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McCONNELLSBURG, PA., DECEMBER 29, 1910.
RECORD OF DEATHS.
Persons Well Known to Many of Onr
Readers, who Have Answered
ALL SEASONS ARE THINE, 0 DEATH.
Peter Guillard, Sr.. of Wells
Tannery, died Wednesday even
ing, Dec. 21, 1910, of pneumonia,
aged 60 years, 10 months and 22
days. Interment at the Wells
Valley M. E. cemetery, Friday
afternoon. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev Flegal of
the M. E. church. The large
number of friends and neighbors
who were, present was indicative
of the high esteem in which he
The deceased was born inPluea,
France, January 29, 1850. He
spent his boyhood days on a farm.
Later he served throughout the
war of 1870, in his native country,
after the close of which, he was
united in marriage to Mary Pri
mel. ' In the spring of 1882, he,
with his family, emigrated to
America, ' and lived for a short
time at Oakdale and Irwin, -Pa.
In 1887 they removed to Roberts
dale, where he worked in the coal
mines. iFrom there they remov
ed to Saidy Run, where he con
tinued to work in the coal mines,
In February 1894, he bought
and moved upon the farm where
he died, kuown as the James
Clippinger farm. In the seven
teen years that he lived
m Wells Valley he was found to
be a quiet, honest, unassuming
citizen, always attending to his
own affairs and allowing other
people to do the same.
While he was small in stature,
he was nervy and industrious,
never knowing anything but hard
work. He was always ready to
oblige his neighbors, and was a
kind husband and father.
He leaves to mourn his loss a
wife, and five children, namely
Peter, Jr., of Wells Tannery;
Lewis, of Portage, Pa.; Rene,
with the Behuke-Walker Busi
ness College, Portland, Oregon;
Frank, in the Medieo-Chirugical
College in Philadelphia, Pa., and
Mary, who is nine years old, at
. Oliver. .
Mrs. Mary Woodal Oliver died
at the home of her son, Thomas
Oliver at WebsterMills, last Sat
urday, and the funeral, conduct
ed by Rev. E. Clifford Hays, of
McConnellsburg took place Mon
day, and interment was made in
The deceased was a daughter
of the late John and Mary Ann
Woodal. She was born in Ayr
township, December 15, 1841, and
was aged 69 years and 9 days.
Besides her son Thomas, she
is survived by one brother and
one sister, namely James and
Rebecca both living in Ayr
' Big Honey For Corn.
One feature of the joint meet
ings of the Pennsylvania Live
Btock Breeders' Association, the
State Board of Agriculture, the
Dairy Unjon and the. Horticul
tural Association, to be held at
Harriaburg, January 24, 25, 26,
and 27, is the annual Pennsyl
vania Corn Show. Liberal prizes
are offered for all kinds of corn
grown in the State, including the
small high altitude type and the
big Southeastern type. Get your
corn ready for the show and win
ume of the money. Greene
county has been winning a large
bare of the prizas in past years
because her farmers have made
good big shew. Let other coun
ties "get busy." With sixty,
five prizes there Is a chance for
verybody. Prizes of $25, 115
od f 10 are offered for Grange or
dam exhibits. We can't give
complete particulars here but
any one can get them by drop
ping a postal card to E. S. Bay
rJ, Secretary, 203 Shady Ave
nue, Ezat End, Pittsburg.
Ground Mice lu Orchards..
From a prominent fruit grower
In Franklin county comes the
request for information of the
best method of getting rid of mice
in the orchard. These mice are
very destructive to young trees
in some sections of the State, and
Prof. H. A. Surface, of the Divis
lonot Zoology, prescribed the
"Replying to your letter of the
8rd, asking for a remedy to get
rid of the ground mice in your
orchard, 1 beg to say that the
best thing possible is to put the
orchard into clean cultivation, and
get rid of the grass. At this
time of year if the ground is not
frozen, it would be a good plan to
work around the trees with a hoe
and iron rake, raking the grass
away from them for a distance of
a few feet. If you do not wish
to go to this trouble, one easy
means of protecting them is to
put a piece of wire around seme
thing like a broom handle, so that
it will make a tube, and can be
slipped around the trees, stand
ing at its base like a collar. This
will give protection from mice
Also,' you can safely paint your
apple, pear and quince with pure
white lead and raw linseed oil
This will give protection from
mice, rabbits and borers. The
peach trees can be painted or
sprayed at the base with strong
lime sulfur solution, either home-
boiled or commercial, prepared
as for San Jose Scale. If it has
some sediment or free sulfur ad
ded, it will be improved for this
You can kill the mice by strych
nine poisoning. I would suggest
that you write to the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture, Wash'
ington, V. C, for their recent
Bulletin on the "Methods of Get
ting Rid of Rats and mice." It
is also desirable for you to have
one or two terriers or beagles
trained to hunt mice. The only
objection to this in the orchard is
the danger of injury to the roots
of trees by them in digging after
mice that may have burrowed un
der the trees. This must be
If you have deep snow, it is ad
visable to tramp the snow around
the trees, as 'this prevents the
mice from feeding on the trunks.
