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VOL. XX. NO. 14.
McCONKELLSKURG, IM., DECEM15ER 2G, 1918.
$1.50 A YEAR
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RECORD OF DEATHS.
Short Sketches of the Lires of Per
sons Who nave Recently
Mrs. John Carbaugh.
Mrs. Elizibeth Carbaugh, wid
ow of John Carbaugh, late of Ayr
township, died' at the home of her
son Elmer Carbaugh tenant farm
er on the McGovern (fjeorge
ritle) farm in Bit? Cove on Fri
y'ay, December 20, 1918, after an
illness of about four weeks, aged
60 years, 5 months and 16 days.
The funeral conducted by Rev.
E. J. Croft, took place Sunday
afternoon and interment was
made in'Union cemetery.
The deceased was a daughter
of the late Isaac P. Deshong, and
she was married to John Car
baugh about 35 years ago. Her
late husband died abiut two
years ago. She is survived by
Russell T. near Big Cove Tan
nery, Mary Elizabeth, wife of
William Walker at Mercersburg.
and Elmer W., at whose home
Among those from a distance
who attended the funeral were
C. B. Hockensmith, Darrell Hock
ensmith, J. N. Hockensmith and
daughter Martha; Joseph Ribblet
and two daughters Mrs. Vernie
Hughes and Miss Witda Ribblet,
and John and Martha Deshong
all of Johnstown, Pa., and Will
iam Walker and son Leslie, and
John Saville and William Saville
and wife all of Mercersburg.
Mrs. Catharine Edwards.
At the home of her daughter,
Mrs, Jos. II. Melius, near Hus
tontown, Mrs Catharine Edwards
died on December 4, 1918 at the
advanced age of 82 years, 5
months and 25 days.
She was a daughter of Abra
ham and Catharine Witter and is
survived by the following broth
ers and sisters: Josiah Witter,
Waterfall; John Witter, Brad
dock; Sabina Greenland, Ship
;jensburg; and Alice Horton,
The children left to mourn the
departure of a kind, loving moth
er are: William Edwards, Wa
terfall; Kepler, Portland, Oregon;
Robert, Six Mile Run; Mrs. Geo.
Diggins, Altoona: and Mrs. J. H.
She was buried in the ceme
tery at Center M. E. church, of
which church she had been a
member for over sixty-six years.
Isaac Lanehart. aged 74 years,
2 months and 25 days, died at the
home of his son-in-law and
daughter Mr and Mrs. Chas. Bish
op Monday, December 16, 1918
. of diseases incident to advancing
age. The funeral services con
ducted by Eld. J. C. Garland, of
the Brethren Church, took place
on the following Wednesday and
interment was made at Cedar
Grove. The deceased was a vet
eran of the Civil War. and was
practically in it from-start to
finish. He was mustered in on
the 8th day of September, 1861,
in Company A, 11th regiment,
Pennsylvania volunteers, and
served until January 1 1863. He
immediately re-enlisted in the
same Company, was promoted to
corporal and was not mustered
out until the first day of July
Mr. Lanehart is survived by
two sons and one daughter: John
Ephraim, residing near Green
castle, Franklin County; Aaron,
living in Hancock, and Ella, wife
of Charlie Bishop at Needmore.
Mrs. Ira D. Deneen.
Mrs.' Rebecca Jane Deneen,
aged 46, wife of Ira D. Deneen,
died Saturday evening at her
home, 801, Arch street, Cumber
land, Md., after an illness of
several months. She i3 survived
by her husband and eight chil
dren. The body was taken to
Warfordsburg, Pa , tor inter
ment. Donald Melius.
Donald Ray, youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Melius,
died at the parents home near
'The following letter written in
France on the 18th day of No
vember by R. S. Bernhardt, was
received a few days ago by his
mother, Mrs. A. T. Bernhardt of
Dear Mother :-I am located
in one of the nicest camps in
Franco, This is a beautiful coun
try and the people seem very
friendly toward the Americans.
The farms are very small.
What we would call a pardon,
the French would call a field.
