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McCONNELLSBURG, FA., DECEMBER 21, 1899.
"UNCLE" LEWIS. .
h of the Life of Lewis
ting Incidents in Connection With
the Family History.
jljief notice of the death of Lewis
resger, Jr., or "Uncle Lewis" as
I more familiarly known, ap
In the New Grenada correspon-
In last week's Fulton County
,'v'an of bo many Hterling qualities
lmind and heart as those pos-
j by Mr. Bergstresser, is ent itled
lore extended notice, and for the
n the following article, we are
ed to Theodore J. Thompson of
ace, a nephew of the deceased.
'IHs Bergstresser, Jr., was born at
f Mills, Center county, Novem
j 1820. He was the fourth child
ris Bergstresser, Sr., and his
i; atie Snyder Bergstresser. His
r was a daughter of Henry Sny
r many years miller at Spring
; His grandmother, Henry Sny
ffife's nume was Kve, and she
daughter of u Mr. . and Mrs.
er, among the early settlers of
eldest child in the family of
'b father, was Isabella. She
ed James N. Thompson und be
the mother of T. J. Thoinspon of
I pace and grandmother of Harry
tompson of the Tyrone Times.
' time after the death of Mr.
pson, she married Benjamin Ho
well and fovorably known to
ple of this town und vicinity.
829 Lewis Hergstresser, Sr., re
1 with his family from Spring
XJ, to near Manor Hill, Hunting-
Jipunty, where he put up several
: including the Neff mills. At a
meeting near Manor Hill Lewis,
rjwas converted und joined the
' 'Sdists in his teens.
leather, when a young man ut his
one day, was so impressed with
i! iO u ght of eternity thut he wus led
ik the salvution of his soul, and
ivited himself with the Lord's peo
,'uid became a useful man in the
'h. He was un earnest pleuder
God In prayer. Old 'people still
5f in Huntingdon county, reme.m-
le prayers uttered by him sixty
I 1837 Lewis Bergstresser, Sr.,
bt a form in Germany Valley,
.Shlrleysburg, and removed his
1 ,.y there, remaining until 1845. In
leant line having discovered a fine
t power and mill site on Sideling
creek one mile east of the old
alll Gap along the dividing line,
en Huntingdon und Bedford
ties, he bought 275 acres of land
nhraim Shore, sold his farm be-
hlrlejisburg to William McKin
and made his last move with his
j ty to the home at Waterfall, April
' 15.' Fifteen days after this move,
ied leaving his wife, Kate, and
Bons and daughters, namely, Is-
nla, Theodore, Maria, Lewis, As-
Elizabeth, Wilson and Foster.
Je lust survivor of the eight is
ton Bergstresser, proprietor of
e wife survived her husband sey
years, making her home with her
JLcwla and dying at Waterfull
In her 84th year.
!184G, Waterfall wus u wild sec
J of country, compared with what
f now,'. The neurei.t church wus
Snt seven to nine miles. Fort Lit-
seven miles away was the near-
jost office, and you hud to send a
r without un envelope und puy
ye cents postage mail once a
lore was an old log house, known
be Barridollur school house along
bunk of Sideling Hill creek, where
lwelling house of Alex. McCluin
f Btands two miles eust of the old
piUl Gup. Here the Hev. Jacob
bur, a. plain old-fushioned Metho
i preached sometimes. He preach
0 the log burn of Lewis Bergstress
(Ut more frequently, In fuir weather,
tyim air, under the brunches of u
ye locust tree, in the meadow, hulf
between the house and burn.
,( 1848 Lewis Bergstresser, Jr., und
fltaohel Cunningham were murri
In 1853 a lot of ground wus sur-
olf the Hergstresser tract and
ed to the trustees of tli.i M v.
h, who ut thut time were Andrew
-e, John McLutn, Sr., Lewis Berg-
ser, jr., Michael Burndollar, Sr.,
josnua Shore. In 185:1-4 Zt.m
rch was built. The above board
rusteeg are now ull dead-Lewis
ftslresser being the lust one. It
in this humble church that our
brother wtirshlped the God of
fathers' for 44 yeurs alwuys pres.
to meet his cluss, which he led
;'0 years, during which time, nfty
bois of his class died. Ho wus
kyu, present, as long as bis health
;( strength of body would permit, to
f ! in ail the services of the
tUruy. Scores of ministers at. ill
will remember his faith ser
nest pruyers- und sweet songs
of 'Aon. He visited scores of sick und
dying men und women often with
humble, yet powerful prayer -and sing
"Nearer My God to Thee," "A
Charge to Keepl Have," "There Is a
Fountain Filled with Blood," or one
of the many other sweet songs he
sung, always udapting It to the cir
cumstances of the occasion. He was
sent for at ull hours of the night to
visit at thn bedside of the dying to
comfoVt the christian ami pruy for
those who hud neglected getting ready
to puss thn.ugh the Valley and the
Shudow of Deuth.
