The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, November 23, 1906, Image 1

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~ VOL. XIV.—NO. 1.
$1.00 PER YEAR
X Patton High School to Take
: Advanced Stand.
It Can Soon be Secured by the Young Men
and Ladies of This Place Without Going
Away From Home-—Statistical Report for
Month Just Passed.
The course of study prescribed by our
state officials for the public schools is
the result of a process of evolution. To
the three “Re” have been added other
more or less essential branches of study,
without a pretty thoro knowledge of
which the modern citizen is classed
with the ignorant. No English edu-
eation is complete without English
grammar and its collateral branches.
The severest critic finds no fault with
the common school course of study save
in the amount and kind of matter
contained therein. This course is going
thru a refining process that will purge
it of all non-essential features.
The High School course is different.
"It usually aims to be classical instead
of being practical. Just criticism is
not infrequently heard. Scholars
are often without the means of earning
aliving. They know facts but can-
not do things. They possess a rich
fund of classified knowledge, but lack-
ing in ability to apply itto modern
industrial and social conditions, they go
This is not intended as an argument
against a high school or college edu-
cation. It is contended,and reasonably
so, that a classical education should
not be the only available one. When
Germany established the ‘‘Real Schule’
or practical school, she did not abandon
her “Gymnasia,’’ or classic school. It
requires the combined product of both
schools to meet the demands - of
professional and industrial life of this
progressive and aggressive era. Not all
young men and women intend to follow
a profession; hence it is assumed they
will follow some line of business. If
schooling is a preparation for life’s
% work, the course of study should not
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be rigid, but flexible, giving to all an
opportunity to make some preparation
for the line of work to be followed.
To the end that every girl and boy in
Patton may have an opportunity at
home to prepare for some line of busi-
ness life, the board of education has
established a business course in the
It will not displace the
present literary course; it will be
independent of it, a separate and
distinet course. It will be open to
young men and ladies of Patton who
are under twenty-one years of age
and have qualified themselves by
having completed at least one year’s
work (or its equivalent)in a good
high school. Qualified persons not
residing in the boroawill be admitted
upon payment of five dollars a month
tuition. Werk on the course will
begin November 26th.
The board has adopted the following
course of study for the business de-
First year:—English grammar and
composition, commercial arithmetic,
spelling and etymology, penmanship,
Jetter writing, shorthand, typewriting.
Second year: —Composition and
rhetoric, bookkeeping,commercial law,
penmanship and letter writing,
gpelling and punctuation, manifolding
and tabulation, shorthand, typewriting.
The statistical report for the month
First Primary, No. 1.
Number enrolled, 65; average attend-
ance, 52; per. cent of attendance, 87,
Present every day: Gabriel Christoff,
Anderson Carl, Harry Boyer, Edgar
Connery, David Fleck, Leroy Felkirk,
William McCoy, Joseph Sheka, David
Thomas, John Wheeler, Beatrice Cav-
anaugh, Bernice Cowher, Helen Diet-
rick, Violet Graham, Gladys Gagliardi,
Winnie Jones, Pearl McCoy, Frances
MeCoy, Agnes Pearson, Annie Repsher,
May Squires, Esther Stresser, Mary
Wilson, Margaret Turnbull.
ZitA DURBIN, Teacher.
First Primary, No, 2.
Number enrolled, 64; average attend-
ance, 54; per cent of attendance 92.
Present every day: Chester Airhart,
Sam Sunseri, Arthur Crowell, Harry
Mitzinsky, Harry Powell, Raymond
Dunegan, Edwin Smithbower, George
Somics, Mike Somics, John Stasko,
Augustine Trinkley, Alex Tober, Amelia
‘ Berilacqua, Martha Cochran, Annie
Gillespie, Loretto Mellon, Nellie Poch-
atilla, Susie Selanche, Julia Somics,
Ethel Yahner, Agnes Zabronsky.
First Primary, No. 3,
A rim——
Demise of a Well Known aud Respected i
Resident of Patton. |
John E. Evans,one of the best known
and most respected residents of Patton, |
died at his home on Beech avenue last |
Friday evening at 9 o’clock of pulmon- |
ary trouble, after an extended illness.
He had been in ill health for several
years,but was able to be up and around
at intervals until eight days before his
death, when he was compelled to take
to his bed.
