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The Forest Republican. [volume] (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, December 23, 1903, Image 3

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Represents all the lending Fire In
Biirmioe Companies of the world,
mid cnn InHiire yon against los at
lowest rateH obtainable. We are
alm agonta in Koiowt county for the
which turnUbes security for Conn
ty and townHhlp olUolala. Also
furnishes bonds for
at a nnininal fe. A nine line of
KxhI KMlate Deals always to be bad
at this aicemtv.
C. 11 AIBR & SDN,
JneLnvi. Ad.
Laininers. Ad.
Ilopkin. Locala.
Hoalh A Kelt. LonalH.
Clarion Norurni. Local..
Ninart A Hilberberg Ad'.
Kdinhoro Normal. Local.
Jovce'a Millinery. Lotial.
Punn'a lrui Store. Isical.
N'iekel Plate Hv. Readers.
C. M. A Ht. P. Hy. Headers.
White Star (Jrooery, LooalH.
Karmnr's Muuml 1' ire Insurance Co.
Oil market closed at 11.00.
Albums, albums, at Dunn's,
Oil and Kas leases at this office.
Hopkins sells the Douglas t-boes tf
Christina galore, Hopkins' store. 1
No paper from this olllce next week.
To ill our patrons, a Merry Christ
inas and a Happy New Year,
Ask your friends about Gold Seal
rubbers. You can not them here. Heath
A Felt. H
The giver Is always the happier of
the two, e-pecislly If the gift Is appre
ciated. Another Invoice of those pretty five
cent linen handkerchiefs at Joyce's mil
linery. I-
High class pei fumes both in bulk and
highly docorated packages at Dunn's
drugstore. It
Fruits of all kinds for the adornment
of your Christmas dinner, at the White
Star Grocery. 1
The prospects for the winter term of
the Clarion Normal school are excellent.
Term begins Jan. 4. It
The borough schools will close for
the holidays to-morrow evening, the va
cation lasting till Monday, January 4th,
In the new year.
Edinbnro Normal prepares students
for teaching and also lor college. Next
term begins Dec. 2Hth. Send for cata
logue. John F. Bigler.Prin. It
Monday was the shortest day in the
year, and now the days are growing
lonner at both end', though that Is not just
apparent 'o the naked eye as yet.
lie pleased at the gilt whether It is
just the thing you expected or not. Re
member the trouble he or she had In
finding something to lit your case.
Following Is the list of le tors lying
uucalled lor in the Postolllce at Tlonesta,
Fa., lb' the week ending Deo. 23, 1!K)3:
J. B. B.iley, Mi. J. U. Lawrence.
D. S. Knox, P. M.
Frank Amsler was the first to Btart
the Ice harvest this year in ihis place, he
having opened the seaaou last, Saturday
on the opposite side of the river, below
the depot.
S. S. Canfleld has live or six new and
second limber sleds lor sale at bargains.
Also a car load new cuttersjust received.
Call early and get the pick of the lot at a
small outlay. It
To-day and to-morrow yet, good old
SanU Clans will he busy at Hopkins'
store, do'ing out the pretty tilings for
Christmas. An sbHndance is left, so if
you haven't got the right present yet,
come In and got it. It
The attention of our readers is called
to the advertisement of tbe Duquesne
Silverware Co., which appears in another
column. The Duquesne Co., quotes some
very reasonable prices upon seasonable
and desirable holiday goods.
The poultry show with all its crow
'lug, cackling consternation is upon us
.and a dandy it Is, too. Some very su
perior poultry, both foreign and do
mestic, is on exhibition, and it will pay
you to go and see the interesting collec
tion. Admission only 15 cents.
