The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, August 08, 1895, Image 1

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PATTON, CAMBRIA CO, PA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 189s
THE CONDITION OF THAGE
As Reported oy Bradstreet’s
Commercial Agency
IMPROVEMENT IN CROP
| Conditions and Demand For Steel and
Iron Increasing.
BosTox, August 2.— Business is show-
Confectionery | ing some improvement in most lines of
Tobacco Snuff (rade, but operations are yet conserva-
and Bmoker’s Articles.
: Toilet Articles:
Holiday Goods Always
_ Fishing Tackle
Sporting Goods
. Base Ball Goods
Knives Razors Scissors Shears
Strops Mugs Ete.
FINEST SODA WATER.
v — Manufacturer of-- ; :
Magic - Drops
—and-—
Magic Cough Cure.
' Guaranteed to give satisfaction or
: money cheerfully refunded.
Prescriptions a Specialy.
{00 GIVEN AWAY =
FUE CENT MONEY ORDER.
a With each Dollars workh of goods
bought at this store we will give Five
"Gent Money Orders, and when Twenty
_ are presented to us at one time, we
ha wit oem them. giving
"ONE DOLLAR |
tively conducted. As the fall business
gets under way ‘there are signs of more
activity. The money market coutinues
‘dull, with rates about the same, al-
‘| though the tendency appears toward
weakness. Business paper is quoted at
‘3(« 4 per cent, with corporation loans
‘at 2i(= 4 per cent. and collateral loans
at 2423} per cent. The boot and shoe
market maintains a firm tone, with
trade yet quiet as far as new orders are
concerned. The factories are busy and
shipments continue large, the total
from Boston since January 1 footing up
12,489,009 cases against 2,081,208 last
year at this date. an increase of 428, -
781 cases. Leather is firm, but quiet,
‘ with hides quoted strong in price. The
‘iron and steel trade is active, with
prices gradually working higher.
Lumber is quiet but steady. Coal dull
i and the market unsettled and weak.
BUFFALO, August 2.—There are no
new features in general trade; condi-
tions are practically unchanged. In- |
dications point to an increased fall
PHILADELPHIA, Angust 2. Textile
manafacturers are fairly busy, except
the carpet mills, the strike still being
‘on. Wool is firm, and a fair amount
{of business doing. Clothing manu- |
facturers report plenty of orders, and
' there is a fair trade doing in dry |
. goods.
PITTSBURG, August 2.—General trade
is featureless, with midsummer dull-
nets prevailing in nearly all lines ex-
‘cept iron and steel. Collections are
arrivals of new crop of rice and cotton
are reported. But little is doing in
sugar, cotton and rice.
Sax Fraxcisco, Aagust 2. General
S trade is quiet, and fruits and prodice
are dull. Grain is threshing out poorly.
(Collections are rather poor. There.
‘ON ENGINE NUMBER 42
has been an advance in canned and
green fruits, but salmon is firm.
Wheat has advanced. Nothing is do-
ing in grain freights, no vessel being
available. A cargo of barley has
cleared for the United Kingdom.
ToroNTO, August 2 Business this
week has been quiet, and that for the
past month is much smaller in volume
for dry goods than in June. Merchants
are buying cautiously, and payments
are fairly satisfactory.
|. AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE
May Possibly be Held in Pation During the
Month of Ociober.
A movement is on foot by Hon. 3.1
Thomas, Anslem Weakland and other
prominent farmers of this section to
try and make arrangements to hold the
County Agricultural Institute in Fate
ton which convenes some time in De
tober. As per an act of the Common-
wealth of Pennsylvania dated March
13th, 1895, ap appropriation of $7,500
has been set aside for the Department
of Agriculture to hold agricultural
county? institutes in every county in
the state for the purpose of promoting
the welfare of the farmers. Two will
be held in Cambria county, one in the
south ¢nd and one in the north an if
the proper encouragement of the citi-
zens of Patton is manifested there is
' no reason why we cannot pursuade the
socretary of the board to select Patton
as the spot in which to hold that grand
convention.
