The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, May 24, 1894, Image 1

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    _ VOL. 1.—NO. 27.
$1.00 PER YEAR.
A ® 5
$100 Given Away. THE WORST
oe Ty Streams ( werilon and Cau se
bos each Dollars worth of goods
bought at this store we will give Five
Money Orders, and when Twenty
- reece to us oe 1
will redeem them, § One i DAMAGE
in cash or merchan EE them; or
we will accept them o Hr more at a
time towards paying for a bill of goods
purchased at any one time at this
store amounting to fifty cents or more.
Patton Pharmacy,
Drugs, Medicines, and Chem:
icals, Stationary, Confe(-
fiona as and
0 arday noon during which time the
bac water raised only to what was cone
AGENCY FOR COLUMBIA BICYCLES sidered a small sized flood and no
alarm was felt as to impending disaster.
This is the only Drug Store in pouring in heavy sheets, and about 6
Tatton ‘where these Money Orders can | o'clock the water in Chest Creek raised
* oe bad. so rapidly as to overflow its banks,
cansing residents in that vicinity to
make hasty preparations to vacate
their homes or seek shelter in the
second story, as the rain showed no
sign of abating and the rater was al-
Great Destruction.
Williamsport Under Water
DPollars Will Not Cover the Loss,
* The great downpour of rain during
the recent storm has probably caused
mediate vicinity and the residents
whose homes are along Chest Creek
view with crestfallen conntenavces the
“ruin and devastation caused by the
"Late Friday night the rain began fo
fall in torrents,
H. C. BECK, Pro.
rs Portier
' dwellings.
' The rain continued to poar at short
intervals until after twelve “o'clock
Sunday night, the great volume of
- water then causing its greatest dam-
age and calling vividly to mind the
terrible disaster of 1899.
- One of the Largest Hotels in
Northern Ca mbria;
. in not ar-
landslides passenger trains did
‘rive in Patton until 10:30 a.
| day.
~ MODERN STYLE. The damage in Patton will be slight
. compared to many other storm swept
towns, but the loss sustained is suf
Good Table and Bar Supplied ficient to make itself deeply felt. Cone
: side
rable anxiety was expressed re-
with Choiest Brands of | garding role, Sn of
Liquors. "Dry and Flannigan Runs, especially
the former, which courses through the
The Popular principal part of town. During the
HOUSE fore part of the flood atttention was
directed to a large number of logs in
: i Chest Creek, above B. F.
of PAT TON. . mill, which were expected to break
loose from their moorings at any
moment and rush down the rapidly
flowing stream. Every effort was put
A Lant ZY, forth to save them by making the
‘boom more secure with chains and
| other fastenings, but owing to the
Dealer i mn great amount of rubbish kept con-
* Ustantly piled against it, it was unable
Wines, Liq uors ‘to withstand the strain and about 9
i o'clock Sunday night it broke with a
and Beer. teri crash.
| The greater part of the damage was
| sustained in the loss of bridges and
Phe nix Brewing Co’ S. sidewalks and the flooding of build-
ings in various parts of the town. The
Bee -T, Flasks, Casks, wagon bridge across Dry Ruan on
{ Fourth, Fifth and Magee avenues were
J ugs, Etc. completely destroyed together with
the foot bridge which crosses at Fifth
‘avenue. The water in Dry Run over-
flowed its banks near Dr. J. B. Noonan’s
residence and for a time large logs and
| all kinds of drift floated down stream,
threatening great damage, but citi-
‘gens were on the alert and the water
‘Mail orders
,, Pure Bods
attended to
was turned in time to prevent anything
jserious occuring. In the icinity of
i the iron bridge the following citizens
suffered loss:
Levy and = Mitchell, of Clear-
‘fleld, by the loss of logs amount-
ing to more than 250,000 feet. It is,
“however, reported that they did not
drift: any very great distance and
many lodged upon the banks of the
creek below town.
Right il
“Are You
If so dont fail to call and in-
spect our fine line of
We have just received two
Car Loads—Can make
to suit Buyer.
‘of a slab trestle being washed away,
: besides other smaller damage.