For the past seventy years his home
and that of his father has been a wel
come shelter for the ministers of the
gospel. Thousands have enjoyed the
hospitality of Uncle Lewis and Aunt
In a letter to T. J. Thompson, he
said, "Come see us soon as you can.
These sociul visits will soon terminate
here. Those we visited in days of
other years ure gone. We see them
no more. We cull, but there is no re
sponse. We can visit their graves,
see where they sleep their last sleep,
but we hope to meet them where deuth
never comes. At another time he
wrote, "Oh. the Holy Sabbath! which
is a type of the eternal Sabbath that
shall never end. Soon, very soon, the
greut antitype will usher in. The pros
pect, oh, how transporting! As I
write, my heart grows warm with Holy
His last Sabbath spent on earth
came December It), 181MI. He was chter
ful during the day but very weak.
Near midnight he thought be could
rest and all retired. Between one and
two o'clock he urose in bed the heart
that had been working for almost
eighty years ceased its work all wus
quiet and the spirit of Ix'wis Herg
stresser had returned to the God who
gave it. "He hud set his bouse in or
der" und left th( following written on
u slip of paper on a stand in his
"And I heurd a voice from Heaven
saying unto me, write, Blessed ure the
dead which die in the Lord from hence
forth. Yeu, saith the spirit, that they
mnv rest from their luhors, and their
works do follow them.
"And God shull wipe uwuy all tears
from their eyes, und there shull be no
more death, neither sorrow, nor cry
ing, neither shall there be any pain,
for the former things ure pussed
Three sons John, Clarke, and Wil
liamsix grand and three great-grand
children survive him.
On Tuesday at 2 p. m. December 12,
18!)!, ut old .ion church, the hundreds
of people gathered there to hear the
sermon by Hev. Sheuffer und take u
lust look ut their old christian leader
us he lay in his casket. Amid the
ripened sheaf of wheat and the wreath
of evergreens und beautiful flowers,
the plate on the casket bearing the
words "At Best," were very appro
priate for the one so sweetly resting
beneath it. As the natural sun shed
his last bright rays over the valley of
that duy, quietly the casket with the
remains of Lewis Hergstresser was put
in the grave ut the Bethel church ut
His greut-grund father Smelker,
when a young man, like F.suu of Bi
ble history, was a hunter of venison.
During the years between 1770 and 1780
Iw did much hunting in the wilds of the
counties of Northumberland und Mif
flin. (In 1800, Centre, county wus
formed from Northumberland, Milllin,
Lycoming, und Huntingdon. )
On one of his hunting excursions,
being alone in the forest, he came in
contact with a hirge and muddened
deer. The animal dashed upon Mr.
Smelker und cutchlng him up on his
lurgo antlers, dushed off through the
forest with the now thoroughly fright
ened hunter. The young man wus, of
course, in a very uncomfortublo und
perilous position, but he did not lose
his presence of mind. It occurred to
him thut If he could manage to get his
hunting knife from his belt, he could
use It to good udvuntuge. So, ufter
a hurd struggle, he succeeded in get
ting hold of his knife, when by twist
and turn, he cut the leaders In the
front legs of his Impromptu steed.
This brought the disabled deer to the
ground und Mr. Smelker escaped with
a few bruises und sciutcbes, und ho
hud the satisfaction of capturing, kill
ing and helping to eat the deer thut
hud given hhu such un exciting ride.
About fifty yeurs from the dute of
the events Just described, Mr. Sinolk
er's old home wus broken up some of
the members of the fumily having died
and others gone out Into the world to
establish homes for themselves und
he cume to make, his home with his
duughter Kve, married to Henry Sny
der, the miller ut the lurgo flouring
mill, then known us Spring Mills in
Centre county, Pennsylvania.
One night in the spring of 1820 the
family of Mr. Snyder were awakened
by heut and smoke only to tlnd thut
their dwelling was on lire. With all
possible haste un effort wus tnude
to suve the family from the flames.
The horror and distress of the fumily
cun better be imugined than described
when it Is stated that the room over
the kitchen in which grandfather
Cont inued on 8th puge.