The institute will be in session two
| days and two nights and the very best
of speakers are always secured to
make addresses, notwithstanding the
‘fact that it will bring an immense
throng of people into our midst. Here
is a good chance for Patton to guin
prominence among the intelligent
‘farmers of Northern Cambria and let
chor merchant or hem: or we unsatisfactory. The iron and steel | every citizen put his shoulder to the
accept them one or more at a
Ta paying or # bil of goods | Demand for steel billets has not dimin- | The columns of the COURIER are free to
. purchased st any one time at this
ERT to ary cents or
GC Ww. HODGKINS,
0h 8 Booch Aves, - - Patton, Pa. |
tt pb nc bin
on { Oh!
| Swpantiok « this oo
BARGAINS.
All Sumner Cloth-
ing reduced to 25 per
Straw hats reduced
to cost and below cost.
Don" t miss the oppor-
: tunity of getting one.
Men's and Boys”
b . Shoes in all Prices
and Styles.
A fine line of Gents
HPumishings, Etc.
* Percale shirts, black!
soft shirts at 50 cents.
Light colored ones,
former price 75 cents,
i flow 50 cents.
Every thing else i lat
marked down.
market continues active and strong.
‘ished, and Bessemer iron is being
purchased in large quantities by all
the leading rail mills.
CHICAGO, August 2. —Sales in about
' all lines during July show a good in-
crease over last year, and Angust
starts in with a larger run of orders
and aleo a liberal number of personal
| buyers on the market. The latter feel |
- greatly encouraged over the prospects
| for fall business in the west, and are
‘buying goods with unusual freedom. |
je. goods, clothing and shoe jobbers
rt increased sales. There is also!
re Ear among the light and heavy |
hardware men, and prices are very
firm. Sales of charcoal pigeiron are
increased, and several thousand-ton
orders have been placed at better
{ prices. Furnace mén are sold so far
. abead on coke irons that they do not
care to take orders. The steel men are |
‘getting numerous small orders for |.
rails from roads which are buying for |
‘ the second time. Prices are firm, but
manufacturers are not expecting a’
farther advance for the present. White
pine lumber is stronger, with more
selling. The produce trade is fair.
Butter is higher. Fruits are plentiful
‘and very low. Wool receipts, 2,300,-
830 pounds.
LovIsyILLE, August 2.—It is hardly
probable that a cessation in the pro-
| duction of whisky during the coming |
seacon will be determined upon, and
the whisky market continues quiet.
In almost all other lines of merchan-
dise, however, a satisfactory volume |
of business is being done, and in dry
| goods a material increase over last
year is noticeable. Profits are begin-
ning to be realized, particularly where
jobbers made purchases before the ad- |
| vance in prices. Fruit receipts are
large and sifipments are fairly active, |
‘but prices are unsatisfactory. A 10]
per cent. increase in wages of 350 em-
ployes of a local establishment went
into effect the first of the month.
Kansas Cry, August 2.—Cattle re-
ceipts are good and prices are firm.
| Hog receipts are good and prices are
ilow. Jobbing trade is above ' the
| average.
MINNEAPOLIS, Angust 2 Trade con-
[Sitions ae are practically unchanged from |
OO August 2. Trade is
fair. Collections are seasonable and
there is a good feeling.
| JACKSONVILLE, August 2.—No change.
| Collections are still slow in country
{and city, though the past two days
show a gain over the like period last
| week in the retail trade. Sales are far
| below those of a year ago.
| NEW ORLEANS, Aungnst 2.— Business
' has slackened, owing to its being the
¥ | close of the month and owing to the
whee! and push for all he is worth,
the nse of any movement like this and
the citizens should not let the oppor-
fainity drop.
Newspapey Enterprise.
ond year of the South Fork Record it
icame to the COURIER sanctam last
week with an extensive write up of
| the business institutions of that thriv-
ing town which bespeaks praise and
enterprise for Mr. Sechler, the hustling
| young editor. The Record is an .2x-
eeptionally bright newspaper and de-
serves abundant patronage by the
citizens of South Fork and surround-
ing country. The write up in general
| was the efforts of R. T. McManigle of
Philadelphia, a man of much exger-
' ijence in that particular line and an old
| time acquaintance of the editor of the
COURIR.
