette and Beayer counties and on
Rote 286, in Blair county. Later con-
tracts are to be characterized by a
like policy. The three contracts alreaCy
awarded in Lancaster county cover
54,291 feet and will connect important
roads greatly increasing the amount
of continuous good roads in that re-
While the work for the present
season is now under way, there is no
likelihood that the actual road im-
provement in 1913 will exceed that of.
1912. The same will be true of 1914 as
no money will be available either this
year or next except such as can be
spared from the current revenues. As
the recent Legislature appropriated
$27,000,000 more than the estimated in-
oome of the state for the two years,
good roads must bear their share of
the enforced curtailment. It is appar-
ent to those familiar with the situ-
ation that this condition of affairs
will oontinue until some plan has been
evolved for financing the road build-
ing program independently of the reg-
ular revenues, because the temptation
of the legislators to appropriate the
state money for their private charities
and other institutions at the expense
of public roads has been demonstrated
time and time again to be too strong
to be resisted,
Meanwhile, the demands of the
State Highway Department for the
construction aud repair of roads all
over the state are far in excess of its
ability to meet, by reason of the lim-
eted amount of money that can be
diverted from the public revenues for
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¢“] have been somewhat costive,
put Doan’s Regulets give just the re-
sults I desire. They act mildly and
regulate the bowels perfectly.—Geo.
B. Krause, Altoona, Pa. ad
Over the State
Altoona.—Two boys while walking
through the mountains west of this
city found the decomposed body of
Robert Emmett McCann, a young civil
and mining engineer, lying on the
summit of a hill a mile west of this
city. McCann, who wgs aged 24 years,
recently returned from Florida, where
he was employed, and spent much of
his vacation hunting. Last Saturday
he took his gun and went to the
woods, and his prolonged absence
caused his relatives no uneasiness, as
he had frequently been absent several
days on such excursions. When found
his rifle lay at his feet, and a bullet
hole in his throat and through his
head leads to the theory that his gun
was accidentally discharged.
Scranton.—From a knife wound in
his throat, self-inflicted, Clement Dun-
derwald, aged 54, died in the West
Side hospital. The death of his 22-
year-old daughter is believed to have
cdused Wunderwald to commit sui-
Washington.—Rev. C. W. Johnstoh,
for 25 years a Presbyterian minister
at Efulen, German West Africa,
reached Washington, his former home,
on an extended furlough, being met
here by Mrs. Johnston and their two
sons, Robert and Logan, who are in
the United States securing their edu-
cation. Mr. Johnston brought with
him from the African jungles a chim-
panzee. The animal was not suited
for a pet, however, and was sold to a
New York menagerie.
Birdsboro.—Robert Reinard, of Mo-
nocacy, while painting a huge boiler
at the Birdsboro stone plant, was
burned to a crisp.
Philadelphia. -— The Pennsylvania
Railroad Co. is preparing to spend
$600,000,000 for the elimination of
grade crossings on its lines east and
west of Pittsburg. This is according
to an estimate made by officials, who
say that there now are approximately
13,000 crossings at grades which, in
the interests of public safety and
efficiency of qgperation, must be. re
moved. It is estimated that the re-
moval of one grade crossing costs
Uniontown.—Two thousand pounds
of powder exploded at the DuPont
works, four miles south of Union-
town, when a car in which it was
loaded was derailed near the powder
mill. The car ran down the steep in-
cline 500 feet before it left the track
and the explosion followed. Men
working near ran for their lives and
got to places of safety.
Johnstown.—When Mary Chalinski,
a domestic in the Hotel Mussulin, at
Broad and Front streets, started to
look for a bedbug with a candle in her
room, she set fire to the mattress and
a two-alarm blaze with a loss of $4,000
resulted. The hostelry is in a foreign
section of the city and a large crowd
witnessed the firemen at work on the
blaze, which was one of the most spec-
tacular fires that has occurred in this
city in months. Mary, frightened
when she saw the mattress in flames,
shut the door and said nothing. The
flames had gained much headway
when discovered. Firemen, when they
arrived some time later, found Mary
in a secluded room bemoaning the
loss of her “jawh.”
Kane.—Hundreds of oil derricks
and trees were blown down, while
telephone and telegraph lines were put
out of service in the worst storm in
years. Passenger and freight Service
on the Pennsylvania railroad was de-
layed several hours owing to trees
being blown across the tracks at Wet-
more. Farmers were also heavy losers
caused by the hail. Sheffield, Mt. Jew-
ett and Ludlow also report heavy
losses from the storm.