Mr. Evans was born at Danville, Pa.,
on September 5, 1845, and therefore
was 61 years, two months and 10 days
old at the time of his demise. He spent
his boyhood in his native town and
when about 22 years of age engaged
in the meat business at Fall Brook, Ti-
oga county, which he continued for
several years. From there he moved
to Bevier, Missouri, where he had a
confectionery establishment for about
a year, going from that place to Ra-
leigh, N. C., where he had charge of a
commissary on a plantation for 18
Returning to Pennsylvania he lo-
cated at Antrim and was employed as a
clerk in a store for five or six years.
Later he formed a partnership with his
brother, E. Evans,under the firm name
of Evans Bros., who conducted a gen-
eral store at Hoytville until they were
burned out two years later. He then
located at Morris Run, where he was
employed as weighmaster for ‘several
months, going from there to Sand Run,
where he successfully conducted a ho-
tel for two years.
He then moved to Karthaus, Clear-
field county, engaged as a grocer, in
prospecting and as a hotel man for 16
years, or until the family moved to
Patton in the fall of 1896. He was em-
ployed here as checkweighman and
mine foreman at the Pardee No.3
mine, filling the latter position for a
period of five years, or until August,
1904, when he was compelled to relin-
quish it on account of ill health.
Mr. Evans was married at Fall Brook
38 years ago to Miss Ellen Mason Allen,
who surviyes with the following sons
and daughters: Dr. William A. Evans,
of Clymer; John, a student at Bucknell
university at Lewistown; Mrs. Frank
C. Little, of this place, and Misses Jen-
nie and Ella, at home. He is also sur-
vived by the following brothers and
sisters: E. Evans, of Glen Ritchie;
David F., of Winburne; Mrs. Isaac
Bowen, of Williamsport; Mrs. Thomas
A. Evans, of Danville; Mrs. Benjamin
Morgan, of Hamilton, Ontario, Can-
ada, and Mrs. Thomas J. Evans, of
He was a member of the Patton Bap-
tist church, Ossea Lodge No. 317, F. &
A, M., of Wellsboro, and Karthaus
Lodge, No. 925,1. O. O. F.,of Karthaus.
Mr. Evans was an honorable, upright
man, a good citizen and a kind and in-
dulgent husband and father, who en-
joyed the respect and esteem of all
with whom he came in contact.
The funeral was held at the residence
Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, con-
ducted by Rev. Shaw, the pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Barnes-
boro. Tne remains were laid to vest in
Fairview cemetery, the services at the
grave being in charge of the Masonic
fraternity, and all that was mortal of
John E. Evans was consigned to the
dust from whence it came.
Joseph E. Thropp Did Not Get His Money’s
Worth in This County.
Hon. Joseph E, Thropp, late Prohi-
bition candidate for congress in this
district, certainly did not get his
money’s worth in Cambria county.
The COURIER has no definite know-
ledge as to how much of the long green
he spent in this county to aid his can-
didacy, but we have it on no less au-
thority than Thonias A. Osborne, the
chairman of the Democratic county
committee and the editor of the
Ebensburg Freeman, that he gave
$2,400 to Editor Kaylor, of the Johns-
town Journal, to boost things along and
grease the printing machinery. Editor
Kaylor likewise accuses Brother Os-
borne, as chairman of the Democratic
committee, of receiving $1,000 to fur-
ther the Hon. Joseph’s political aspira-
It really makes the COURIER feel as-
hamed of itself for accepting a measly
little $12.30 from the ex and would be
congressman, especially as it was the
means of his securing a plurality in
Patton borough, while he lost Johns-
town and Ebensburg. The sage of
Earlston made at least two bad bar-
gains, as the election returns show.
Who does your printing? If the
other fellow does it, it may be right.
If the COURIER does it, you know it is
Took the Second Basket Ball Game From
The basket ball game at the Miners’ | The Proposed New Rates for
Hall Saturday night between the local |
team and the boys from St. Francis
college resulted in a victory for Patton |
by a score of 9 to 7. A record breaking GOOD FOR EBENSBURG,
crowd was in attendance, every seat in
the edifice being occupied and the |
stage crowded with ladies. |
The locals played a listless game in | to Adjoining Towns While Reducing the
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the first half, but soon recovered from | Toll to Johnstown,
their apathy aud did excellent work in |
the last. The score at the end of the! The telephone war, which has waged
first half was 5 to 4 in favor of the fiercely between the Bell people and
visitors, Patton was handicapped by | the Huntingdon & Clearfield Telephone
the absence of Simpson, its star player, | company for several weeks past, is ex-
so that the victory is all the more cred- | Pected to reach Patton this week. Eb-
itable. | ensburg has had its turn at it for some
The Patton team has not been beaten | time and other towns in Northern
since its organization and the North A Cambria county are expected to get
Star seems destined to lead the other | their quota of the disturbance in due
Telephone Messages.