The National Transit peop'e are lay
ing a new oil line down Iluuter run and
up the Allegheny to connect with their
pi4 uii station at West Hickory, which is
inchv88ofA' Ml RoB8- Tbe linewl11
take the " Prol,ucecl ,n t,ie Hunter rnn
field whio h u developed Into a pretty
fair field wiu tne P8Sl J68' or 80--The
la 11,8 o.' ,lie Presbyterian church
nn.,-,1 ,., nal OVBt eighty dol-
i ,i... i Wat the home of
Mr. Hnhinann Lt 'we. M.day evening,
which would Indicate tha ,ue a,lalr W8S
a success from a financial vl. ,w'po . lb9
fiimlsi will I, a Hnvnlnrl Inwin T lne Pur"
chase of a new carpet, aud other.'88 'm
proving the church.
The week of prayer as program Ln(
by the Evangelical Alliance of tbe Wor. "
begins on January 3d and closes on tbe
10th. The special obj ects of praver for
the week will be: Jan. 3, "The Warrant,
the Privilege, the power of God j Jan. ft,
"The Church of Christ ;" Jan 6, "All Na
tions and Peoples;" Jan. 7, "Missions
Home and Foreign ;" Jan. 8, "Tbe Fam
ily ;" Jan. 0, "The Enthronement of
Christ on Earth;" Jan. 10, "The Holy
Spirit, God's Free Gilf"
After seven years of married life dur
ing which no children apepeared in the
household, a New York Methodist pastor
and his wile asked the prayeis of the
church and Thanksgiving Day the desir
t)d result was obtained, two girls aud a
boy appearing, in tine condition, to prove
that the power of prayer is sufficient for
every need. The pastor notified tbe
leaders in the prayer band to discontinue
the petitions of that kind for tbe future,
and the sermon he delivered that day
contained a reference to tbe fact that
blessings, like troubles, never come
The Junior Epworth League are to
day Belling popcorn, homemade candies,
cakes, pie-, and pastry cf all kinds, in
the building next to Lanson's plumbing
store. They win continue the sale to
morrow, and those who would avoid a
lot of baking for Christmas should pat
ronize the League, for their wares are
fine and will help out nicely ou the
Christinas dinner.
The Forest County Poultry Associa
tion announce an exhibition for Doc.
22 20, inclusive, at Tlonesta. An exhi
bitor's blank Is sent us, but with not
even our Christmas turkey in sight wo're
afraid we cannot attend. Resides, even
i we had the turkey, we wouldn't dare
to show li where those Forest county ed
itors are liable to be prowling around
with dogs and guns and gunny sacks.
Tidioute News. Your turkey would have
been perfectly safe, Rro. White. Our
shotgun Is on the dry dock for the era
son, and Editor Muse couldn't hit a Hock
of barns.
The Black well, on the James Carxon
farm, Hunter run, was finished last week
and failed to show up for a producer, al
though several foot of nice sand was
struck, Mr. Black's venture ou the hill
above Sibble run and out toward the
Cropp hill deyelopementa, will make
about a three barrel pumper, it Is
claimod. We understand he has sold
throe quarters of his holdings to Tiouesta
parties for a nice sum of money. A
party of Tlonesta and Church Hill peo
ple are gotting ready lo drill on or near
the old Church farm, above Liltle Hick
ory creek.
Olive Lodge, No. 557.F.& A.M.,spent
a delightful evening at the festal board
last Wednesday, when upward of thirty
of the membership assembled at Hotel
Weaker, where the genial landlord had
spread himself in furnishing a spread for
the mystical brethren. Tbe feast was
one tit for the gods, and after-dinner
speeches were enjoyed to the utmost,
the banquet lasting Into the shoit
hours. Among the friends present from
out of the burg were: Chas. J, Sabine,
il. 8. Sutton, H. A. Shipe, Dr. C. C.
Yiugllng, Lee A. Amsler, August Storui
quist, L. H. Menscb, of Marlenville; E.
I,. Dewoody, Fred Klinestiver, Win,
Myers, Nebraska ; J. R. Ault, Tylers
burg George Crider, Gus B. Evans,
W. O. Fuellhart, Endeavor; Hamilton
Foreman, John Pcttlgrew, W. P. Crouch,
East Hickory; F. P. Walker, J. M. Mor
gan, Grunderville; George Holliwell,
Kane ; II. L. Barnes,
1 he Green Township Tragedy.