Curt Richards’ loss will aggre-
gate $600, in loss of logs and equip-
ments for his camp. He had but
a few days previous laid in a large sup-
ply of provisions which were entirely
destroyed. His camp was completely
surrounded and at one
hy water,
ing down the stream.
barn, which is directly in
his camp,
Mr. Richards’
also flooded, and it
presents a woefully delapidated appear
Pf afl
and = Nolf the Hverymen,
made for high
water by transporting
the other side of the
thay suffered considerable. loans in
of hav,
damage to their stubles and vehicles,
Geo. Pfaff sm
nated above
the most dangerons pilzee of any
the buildings as it
the current of water which separated
and went on both
Mr. Pfaff’s family
every arrangernent
horses to
“We are also agent tor
D. M. Osborne & Co.
Magee Ave.
{ -
‘way grain, ete, besides the
siidence whizh
his stubie ws no d in
wax very close to
sides of his house,
remained in the
the greatest flood known in. this im.
continuing until Sat-:
In the afternoon, however, rain began-
ready flooding the first floor of many.
Owing to the many washouts and:
were flooded,
Tues- |
‘town impossible, except on rafis,
Wise's daw
B. F. Wise, loss $100.00, consisting
time was considered in danger of float.
rear of.
| house during the flood and were com-
pelled to occupy the second floor.
His loss was mostly household
| utensils and the damage it did to his
W. T. Robinson snftired loss to the
‘extent of about $100 which was prinei-
pally ice stored away in an ice house
above his residence, berides some
lumber and shingles and the damage it
‘did to his garden.
a Million -
house was raised a few weeks ago
above the high water mark,
damage was done in that direction.
A. G. Diehl’s blacksmith shop and
dwelling house were completely sur-
rounded bv water.” He lost some lum-
ber and shingles amounting to about |
The floor of RB. W. Delozier’'s wagon
shop was covered with water and also
the floor of Aangust Moreaux's restaur-
ant, but no serious damage was caused
Two families of forvigners who lived |
between the livery stable and Robin-
son's place of business were compelled
to vacate whén the water came up.
most loss in the way of damage as
Magee avenne which was recently
filled in on the east end was almost
‘completely washed out and will take
several dave to make it as
fore. :
The old county:
standing a fect
iron bridge was pulled upon
by a locomotive to keep it
good as he-
above the
bridee was
from being
washed off its abutments against the:
new one which would have caused con-
siderable Basing if not entire destrue-
At the upper end of town
vieinity Hotel Patton
‘sidewalks washed away
and mueh other. damage done as a re-
sult of the deluge. The
the hotel was completely submerged
and sidewalks on either side of the
building were afloat making communi- |
cation with the business portion of
this Me the proprietor,
was unable to tell the extent of his joss,
but it will without doubt be a rather
expensive gxperience for him. :
Thomas Litzsinger’s house was stand-
ing in water about 12 inches and all the
walks around it removed by the
F. 1. Little & Son's meat market
was surrounded by the muddy water
also and the first floor contained about
five inches.
Several other families in that neigh.
borhood the water
running dwellings and a
large number of cellars were filled and
contents destroyed.
writing Hon,
were annoys by
At the Reservolr
At the reservoir the water came down
the hillside with such force thav it
brought with it logs, stumps and all
kinds of rubbish which lodged below
the basin, causing probably the most
damage at any one place near Patton.
As the water and debris came over the
top of the reservoir it struck the rail-
road track washing it completely
caway and twisting the heavy steel rails
almost double, demolishing
fifty feet of the water mairr. During
the sudden rush of water a large log
came down and struck the corner of
. Frank Pennington’s house with such
force as to crush it like an eggshell.
Al Thomas' Mill,
mill, about two and one-half miles be-
low town, lost 200,000 feet of logs
+ which were held by a boom above the
together with a considerable
He estimates his
quantity of lumber.
loss at more than $1,000.
TAL Wikllmmaport.
Every foot of ground in the city is
four feet under water, and much of it
in 15 feet below the surface of the
stream. Many families are homeless.