The fences are mostly hedi.;e,
stone, or sod. I have scon vo;y
few 4-wheeled farm wagons.
They use a two wheeled curt.
Some oxen are used for farming.
Where horse3 are used they hitch
one in front of the oilier. I have
Been very few hitched abreast.
When we are marching, it U not
uncommon to have two or three
dozen French children running
along, or holding our handj, ask
ing for pennies, candy, or ciga
rettes. We use mostly French money
which is hard to get accustomed
to. For a U. S. dollar you can
pet a whole handful of French
money. One might think they
are rich till they learn the value
of it. You need not worry about
me not having warm clothing.
I have 4 pair of heavy woo! socks
and woolen underwear, andeverv
thing that one needs. The cli
mate is also milder where I am
than in Pennsylvania.
I am going to attend church to
day as it is Sunday. I guess you
know that the time is five hours
earlier here than at home. When
we are eating our dinner here you
people are just finishing your
breakfast. We have the pretti
est sunsets here I have ever
Everything is very interesting,
but I do not think I would want
to live here. The Indians knew
where the best place to live was
and if nothing happens I will
come back to the Indian land
When we are marching, soldiers
sometimes standing along the
road, ask whether any one is
from certain towns or states.
When any one yells "Pennsyl
vania" there i3 always a whoop
from the Pa. boys. We can get
all the tobacco we want as cheap
or cheaper than at home. I am
not permitted to send address on
post cards. If anyone wants to
write me you can give them my
I do not know how long we
will be kept here but I imagine
that it will be 6 or 7 months aft
ter peace. Don't expect mail
regular. When I have a chance
I will write. I have not heard
from home now for over 5 weeks
but I will make allowance for
that. It may be that much long
er before I hear. I am well, with
best wishes for a Merry Xrnas
and Happy New Year.
I am, as ever, your son.
R. S. Bernhardt,
500 Aero Sqd.,
American E. F. France,
via New York.
Miss Edith Wilds and Mrs.
Humphrey Naugle, of Fort Lit
tleton spent last Saturday in
Hustontown on November 30,
1918, aged 1 year, 9 months and
The little one is survived by
his parents and three brothers
and one sister; also by two half
brothers and one half sister, all
at the Melius home.
Interment . was . made in the
cemetery adjoining the Center
M. E. church.
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbert Mann of Webster Mills
died on the 6th of December. In
terment took place in Union
cemetery on the 8th.
Infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Chalmers Cutchall of Ayr town
ship was buried in Union ceme
tery on Friday of last week,
Tho following extracts are tak
Anna Mary Sipcs and iarM rwslcr on from ,.ltera wrjtten by John
Ran Down tfy Aiitnii bile William Dcnisar "Somewhere in
Monday Evening. IVanc;" to his home folk3 at
A shocking accident occurred 'a Tannery,
on East Lincoln Wav, near tho November 8.-I have just re-
eatend of McCoune!! -.hurir dut
7:30 o'clock Monday vvi.in", in
which M -:: Anna Mry Sim-:; lei ;
her life, and .ii-:a Man m 1 ..
ler Wi ir.,ii(-Ay tvj irr.l.
Mi H '
;::tl t!: !..:'::.
eats wIkii a
grew up ia
ir i re
at tho time of h. r deal aluv
eihen yea-M of i yrid
o'iU'1 fr.;n te ;Vt'l)u?i,li.l..jr;f
l.'ih school, ?n..i since tho open
ing of the I'M I term the h:vl L-ea
a fiUiclo'st a", th S;ii;)".T.ab ir
btaw Isornal s mewl. Ii !r;i I
been told bv the I.'i:?.? her r-id-1 er,,iU-n Ior my mau 10 CiIcn up
father end i:randmothr have ! vvi:h - You said Roy was in
been in Philadelphia eevcrr.1 5l"'p "IOth and I. in the 330th.