: A Dead Give Away.
During the past year 8. J. Lather, a
prominent farmer living near St. Aag-
ustine, has been missing a considersble
amount of corn from his crib, and one
day last week he had occasion to empty
the contents and to his surprise found
8 good silver watch, which was no
doubt dropped by the thieves wile
‘making a haul.” Mr Luther safes
that the owner of the time piece can
have the same by calling at his piace
and proving property, but it is rather
| doubtful whether the owner will call,
and in all probabilities Mr. Lather will
become the permanent poNsasEON ¢ of the
lost article.
Reunion of “The Bucktails.”
Through the president, Mr. F. F.
‘Kirk, of Williamsport, the COURIER
commences to follow Clearfield creek
has been requested to announce that
the ninth annual reunion of “The
' Bucktails’’ will be in session at Lock
Haven on Wednesday and Thursday,
September 4th and 5th. Arrange
ments have been made with all rail-
roads to sell excursion tickets. A large
number is expected to be present and
a big time anticipated.
Patton Club Not “Ia It."
The Patton base bail club says it
cannot play ball on Sunday. It scems
to be the general opinion that it can-
not play on. Saturday either. The
Hastings club ‘“‘did the boys up’’ to the
tane of 16 to 4 on Saturday afternoon.
The club held a dance in the firemen's
hall during the evening which wasa
success. :
Harvest Home Plenie.
As has always been the custom the
annual harvest home picnic will be
‘held at St. Lawrence on August 9th
and 10th for the benefit of the Catholic tan
church at that place. - A big time is
expected as a large number always
ote | uncertainty of bounty payments. First attend.
Owing to the beginning of the sec-
A IDE ON A OCOMOTIE:
Ths rough the Coal F Fields Over!
‘the Beech Creek R. R.
From Pattrm to Williamsport, a Distances of
Over 150 Miles— A Novel Faplervaor,
tendent A. G. Palmer, of the Beech
Creek railroad, a representative of the
Parrox CoUmiER was given permis.
sion to ride in the cab of a passengyr
locomotive from Patton to Willian
sport and on Thursday, July 25th, tie
‘courtesy was accepted and one of the
most novel and exciting rides the
writer ever experienced was enjoyed
Number 42 was the engine which wis
scheduled to leave Patton on the date
above named, and before the time for
its departure, 3:50 p. m. arrived, tle
representative was introduced by Con-
- ductor Wm. Cramer 10 Engineer Chas.
H. Palmer and Fireman Benj. Allen,
of Jersey Shore, who very cordially |
welcomed the pencil pusher into their
iN'S STORE,
as it rounded the SUOOPRKION of © CUVEE, |
mounting higher and higher at every
‘revointion of the big drivers, the re-
i porter grew more confident of being
able to restore his seat in the cab, and
after a half-hour’s run he was able to
take in the beauties and grandeur of
the Alleghennies; over which the train
was rapidly and steadily gliding. With
the kindness of the engineer and fire-
man in answering questions and point-
‘ing out objects of more than ordinary
Through the kindness of Superin-’
interest the ride was made exceedingly
gratifying.
The grade after leaving Wallaceton
creased. Science and mechanism hav-
ing ong since overcome all dangers of
disasters no fear for our safety was felt
owe went madly wending our way
around sweeping curves and over the
op of the picturesque mountains to |
Munsons where the main line of the
road intersects with ‘the Pulp
‘ranch of the Beech Creek.
At Viadaoet where, sweeping over
‘an iron bridge 175 feet in height, thenos
‘through a deep cut and round a sharp
{enrve, the prettiest scenery the imagi-
nation can picture suddenly loomed
neatly kept cab. The train on which | {into prominence. A horseshoe, so per-
the newspaper man rode was in charge |
of Conductor Mullen, of Williamsport.
After getting rightly started on tie
main track a queer sensation crejit
over the writer, but the mun who at-
tends to the responsible duties of
BEECH CREEK PASSENGER ENGIXE xo. 32 WHICH CONYEYED
THE “COURIER” REPORTER OYER THE ROAD.
operating the bg locomotive soon
drove that feeling away by his pleas-
ant and courteous manner, in pointing
out the places of interest along the
picturesque route of the great bitumi-
nous coal region railroad.