J. H. H. Lewis, Gunning for a
Murderer, brought down
Offered to Make a Thousand Dollars for
For several tltiys John II. II.
Lewis, of Bethel township, had
boon out gunning for a murderer.
Last Thursday on his way to Mc
Connellsburg, near Webster
Mills, he espied walking abend in
the road, a man that seemed to
till the bill, and Mr. Lewis brought
him to town and handed him over
to the authorities. It turned out
that the arrested man was not
the murderer wanted, but a rauk
counterfeiter, and, consequently,
no small game after all.
On the "'2nd of last September,
Abraham Kessler and Ann Do
man of Magnolia, West Vir
ginia, were murdered and robbed
of 1,(00 by JNewlon Unman, a
noted character. The authorities
offered a reward of $"(() for the
arrest and conviction of Domau.
John II. II. Lewis heard of this,
and was on the lookout for the
About the beginning of last
week, Mr. Lewis learned that a
stranger had been stayiug at dif
ferent places in the neighbor
hood of Franklin Mills, and from
the description of the stranger,
Mr. Lewis was led to believe, the
stranger was none other than
Mr. Lewis started out to liud
him but upon inquiry from fam
ilieswith whom lie had stayed,
lie found tlitit tlie stranger was
manufacturing and passing
counterfeit mouey. The story
goes that the stranger wanted
farmer of Bethel township to go
to Hancock and get him some
pliister Paris. This was declined
on the ground that the farmer
was just out of "change." To
another he offered to furnish one
thousaud dollars iu spurious
uickels for six dollars.
Going on to Hancock, and find
ing that the stranger had gone to
Morgan county, West Virginia,
Mr. Lewis went over to Berkeley
Springs. At the hitter place he
learned that the stranger had re
crossed the river aud was head
ing in the direction of McCou-
Last Thursday Mr. Lewis fol
lowed the stranger, and when
this side of Webster Mills, saw
him walking some distance ahead
Just then Mr. Lewis's son who
was accompanying Mr. Lewis,
suggested that he would get out
of the buggy and walk. This he
did, and the father drove on soon
overtaking the stranger whom he
invited to ride. The stranger ac
cepted the kindness of Mr. Lew
is, and rode on up the cove.
When neariug town, the stranger
suggested that he would get out
and walk as he wanted to go over
along Sideling Hill. Mr. Lewis
explained that it would be much
better to ride along to town, and
then ho would have the pike to
When Mr. Lewis reached Mo
Connellsburg with his new found
friend, he turned him over to ac
cept the hospitality of Fulton
county at Fort Sheets. Here an
inventory of his worldly effects
were made, aud in his satchel
were found several moulds for
the castiug of nickels, several
dozen partly finished coins, and
three or four pounds of Babbitt
metal and letid.
Mr. Lewis then telegraphed U.
S. Marshal Leonard of Pittsburg
who at once sent Secret Service
agent Fliuu, who arrived Satur
day night. Mr. Lewis also tele
graphed the authorities of Mor
gan county that ho believed he
had Domau in custody. On Sat
urday night Sheriff Harmisim
and County Detectivo Kelly ar
rived, but as soon as they saw
the stranger they said ho was not
The stranger gives his name as
Hubert Hoffman, and that ho
came to this country from Ger
many in lHUSl served two years
in the Union army, and returned
to Germany in lHliO. About four
years ago ho came back to this
John Ta.yman is having his
Miss Km ma Pitttnan, of Mar-
tinsburg, W. Va., spent last week j
with her sister, Mrs. Gregory. ;
Mrs. B. K. Gordon aud Daniel i
Covalt spent Thursday with Mar- j
garet Trunx. ;
John Gordon killed a -'2 pound j
turkey last week.
Mrs. W. II. Wink has been very 1
Miss Maggie Pittman cut her
hand. Blood poison followed, ;
aud it is now feared tliat ainputa- j
tion will be necessary.
Dr. and Mrs. Dennis, of Pools-1
villi, have returned altera four
weeks' visit at J. C. Hewitt's.
Mrs. Caroline KietVer visited
T. H.Trttax's the oilier day.
Mr. and Mrs. I). Gregory
spent Sunday at Mrs. Brant's,
Mr. Alderton aud friend, of
Great Capon, visited friends in
this section recently.
Mrs. George Winters spent
some time recently visiting her
mother's family at War fordsburg.
Kvery body that we hear talk
ing fears they will not hear sleigh
bells this winter.