weeks, Vu f.mnrr hiuin:: under- Yo" cnrnot cwnt U 89 did
roi ea micai cpulkn at a , wa3 not up there much be
hospital in thac city. Upon the f(j: mv company. My company
invitation of her friend Marion '3. in 1dn worJs' ul! shot to
Ueasler, druhter of Mr. ar d P'es. and rao?t of th.se left arc
Mrs Emery Hw'.er resident of ,n hPitals. I can speak French
Kost Lincoln Way. Anna Mary m W(11-, 1 ni ho()k and
was spendiiia her Chronics va- bean stuJyinr tho language
cation in th- 1J, 'cr homo. ,jn after CM'l"K uvw- 1)0 not
Monday evei.irj,' fhonly after suppose it will be long until we
seven o'clock, Atna Mary and & t0 come hom for we hav
Marion Ma. ted from Marion's thfi IIjuns on tl,e, ru no. and
home to jto to the post tiOce, and inU'nd ,to keeP horn going. O.
were walking and chr.ttlng aW.gi if 1 hafl a Kc,1 Wwkm pie to
near the residence of P. P. Shivcs 3.rt in on now, or a good apple
u.-hon u l.i.r CvarUr, Innrincr rr.r 1 P1 nd a UlSS of 8W6Ct milk. I
driven by Max H. Sheet?, and
containing eight or nine passen
tfprs horp ilcinn nnnn thfi unsna.
pecting pirls. The driver utopped
'hi rnp nd sunn r.i nwhl and
ho and the passengers did
everything passible for the un
fortunate girld. They were car
ried tenderly into tha home of
Mr. Shives, and physicians sum
moned, but Anna Mary wa3 so
seriously injured that death re
sulted in little more than half
an hour. While Marion was cut
and bruised worse than Anna
Mary, the latter probably sus
tained internal injuries.
From Gilbert D. Everts,
VJinLW.H lu r.vnueuoemL-
where in trance, Uctobcr l;,
On our way across tho Atlan
tic, we saw a German submarine
about two days hefor-j we reach
ed Liverpool. We nil started to
shoot. We had Fomo very good
guns, did some rapid firing, i.f d
1 1 1 .
in a very snore time we nau itio
Kubmarine. Herein France, ev
erything i:i very eld -fashioned
people wear wooden sh )C3 a. id
hive veiy li'.tletoeat. Dwell:? g
houses f;re I ni it f rrck and po-
pie and animals occupy the eame 1
Well, I have hrd seme real war';
experience, an every man Iies who 1
gets on the firing line. If any
one tells you he was on the ,
real Front two or three months, i
you can put him down as a J
fabricator, for ten days is about;
the limit of man's endurance i
there. I have teen them up on
No Man's Land wounded, dying
and dead by the thousands. Air
planes were flying overhead like
flies. Talk about shooting: We
have some guns that fire 800 shots
a minute. The heavy artillery
will shoot for miles. Then, there
is the mustard gas one breath
of it, and up goes your toes. The
grounds is full of mines, and if
you happen to be over one when
it goes eff, you are blown into
the middle of next week. In all
the battles on the Front since the
18th of July, the Yanks never
ran, and every boy was just crazy
to be allowed to go over the top.
The.only one I have seen from
home pince I have been over here,
is IWiRegi. He and I were to-gefher-about
ten days. He is
well and looking fine. Bon said
he saw Ralph Lininger and Rush
I think the war will soon be
over and we will all be home by
: Soldier's Letter.
, l -v',ur ltL't!r 01 ocpwmuw
l'.l 'a. I ran jet in the hoapital
1 geuini,' along well, lnt have
mi. oh pain. !, Rjy Earley id at
th ; Fr ni!.? Well, my company
.v; tK.To Ion;; r.go. It is fopgy
"i. I r.: ty to-iiny mul very damp.
'.,'i y yen ;iro r i L ruining the
:n n'.v on Sunday. I suppose
it in because, g, isoiine ia gettirg
rce. I do not know wi ne
Si I'-ni i:i now; I have not seen
ana fr two months. Yes, we
1 U of grapes. There id a
;o nt crr.p of thf-.m. but no other
kinds of fiuit where I have trav
el: d. I Lave had but ore letter
sir e? I have been over here. I
have net been at one place long
I hiven't seen a pie since I left
home. This U a great country.