Hundreds more expect to be driven
from their houses, in the second stories
of which they have found refuge. be-
fore day, and, unless the flood ceases,
there is no power on earth that
avert a greater disaster than has
ready come upon this hapless city,
The gas and electric light plants are
water city
tinder ind the Te
light. Everyone. is desperate, terror
stricken and discouraged.
Monday miduight the big log boom
gave w Ww with a crash and went roli-
tumbling down
As it passed the
ty. the
against the pis
and the stream.
{our bridges below the
and banged
with a roa: that could
fogs crashed
be heard for
Al of business portion of the
city is submerged to an average depth
of six feet. Not a train has entered or
tor 2¢ honrs, and every
telegraph wire leading out ef William-
sport is down. The telegraph office is
four feet under water, and the tele-
eft the cin
tinned on Fifth Page.
Robinson's |
and no!
It was during the high water and a
themselves and occasionally someone |
| facts of the affair, as learned by the
"COURIER are as related below. Each
new arrival was cordially
The borough no doubt will suffer the |
. Gray's hotel at Carrolltown, appeared
on the scene, and being acquainted |
: Saltagiver were actively engaged, when
in the
buildings |
, ‘interferred with the officer. making the
first floor of
“course, lodging above the knee.
(wound, when Litexinger was removed |
or bring suit.
i around the horse’s neck,
‘his balance and fell, breaking both
for help, when two young men ran io!
: : young men sent. the other
J.T. Thomas, proprietor of a saw
‘on his feet.
"hear the rest but we think
without .
A Carrier Pigem Owned by Mr.
Maken several Tours,
James Litzsinger Wounded than its average citizen is cognizant of.
While Interferring.
nd the numerons dogs that infest and
annoy the ‘Anna Addition,”’ and
‘numerous other. localities in Patton.
But it is more than probable that only
Will Take a Varution for Severn]! Weeks
: This Summer introduction to “Dick.” The bird is a
wonderfully beautiful
Nature's handiwork and is admired by
"all who know him. His genius exceeds
his beauty. Hg knows he ia pretty and
that his instinct guides him to the
performance of more stupendoos
' An unfortunate shooting affair occur,
red in Patton Monday afternoon which
fortunately did not terminate fatally.
number of friends were gathered at the |
Hotel Patton. The house was sur-'
rounded by water and eould only be!
reached by floats. The men at the
hotel had nothing to do but to amuse
bly attain to. He is a game little fel-
‘low and is justly proud of his ac.
would shove someone else into the!
water which finally brought on trouble
and terminated in the shooting. The
compare with him in his wonderful ex-
“Dick carrier
‘ tenants on the property of Mr. Collins.
‘Only last week he was taken in a bag
down the Black Lick and returtied to
Ebensburg where he was placed in the
hands of Jack Finn. Mr. Finn tied a
little note to him and let him go.
‘was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon
is a
and all were enjoying themselves
Finally Mr. Albert Flick, pro, rietor of
with about all gathered at the hotel,
was invited by the boys to treat.
Pushing each other into the water
continued be the main occupa- i
tion of those at the hotel, when
finally Mr. Flick got in over his shoe
tops. Not having been engaged in the
sport with the boys he was somewhat
offended at getting his feet wet. A quar-
rel wan started in which Flick and Andy
place. He had some difficulty in fiad-
ingjt, bat he got there all the same.
At one time he was let loose at Fru-
gality and arrived here in just eight
minutes. He made the trip from Al-
toona in nineteen minutes. He comes
and goes at his master’s call. Yon
ought become acquainted
Officer Jones, who happened to be
present, attempted to arrest Saltagiver.
James Litmsinger was also present and :
Fadwurd Nteittimatior nnd
Ot Married,
Mr. Hdward Strittmatter and Miss
Rose Ort were married at St. Benedicts
church, Carroditown,
of the 156th inst.