There Is nothing especially new to he
reported in connection with tbe terrible
tragedy enacted at tbe Longstreth borne
in Green township, on Tuesday morning
of last week, in which Leonard Johnson,
ot Mercer county, shot and Instantly
killed his wife and then committed sui
cide by shooting himself through the
head with the same revolver, in both In
stances death being instantaneous. The
account of the affair as portrayed In tbe
Rei'tTiir.iCAN next day after it happened
was practically correct In all particulars.
On Thursday last the body of Johnson
was taken through here to the home of
his mother, Mrs. Jamrs Eastlick, near
Fredonia, Mercer county, where the fu
neral services were beld on Friday. Ac
companying the body were William and
Sandy Ka tlick, step-brothers of the de
ceasrd. Until they arrived in Oil City on
their way to Nebraska, they were un
aware that Johnson had killed his wfe
before taking his own life. The Eastlick
brothers are intelligent young men, and,
wbile grieving over the untimely and
tragio end of their step brother, talked
unreservedly about the character and
habits of the suicide. He was 31 years of
age and had been reared in Mercer coun
ty. His wife, who was Viola Cousins,
was 21 years of age, and an orphan.
About four years ago, wbile Johnson was
employed as a shearsmao in the New
Castle tin plate mills, he became ac
quainted with bis future wife, who was
em ploy ad as a domestic with a New Cas
tle family, Later, Leonard returned to
Mercer and in a short time Miss Cousins
came there and was employed at tbe
home of Rev. Mr. McKelvy at the time
of her marriage with Leonard Johnson.
After a short residence at Meroer follow
ing tbe marriage they removed to Green
ville, where Johnson bought a property
and had a e unfortably furnished home,
and, according to tbe story told by bis
relatives, bis wife wanted for nothing.
Johnson was not a drinking uian, neither
was he quarrelsome. Later Orlando
Longstreth, uucle of Johnson's wife, se
cured employment for him in tbe lumber
woods, and they removed to Forest coun
ty, where' tbe final separation took place.
Of late Johnson had been employed as
assUtant baggagemaster at MvICeesport,
where be made his home with a married
sister. His father died when he was In
bis inlancy and bis mother married J as.
Eastlick, of Mercer. On Saturday prior
to the tragedy James Eastlick had a
birthday celebration aud family reunion
and Johnson aud his married sister came
up f-orn McKeesport to attend it. Joliu
son Beemed in high spirits and unusually
On Saturday morning he went to see
II. W. Grigsby, Esq., at New Castle,
guardian for bis wife. He asked him to
make an allowance for some money be
bad paid out for medical attendance for
his wife. He came direct to Oil City
Monday and during the short wait be
tween trains be purchased the ounce of
laudanum, which be drank before firing
tbe bullet into his brain. He made no
secret of his intentions of going to Ne
braska, explaining tbe object of bis visit
'as to collect $20 that was due him for
lab or "e M'80 sait' be e' n
warn id that it would not be safe for him
lo retu -n to Forest county, but did not
Intimate .'ual he 1,8(1 "rn'ea him8elf
t1j0 fune,al services of Mrs. Johnson
were held at .'ue residence of her uncle,
Orlando Longsreth. 1,18 ""e of tl,e 8ad
affair, at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon,
Rev. O. H. Nickle, of 11,18 Place- miciat"
ing. The attendance was large and the
services were Impressive a"1 appropriate
to the occasion.
(Jooil Farm for SIp
The undersigned offers his fart" ,,r
sale located on German Hill, on tbe road
leading to Kellettvlllo, about live miles
from Tlonesta. Contains two dwelling
bouses, two good barns, spring bouse,
and is well watered. Niuety acres in all.
il titular flooa
slate of cultivation. Will be sold at a
bargain. Call on or address.
It Adam Sinni.K, Nebraska, J'a.