I like it. Of course, I will take
ths Kod ol.d U- S-for mine- no
P wnicn ULats 0,u mn
County. Wi ite soon and give me
all the news.
November 20. Well, the war
i 1 over at last! Sure, it was great
here, when we heard of the
censing of hostilities. I am pret
ty weU now. I suppose it will
not be very long until we wiil be
going home. Probably some of
the boys are on their way now.
I have not soen anv one vet from
Pennsylvania boys, Very many
F ri r i? t i fM o rrkir u nor rnnir 1 1 irnc
caBualy . Ust that Chari09
Goodman of Altoona was killed
I am writing this letter in a
Red Crcsa buikfir?. Regards to
all my Wells Tannery friends.
Ih pe to you all soon.
Prvt. John William Denisar,
Co. A, 330th.
Inft, A. E. F.
'Hie following are extracts from
i ; Her written by Peter C. For
itv who ii (ioirg military police
i! in Puri", to his mother, Mrs
Lucina Pernor of this place. The
hi: or was written on the ISth of
J)ear Mother: I am now in
Pa-is doing military police duty,
I do not know how long I will be
kept here; I hope not very long,
for I do not like it at all in Paris.
I like the work well enough, but
not the city I never did like the
cities even in the States.
We can write with a little more
freedom now, as our letters do
not have to be censored. I will
write you some in French that
you may see what kind of lan
guage we have to speak over
here, and how hard it is to learn.
I am sure I wrote more letters to
you than you ever received. I
wrote, when I was where I could,
at least one a week; but when I
was at the front, I did not have
much chance, and when we did
write, they did not always get
them sent, for sometimes the
mail carriers got killed, and our
mail would be all lost. In the
same way the carriers whose
duty it was to bring us food and
drink, would be killed, and we
would not get anything to eat cr
drink for two or three days; and
one time, it was four days that
we had nothing to eat - and only
one drink of water, bo, you can
sea what it means to-plsythe
wnr crAma. I could write a trunk
fui, but I will wait until I get
(home, Hope you are well,
Connected Story of Roy Foreman's Ex
periences with the American Ex
Letter written Somewhere in
France on the 21th of November
by Roy Foreman to his father
Geo. W. Foreman in Wells' Val
ley, rives a cnnr'f'Cted aeonnnt'of
Roy's experiences since leaving
Ctimp Mills. N. Y.
Dear Father:-I am wtl',
with t he exception of a little cold
contracted during a 28-hoursride
on a troop train from Querrien to
this place (Baltcn).
On the 7th of last May, mother
and Elizibeth left me at Camp
Mills and went home, and I re
turned to camp iust in time for
reveille, and began at once to
pack up for our trip "overseas."
May 10th we left Camp Mills
at 7:4.) a. m. on a L. I. troop
train and arrived in Brooklyn at
11, where we were transferred to
ferry boats that took us down the
bay until we came up alongside
the transport Canada, which we
boarded and were given quarters
in the saloon, which was the sec
ond deck from the top. This
spacious apartment had been fur
nished with dining tables, and
with hammocks in which we were
to sleep. This was new experi
ence for me. We at first felt like
a cat in a strange garret, but we
soon became accustomed to our
new surroundings and felt quite
much at home. We were on a
British ship, and we were fed
and cared for by them. Natur
ally, we did not get as good at
tention as Yanks do on American
ships. We were fed on goat
meat, tea, and oatmeal. These
were our main articles of diet.
The meat was probably two or
three years old, as it was storage
meat and we did not have any
means of determining its exact
May 11th at 11 o'clock a. m.
we cast anchor, and our big boat
began to move out on its long
journey across the "pond." In
our convoy were 8 transports, 1
battleship, 1 freight ship, 4 sub
marine chasers, 2 submarine de
stroyers and 2 seaplanes. On ac
count of engine trouble, one ship
had to return to Halifax, N. S.,
and two others joined us when
several hundred miles out at sea.
On the loth of May a storm broke
upon us and continued to grow
in intensity ' until 18th, when it
passed and we had nice weather
the rest of our journey across.