They do not come above the snow
to feed. Of course, if the wire
collars are placed around the
trees, the stamping is not neces
sary. Rubbish, straw, grass or
anything of the kind near the
trees, attracts them and furnish
es protection. This is the chief
reason why such material should
not be close to the trunks of the
trees during winter."
, Sledding Parties.
Roy C. Cromwell took two sled
oads of young people to Burnt
Cabins Monday . evening, and
Bert Henry took a sled load to
Mercersburg. The sledding was
nne, and the air was just crisp
enough to complete the charm of
a perfect evening's outing. The
Cabins crowd was composed of
Marshall McKibbin and Kathryn
Cook, Clay Charlton and Mary
Pittman, Maurice Trout and Iva
'oor, Charlie, Cook and Neiha
Nesblt, Wells Greathead and
Minnie Reisner, Frank Henry
and Gertrude Hoke, John Reisner
and Bess Irwin, Emily Greathead
and Mary Trout
The Mercersburg party was
composed of Misses Anna Reis
ner, Josephine Runyan, Harriet
Sloan, Marden Stouteagle, Alice
lays, Bessie Taylor, Mazie Mel-
ott, John Spangler, Russell Run
yan, John itex lrwin, George
Reisner, Harry Johnson and Earl
The Burnt Cabins folks had
upper at Brodbeck's hotel, and
the Mercersburg crowd at the
John Spade and family of this
place, spent Christmas down at
Abimaas Cleveuger's on the
Tommy Sloan frm in Ayr township.
Risks Of Sidewalks.
ine nans wmch borough au
thorities take when they fail to
enforce the ordinances requiring
sidewalks to be cleared of snow
ana ice is once more shown in a
verdict rendered by a jury in the
Blair county court in a suit
brought by an old lady of Holh-
daysburg against that borough
for damages resulting from a fall
on a sidewalk where the accumu
Iation of snow and ice had formed
in an uneven smooth surface, her
hip bone and knee being broken
by the fell. The jury awarded
damages to the amount of 1.523.
There are times, when icy side
walks are unpreventable, and no
sensible jury would in such
cases award a verdict for dam
ages, but when persons allow
snow to lie for hours after it has
fallen, making it almost impos
Bible to remove it, there is such a
neglect of duty that makes a suit
for damages m case of accident
tenable, and whenaver the
oorough authorities allow any of
its citizens to be thus negligent
or indifferent to the rights of the
public, the burden of damages
are not easily recoverable from
the property holder that has been
negligent. The only safe way
and the only right way is to have
every sidewalk cleaned as prompt
ly and as thoronghly as possible,
and the lazy or indifferent prop'
erty holder should be compelled
to fall in line with his more con
The entertainment at the Whips
Cove church last Saturday eve
ning was well attended. The peo
pie took advantage of the fine weath
er ana good sleighing, rolling out
until the house was full. The
music, consisting of special
Christmas songs, quartettes,
solos, etc., together with the dia-
logues, recitations, etc., were
very impressively rendered.
D. C. Mallott and family left
for Altoona Fridav to soend
Christmas' with II. M. Spangler
and family. They were accom
panied by Simon Laytou who
went to spend the holidays with
his son Ed. of that city. H. M.
Trnax of McKibben is keeping
house for D. C. Mallott.
Those who dined at Emery A.
Diehl's Christmas were: H. M.
Truax, Will Diehl and Jfamily,
George Diehl and family and
Miss Julia Conner.
David Garland of Needmore
spent Sunday afternoon in the
home of N. W. Mallott. Miss
Maud Mills, of Emmaville, came
over and participated m the ren
dering of two dialogues at the en
Willard Plessinger who spent
the summer at Sidney, Ohio,
came home about a week asro.