8. If. Lusher was In Tidioute on bus
iness last Saturday.
O. W. Proper was a business visitor
to Warren last Friday.
O. F. Watson was a business visitor
to Piusbiirg last week.
Mrs. M. E. Abbott spent last Sabbath
with friends at Endeavor.
E. E. Fleming went to Bradford on
business Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Reese woie
visitors to Tidioute Monday.
J. R. Chad wick was a guestof friends
In Warren a part of last week.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. S. Farmer, of
the borough, Doc. 18, l'J03, a son.
Frank Swansea was in Oil City and
Titusville on business last week.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. James Can
field, Monday of this week, a son.
Mrs. J. II. Robertson spent a portion
of last week with Oil City friends.
Mr. aud Mrs. Park Black loft Friday
for thoir borne in Marion, Indiana.
Mrs. A. C Brown was a visitor to
Oil City friends over last Friday night.
Mrs. S. M. Henry and son Glenn
were Oil City visitors last Thursday and
Wallace Mealy, who spent the past
year in St. Louis, is home on a visit to
his parents.
-J. I). Davis, J. D. W. Reck and A. J.
Fleming were among the Oil City visit
ors Friday.
Mrs. J. H. Ratbfon and Mrs. Irve
Allison, of Nebraska, wero shopping in
Tlonesta Friday.
Mrs. John Elder and little daughter,
of West Hickory, were Tlonesta visitors
Friday afternoon.
'Squire F. E. King and David Stake
ly, of Tylcrshurg were Tionesta and Oil
City visitors last Friday.
Mrs. P. K. George and daughter,
Mrs. Muse, spent a day or two of last
week with Franklin friends.
J. F. Jones of Nebraska, one of
Green township's stalwart Republicans,
gave us a pleasant call Monday.
Mrs. George I, Davis and young son
returned Monday from a two week's
visit with friends at New Castle.
Benjamin Hunter is dewn with a se
vere attack of pneumonia, but was hold
ing bisown well at last accounts.
Mrs. Frank Bertcil and children re
turned home Saturday after an extended
visit with her mother in Tidioute.
Miss Lizzie Randall returned home
from a three weeks visit with her sister
Mrs. Harvey Kiser, at Wilkinsburg.
Capt. J. M. Kepler of Center county,
arrived yesterday morning, and is visit
ing at tbe home of his daughter, Mrs.
J. D. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs, George Dawson and
children came up from Franklin to spend
Christmas with the former's parents at
Stewarts Run.
Judge R. B. Crawford has been
drawn as a grand juror in the U. S. Dis
trict Court, which meets at Erie, Pa., on
the 12 of January next.
Miss Bessie Cook, of Nebraska, left
lor Jacksonville, Florida, last Friday,
where she will spend the winter with her
aunt, Mrs. G. D. Ackerly.
Harry Harp and W, C. Brown of
Msrienville are Tionesta visitors this
week, tbe former has a batch of prize
winning chickens at the show here.
George Shlmp and Newton Zahnisor,
of Marion, Ind., are hereon a visit to
friends. They report other Forest
county people in that oil field as well and
Mr. and Mrs. L. Agnew, Mrs. J. O.
Bigony, Mrs. K. C. Heath, Mrs. Wm.
Sinearbaugh, Mrs. C. F. Weaver, and
Miss Artie Rohinsou, were among the
Oil City visitors Monday.
Geo. W. Mong and family have been
visiting their old home in Tionesta town
ship for several days past. George had
the mislortune to cut the index finger on
his left baud severely, which is giving
him some trouble. He intends moving
to the Indian Territory after tbo holidays.
The past week has witnessed the re
turn home for the holiday vacation of
most of tbe students from Tionesta, as
follows: Katie Osgood, Slippery Rock
Normal, Butler county; Helen Smear
baugh, Washington Female Seminary,
Wachiuglon, Pa.; Fred Carson. West
Hickory, Student at GioveCity College;
Alice Agnew and Loon a Scowden, Mead
ville Commercial College; Karl- Wenk,
dental department, University of Pen
nsylvania. Expected borne this week :
John Rilchey and Roy Bovard, Slate
College; Florence Fulton and June Her
man, Clarion Normal.