Austin Lake, of Harrisouville,
visited Jas. M. Lake's last week.
Geo. Myers's visitors last week
were Mrs. Susan Morgret, Miss
es Annie, Jennie and Lucy My
ers and Vertie Wellur. Mr.
Weller was accompanied homo by
Mr. Myers and family.
James Lake was in the Cove
last week on business.
George Fisher butchered six
line pigs lastFriday. Neighbors
who assisted were James Shives,
Conrad Wink, wife and daughter
Jessie, aud Mrs. James Lake und
Isaac Culler butchered the
, The men are still working at
the bridge near Abuer Weaver's.
Mrs. Minnie Wink and Miss
Alte Lake spent a day iu Han
cock, last week.
Klijali Souders, sou of Andrew
Souders, was hurt while attempt
ing to mount his pony last Satur
day. Be thought the pony was
nearer the block than it was; aud
when he went to jump, he fell
and hurt himself badly. Dr.
Fisher had to be called. We all
wish him a speedy recovery.
Our school at Westview is get
ting along finely this winter. A.
C. Peck knows how to teach.
Everybody getting ready for
We are glad to inform our read
ers that Mrs. James Kerlin and
John Woodcock are goiug about
after quite a season of illness;
also, that Dallas I lea ton, who has
had some crushed bones taken
out of his leg, is improving.
Brady Fleming is on the sick
Miss Corinua Swope, of Har
risouville, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. S. L. Bedford, at this place.
Master Brady and sister Lillian
Fleming were in town Saturday.
Irwin Cromwell is busy hauling
lumber for an "L" to his house.
Rev, Sarvis begins meeting on
Sunday night. We wish him suc
cess. Last Sunday a few of our young
men met with an accident while
driving through our streets a
wheel smashed down. Don't load
too heavy, next time, boys.
William II. Gracey's family en
joyed a big wild turkey last Sunday.-
Alittledaugliterof S. 0. Gracey
was playing about the kitchen
last Tuesday when she was pain
fully scalded by some water ac
cidentally thrown from the tea
kettle. Mrs. George Miller has gone to
spend some timo in her mother's
Mrs. Catharine McClaiu is vis
iting friends in Hustoutowu.
Edward G. Stevens spent part
of Institute Week in McCouuells-burg.
"THE BOTTOM FELL OUT." rl;u'( rcf,'jl,y is progressing
nicely with a membership of tif
" ty. Then' tire others who ought
A Wound on the Face of Ha- 1,1 ho worker therein. come
ture that is Broader than
a Gate and Deeper '
than a Well.
A NEW GATEWAY TO THE CELESTIAL
Within the limi!, iu th y.resc.it
centurv about to close. Jos'.ih
Thomas, now Posf.naor O.iornl : '1,",'r. ()f 1J,,lri11 township.
or McConnellsburg, was Major Lilst ''O' "'.'U "'as the
Dome of affairs in Mr. Parkev's 'I'tie of a line social festivity at
honieatBigCoveTii-uier.v. Am :ig : t:i, Vinous old time "Black Bear
his duties, besides !;ing con- (F. G. Mills, proprietor,)
stable of Ayr township in iiuag- . hb t,!'' "ssembling of a goodly
inatiou if not by the all powerful r.umhvv of the young people of
voice of tlieAmeri.Miipeopleclus- ,:i( 1ow'- The features of the
tered in that enterprising town- ! evening were games of various
ship - was t make th- kitchen kinds, accompanied by music, ad
tires. It may swin strange to j l,a tn which was a treat by the
peopleoutside of Fulton that Post- ! ohl veteran and his lady repre
mastei s General made kitchen ; anting "Mine Host. " The gen
iires, but Kings of Knglaud have ; i"1 'uinV were much pleased
turned spits and some hao been with the compliments paid them
badly roasted. One morning, at I ltf the lively, intelligent guests
early dawn, Joseph attempted to w' to honor them with
increase the caloric by pouring ; '''' presence, and recei ve a -wel-
kerosono on the dying coals of the j '!' t their Hands, and a conu
cook stove. Shortly aft -r, Jo-j 1 invitation was extended to
emerged Ironi the blazing kitchen, j "come again." These gather
with wool singed to the skull, and J ings should be more frequent; as,
announced to the interested "'ely, nothing but benefit soci
crowd, as he held the smoking ! :dl.v canaccruetherefroin. Where
can aloft, "The bottom's out." j next?