By all appearances the world has
been using him well while trod-
ding the soil of the Buckeye
The people in general are expe
Rencmg great difficulty in secur
tng an ample amount of water for
their stock. Wells are going dry.
springs are failing that have nev
er been known to fail in the last
A series of song services com
menced at the Jerusalem church
Rev. Kauffman will preach in
the Whips Cove church next Sun
day at 10:30. Everybody welcome
to this service.
Rev. J. M. Kauffman and wife
and N. W. Mellott and wife spent
Sunday evening in the family of
The Crestline, (Ohio) Advocate
of last week says: "One of the
quiet weddings of theearly winter
season was that of Miss Irene M.
Potts, of this city, and Samuel R
Martin, or uambiec. The cere
mony was performed at two o'
clock Tuesday afternoon at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Amanda Potts, on Scott Street,
Rev. C. D. Castle, officiatme.
There was no attendants and the
wedding took place in the pres
ence only of the bride's immedi
ate family. Mr. and Martin left
on the 3:49 car to Mansfield, go
ing from there to Gambier, Ohio,
where they will be at home on
"The bride is a graduate nurse
of Mercy Hospital at Davenport,
Iowa, and has followed that pro
fession since coming to Crestline
a few years ago. The groom was
for several years a resident ot
Crestline and only a few weeks
ago sold his business and went
to Gambier where he is engaged
in the Gent's Furnishing and
"Both have many friends here
who extend best wishes for a
happy and prosperous wedded
Both bride and groom are well
known and highly esteemed peo
ple of this countv, the former be
ing a daughter of the late Jacob
Pott, and the latter a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Christian Martin.
The News extends heartiest
A very pleasant social event oc
curred at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Nelson Dame's, in Licking
Creek township at high noon on
Christmas day, when their
daughter Miss Prances M.. was
united in marriage to Mr. Harry
Pink, of Huntingdon county
The ceremony was performed in
the presence of a number of
invited guests by the Rev. A. G.
B. Powers, of Needmore.
After congratulations had been
extended to the happy couple, a
bounteous Christmas dinner was
served. The bride is a well
known teacher, and possesses
many amiable qualities of heart
and mind, while the groom is one
of our neighboring county's best
young men. The News extends
best wishes, for a long life of
happiness and prosperity.
Christmas day was a joyous
one at the home of David D. llann
in Belfast township. Before the
serving of dinner the children
were out at play, when down the
chimney came Santa Claus, and
and out in the yard he went in
viting the children to hasten to
the parlor. In the parlor they
beheld a beautiful tree laden
with beautiful and useful pres
ents for every one.
After the distribution of the
gifts, a sumptuous dinner con
sisting of roasts, pies, cakes, and
everything else that was appetiz
ing was served and thoroughly
enjoyed. Those present were: L.
B. Mellott, wife, and son Paul
and daughter Helen, of Harrison
ville; G. C. Mellott and wife and
sons Harold and Emmet, of Web
ster Mills; James Hollinshead
and wife and sons Fnster and
John, of Pleasant Ridge: Mrs.
Ross Morcon and son Harold, of
Gem; Howard Truax, Mr. and
Mrs. David Hann and sons Reu
ben, Judson and Charley, and
daughter Mary. After having
enjoyed the splendid dinner, and
the afternoon in pleasant social
intercourse, the guests returned
to their homes thanking Mr. and
Mrs. Hann for their generous
Portable Engine Wrecked.
D. W. Unger, the Cove Gap
distillery man, owns the Schooley
tract of timber land in Licking
Creek township. Last Thurs
day Mr. Unger was sending a 20
h. p. portable engine drawn by
six strong horses from Foltz, to
the timber tract, and intended to
begin sawing. There was a hard
beaten snow on the pike, and in
rounding a turn, just east of Har-
risonville, the engine suddenly
skidded, and down over the bank
it went, rolling over and over, un
til the big machine was entirely
ruined. Fortunately, when it
started to perform its evolutions.
the king bolt broke, thus leaving
the front carriage and the team
safe in the road.
Edward Grissinger and wife
and daughter Lucille. Reed Gris
singer and wife and son Harry,
Mrs. Harvey O. Unger and son
Ellis, Mrs. Ralph Reod, and Miss
Murnie Rummell all spent
Monday evening very pleasantly
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abi
maozClevepger, in Ayr township.
Master Robert Goldsmith, of
Everett, has been spending his
holiday vacation In the homo of
his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Stevens.