Something New In Lumbering.
TheGrandin Lumber Co. has begun
operations on its President Twp pur
chase, A mill is being erected on the
J. C. Stephens farm at Eagle Rock on the
west side of the river. Although pre
liminary surveys were made with the
idea of building a temporary bridge, it
was found impracticable. Instead sus
pended cablo power will be used to trans
port the logs acroi-s the river to tbe mill
and a contract has been made with the
Lidgerwood Cableway Co. to put up
such an apparatus. The, distance, 1200
foet, will be spanned by a 21 inch Bteel
cable mounted on towers the one ou the
east bank to he 30 leet high and on the
west bank 80 feet. On these towers the
cable will be mounted. On this calle
will run a carrier, taking the logs from
the car and depositing Ibem in the pond
or at the mill, all automatically. The ca
pacity of this carrier is fifteen tons aud it
aud it is guaranteed to make ten
round trips an hour, carrying this
load each trip. The motive power, a dou
ble cylinder tandom friction engine with
cylinders 12x12 Inches. This method of
transportation, while new as connected
with tbe lumber business at least of this
section, has proved successful in quarry
ing and miuiiig, with cables of much
greater length than tbe one herewith
spoken of. Its installation at Eagle
Rock will be watched with interest. It
is calculated that six or eight weeks will
see the work completed. Tidioute News.
Some Bargains.
Some $10.00 Coats for 85 00.
" hoo " " 41.00.
" fo. oo " " $:i.0O.
$5 00 " " fci.fiO.
Who will buy thorn T
It H k atii A Fkit.
Once again, at the Christmas tide, death
hasthrown itsshadowacroFsthe threshold
of one of our nappy homes, and has left a
hearth stone desolate. A fainted mother
has been taken from her loved on earth
where tho world Is one of joy, reminding
us that "our life is scarce the twinkling
of a star in God's eternal day." Another
has left our midst and joined the immor
tal throng. One whose work has been
well done and who is now at rest. A
member of a family whom little For
est delights to honor. The grand
daughter ofone of the earliest pioneers,
and the daugh'er of one whose record has
passed into history as "one of the nation's
noblemen." We speak of the late Hon.
Alexander Hole'man, whose eldest daugb
ler, Elizabeth S., the subject of our
sketch, died in Tlonesta, Thursday, Dec
17, 1003, at 1:0.'. Eliibeth Holemai, wh o-
was a daughter of Alexander and Clarissa
Sexton Holeman, was born at Holeman's
Ferry, Venango, (now Forest) county,
April 10, 1820. Being blessed with intel
ligent parents she was enabled to obtain
a fair iducation regardless of the meager
advantages those early days afforded'
When in her twenties he was united in
msrriage to Dr. W. F. Hunter, of Tiones
ta, who, till the time of his death, some
twenty-seven years ago, was a leading
physician of this place. Their union
was blessed witli one son and four daugh
ters, all of whom grew to manhood and
womanhood and survive their parents
except tho eldest daughter, Jennie, who
died years ago. Their home was one
where love abounded and the death of the
fUlier was a heavy sorrow. As a wife
and mother, Mrs. Hunter was devoted,
faithful, tender, loving and warmly ap
preciative of the boundless love and un
dying devotion not only of ber children
by nature, but also ot her cnlldren by
marriage. Of the children who remain
are; Minnie, wife of Albert W. Grove,
the well known oil producer, who was to
her as an only son; Misses Clara and
Nettie, at home, and Dr. Frank S. Hunter,
a dentist of high repute, and his wile,
Mrs. Jessie Hunter.
Mrs. Hunter was one of eight children,
four of whom survive her: Mrs. J. G.