Uniontown.—Men sought shelter be-
hind friendly trees, houses and coal
sheds, while hundred of women and
children ran screaming hysterically
about when Luther White, aged 21,
following a fist fight which preceded
the first inning of a baseball game
at Mt. Braddock, went to his home
and securing a Winchester rifle,
threatened everybody on the field. He
was overpowered by the umpire,
“Mont” McCormick, and two spec-
tators, who, while his attention was
drawn to one part of the diamond,
grabbed him from the rear and took
the weapon from him. After being
overpowered White was arrested and
taken before Justice of the Peace G.
A. McCauley. Nobody thought of ex-
amining the gun until the justice
asked for it as evidence. When the
justice opened the chamber he dis-
covered it was empty. There was a
general laugh among the men in the
court room, but the justice, who did
not think it a laughing matter, com-
mitted White to the Fayette county
jail to await a hearing in court on
charges of pointing firearms, assault
and battery and disorderly conduct.
Pittsburgh.—Edward Linn, alleged
to be the man who rented a room at
the home of Mrs. Anna Funstall,
South Millvale avenue, and disap-
peared, taking with him about $300
worth of jewelry, was arrested in
Youngstown, O., and will be brought
to this city. .
Kittanning—When a hoop on a
large tank which contained 25 bar-
rels of vinegar, shipped here by the
Cruikshank Brothers company of
Pittsburgh, broke a steady stream of
people carrying tubs, buckets, pitchers
and other vessels visited the freight
car on which the tank was shipped
and carried away most of the liquid.
York.—A blaze partly destroyed the
Foust distillery near Glen Rock. A
bucket brigade did good work, but
was unable to check the flames, which
were confined to the distillery, a two-
story stone building. The loss is
HIS “GUESS” EASILY THE BEST
Schoclmaster Did a Little Thinking
and Astonished His Crowd of
Men wonder at what they do not |
understand, but a seeming marvel
often becomes absurdly simple when
it is explained. Many years ago &
schoolmaster, in the course of his
travels, had occasion to stay for a day
or two at a country travern. As he
sat in the public room with a dozen
other persons, evidently natives of the
place, there came along a man with a
fat hog that he was driving to market.
Leaving the animal outside, he en-
tered the inn and joined the little
company. Several of the latter went
to the window to look at the hog.
“That’s a fine pig you've got thers,
neighbor,” remarked one. “Do you
know what he’ll weigh?” :
“Yes, sir,” returned the pig's owner,
“I had him on the scales just before
I started out. What do you guess he'll
The questioner, thus questioned in
turn, looked at the pig carefully, and
made a guess. The owner turned to
the rest of the company, and said:
“Will not somebody else give a
guess? Just for the fun of it, let
everybody have a try.” :
The proposal met with favor. One
after another the men eyed the pig
critically, and ‘aftém due considera-
tion, gave their estimates of His
weight. The schoolmaster, who
seemed deeply absorbed in his own
thoughts, alone took no part in the
contest. But he was not to be let
“Say, friend,” the owner of the pig]
urged, aren’t we going to hear from
The pedagogue, who perhaps had
never in his life looked attentively at
a pig, rose, went to the window, and
gazed out at this one. He deliberated
for a moment, then, with modest res-
itation, named a certain number of
At hearing it, the eyes and the
mouth of the pig’s owner opened wide
“Wal, I swan!” he exclaimed.
“You're the champion! All the others
guessed either over or under, but
you’ve hit it almost to a pound.”
Every one stared at the schoolmas-
ter admiringly, but no one was shrewd
enough to tell how he had been able |
to make so good a guess. It had not |
been a lucky hit, although he could
have done quite as well without see-
ing the pig. He knew nothing about
swine, but he knew a good deal about '
figures. Having heard the guesses of |
11 more or less expert judges, he had |
added together their guesses, divided
the sum by 11, and “guessed” the re- |
MANY MEN WITHOUT RELIGION
Agnosticism and Deliberate Unbelief |
Astonishingly Prevalent Among
Citizens of Florence, Italy,
Prof. Ugo Gusti, head of the statis- |
tics bureau cof Florenee, gives some |
curious particulars in regard to the
religious beliefs of the Florentines,
declared in last year’s census. |
Heading the section of “No Religion” |
about ten per cent. are printers and |
about the same number of profession-
al men and artists, nine pér cent. of
civil servants, the finer trades and
railway and tramway employes. In
answer to the query on:their religion
curious answers were received.