The bride was attended by her sister,
Miss Ott, and Mr. Isadore Strittmatter,
brother of the groom
man. [mmedliately after the ceremony
the happy couple, accompanied by a
large concourse of invited guests, re:
My. M inn
arrest. Matters became exciting and
Officer Jones warned persons not to
interfere with him in the performance
of his offirial duty, at the same time
exhibiting a revolver. Litasinger, it is |
said, struck the revolver in the officer's
hand, when it was discharged and a
ball entered his left leg. The ballet
entered the flesh about twelve inches
above the knee and took a downward
Drs. |
and McCormick were sum-
moned and examined and attended the
Noonan ‘parents, a short distance from Patton,
‘where u reception was held in honor of
the event. The bride is a most estim.
able young lady well and favorably
known in Patton,
the milinery establishment
avenue The groom is also a resident
of Carroll township and, is extremely
popular among his many friends.
The CoURIER extends congratula-
tions in the consummation of
The Carrolltown News says that
three of Carrolltown’s young ladies
took a trip to Patton one day last
week in a “wonderful . One-horse
Shay." They left their rig and made
some calls around town, but on their
retarn they found that the horse had
tried to hang himself on a water plug.
The hitching strap was. drawn tight
to the home of Andy Saltsgiver, his
cousin. The physicians did not think
the ball would cause their patient
trouble after the wound had healed.
It is. understood that Litzsinger bears
Officer Jones no ill-will and that he
will not make information against him,
They Didn't Wish it Published.
Will Go to California.
Some time ago M. F. Phillippi,
a dentist who had located at Hastings
and wis making weekly visits to Pat-
RO south for his health. Quite a num-
Tibet from the Punxsutawney Spirit:
and he 108 | poiton, who accompanied Dr. M. F.
shafts of the ‘shay.”
became excited
The ladies |
returned last week,
and called
winter, leaving
their assistance; but still the horse
was choking and there seemed to be no
way of getting him loose. One of the
to hunt a
knife to cut the strap, but while he was
away a boy come along and unhooked
the snap that held it and the horse was
The young man borrowed
a clothes line from a neighboring lot
and tied up the shafts. We did not
the ladies
it strange [that he should come there
diseas?, when southern California or
* Colorado is considered the best climate
in the world for such difficulties.
adjusted which he has against the
got home. . struction of his property during the
revolution, he will return to the States
and take ap his residence in southern
California,” :
Entertainment at Laretto.
Those who desire to pass a pleasant
and profitable hour, would do well to!
attend the select entertainment to be
given next Thursday evening the
Parochial hall, Loretto. The program
will comprise choice readings by Miss
Cirace Furey, the gifted eleentionist, of
Altoona; also vocal and instrumental
music by Mrs. W. W. and Miss Berth:
Me Arree, ind by the young lady anil
Qt Aly Academy.” The Am-
archestra, of Loretto, a recent
make its first public
ince on this occasion. To «
m. Admission 25
: Train Chartered.
special train to run. from Patton to
‘Westover on Decoration day leaving
here at 8:30 1. m. sharp and returning
at 11:30. Every one should take this
opportanity as will be
addresses | inade by prominent
ti “ere AJ
pre pred for the oceasion
of St sions’ ne t :
of OUR v elaborate program has been
pmon and a large
\ or
organization, will
Crowd is exp ooted to be present.
OM: xercises Will commence at 9:50,
it Patton from West-
will go to St
menece at 700
the tain ives
aenta, i
oy wri 1 . ry
y iarpe delegation
Jast the Thing. Agenstines chore an XO
3 3 1
ii be held.
WwW. J. Donne y's logs. were all
floated down to his mill during the
flood. He is very thankful Or it
would have had to go to the trouble and Rigs Chas £0l
them had they not oD ta ", ‘
im in that |
The old saying that “it's an ill
that doesn’t do someone
fits to a Tin this instance.
vosprerots Pasiness Moat,
‘ f
fre |
H. ¢
‘ambria county,
plug hat just
. Beek,
out of
a : allowing: len,
expense of hauling Ai
. yr » 3} nT
«on conveyed to h wa 5
been J 5 YU ROME G8 anew
Was in
Lo wi
band box)
tO see his legion of Notwith-
standing the ‘business depression, Chris
is piling up earthly treasures and will
soon be a|‘bioated bondholder.”