Ho referred to the can. History ;
repeats it self. The eventsof yes- i
terday-yearsag -are paralleled
to-day. On the Isaac Hull place,
a short distance, from town, lo
cated on the Mercersburg turn
pike known as Jack Snyder's, is
what is f
nerally known as a
' Into its yawning
depths have been dumped inmini-
erable loads of stone, until at last
its capacity seemed to be reach
ed, aud by the addition of a few
more loads it assumed the pro
portions of a stone heap. Rab
bits made it their favorite lair,
and by their ferocious roar fright
ened away the town boys with
their dogs and guns. This was
the state of affairs up until Mon
day morning last, when James
You so, accompanied by his son
William, came sailing down the
pike behind their nimble footed
pair of mules. "What is wrong
there?" exclaimed the father, as
he pointed in the direction of
what was a stoue heap, put now
a miniature lake. William de
scended, approached cautiously,
aud made soundings with a fence
rail. The fence rail disappeared
aud William withdrew, affirming
most positively that he would
never haul stone from there.
Robert Cutchall estimates the
depth, to the hist load of stone,
at a hundred feet, and others are
not so conservative. One old cit
izen declares that during a dry
spell he applied his ear to the or
ifice aud heard the chickens crow
ing iu China. What are the poss
ibilities of this apparent opening
to the Chinese Empire, when the
water recedes? To take the
most pessimistic view of it, we
can see, iu our mental vision, the
glittering stalactites aud stalag
mites of a Luray Cavern or a
Mammoth Cave, that will be re
vealed to us by an adventurous
spirit bent on discovery -one thut
will do and dare the McCon
nellsburg boy. In any event it
will be a blessing. Even if a bot
tomless pit we have stoue enough
along the mountain to till it, or
we can use it for a carp pond for
the feeding of the nations.
How about that eclipse Satur
day night? Some of our people
say the niau iu the moon became
tired of the lady gazers, and went
John Mills and Clyde Plummor I
spent last Sunday at Cassvillo. I
Ihere must bo some attraction
Rev. 1 tickle preached Sunday
night at Bethel to a large aud at-
, .. i.
tentne audience. ,
The uuiou Sunday School which
lias been reorganized at this
one and all and lend a Helping
hand to theeausi
Pa rents bring j
MeClain spent a
X : ; Ji li ', K 1 .vards I 'lives this
v.vo.i f i' Vnl i;wais:), Mid., where
. .:.e will ta.vc a course of music.
i he uuer.pired t-.Tin of her school
will be tnu'iif 1)V Miss Nellie
The mornings are very frosty
and the hunters are all very sor
ry they have to stop killing game.
For some reason the preacher
did not get to Tonoloway last
! Sunday anil a great many folks
i JainosLako wasvisiting friends
j on the Ridge, Sunday.
There will be a Cnristmas en
tertainment at West View Friday
Geo. W. Fisher made a Hying
trip to McConnellsburg last Sat
urday. Miss Blanche Shaw was visit-1
ing at Geo. W. Fisher's one day
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Pittman
spent last Monday iu Pigeon
J. A. Brakeall of this place has
moved to Cumberland. Mr.
Brakeall has employment on the
B. & O. R. R. as tircmuu aud he
moved his family to one end of
WKLLS TANN Kl IY.
Messrs. Dowit & Shelneld, f
Fort Littleton, have been doing a
nice business in our community,
drilling wells, having completed
a half il'ii-.oii and have the promise
of that many more. No excuse
for str:..g drink where water is
Culp Bros., of Calit.eu, are in
the Valley looking alter prop tim
ber. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Spangler
spent last Sunday with friends
in Shirley. Miss Olive Spangler
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Hoke,
Miss Alice Wishart and W. 11
Baumgarduer aud son Paul, drove
toChamborsburg, rested onoday,
aud thou brought K. Maud Baum
garduer home from Wilson Col
lege. She will remain home for
The revival services at Pine
Grove M. E. church have closed.
Seven persous uuited with the
Mrs. Foster Early has been
roriously ill for several days, but
we learn that she is improving
Squire Baumgarduer tilled up
his lirst blank for marriage li
cense last week. Guess who the
lucky parties are.
The Christmas service iu the
Hall will be held Christinas even-
Touches ihc Button.
i Our enterprising inechaulc, 1. Fred
I Black, not content with training his
j boys to be fine workmen, has added
to 1,u h,u,l' fom' 0 K'Hsoline engine.
'This muchlue is "semper parutus."