“I believe in the God of Garibaldi
and Mazzini,” “Religion is home,”
“Catholic, but do not believe in God’s
ministers,”- “Catholic of my own con-
science,” “Agnostic,” “Positivist,” “Ma-
terialist,” “Anti-clerical Christian,”
In the population of 232,860 almost
205,695 declare themselves to be Cath-
olic, 1,641 Protestants, Protestants of
other nationalities 1,798, Jews 2,569,
other creeds 144, no religion 8,315, un-
Early Showed Heroism.
As a boy, Rear Admiral Young, who
died last month, showed qualities that
were sure to out him in the front rank
of his profession. As a midshipman,
he leaped overboard to rescue a. sea-
man, and before the boats could be
lowered and rowed to him, he was
three miles astern, swimming and
supporting the unconscious sailor.
Later, when the ship Huron was
wrecked on a reef off the North Caro-
lina coast, he and another man tried
to reach the shore on a raft. When
the raft capsized, he not only swam
ashore, but dragged his companion to
safety with him. Then he ran to a life-
saving station, broke into the build-
ing, dragged out the apparatus, and
succeeded in saving 34 officers and
men out of a crew of a hundred and
thirty-two. For this act of heroism
congress advanced him in rank, and
the legislature of Kentucky, his native
state, made him an honorary member.
Save the Label.
“Awkwardness in pouring medicine
from a bottle cost me $2,” a man said.
“Because I poured it out on the label
side and got the number of the pre-
scription ang the date’ blurred the
druggist wouldn’t refill it, and I had
to give the doctor another call. I
got no sympathy from the druggist.
“‘But you had to learn your les-;
son, he said. ‘Nearly everybody does. !
It seems second nature for everybody
except nurses, doctors and druggists
to pour medicine from the label side
ofa bottle. The professionals never
do. They always pour from the oppo-
site side and keep the label clean.
Laymen, after they have paid the
price of a consultation for the expe-
rience, also adopt that method.”
NEW LAWS OF
A Brief Outline of Acts of the
General Assembly of 1913 As
Approved by the Governor
Validates bonds illegally issued by
Appropriates $125,000 to pay the tui-
tion at state normal schools of pupils
preparing to teach in the public
Makes it unlawful for an officer af-
ter his term has expired, as well as
while in office, to charge or demand
any fee except that provided by law,
and providing a penalty for failing te
refund excess fees collected.
Amends the law allowing pay to
witnesses held without bail to include
commitments by coroners.
Provides for appointments and com-
pensation of janitors for the various
courts mn counties of 1,200,000 and
Extends the scope of the law pro-
hibiting persons who have not been
admitted to the bar from advertising
Amends the law requiring county
recorders to record free of charge the
certificates of all honorably discharged
soldiers dnd sailors of the state, mak-
ing it possible for the discharge to be
presented by an agent.
$15,500 is appropriated for deficien-
cy the two past years in maintaining
the State Hospital for Injured Per-
sons of the Trevorton, Shamokin and
Mt. Carmel coal fields.
Provides for transportation to Get-
tysburg of state officials, guests of the
state, and old soldiers to attend the
celebration of the fiftieth anniversary
of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Provides for the better protection of
wild birds and game; requires license
for hunting to be procured before us-
ing guns, and fixes the ‘Resident
Hunter's License” at one dollar.
Repeals the supplement to the act
for preventing clandestine marriages.
Repeals the act for preventing clan-
Commissioners of public parks in
cities of the first class given full
power and control over parks.
- No. 67
Gives commissioners of public
parks in cities of the first class power
to make rules and regulations govern-
ing drives. : :
Appropriated $195,000 to pay one-
half the expense of caring for vet-
erans at the Gettysburg reunion.
Joint City and County Building.
Permits city and county authorities
to construct buildings for their joint
use. The site may be selected from
land belonging either to the city or
county and the cost of the building
apportioned between the city and
county. Also authorizes purchase or
condemnation of additional ground for
gite and for bonds to pay cost of erec-
Game law providing for the protec-
tion and preservation of game.
To provide for the classification of
fish in lakes of 5,000 acres, and to pro-
tect and provide for the maintenance
and increase. Imposes a license fee
for fishermen and requires counties to
pay costs of prosecution.
Extends the list of birds protected
by the game laws and regulates the
sale of feathers of protected birds.