Card of Thanks.
Needmore, Dec. 20. I desire
to thank my friends through the
Fulton County News for the
copious shower of post cards VI
received in honor of my 13th
brthday. I received cards from
184 of my frieuds from the follow
ing post offices: Needmore, Iddo,
Gem, Locust Grove, Laidig, Pur
cell, Robmsonville, Hancock;
Dickeys Mountain, McConnells
burg, Harnsonville, West Dublin,
Everett, Big Cove Tannery, And
over, McKibben, Warfordsburg,
Clear Ridge, Akersville, Emma
ville, Pleasant Ridge aad Amar
anth. Ikeda Gaoland.
Reed Ray, of Everett, is spend
ing a few dtys in the home of his
mother, Mrs. Agnes Ray, on east
Last Saturday was John
Strait's 45th birthday. In the
morning his mother got in a great
notion of having a sleigh ride,
and John like a dutiful son, took
herouifor a ride. When they
returned they, found a crowd of
relatives and friends at their
home assembled to celebrate
the birthday anniversary At
noon a royal dinner consisting of
roast chicken, oysters, cake, pies,
and everything else that goes to
ward completing a holiday meal.
A A It .1
Alter dinner tne company were
entertained with music by Joseph
Strait's graphophone. About
five o'clock, the visitors left for
their respective homes, wishing
John many more happy birth
days. Those present were: Mrs.
Belle Strait, Joseph Strait, wife
and family, Blair, Clyde, Vernon,
Jimmy, Silas, Bennett, Levi, Isa
and Libbie Strait; Thomas
Truax, wife and family Ethel,
Zola and Florence; Mrs. Martha
Strait; Mrs. Lizzie Truax and son
Roy and daughter Jessie; Nellie
and Rhoda Garland, Minnie
Strait, George and Trout Fagley.
S. C. Gracey, Esq., spent
Christmas day in Altoona help
ing to eat that deer that Jimmy
Lyon put a bullet into the last day
of the season.
D. S. Bemstresser and family
and John Gracey and family, ate
their Christmas dinner at the
hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Cutchall and wife, and
Miss Alice Cutchall, spent Christ
mas in Altoona.
James Barnett and wife, and
J. C. Barnett and family, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. William
Knepper for Christmas dinner.
Charley Newman and wife ate
Christmas dinner at John Berk
stressor's and Meade Barnett
satisfied his appetite at the boun
teous Bpread at Frank Price's.
Jimmy Doran, Taylrr town
ship's oldest citizen, says that
this winter is the first in his ex
perience where there was a gen
eral freeze-up without a soaking
W. R. Berkstresser has been
housed up with a severe cold dur
ing the past ten days.
Harry Kesselring of Pittsbursr.
is spending ten days with his pa
rents. Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Koasel
Residents of Path Valley are
taking advantage of the good
sledding to put their wheat into
market Thousands of bushels
have been marketed daring the
last few weeks, as farmers have
little hope of better prices this
The Maintenance of Authority.
Perhaps nothing gives more
concern to the parent of the child
in its teens, rapidly reaching the
borders of Grown up Land, than
the question of how to securely
keep hold of the guiding reins of
Well trained younger children
obey either because they know
no alternative, or they desire to
obey and please, but with the
half-grown boy or girl it is dif
Individuality begins to assert
itself in no uncertain terms, and
tne parent learns she can no
longer dominate the will or cause
her child to see as she sees. This
stage in the training is a most
trying and delicate one for both.
It either marks the parting of the
ways of close companionship, or
the cementing of a lifelong under
standing and comradeship that
most beautiful of mutual posses
sions between parent and child.
It is the time the critical time
when the parent becomes in a
greater degree than ever the
student of young life and the in
terests of youth. Too many pa
rents forget that the boy or girl
cannot see things as they see
them with their accumulated
years of experience. They over
look the fact that what may seem
wholly unwise to them, appears
desirable to the young people.
What seems necessary and just,
may appear arbitrary and dicta
torial. This is the result of different
viewpoints, and the remedy lies
in sharing their hopes, in seeing
their pleasures as they see them;
in understanding their recrea
tions and companionship, in hav
ing them know that your heart is
in their work and their play, that
you sympathize with them, and
tnat when you find it necessary
to ooject to a companion or to cur
tail an anticipated pleasure, that
it is done because it is best
Doubtless you have said this to
them, but have you said it as a
trusted companion and councilor
or as a judge rendering a verdict?