May lllh we saw seven whales
right alongside our ship; also,
Home jumping- fi-di. During the
storm, at least 90 per cent, of our
men were sick. Outside of a
terrible headache, I stood it first
rate. Sometimes the waves would
leap entirely over the vessel, and
the vessel would sometimes swing
entirely over on its side upset
ting tables chairs and everything
that was not made fast. All this
was calculated to give boys that
had not naa mucn experience
with waters greater than Ander
son's Dam, a slight palpitation of
the heart. Our ship carried 2500
men, and 30,000 tons of cargo, a
four-inch gun, and full lifeboat
May 22nd, as we were plough
ing along, near land on the other
side one of our convoy ships was
torpedoed. The U-boafwas rot
seen, but depth charges were let
loose, which shook every boat for
miles around. We thought sure
our boat was torpedoed. The
torpedoed ship went to the bot
tom; but as the fleet was near
the coast, most of the crew was
picked up, or succeeded in swim
ming to the shore.
When we awoke on the morn
ing of the 23rd, we were happy
to find our boat anchored in the
middle of the harbor at Liver
pool, Eng. At'2 o'clock that aft
ernoon the gangplank was thrown
out and we were permitted to
Ipflvo the hnat. Mv 1 it seemed
good to set foot on again.
We stayed around the wharf at
Liverpool until 8 o'cl'k that even
ing, when we were marched to a 1
The Pennsylvania Council of
National Defence is authorized
by Washington to announse that
returning soldiers will be given
one month's pay plus transporta
tion allowance of Sic per mile
from the point of their demobil
ization to their home towns.
Their railroad tickets will coht
t.vo ce its per mile by direct
Demo! ilizif ion will be frdm the
nearest aimy camp to the home
sections of a majority of the men
in each unit.
railroad station and we had. our
first experience with English rail
way Eervice. Engines and coa :h
es are so nrich smaller than those
used on American railways. The
cocche3 are divided into compart
merits, each accommodating eight
persons. These compartments do
not have communicating doors,
but a door opens directly out to
the station platform. Tickets are
taken before train atart3, aa con
ductor cannot go from car to car
while train is moving. Our train
left the station at Liverpool at
8:C0 on the evening of thje 23rd
of May, and we rode all night.
Next morning we passed through
the outskirts of London, through
several other large English town3
and reached Dover at 10:30 a. m.,
May 24th. Here we were fed
and quartered in barracks, and
remained until 11 o'clock a. m.
of May 23th, w hen w e took to
boat and sailed across Dover
strait, 3G miles, to Calais,
France, arriving at the wharf at
12:50 p. m. On our way across,
we passed a German floating
mine, which our boat missed by
about twenty feet. We had to
go at full speed to keep the U
boats trom . having too mucn
chance to play with us. Had the
mine been directly ahead, we
could not have missed it. When
we landea in r ranee we were
cheered by men around the docks.
From the dock we marched two
miles to a rest camp and slept in
canvas tents that night. We
were now within earshot of the
big artillery duels taking place at
the Front, more than a hundred
May 27th we went to Aud
Rique by train, arriving there at
1 o'clock in the afternoon. Then
hiked five miles to a camp at
Nordausque, where 16 of U3 were
quartered in a big circus tent,
where we remained until the 4th
of July. While in this camp we
we're sent to school to learn work
in the Intelligence Department.
We were taught to locate and re
port all enemy posts, movements
and general activities of the ene
my, as well as to report condi
tions concerning our own troops
in an advance, or an attack on
either aide. We were to follow
up close to the Front or firing
line, and, use field glasses and
telephones to observe back-area
movements. Our title is Division
Observers and there are seven
others besides myself in this de
tachment. We also have a part
in the handling, examining and
searching of prisoners. While at
this place, I had my first oppor
tunity to see Sir Douglass Haig
and General Pershing.