Dale, of Tionesta; Mrs. Mary Maze, ol
Clarlngton ; John Holeman, of Pleasant
vllle, and Richard Holeman of Mill Vil
lage. When but sixteen, Mrs. Hunter was
converted and united with the Methodist
Episcopal church, of tionesta, and for
almost three score and (en years, she has
been a devoted christian.
The funeral services were conducted
at ber late residence on Saturday after
noon at two o'clock, by ber pastor, Rev.
O. II. Nickle, assisted by a former pas
tor, Kov. C. C. Rumberger, of Big Run,
Pa. As she lay in stato in her beautiful
borne am idst a profusion of costly floral
offerings, even the natural heart could
not but say "She Is not dead but sltep
e:h." At the close of the services, her
body was laid to rest in tbe beautiful
riverside cemetery, beside that of her
John M. Ahlstrand, one of Erie
county's old and prominent citizens
died at his home in Mill Village, Pa., on
Friday night, December If, 1003, after an
illness of several weeks. Ho had not been
in robust health for some months back,
but ha J not been confined to the house.
Mr. Al lstraud is well remembered
by a large circle of our citizens, having
for a number of years been a resident ot
Tionesta, locating here about 18fi", where
he conducted a store for several years,
arterward moving to East Hickory, Pa.
From there he tnovod to Mill Village,
where he was united in marriage with
Miss Ellen Huuter, youngest daughter of
the late William Hunter, and wheie be
continued to reside, with the exception of
a year or moro spent in Jamestown, N.
Y., until his demise. Mr. Ahlstrand was
Irom early manhood a devout aud active
member of the Methodist Episcopal
church aud was never abseut from its
services when it was possible for him lo
be there. In bis death bis community
loses a splendid citizen, and tbe church a
sirjng pillar. Mr. Ahlstrand was aged
about 72 years, and besides bis widow,
leaves a host of warm personal friends to
mourn his decease. The funeral was
beld on Sabbath last, and we learn was
attended by an immense concourse of
sympathizing neighbors aud friend.
His nephew, Charles Hunter, or ibis
place, was in attendance.
The passiug away of this truly good
woman occured ou Sunday morning
about one o'clock, after au illness of
some three weeks, aged 68 years, eight
months and three days. Her maiden
name was Bridget Doyle, aud she was
born in Cooperstown, County Kilkouny,
Ireland, April 17, 183"i, and came to
America in tho year 1854, to join a sister
and two brothers, who bad preceded her
to this country a short time before. At
Kinzua, Pa., on October l.'i, 1800, slie be
came the wife of Adoniram Judson Land
ers, a rormer well knowu lumberman
whoso death occured here March 31, 18HT.
Four children, two sous and two daugh
ters, were born to them as a resultof this
union, tho daughters dying when quite
young. She also proved to be a kind aud
affectionate mother to two orphan child
ren, a son aud a daughter adopted into
the lamily. The son, Will, meeting his
death in a boiler explosion near Snyders
burg, Clarion county, where the family
was living, some thirty years ago, She
Is therefore surv.ved by one daughter,
(Minnie M.,) now Mrs. E. W. Bowman,
aud two sons, James J., and Joseph W.
Landers, all residents of Tionerta. It
can truthfully be said of her that she did
not live for self, but was a true home
mother In every sense of the word, no
duty being too great for her to perlorm
for those she loved, and her passing away
leayos a vacancy that can never be filled
by those near and dear to her. Mrs.
Landers joined the M. E. church at
Youngsyillo, Pa., in the year lb7.", re
maining a steadfast, consistent meinburof
that church until the end. She was also
a charter inomber of Irwin Couucil, No.
77, U. T. of T., of Tionesta, and carried
an insurance of 2,000 in that order in
favor of her children. The burial took
place from her late home in this placn ou
Tuesday Bl'teriioiiii at 2 o'clock, and was
largely "attended. Her pastor Kov. O. II.