Provides necessary medical atten-
tion for persons supposed to be in
danger from hydrophobia, after hav-
ing been bitten, and providing for ex-
penses previously incurred in like
Provides for the construction of a
fish way across the Susquehanna at
Repeals a supplement to the act to
establish a board of wardens at the
port of Philadelphia, by which pilots
shall no longer be required to serve
an apprenticeship of six years.
After July 1st, when this act took
effect, wages shall be paid as often as
semi-monthly, the first’ payment be-
tween the first and fifteenth, and the
second before the last day of the
Validates certain receivers’ sales.
Amends the act relating to receiv-
ers’ sales by providing for notices by
mail to all interested parties describ-
ing the property to be sold.
Relates to the manner of making
service in actions at law.
Under this act the governor ap-
points a board of women in each coun-
ty as trustees, to carry into effect the]
provisions of this law, providing
monthly payments as approved by the
board to indigent, widowed or aban-
doned mothers, for partial support of
their children in their own homes.
Payments are to be made direct to the
pensioner by the state treasurer and
the county treasurer. Payments must
be ‘discontinued when the child is of
legal aga to secure emplcyment. The
trustees are to serve without pay, bug
shall be allowed traveling expenses.
The trustees shall provide a headquar-
ters and appoint an investigator. Then
are also given permission to employ
a stenographer. The wearly office ex-
pense shall not exceed $3,000 for coun.
ties with cities of the first class, $2,400
for counties with cities of the second
class, $1,800 for counties with cities
of the third class, nor $1,200 in other
counties. $200,000 appropriated to
carry the law into effect. No mother
can become a pensioner who has not
continuously resided three years in
the county where the application is
Provides for the protection of elk
and deer and provides for any county
to be closed to hunting for a term of
years upon petitions and hearings.
No. 82 :
Regulates the storage and sale of
linseed oil; fixes standards for raw
and boiled linseed oil, and repeals pre-
Repeals section 2806 of the act of
May 18, 1911, to establish a public
Regulates the sale of seeds—
clovers, timothy, alfalfa, barley,
wheat, oats, rye, spelt and buckwheat,
and provides standards for purity.
Amends section 1125 of the act to
establish a public school system in
regard to the county superintendent’s
Appropriates $6,209.82 for deficiency
in salaries of orphans’ court judges
in Philadelphia and Allegheny coun-
Reorganizes the Attorney General's
office; designates the number of em-
ployees, and fixes salaries.
Prohibits the Killing of foxes Im
Delaware county, except those de-
Permits boarding house keepers ‘in
suits before magistrates, aldermen or
justices io attach the wages of delin-
quents, but to not exceed the sum due
for four weeks.
Concerns mattresses; regulates
their making, prohibits the use of un-
Allows the killing of deer between
November 10th and 25th only.
? No. 92 .
Provides for the establishment of
vocational schools; for state aid in.
maintenance, and for payment of tui-
tion by the state.
2 No. 23
Repeals the act “to encourage the
repression of tuberculosis of cattle.”
Commissioners of townships of the
first class may make appropriations
to support fire companies in their
Decreases by $30,000 the appropria-
tion for printing and binding and in-
creases $30,000 the appropriation for
paper required for the executive, ju-
dicial and legislative departments.
Validates certain elections not held
in conformity to law.
Permits an abandoned wife to sue
Makes an appropriation of $2,520 to
pay the judgment obtained against
the state by W. C. Wolfe.
The deputy prothonotary of the su-
preme court of the Eastern district is
to receive a salary of $3,000 during
the.absence of his superior.
Relates to hospital fees paid by tha
state in certain cases.
Confers additional powers on the
Board of Public Charities, and fixes
the salary of the secretary at $5,000,
Makes it unlawful to throw broken
glass, metal or dangerous refuse on
any public highway.
No. 103 :
Changes the terms of directors of
the poor in districts where the num-
ber of directors is eight.
Requires separate specifications for
plumbing, heating, ventilating and
electrical work, and calls for separate
bids on all public buildings costing
$1,000 and over, and the letting of
contracts to the lowest bidder.
Because the federal government has
made no appropriation the additional
sum of $15,000 is appropriated for the
statue of Gen. George G. Meade at
Washington. The president of the
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad,
the commander of the Central Penn-
sylvania Grand Army Association, and
John Wanamaker are made additional
members of the commission,
Appropriates $5, J for the State
Hospital for the Criminal Insane at
No. 107 '
Regulates the employment of eoun-
ty detectives in counties of from
300,000 to 700,000.
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