A ride along this road in a passengar
coach is of iteelf a treat, but when the
beautiful country is seen from the
locomotive, where an unbroken view
is afforded. it becomes doubly inter-
esting.
From Patton to Mahaffey the Beech
Creek trains pass over the Cambria
‘and Clearfield railroad and the scenery
all along puts a pleasant phase on the
trip ahead at the beginning.
After leaving Mahaffey the ride ex-
tended down the beautiful Susquehanna
river, passing by Chest Falls, which is
. very familiar to the lumberman of this
and Clearfleld counties, and following
this river to a point'below Bell's Land-
ing known as Hoyt's dam, then leaving
ita course, passing through two taa-
nels and over the snmmit heading
towards Clearfield creek. Before reach-
ing this sparkling stream, attention
was directed to one of the stops known
as Kerrmoor. Here the passenger train
is switched on to a branch road and is’
backed up to the thriving coal town of
Gazzam. a distance of three miles
After this stop the train proceeded (mn
its journey over the main track. About
six miles below Kerrmoor attenticn
was called to the most acute revere
curve on the road, one which requires
a large supply of steam by a locomotive
‘to haul a heavily loaded train of cars
around.
A few miles Necxthor north the road
where beautiful farms are the principe
object to be seen. Then comes Clear-
field Junction, an interesting stopping
place for all the freight trains between
Mahaffey and Jersey Shore, being at
the foot of a very heavy grade, 75 feet
to the mile, from that place to Wal-
laceton Summit, a distance of about 10
“miles. After leaving the junction the
"road crosses over Clearfield creek and
again follows the Susquehanna river
for a short distance to the beautious
and romantic old town of Clearfielcl
Here the train stopped forty minutes
' for supper for which the representative
was very thankful
When the time for departing arrived
a new vigor was felt by the Cormier
man and all fear of dashing over an
embankment or colliding with another
engine was past. It was just 6:45 p.
m. when the train left Clearfield, and
from this place to Wallaceton, a dis-
tance of 13 miles, the grade was heavy
and the iron horse puffed and heaved
in a manner to create a feeling of
| timidity in the heart of a novice, but
difficnlt to discriminate this is perhaps
©. forming fesits which alone would tax
- view an apartare in the mountain which
lars address *
fectly formed thas one marvels know-
ing it to be natnres own handiwork
instend of the skill of man, so symmet-
rical is its proportions, is formed by
the Big Moshannon creek. Although
$1.00 PER VEAR.
, ATTOON A PA
FLISIES HERE ND Hae
Gathered | in by a Represents:
tive of the “Courier.”
OVER A CENTURY OLD.
Mrs. Baus, the Oldest Person in Cambria
- Expires at Her Home Monday.
. Cpon the demise of Mrs. Barbara
Baum at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. John Baltegiver, Monday morm-
wae greatly lessened and as a conse i
(quence the speed was decidedly in.
ing, August; 5th, Cambria county loses
an estimable as well as a most remark-
able resident. Mrs Baum, who was
born in the year 1791, lived and died
on the farm one mile east of Patton,
now the property of ber daughter, her
futher having purchased a large tract |
of land upon which he erected the old
homestead wherein she passed her life,
having attained the very advanced age
‘of 104 years
Her surviving , descendents embrace
two children, a son and daughter, 19
grand-children, 75 great grand-chil-
dren, and 9 great great grand-children,
some of the latter of whom are mar-
This remarkable centennarian, de-
spite ber advanced age, enjoyed ex-
cellent health until the illness which
preceded her death, and in early life
won more than local renown for her
great physical endurance, often per-
the skill of the most able bodied man.
‘One of which but few men could boast
taining three bushels of wheat. Acre
upon acre of land has she cleared re-
cziving for the same the sum of twenty-
five cents per day. She attended log
rollings, working side by side with
many who were physically unable to
the most interesting point along the
entire route.