Nickle, assisted by Rev. F. M. Small,
conducted the mt vices and the interment
was in the lamily plot in Riverside cuino-
Tho sad intelligence reached hero Mon-
6o different games all new
one in each package of
Lion Coffee
at your Grocer's.
day of the death, at his home in Kittan
niug, of John W. DeWalt, after an ill
ness of about three weeks of typhoid fe
ver. The deceased wa bom at Licking
vllie, Clarion county, December 20. 1871,
being tho son of David and Martha E.
DeWalt, the former dying some years
ago. His mother is now Mrs. II. M.
Xahniser, of this place. lie wes the thud
of a family of Ave children, the only one
now surviving being Mrs. G. W. Arner,
of Vandorgrilt, Pa. About six years ago
Mr. DeWalt was united in marriage with
Miss Anna Helscel, of Tioneita, who with
three small children, survives.
In the death of Johnnie DeWalt an
honest, energetic and well-bolovtd man
passes away, and universil regret is ex
pressed at bis unexpected demise. He
was popular with our people because be
was a man in every respect, strictly up
right In all bis dealings, and courteous
and generous with all who knew him.
When be was stricken with the fever
which is now so prevalent In Kittanning,
his mother, Mrs. abniser, went lo bis
bedside and assisted in his care until
death claimed her boy.
The body has been brought to this
nlace and the funeral will take place to
morrow afternoon from the home of bis
mother. Surely the stricken wife and
little children Dave the heartfelt sympa
thy of all in this great los.
Augustus Henry Soiilli worth was born
in Clarksville, Allegany county, N. Y.,
Sept. 3d, 1832, ud died at his borne in
Columbus, Pa., Deo. 0th, 1003. He was
the second ch id and oldest sou of Mr.
aud Mrs. Harry Southworth. Two sis
ters and a brother shared with him their
.parents' love, of which there is surviving
only the brother, Charles Southworth,
now residing near Buck Mills, Pa.
His youlh and early manhood was
passed at Clarkesvillo and Portville, N.
Y. He secured as good an education as
Lis opportunities permitted, and, beiug
of a mechanical b nt, early gave his at
tention to learning the trade of wagon
making, entering the shop of Wm. Gas
tou, of Portville, and becoming a profic
ient wbeelright. While living at Port
ville, in 1800, he married Miss Martha
Ualbert, of Boliver, N. Y.
Soon after his marriage tbe storm which
had for years been threatening our coun
try, broke in its fury. Sumpter was
tired upon. Lincoln issued his call for
73,000 troops. Our brother beard that
call and quickly responded. Loving his
home, he loved his country ; and, at ber
call, went forth lo do or die for ber.
Filled with enthusiastic patriotism, he
set about raising a company, and, with
bis comrades, was in usten d into the 8ulh
Regt. N. Y. V., at Elmira, in IStil. He
was made 1st Lieutenant of bis company,
and served with distinction aud marked
bravery during the three years for which
he had enlisted. At tbe close of that
time lie resigned his lieutouancy, re
turned home aud again took up his work
at the bench. But dangers were still
threatening. Those darkest hours which
gave us Fredricksburg and Richmond
and (hr battle of the Wilderness were up
on the nation and again he laid by the
square and plane and chisel to don bis
old uniform and shoulder his musket.
Ue waited not for an opportunity to re
gain the rank he had resigned, but en
listed as a private, terving valorously
until the close of tho war.
In 1808, ho removed from Portville to
Sherman, N. Y. Here, Juno 1st, 1873,
Mrs, Southworth died, leaving two chil
dren, Cora and Eugene.
Some time after the doath of his liri-t
wile, Mr. Soutbwor h remarried, taking
as his bride Miss Adeliu Lamona, of Co
lumbus, Pa. Thoy soon removed to
Forest County, where he was employed
in lumber manufacturing, boing with
Wheoler, Diisenbuiy i0 Co., for some
years. While in that seetiou he joined
the G. A. R., enrolling as a member of
Stow Post, at Tionesta. Ho afterward
transferred to the Post at Marlenville,
where he continued to hold his member
ship. A mail of strong patiiolisui, he
always loved bis country and his flag.