"Family Problems," in The
Ladies' World for January.
ABOUT PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Snapshots at Their Comings and Goings
Here for a Vacation, or Away
for a Restful Outing.
NAMES OF VISITORS AND VISITED
Week of Prayer.
The annual Week of Prayer
services will be held in McCon
nellsburg next week as follows:
Monday evening, in the Metho
dist church. Subiect The
World's Approach to God.
Tuesday evening in the Reform
edchurch. Su b ject The Chr is t
Wednesday evening in the Lu
theran church. Subject For
Thursday evening in the Pres
byterian church. Subject Home
Friday evening in the United
Presbyterian church. Subject
The Home and the School.
These are union services and
they will begin at 7 o'clock and
continue on hour. The stores
are generally closed at that time,
and everybody is cordially invited
to attend and start out right in
the new year.
Rev. and Mrs. A. G. B. Powers
of Needmore, feel that they would
be very ungrateful, if they were
not to 'thank the many kind
irienas woo so generously re
membered them on Christmas.
The Pleasant Grove congregation
Bent them grain, flour, fruit, &c.,
while the Sideling Hill church
were not unmindful in their gen
erous gifts of cash and other val
uables. Mr. and Mrs. Powers
also received many postal card
greetings which helped to encour
age thoir hearts, and inspire
them to greater diligence in the
Lord's work during the coming
A handprinted silver belt buck
lewaa lost on the street last
Saturday evening between Ernest
McClain'a store and Albert
S toner's. The finder may find
out the owner's name by le&vic?
the buckle at this uce.
Wilbur F. Berkstresser and
II. II. Bergstresser were regist
ered at the City Hotel Tuesday
Miss Jessie Dickson, of Phila
delphia, is visiting in the home of
her sister, Mrs. Merrill W. Nace,
on north Second street,
Philip B. Melius, his brother
Joe, and James McKee all of
Taylor, were in town last Friday
buying Christmas presents.
Walter Rotz of Chambersburar.
is spending a few days in the
home of his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. David Rotz, of Tod town
George K. Nelson, a State
College student, spent Christmas
at the home of his parents, Hon.
and Mrs. D. A. Nelson, in iho
Mr. W. M. Kendall, of Avr
township, spent last week at
State College, attending the an-
nual Farmers' Meeting at that
Miss Ada Rexroth. teaching at
Newtown, Pa., is spending her
holiday vacation at the Rexroth
home in the Fulton House, this
Miss Emma Sloan, a teacher in
the Johnstown public schools,
is spending the holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W, A.
The holiday season attracted
Win. M. Patterson, of Pittsbursr.
to the home of his parents, lion.
and Mrs. D. II. Patterson, of
Miss Maria Dickson Alexandor
left Monday for a month's visit
among friends in Hollidaysburg,
Latrobe, and other cities in west
Miss Bess Irwin, one of Phila
delphia's teachers, came home
last Saturday to spend the holi
days with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Irwin.
Mr. Ed II. Reisner, of Colum
bia University, New York City,
spent the time lrom Saturday un
til Tuesday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. Reisner, of this
Misses Ethel and Alice Hays,
who are teacning in New Jersey
this winter, are at the home of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George W. Hays for their holiday
Miss Bessie Taylor, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Taylor, of
east Water street, is home from
Si. Joseph's Academy, McSher-
rystown, Pa, for the holiday
Paul I. Johnston, who holds a
responsible position with the
Barrett Manufacturing Co., Phila
delphia, is spending a few days
in the homo of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. K. Johnston.
Miss Nellie Gress, employed in
the home of Ex-Congressman
Mahon in Chambersburg, spent
the time from Friday evening un
til Monday in the home of her
mother Mrs. Conrad Gress.
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Walker
and their little son William Sloan,
spent the time from Saturday un
til Tuesday in the home of Mrs.
Walker's parents Mr, and Mrs.
W. A. Sloan, and other relatives
in this place.
Miss Dessie Kendal, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kendall,
left Monday morning fcr Hous
ton, Ky., where she expects to
spend some time with her sister
Miss Martha, who is engaged in
lome Mission work in that place.
Mr. Emory Booth, who holds a . .
very desirable position with the
n Altoona, has been spending a 1
few davs here, looking after bis
farm in Tod township. He 1 .
wmzZ 3 build a barn Cuntz
tLa cocLv? trimmer.