The town of Peale at a distance next
came in sight and several miles
from Peale station there loomed into
proved to be the entrance to a tunel
fifteen hundred feet in length. After a
moment of almcst impenetrable dark-
ness the train again imerged into day-
light and another skim along the far
famed Alleghenies was taken with ex-
clamations of delight at every new
form of interest and beauty. In a
short time darkness descended and a
wonderously beautiful picture was re-
vealed by the dim glare of the head-
light. With an ease that commands
the greatest admiration the iron steed
sped swiftly along until the twinkling
lights revealed the journey's end,
and the city of Williamsport ‘was
Every moment of the eight hours
spent in the cab afforded the greatest
pleasure and the courtesies extended
by Engineer Palmer and Fireman Al-
len will ever be gratefully remembered
as having added a most interesting
festare to a most delightful trip.
Beech Creek Connections. .
As for convenience, courtecus freat-
ment and beautiful scenery the Cor-
RIER recommends a trip over the Beech
Creek railroad from Patton or other
points at its western terminous to Wil:
liamsport. It passes through the larg-
est bituminous coal region of Central
or Western Pennsylvania. Two com-
plete first-class passenger trains are
run over the road east and west con-
necting at the following named points
malting it convenient to reach from all
sections of the country: At Patton
with the Cambria and Clearfield rail-
road for points cn the Pennsylvania
Central; at Mahaffey with the Penn-
syivania and Northwestern and the
Cambria and Clearfield for points éast,
“west and south; at Clearfield with the
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg rail-
way for points north and the Tyrone
and Clearfield railroad for the Pennsyl-
vania Central; at Munson for Philips-
burg, Houtzdale and the Tyrone and
(Clearfield railroad; at Mill Hall with
Ceniral Railroad of Pennsylvania; at
Jersey Shore with the Full Brook rail-
way for points north and at Newberry
Junction and Williamsport with the
Philadelphia and Reading railroad for
New York and Phllsisipiia.
Wanted
All kinds of factories and good in-
dustries to locate in Patton. Best
inducements possible offered. Elegant
, advantages, natural resources and
beaatifui environments. For partice- |
M # saenof Scowim,
Patton, Pa. ;
do the work which she did and but few
could so adroitiv and skillfully handle
the axe.
Hor energy always bopt Talk pace
‘with ber. wonderful vitality and she
was never more cheerful than when
assisting with the housework. Until
this surnmer she has, by ber own
labor, converted into blankets, clothing
and hosiery wool clipped from the
sheep upon the farm. She posessed
antil the end all her mental faculties
and was highly esteemed for ber
loving disposition and kindly thought-
fulness for the welfare of others.
Her remains were laid to rest in the
. Carrolitown Catholic cemetery Toes
day morning.
Reectved » Promotion.
W. H. Moore, of this piace, has been
promoted to the position of supervisor
of the Cansbria and Clearfield railroad,
with headquarters at Patton, He has
been appointed to supervise division
‘20, including the north end of the road
and Susquehana branches, which went
into effect August 1st. Mr. Moore has
a host of friends along the Pennsylva-
nia road who will be pleased to learn
of his promotion. Ee entered the
service of the Pennsyvivania railroad
May 26, 1887, on the New Caste branch
of the P., W.and B. From there he
‘was transferred to Altoona, where for
four years he was connected with the
engineering corps. He was next trans
ferred to the Trenton cutoff as assistant
supervisor, where he remained two
years, after which he returned to the
Cambria and Clearfield as assistant
supervisor.
Contract Not Awarded,
a
eral surrounding ' contemporaries that
the contract for the Conemaugh and
Western railroad, which will pass
: through Patton when built, was let
and work to resume at once. This
paper has been reliably informed that
the report has no foundation whatever,
but that in the near future it would be
built from a point on the Beech Creek
railroad near Porters station through
to Patton. No permanent arrange-
menta have been to extend it any
farther than this piace at present.
Prospects Favorable.
The COURIER learns from good an-
thority that all the mines in Patton,
except the Ashcroft colliery, will run
quite steady for the month of August.
The miners have made a good start =
commencing at the first of the month.
Nothing can be welcomed with more
thankfuiness than this good news, not
‘only by the workmen, but by every
business man in town. May thie good
work continue.
Teachers Selected.
The school directors of Gallitzin have
selected the following named Seachem
to serve for the
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