He was a member of the Forest county
Veterans' Association and was Bctive in
its work until moving from that sectii u.
Mr. Southworth has never hren con
nected with any religious organ zation a
member thereof, but diintu a portion of
his life was actively engaged in religious
work, assisting in conducting a Sun
day school aud other religious snrviecs
at Sheffield Junction. He believed in the
love and power ol'Go l, the full truth of
tbe ltiblo and man's duty to live right
eously. Wherever he has lived, be has
been known as an upright, honest, use
ful citizen. He wus an ardent Republi
can, active in tho work of his pirty,
though never seekiug any of tho rewards
of party service.
While his health has not been good for
some mouths, he has been able to he at
work much of the time. The afternoon
before he was stricken he was at li s
bench. All that love and skill could do
was employed to prolong his life, but
the disease, pneumonia, progressed rap
idly lo a fatal termination, hiiiI he died,
surrounded by his sorrowing lamily, af
ter an illness of 8 days.
He is survived by his widow and five
children : Eugene, of Warren, Pa., Mrs.
Minnie Southworth Loveland, of C'orry,
and liatlie, Florence and Hoy, of Colum
bus, Pa.
Ho will be mitsed. A good BoKliei, a
good citizen, a good mechanic, a good
man, he leaves to us all a heritage of
worth, the memory or one who lived a
clean, useful, upright life, one who has
loft the world better for his having lived
in it.
Adelia A. Southworth, his wife, died
Dec. 11 aud whs buried the 14th. The
cause of hr death was also pneumonia.
She was aired o0 years and two months.
Wo are without further particulars. i
There is nothing a woman likes
to receive for Chri-tmas so well
as nice china. We have it, of all
kinds and descriptions. Better
have your selection laid away.
The finer pieces always go first.
We also have a good selection of
Leather Goods,
Sterling Silver,
Tine Wiiting Paper,
ChrlMtiua Card,
5, 10, and 15c goods.
Come and Nee our
Gold Fish!
L. J. H.
Christmas Galore at Hopkins' Store
Every year our assortment of Chrisutnas goods is
larger than the previous year. This year it will over
reach all previous efforts, both in quantity and qual
ity. Dolls, Toys and fancy bric-a-brac,
Rogers' Plated Silverware,
Sterling Silver,
Genuine Haviland China,
Fancy Decorated China.
Xmas Goods of Every Description.
. J. Hopkins.
Yes, you ean get just the slipper
that will please anybody. Our display
consists of many styles they are the
ti u eat collection we've ever thown'
And that's sufficient praise to stamp
thorn as the best in the city. You
can't get more style than we give, or
better our psices. Consider this bo
fore deciding
Sycamore, Seneca and Centre
Why Not an Umbrella?
In the whole realm of possible
Christmas gifts, there is no safer
choice than an umbrella. A very
modest sum will purchase a good
substantial umbrella. Any desire
for extravaganco may be satisfied
with fineness of
of handle.
Women's Umbrellas, $1.50 to $8.00
Men's Umbrellas, - $1.50 to $8.00
mmmm MM Sl
Tl A
Against Iieutly-to-Wear Cloth-
ing is disappearing every day;
in the large cities it has al
most entirely disappeared.
McCneii Company's clothing is
winning its way in Oil City It's ap
pealing to the very heat informed
pe ple its style, its fit, the exclusive
fabric and careful workmanship that
distiDguihes this high grade uppurtl
from the commonplace is beginning
to be understood ami appreciated.
Many of the new Winter Kuits and
Overcoats we are showing this scai-ou
are correct adaptations nf the exclu
sive custom models of Pool, of Lon
don, and ol Bell & Wetzel, of Fifth
The price is risiht.
Men's Suits SKI to 825.
Meo's Overcoats, 810 to 835.
Young men's suits and overcoats,
ages 16 to 20 years, prices 82 to 84
Kverlhing here to dress you well
wbile it is new and up to date.
L. J. H.
Streets, - OIL CITY, PA
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