But Poor for the Balance of the North of the
County—Would Cut Out all Free Service
towns of Cambria county in basket
ball as well as in other sports:
The line up:
Mellon Guard Dillon
Cresswell Guard Bender
Time of halves—20 and 15 minutes.
Referee—First half, Devine; second
half, Bailey. Time keeper—Martin.
Notice is hereby given that George
O. Brady and Eva L. Brady, his wife,
of the borough of Patton, in Cambria
county, Pennsylvania, by deed of vol-
untary assignment bearing date the
16th day of November, 1906, have as-
signed to Nicholson Russell, of the bor-
ough of Barnesboro, in said county and
state, in trust for the benefit of the
creditors of the said George O. Brady,
all the estate real and personal of the
said George O. Brady. All persons in-
debted to the said George O. Brady
will make immediate payment to me,
and those having claims or demands
will present the same without delay.
Assignee of George O. Brady.
Barnesboro, Pa., November 19, 1906.
and Bertha M.
Edward Morgan
Chapman, of Patton.
Jerome Flick, Jr., of Cresson, and
Annie Smithbower, of Patton.
Joseph W. Yeaglin, of Carroll town-
ship, and Mary Farabaugh, of Barr
Joseph OQCarr Mec.uullen, of Turtle
Creek, and Catharine C. Kuntzman, of
Allegheny township.
Michael Cavenaugh. of Patton, and
Clara McMullen, of Hastings.
John Leadbitter and Margaret Stew-
art, of Carroll township.
Andy Hotary aud Katie Granchak,of
Many “Indignant Citizens” Present.
There were more‘‘indignant citizens’
present at the regular meeting of the
Patton borough council Monday even-
ing than there were councilmen, and
all of the latter were present. Cross-
ings and grades formed the burden of
their complaints and the honorable
body promised to do something to
remedy the deplorable condition of
things in different parts of the town.
Among other things the borough
engineer was instructed to prepare a
map and list of grade crossings wanted
over the Pennsylvania railroad tracks
and present the same to court.
Struck by an Engine. {
William Reinne, a well known res- |
ident of this place, was struck by the
New York Central yard engine Satur-
day evening about 7 o’clock and sus-
tained serious injuries. He was walk-
ing on the track in the vicinity of the
brewery and attempted to step to one
side as the engine approached. He was
not quick enough, however, and the
engine hit him, breaking his shoulder
blade and inflicting internal injuries.
He is getting along as well as could be
expected under the circumstances.
The Cow Did
Mrs, Joseph A. McMullen, of Alle-
gheny township, sustained a serious
injury while engaged in milking on
Saturday. She was seated on a stool
in the barnyard, when one of the cows
took fright and in its mad movements
struck the stool, knocking Mrs. Mec-
Mullen over with it. Her leg was
broken above the ankle and she was
also bruised rather severely.
Good House-Keepers
Will appreciate the many good qual-
ities of Prizer’s air tight, donble heater.
It will make more heat with less fuel,
and last twice as long as any other air-
tight stove. The best results are
| seat said in Patton the other day:
| season.
i To an unbiassed onlooker the ‘‘war’’
| appears to be an effort on the part of
| certain county seat people to get other
| towns to assist them in pulling their
telephonic chestnuts out of the blaze.
The county seat lawyers, newspaper
men and a few others have considera-
ble business with Johnstown and nat-
urally want the lowest rate possible.
Patton and the other towns in North-
ern Cambria county have very little
business with the Flood city, but a
great deal with each other, and right
here is where they are going to get
“‘gstung”’ if they ‘‘don’t watch out.”
The Bell people have made a propo-
sition to the different towns of a flat
rate of five cents a message to Johns-
town, providing a certain number of
new ’phones are installed (60 is the
number for Patton) and a like number
of H. & C. taken out.