June 1st, got my first mail
seven letters two from home;
two from Elizabeth, and three
O, no I While here we hed
opportunities to see our airships
in real battle maneuver, and to
see -our first Fritz air raid. On
the 4th of July we went to Wat-
au, beigium, ana stayed until
July 9th when I was sent to the
front lfne at Ypres (eepers) in
Belgium. I left Watau at 2:30
p. m. and reached Ypres at 6 the
same afternoon. It was here
that I saw my first ruined town;
had my first experience under
shell fire; saw first dead killed in
action; first German prisoners
and many other of the awful
scenes in war. While here we
we slep in Dugouts, and were
continually under a harassing
shell fire. While here. I saw
some British tommies killed with
in 50 feet of where I stood.
(Continued next week,)
ABOUT fEOTLE YOU KNIW.
Snapshots at Tlitir Comings and finings
Here for a Vacation, or Away
for a Kestful Guiiog.
Miss Myrtle Stouteagle; of Al
toona is spending the holidays
with her home folks in this county-
Harry II. Gvtcr and Clyde
Plummer near New Grenadn.
spent a few hours 'n to n last
He'en Washabaugh is lomo
from the Snipi ensbur;r State
Normal School for her holiday va
Miss Elizabeth Patterson, of
Baltimore, is spending the holi
days at the home of her parents,
Hon. and Mrs. I). II. Patterson.
Philip Rotz and famiV and
Mi. Rotz's mother Mrs. John S.
N'elion, motored to Chambers
burg last Saturday on a little
Hurry I. Johnston, a Govern
ment Accountant with the Cur
tisa Aero Corporation at PufTalo.
N. Y., came home a few days ago
for the holidays.
Ralph Johnston, of the Ship-
pensburg Normal came home last
Friday to spend the holidays with
his mother Mrs. Margaret John
ston near Cito.
Ralph Reed, who has been em
ployed at Kiddleslurtf, camehom
ln:,t Saturday evening to spend
tiie holidays with his family on
East Market Street.
Mr. and Mia. IIhI Woodal of
Philadelphia are visiting the
former's sisters Misses Georg-'a
and Blanche, and Mr. and Mrs.
Emery D. Small in Chambers
burg. Mr. end Mn. Sheridan Hann,
Needmore R. II. 2, were plea'ant
callers at the Ni;vs cilice w hile
in town last Friday. Mrs. Hann
has been quite much cfllictcd
Mr. R. L. McClure and Geo.
D, Foor both of Breezewood,
Pa., motored to McConnellsburg
last Saturday morning and spent
a few hours attending to little
items of business.
Tete Morton er.mo home Mor
day from the Park Aviation
Field at Nashville, Tenn. on a
six day furlough. lie says there
is always a good deal of "flew"
in an aviation camp.
Russell II. Runyan a Civil En
gineer with the U. S. Geological
Survey, working "down in old
Virginny " is spending the holiday
vacation with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John B. Runyan.
Ex-County Commissioner and
Mrs. W. L. Sprowl, their sons
Ellis and George, and their
daughter Mrs. Lizzie Stunkard
all of Wells Tannery, made a
motoring trip to McConnellsburg
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Teck
and little daughter Florence, ac
companied by Harry's father and
Miss Emma Eders all near
Needmore, motored to McCon
nellsburg last Friday and spent
a f$w hours shopping.
George W. Bishop, near Sharpe
post office, announces that he
will dig graves in the cemetery at
Antioch, or in any other cemetery
near that place for four dollars
down according to size. He
guarantees first class work.
Mr. G. L Henry and sons Mack
and George, of Clear Ridge, stop
ped a few minutes in McCon
nellsburg last Saturday morning
on their way to Chambersburgto
meet Rush Henry, who had Deen
in Uncle Sam's service at State ,
College, and wa3 returning home
for the holidays.
Mi?s Lois Mason, of Baltimore,
and Miss Goldie Mason, of Mid- ,
dletown, Pa., are home for Christ
mas with their parents Mr., and
Mrs. Frank Mason. Lois is as-
oiatnnf eimorvtani nf Phvuicn? x
Culture in the Baltimore C'
Bchools and Goldie has rp
her position at SteelU
cepted a position &a
Music in the Bait