Wall paper given away at the post-
office, 2613
a few have had the pleasure of an’
specimen of
feats than human reason could poesi-
No human creature
or any other of the town can begin to
pigeon and
‘when he arrived at his home in this
Roa |
on the morning
Rev Father Marcarius =~
acted as best |
paired to the home of the brides |
having conducted:
on Beech
ton, became ill and was compelled to |
ber from this place and Hastings will L pl
no doubt be interestad in the following |
CeeWiD |
§ Shilli : & d ri | )
Phillippi to South America du ng the. thelr ends and Jumping in every
Mr. Phillippi in Caracas, Venezuela.
His lung trouble seems to- have im-
proved since his departure, and he ap- |
pears to be growing somewhat stronger. |
But the doctors of that place thought *
for relief) in a case of pulmonary |
| egurse on a smaller scale.
cordingly, as soon as he gets the claim |
| al
Venernel p fr the de-!
enesiglah government r 4 all vacated their homes and were stay
Arrangements have been made for a’
. Hunfingion Globe of last week
few davs ago
Notify their Miners that They
The most of us are familiny with Jacko, -
w il
If their Moir de Not Accept the Terme OF
fered hy Muy With.
nee the acai niant of the Clovis
; past week
the unchanged condition «f the
e the newspapers have contained
2 coal operators of the Clearfield
associated Pennsylvania districts
here vesterday to consider their
ition towards their striking em-
After a thorough discussion of
the situation the following resolution
wah adopted :
‘We, the operators of the Clearfield
‘anil associated districts, after mature
deliberation, have unanimously decid- 1
ed lit is impossible to pay our employes
ib advance over the seale of wages
now in force, namely, 40 cents per ton
of [2,240 pounds for digging coal and we
. pledge ourselves and the opérators we
control, to act as a unit on this basis. |
We prefer to have our old employes at
wqrk, but in case they do not resume
thin a reasonabie time, we reserve
the right of putting in force such mea.
sues as we deem best to our own in-
ests. : :
‘After adopting the above resolution
» operators decided to give their old
wm until May 28 to return to work,
d if they have not done so until that
ithe to take such measures as they may
pm advisable. ;
[It was stated by another operator
that unless the striking miners agree to
reyurn to work at the old rates all co-
| cupying properties owned by operators
will be removed by writs of ejectments
and their homes taken by those who
' willl agree to work at the old rates. It
proposed, he further stated, to bring
10/000 colored men from the south and
colonize them in the Clearfield coal dis-
trict. Efforts are now being made to
rare men in Virginia, West : Viginla
and Alabama.”
An Interesting Trip.
I..8. Bell, B. F. Wise, Harry C.
Lng and Ed. McCurdy, accompanied
3 4 COURIER representative took a
p. to Thomas’ mill below town to
p the water and ' view the damage
ine along the line between here and
t place and also a mile below. "It
hs truly a sight to see the raging
| 'whter dash over the high dam at that
and to watch the large saw logs
e into the water when they - wonld
g9 over the schute. At one place be-
the falls a number of logs had
thered and were continually turning
tion. It was'an exciting scene to
tness and something that might not
jour for some time again. Be
w the mill our attention was at-
acted to the stream which madly
ished by at a terrific speed remind-
one, very much, of the notorious
pids below Niagara Falls, only, of
We were
informed that the stream continued st
at rate for nearly a mile. The people
who live below the dam were much
ed for fear of bursting ‘and had
ing on the high ground.
A Horrible Death.
Spore mill; which is located about
one mile from DuBois, was the scene
F a most shocking and fatal accident
. The
James McKinney
Speer’ in company with others, had
Jisited the mill. Mr. Speers wis
standing by the side of his son Samuel,
aged 11 years, who was engaged in
packing shingles, and as he stooped tw
rush away a quantity of saw dust
which had. accumulated under the saw
ame ir contact with the rapid.
ving. and before
desistance could be rendered his head
s drawn under and instantly eat im
completely severing vhe brain.
by physicians who
sanumoned there Was .
body, but no
12 o'clock
oh Thursday morning, May 17.
[iroprietor, Mr.
His hat
PEN O machinery,
‘pon examination
bere hastily
found to be in the
of CONsSCIoOusness
moments before
4 dead.
A pocket book containing money.
C}wner can have same by calling at the
the Cormier office and paying for this
tice. : :
and a few
hie yas pronounce