BUT, the free service to Barnesboro,
Hastings, Spangler and other points is
to be discontinued when this new rate
goes into effect.
And right here is where Patton is go-
ing to get it in the trachea. For every
message sent from this place to Johns-
town there are an hundred sent to
other towns in Northern Cambria
county, so that by saving an occasional
20 cents when talking to the Flood
city the business men of Northern
Cambria will pay five times thab
amount to talk to neighboring towns.
It is a nice scheme for the county seat,
but a d- -euced poor one for Patton,
Barnesboro, Hastings and Spangler.
The COURIER has no object in view
in publishing these facts other than to
serve the people of this section, but
there has been so much misrepresenta-
tion in prejudiced newspapers concern-
ing the matter that a plain statement
of facts seems necessary.
Moreover, the service given by the
local company has always been satis-
factory and the majority of the stock-
holders are men whom we know and
in whom we have the utmost confi-
dence. The Bell company has always
been an arrogant corporation and
never reduced rates or provided better
service until compelled to do so by the
independent concerns. The H. & C.
took the initiative in providing an all
night service and its action has not yet
been followed by its competitor.
As for Ebensburg, the only ones put-
ting up a kick of any consequence so
far as can be learned are Berkebile, the
Ebensburg representative of the Johns-
town Democrat; Osborne, of the Free-
man, and Kaylor, of the Tribune. As
a prominent resident of the county
**What difference does it make, any-
way, what the rate is from Ebensburg
to Johnstown? Berkebile, Osborne
and Kaylor have the line all the time
and if you want to talk to a Johnstown
man you either have to go there or
wait ’till these fellows are in bed.
Passengers Will be Compelled to Pay the
Regular Fare.
Probably for the first time in the his-
tory of railroads no special holiday rates
will be granted this year. No rates
were granted for Thanksgiving Day,
and unless some action is taken at a |
meeting of the General Passenger asso-
ciation at Chicago next week passen-|
gers will be compelled to pay the regu-
lar fare during Christmas week.
Railroad officials figure that they |
would not be justified in granting |
special holiday rates this year in view |
of the many reductions made in passen- |
ger fares all over the country. Usually |
the special rates are announced during
| the latter part of October, but so far no
| circulars have been issued, andit is,
generally believed that none will be
issued. Representatives of certain |
trunk lines are said to favor the special
holiday rates and will present a resolu- |
tion to this effect at the Chicago meet-
John A. Schwab, Pres.
ing next week. | |
Fall and Winter Wear
Coming in every day.
For boys, as stylish as can be made.
All at the lowest figure.
Suits for men-—good as tailor
Children’s Suite
Call in
in many different styles.
and see and price them.
The largest shoe stock in Patton. That is why this
store sells more than any store in Northern Cambria.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
For Misses also. Extra Large Sizes.
We always have a large stock on hand to select from.
Fall line now complete in all lines.
Stein-Bloch Clothing.
Next Door to Bank. PATTON, PA.
There's a
Vast Difference
between poor whiskey at a big price and good whiskey at a
low price. With the former we have nothing to do—we
won't sell it at any price. But because we have and handle
nothing but the best brands is no reason why we charge more
for it. In fact, our reputation for standard goods at a low
figure is more than local. We believe in a standard article
and also believe in selling it for what it is worth—and not a
cent more. : ; go
Beer? Of course the same policy obtains thefe too.
Nothing but the best—Duquesne and Piel—and the price is
right, too.
Local 'Pone’ PATTON, PA.
M. D. Bearer, Qashier. Surplus - - 12,000
Opened its doors tor the banking
business of the general public on
Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 1906.
We invite the accounts of individuals, merchants and
Collections Promptly Made.
Be prepared for the season’s changes. ‘An Ounce of Pre-
vention is Worth a Pound of Cure.” is one of the old say-
ings which contains a world of truth. Don’t wait until the
hearse is called before seeking relief. A good sailor shortens
sail before the storm is upon him. The wise general pre-
pares for defence if in danger of attack. If you had a
large purse of money you would not leave it loose in the
presence of thieves. Be as good to yourself as youn would
to your money. Disease germs lurk about and sneak into
your system at the first opportunity.
good health ? It is gone perhaps forever.
from disease by wearing a chest protector during this
For sale by
Then where is your
Protect yourself
changeable weather.
Capital - - $60,00p-# =¥ ©