! . . , , , ' .' . , .
i All you have to do to put It into full
,)luv u ,, t()Ul.h nn n'trlc button -it
' does the rest.
Calvin Mellott of near
Orni was in
town last week.
.John II. Strait, of Pleasant Kidge,
! as a Tuesday inorniiitf euller.
!. (i. nuhbltt, of Jlajrerstown. spent
I lust V'ridav In MeConnellsburtf.
; , f nWv WttS B
j w,.,.on. ,.nller Saturday morning.
i Oliver IMessinn.ir of near Ncedmore
j Mprnt Wednesday at McConnellsburjj.
! ..Miss Orpuh Snvder of near (iem
siient part of last week with friends in
. , , ,
Kobert Kverts, one of Thompson
township's prosperous fanners, was In
Miss Ollie Spantrler, of Wells Tan
nery, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Will
Hoke near town.
K. N. Akers and T. 1!. Wink, of
llelfast township, were in town Thurs
day and I'riday.
.lere Sprowl and I. llorton, of
Wells Valley, spent Wednesday at
the county seat.
.lesse Uuber of Lancaster spent from
Wednesday until Monday with the
family of I'ostmuster Woollet.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Harton of
Hrush Creek Valley came over last
week for the Thursday niht lecture.
Alex Sloan, who had been visiting
the family of his uncle Charlie at Buf
falo, N. Y., returned home Saturday.
.1. 1'. (iarland and Harry Hess, of
Ncedmore, did not forget the News of
fice while in town last Thursday. Come
aa in. .
Miss Lenore Wishart, of Harrisou
ville, remained in town with her friend
Miss Nellie Daniels until Sunday
.1. A. McUonouyh and N. (1. Can- "
niuKhani, of New (irenuda, came down
Thursday evening to see the "House
that .lack built."
Miss I'.lsie 11. Sipes und Mrs. Homer
Sipes, of Licking Creek township,
were pleasant callers at the News of
Dennis Sipes and daughter Myrtle
of Wells Valley spent Wednesduy and
Thursday with the family of Kx-sheritT
Sipes west of town.
Miss Nora I.ode, of Hrush Creek
valley, spent several days the past
week visiting her sister Mrs. S. W -Kirk
of this place.
Miss Kstclle Lottie, of Franklin
Mills, after attending institute, remain
ed us the yuest of Miss Mamie Hoke
until Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Curtis McCluin and Mrs. Al
bert Berkstresser spent part of the
past week visiting in the home of the
Misses Dickson of tills place.
Dr. and Mrs. Bernhardt of Dublin
Mills spent last week in McConnells
burg unending institute and being en
tertained by their numerous friends
B. Frank Wible, of Knobsville, ac
companied by his bright little son
Bruce, paid the News olllce a visit
while in town recently. What took
Bruco's eye most was the purrot.
Jimmy I.ee and Miss Muggie Me-
Kibbin, two of I'ni.iii township's form-
' teachers, showed they had not lost
uicir undent in cuuciitiuutii mu tt u.v
driving up lust Thursday for Institute
and ihe lecture.
John Hess, of Dublin Mills, und his
hrolUcv David, of Seleu, Huntingdon
county, spent n day in town lust week.
John was one of Tuylor township's
best teuclicrs several yeurs, und Is
now serving his district very etliciently
as school director. There ure many
reasons why e.-teachers should be
made school directors - the principal
one Is, thut they are fully acquainted
with the details of school work.
Couldn't Help Her.
Alice Khodes, six und a half year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Khodes, of Ayr township, was hurt ut
Uockhill school while ut play about
two yeurs ugh. In running she fell
and u lurger girl fell on her, injuring
Alice's back. From this accident,
spinal paralysis followed, the child
lost the use of her limbs, und about a
year ugo, she became blind.
About u month ago, the father, ac
companied by Dr. Smith of this place,
took the child to the University of
1'cunsylvunia ut Philadelphia for
treatment. Last week Mr. Khodes was
notlllcd to come down und get his
duughter, which he did, urrivinghomu
with her last Friday. lie wus inform
ed ut the University thut nothing eould
be done for her now; but thut she may
become ull right us site grows older.
At the Lutheran pursonuge la this
place on Wednesday, December 20,
lH!)ti, by Itev. D. 1'. Drawhaugh, Mr.
Samuel Divens und Miss Curritt K.
Kelso were united In marriage. The
happy young couple have the lHst
wishes of the "News" for u long, hap
py aud prosperous life. '
Will Cooper, of the Cove, is said to
bo very sick.
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